Updated In-Office Safety Precautions and Updated Elective Surgery Information
Following the guidelines set forth by local and state officials, as well as COVID safety protocol determined by hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, some elective surgeries are being scheduled at this time. However, due to the large backlog, we are prioritizing cases and will reach out to our patients to discuss rescheduling options. Please be patient and we will contact you once we can confirm a surgery date with you.
Safety Requests When Visiting our Practices
To maintain the safety of both our patients and staff, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines when visiting our practices.
- Wash or sanitize hands prior to arrival.
- Arrive alone or with one visitor or caregiver. Ask additional visitors to remain in the car.
- No visitors under the age of 16.
- Wear a mask. Click here for instructions on making a mask.
- Expect to be temperature screened.
- Sit in designated areas and observe social distancing at all times.
If you present to the office with a cough, fever, or other flu-like symptoms, the front desk has the authority to reschedule your appointment in the best interest of our patients and staff.
Food Allergies, Grocery Shopping and Taking Precautions During COVID-19 Pandemic
As families spend more time indoors, parents are searching for new activities to keep the kids busy. Allergist Dr. Hamsa Subramanian shares a few ideas on how to enjoy cooking activities while taking proper precautions for kids with food allergies.
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Signature Orthopedics Helps Surgery Patients Get Prepped and Ready
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the current health care landscape. As of now, elective surgeries have been put on a temporary hold. But soon enough, surgery centers and hospitals will open up and allow surgeons to perform much-needed elective surgeries for their patients.
If you've had an orthopedic surgery postponed, there are many things you can do to prepare for your eventual surgery in the meantime.
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Signature Orthopedics Offers Immediate Orthopedic Care During Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, orthopedic injuries can still occur. The weather is nice, children are home, everyone is more active outside, and accidents will happen despite social distancing.
For orthopedic needs, such as broken bones, strains, and sprains, patients still have safer options for treatment. Now they can bypass St. Louis-area hospital emergency rooms and go to one of Signature Orthopedics’ practice locations for a same-day, call-ahead appointment.
In response to the pandemic, practices have shifted their intake procedures to accommodate more patients in need of immediate care. The same-day appointments will allow patients to receive the care they need while limiting potential exposure to the virus in a primary care practice or ER. This also lightens the burden of the emergent care centers so they can focus caring for those ill with coronavirus.
Contact your Signature Orthopedics provider today to find out more.
Signature Orthopedics South County: 314-849-0311
Signature Orthopedics West County: 314-983-4700
Signature Orthopedics O'Fallon: 636-561-0871
Signature Orthopedics Tesson Ferry Spine: 314-849-0808
Provider Telehealth Appointments Available Now!
Many of the Signature Medical Group practices are now offering secure telehealth (or video appointment) options to address the needs of patients during this time. Video appointment technology allows patients to conveniently use their smartphone or computer to visit their health care provider from the convenience and safety of their home.
Video appointments are covered by insurance and are available for many different appointment types.
Contact your Signature Medical Group provider today to find out more.
Click here to access your scheduled telehealth video appointment.
Orthopedic Care in the Time of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
During this COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are sheltering in place at home. We’ve heeded the advice of the CDC and other health professionals, washing our hands more often and staying inside away from other folks in our communities in order to “flatten the curve.”
But, that doesn’t mean we’re immune to injury. Accidents can still happen, especially with kids home, and it can be confusing to know what to do if you or a loved one sustains an orthopedic injury, for example.
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If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your provider's office as they may offer telehealth appointments.
Contact your local health department if you have the following symptoms. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure*:
- Shortness of breath
*Based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
COVID-19 Informational Resources