COVID-19 Update 11/20/2020

During the current surge in COVID-19 cases and new restrictions as imposed by the state today, our office remains fully open and safely caring for all patients.  We urge you to continue your health care - it is not a time to postpone or neglect your health.

We continue to pre-screen our patients and staff, take temperatures, and require masks at all times in our office.  Full sanitation of all surfaces occurs in all rooms between patients, and frequently in all common areas.

We recommend you self isolate if:

  • You have travelled outside of the country (2 weeks)
  • You have a pending COVID-19 test, or someone in your family does
  • Someone in your family is positive, or you have been exposed to someone who is positive (2 weeks)

Current cases are traced to gyms, sports groups with kids, college students who are now coming home, and social gatherings in homes or bars.  Air travel, schools, churches, hospitals, stores and workplaces have become safer.  Some nurses with direct care of symptomatic COVID patients in hospital settings are at risk.  The death rate is now closer to the flu as we isolate and protect our higher risk population: those over 70 with co-morbidities.

We continue to offer telehealth visits and testing for COVID-19 for selected asymptomatic patients after hours.  There are many more free drive thru testing sites run by the state.  We are here to guide your care.

Our pregnant patients are at a higher risk of more severe COVID-19 symptoms, and it can be more difficult at the end of your pregnancy.  We advise extra precaution- reconsider your travel and social activities.  All pregnant patients are tested on admission to the hospital, and one partner is allowed to come in for the duration of the stay- they cannot come and go.  Elective surgeries are continued, and all patients are tested. If positive, your surgery may be rescheduled.

In addition to our comprehensive OBGYN services, we also offer:

  • Telehealth visits for nutrition, anxiety and skin care (all relevant during the pandemic)
  • Massage therapy
  • Emsella® Chair - Urine incontinence/pelvic floor non-invasive treatment.

Our spa is open and providing botox, body laser hair removal, and is offering online product sales.  Beginning in December, check out our spa specials on the website, featuring many highly discounted medical grade skin care products.

Keep your health in check-consider a healthy diet, weight, exercise, vitamin D and immune boosting supplements like zinc/vitamin C.

Don't put off your health care: call us for guidance, continue your preventative and treatment based care, address your medical problems promptly.  We are here for your best health.

Jeanne Novas, MD