Adult Medicine Physicians
Response to COVID-19
We at Adult Medicine Physicians want to ensure our patients, their family and support staff, staff and physicians remain healthy and safe as the COVID-19 virus spreads.
All patients should take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
- Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
- Keep space between yourself and others and stay away from those who may be sick
- Avoid unnecessary time in public places and do not travelv
- Stay at home as much as possible if there are cases reported in your community
While most cases result in a mild illness, certain populations are at higher risk for complications including elderly patients and those with chronic health conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure conditions, and diabetes. This includes many of our patients.
At this time, unnecessary trips to the hospital pose a great risk to you and the community. To avoid exposure at the emergency room, be sure to keep your doctor appointments and follow their instructions keep your overall health stable.
About Telehealth and E-Visits
Most appointments with Dr. Simon and Jackie Celmer, NP are being transitioned to video or telephone call visits. Medicare and insurance carriers will cover these remote medical visits. If you have an appointment scheduled or need to make one, please call the office to schedule a telehealth visit. The process is very easy and the office staff will gladly walk you through it to ensure you are ready for your visit. Patients will need a phone and or computer to keep the appointment secure and confidential. Patients have been very pleased with Telehealth visits because the doctor can continue to provide great face-to face care while the patient is at home. However, if you don’t have a camera, you can still have a phone conversation with the doctor.
To prepare for your e-visit, follow phone and computer instructions from your doctor’s office. You will need to download the app linked on this page. Before the appointment, continue to record your weight and symptoms, take your medicines as prescribed and follow dietary recommendations. Then, if you have a computer or smart phone, wait for the code to be sent to you and log in to the website or app. When it’s time for your appointment, be sure to have your medication list with you and your log of blood pressure and weight. Make sure you have a pen to write down instructions from the doctor.
Don’t Put Off Your Doctor’s Appointment
As always, please call the office if you have questions, concerns, experience unusual symptoms and need to talk with your doctor. Those with acute or high-risk chronic conditions cannot afford to miss their appointment, as this can result in a life threatening need to visit the emergency room.