We hope that everyone has continued to stay safe during this difficult time. We have been closely monitoring national and statewide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and have been actively updating our guidelines in order to provide all of our patients with safe and high quality care.
Our office is open during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm. We are offering in-person clinic visits for all Ear, Nose and Throat issues. For your safety, our staff will continue to wear masks for all patient encounters and interaction. Additionally, we will continue to offer Telemedicine services over the phone or via video conference for all patients who prefer this. Call our office at 205-838-3755 to schedule!
Our waiting room has been fully opened for seating. All patients will still have the option of waiting in their vehicle if this is preferred. If waiting in your vehicle, please call our office once you arrive in order to check in. A member of our staff will personally come and escort you to your appointment.
We are prepared with measures from the CDC guidelines for reducing exposure risk.
-Antiseptic cleaning of each room following each individual patient encounter.
-Standard PPE (personal protective equipment) will be used in all patient encounters.
-Per guidelines, we will avoid direct contact with hand-shaking during encounters.
We will continue to offer in-office and curbside COVID-19 PCR testing at our office in Birmingham/Trussville. If you or your family member is interested in testing, please call our office to go through the screening process and receive instructions on your testing appointment. Same day appointments are available!
Testing will be performed either in-office or curbside in your own vehicle via nasopharyngeal swab. When you arrive, please call the office or check in at the front desk to notify the staff that you have arrived. One of our physicians will perform the test and a member of our staff will then contact you with the results, typically within 3-5 days.
Note: PCR testing is performed to screen for active infection. We do NOT currently offer the COVID-19 antibody test or the rapid test.
As always, our number one concern is patient safety and well-being. Thank you all for your support and understanding throughout this unprecedented time. We are honored and proud to be trusted with your care.
-Southern ENT staff