Healing has always been a collaborative experience. As a healer I offer you my training, expertise, care and compassion. You as a patient are asked to participate in healing by your presence in my office, by listening and considering the advice I give you and by caring for yourself during the time between treatments. We are in uncharted waters, but the path to health remains the same: eat healthy and sustainable foods, get exercise, return to a place of centeredness, get adequate sleep and seek out care from medical professionals when needed.
These things are even more important during a pandemic. Currently, the CDC is saying "Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19." So being healthy in general lowers your risk of having a difficult experience recovering from COVID-19 if you should get it. Chances of a healthy recovery are greatest if you are already healthy. My goal is to help you get and stay healthy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We are all at risk for catching the disease. To make sure that you receive the care that you need with minimal risk of infection, I've put the following new guidelines in place. Covid-19 is spread through respiratory droplets -- either from the mouth or nose -- or by touching droplets and touching your mouth or nose. These guidelines will limit the spread of respiratory droplets. I've set up systems so that payment and paperwork will be done online. Also, we won't have the initial face to face conversation at the beginning of the appointment. You'll come to the office and get right on the table. We'll talk a little less and listen to the body a little more. As a patient of mine, you'll be able to schedule time to speak with me online through doxy.me -- a HIPPA-compliant telemedicine program or by phone.
Pre-Appointment 1) Please make appointments only if the following is true. A) You have none of the following symptoms: *Fever *Shortness of Breath *Dry Cough *Runny Nose *Sore Throat *Loss of Taste or Smell B) You have not traveled outside the US to a country that has been affected by the Coronavirus or have been in an area with a group of people who have Coronavirus.
2) You will be emailed a consent for treatment form that you'll be asked to sign electronically.
3) You will be emailed an invoice which you'll be asked to pay upon receipt. If you would prefer to send a check, please let me know that by email. If you purchased a package of visits before the office closed, I have records of that and you will receive treatments for visits that you have paid for.
4) Please wear a mask when you come to the office. (If you forget, I'll have extras on hand.)
At the Office 1) Please wait in your car at the back of the building and text me at 781-718-6325 when you are ready for your appointment. 2) Please bring as few items as possible into the office. Leave bags, water bottles, etc. at home or in your car. Ideally, you won't touch anything during your treatment. 3) Please wait for me to open the back door and welcome you in. 4) I'll have you sanitize your hands when you enter the office. 5) Please go directly to the treatment table. 6) We'll schedule your next appointment if we can easily do this. Otherwise, we'll do this online or by email.
Keeping the Office Clean 1) Between patients I'll be cleaning and disinfecting the treatment table and all the surfaces in the office and door knobs. Ideally, you won't be touching anything. 2) I'll be wearing a disposable face mask and a face protector, which I'll clean after each treatment. 3) I'll be scheduling time between appointments to clean the office, wash my hands and keep everything sanitized.
Communication I'm figuring how to safely keep my practice open as we go through this time of increased precautions due to the Coronavirus. I absolutely want you to feel safe and comfortable. Please let me know if you need something that I've not thought of to make your experience at Staying in Balance a good one. This is always true, but particularly now.
Payment If your finances have been negatively impacted by the virus, please let me know that. We'll have a conversation to figure out the best way for you to continue to get treatment.
As always, I'm here to help and support you. Just reach out.