Auburn Foot Care Center has been closely monitoring information and recommendations from the CDC and Alabama Department of Health about the COVID-19, Coronavirus. Even before the outbreak, our medical staff already used standard infection control practices. By following current guidelines and recommendations, we have put extra protocols in place to reduce risk to our patients and medical staff members.
Please go to our website at www.aufootcare.com for our COVID-19 policies already in place.
- We ask that any patient or family member, that displays symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, to reschedule appointments until they are free from symptoms for at least 24 hours. We ask this of our medical staff members as well.
- If you so desire, you may call our office when you arrive in the parking lot for your appointment. We will then call you back when we are ready for you to come in and have you go directly to a patient room.
- Dr. Stark will be available for Telemedicine visits using Zoom for consultations if needed. Zoom is a free service through Google. Go to Google and download the app. It is very easy to use. You can call us at 334-466-1401 and we will set you up with this online visit with the doctor.
CDC recommends taking everyday precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza, by doing the following:
- As of April 3, the CDC insists that all Americans should wear masks when away from their home environment.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
- Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
- Consult the CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.
For more information, check out the following:
Brett Stark, DPM