Updated April 29, 2020 by Dr. Brody
Please check back weekly for updates
In order to help flatten the curve of COVID-19,
we have made the decision that we are going to close the office
for in person visits through May 31st.
We are available for virtual appointments—for both new and existing patients.
Reception is available at the office for socially-distanced supplement pickups and your other general logistical needs.
Since the end of March almost all insurances are paying for TELEMEDICINE VISITS. That said, some are planning to stop doing this as of the first week of June. If you are in support of social distancing and keeping everyone as safe as possible PLEASE contact your insurance company and tell them that you feel that they should be covering virtual visits for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime this means that I can meet you online for your visit! I have been doing this for years and is very comfortable with this approach. Is it exactly the same as in-person? No. Is it still a great way to have your health needs met? Absolutely. If there is an issue that we decide together needs to be addressed in-person we can figure out a safe plan for you to get the care you need.
As for what we can and can't do online...you can be seen for any general follow-up as well as any new issues that pop up, or for any issues related to your immune system health, risks, or worries about COVID-19. If you are having any symptoms that you think are related to the COVID-19 virus please call your PCP. If you are told to stay home and would like any advice about self-care there, I am happy to meet with you for that as well.
If you wish to schedule call the office as usual, or email email@example.com and we will follow up by email to get you scheduled.
Our front desk phone hours are varying week to week.
This week 6/1-6/5—We will be open Monday through Thursday...M/W 9:30-5:30 and T/Th 10am-3pm. We may be available for supplement pick up outside of these hours so please contact the office directly to make arrangements.
At this time we are canceling acupuncture visits through June 15, 2020. Please check back here for any adjustments to this date. If we decide to extend this I will try to find some resources for practitioners still treating in-office if you are in need.
Note that 99% if the time there are things we can do naturopathically for whatever you are being treated for with acupuncture. You might consider a virtual ND appointment. Please feel free to contact us with questions about this.
We have two ways to get your supplements.
- Call the office and we will gather your supplements, charge your credit card, and leave them outside in a lab box (don't worry, we're not using them for labs...it's a body-fluid free zone!!) 🙂
- We can ship supplements to you and charge your credit card on file. We will be covering shipping fees on all orders over $50 for residents of the continental US. Please either email or call the office with your needs.
As usual if you need a prescription please call your pharmacy and they will fax us the order. Per pharmacy policy we need at least a week lead time for all prescriptions. If your prescription is compounded we need two weeks (as the pharmacy may take up to a week to make it). My staff will be picking up refill requests and filling them as is appropriate. If it is time for you to have an appointment before your prescription is filled, we can do that virtually. We can always do a short term bridge prescription if needed.
I recommend that you act as if it is possible that you have this virus and are trying to keep other people from catching it. The truth is that many people, especially young people do have this virus, and as we open up more I think there is no way around more cases. It is up to all of us to protect the most vulnerable among us. This includes the elderly, our front line medical workers, those with health issues, our essential services providers, and those who are in a financial situation that they simply cannot stay home. And don't forget that with this virus some people who are perfectly healthy also may have a risk to their lives. Do what you can. Each and every one of us can make a difference.
All my best,