COVID-19 NOTICE FOR OFFICE VISITS
During this unprecedented time, we, at Nu Vela Laser and Vein Center, will continue to care for our patients by taking every precaution to decrease the chance of accidental exposure to the Covid-19 virus to an absolute minimum. We consider the safety and well-being of our patients our highest priority. To that end, we are updating our practice policy to fully comply with established CDC guidelines and CMA (California Medical Association) recommendations in addition to our already extensive level of cleaning and disinfection.
Please note that unlike other vein clinics or doctor offices, at Nu Vela, the only person you will be in close contact with is the doctor, Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, who has already received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr.Dishakjian is the phlebologist and the cosmetic surgeon of the center, who personally performs all procedures, including diagnostic tests, cosmetic procedures, laser surgery, or vein treatments. The only other staff member at the Center is the front-desk receptionist, who has also reeived the Pfizer vaccine.
Although patients without symptoms can still spread the Covid-19 virus, we still pre-screen for respiratory viral symptoms. We will not schedule patients that are experiencing any cough, fever, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, muscle aches, nausea etc. We also urge all patients to reschedule their appointments to a safer date if they feel they are beginning to have these symptoms or have recently been in contact with others with these symptoms or who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Below is a list of the practices we implement and ask our patient to follow:
- Universal wearing of facemasks and face coverings.
- Disinfection of all commonly touched surfaces in between patients following CDC guidelines. We apologize for any delay in your appointment in case extra time is needed to accomplish this.
- Physical distancing. One patient at a time is allowed in the office waiting areas. Only patients and no other family members or companions are allowed. We prefer that patients wait in their cars until the doctor is ready to receive them. After completion of procedures, we urge patients to leave the facility in a timely manner.
- Asking patients to use the provided hand sanitizer liberally.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Raffi Dishakjian, MD