To all my patients and fellow Bergen County residents,
The past several weeks have been challenging as our society and medical community attempts to confront and navigate through the corona virus epidemic. I wanted to personally let you know what approach my staff and I are taking to minimize the risk of transmission.
Our office is continuously monitoring the recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control), our local hospitals and the Department of Health.
Prior to seeing a patient or consult, our receptionist is calling each scheduled appointment the day prior inquiring if they have a cold, runny nose or cough, and if so we make alternate alternative plans for seeing them and recommend they get tested.
To reduce the number of patients in the waiting area at any one time, we are taking patients into exam rooms as quickly as possible, sometimes requiring the patient to complete any paperwork in the exam room. This effort will prevent our patients from sitting in a crowded doctors reception area.
Throughout the day we are washing down countertops, door handles, exam tables and chairs with alcohol to maintain a more sterile environment.
In our effort to educate our patients on the most current CDC guidelines, we are printing them out and distributing to each patient when they come for their appointment, and are available to answer any questions they may have regarding prevention and transmission of the virus.
For those of you who are uncomfortable coming to the office, we have set-up virtual consults via Zoom whereby we can conduct a consult or follow up appointment for a recent procedure or for things such as a wound check.
We recognize that this is a challenging time and we are committed to developing ways to provide the best level of care for our patients and work with our community and agencies to fight this epidemic.
Our goal is to keep our community informed and protected to the best of our ability. If you have any questions about upcoming treatments, surgery or office visit, please call us at 201-967-1100 or contact us and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
Dr. William K. Boss, MD, FACS