COVID-19 MEMORANDUM TO PATIENTS
March 13, 2020
The Center for Neurosciences works to be prepared for all types of infectious diseases such as flu or coronavirus. We want you to know more about our proactive steps to prepare. As part of these steps, we are asking that you please avoid bringing other people with you to your appointment unless it is necessary.
Since our specialists do not treat patients with acute respiratory infections, our policy is that no patients with fever and cough will be seen. We will help you reschedule the appointment. Please call us at 520.795.7750 or send a request via the Patient Portal.
PLEASE NOTE that special exceptions will be made for patients undergoing radiation therapy. If you are a patient who is receiving radiation therapy, please address any concerns with your radiation therapy team.
What to Expect
Notification. Confirmation messaging and entrance signage will be informing patients that CNS is instituting restrictions on evaluating patients who are acutely ill with respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath
Identification. Patients are being screened at check-in for known COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors – fever, cough and shortness of breath. Our entrance signage also asks patients with these symptoms not to enter the building. All patients will have temperature taken when vitals are obtained. Patients with fever will not be seen and will be asked to reschedule their appointments.
Isolation. Patients who are coughing will immediately be offered a mask and will be placed in a private room as soon as possible. Patients who do not comply will not be seen.
What You Can Do
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
We are working to keep our patients and our community safe and healthy.
THE CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCES is home to Southern Arizona’s largest and longest standing group practice dedicated to the treatment of neurological disorders. Our aim is to provide the highest-quality neurological care– the same level of care we would want for ourselves or our loved ones.
As we continue our efforts in providing our patients with the highest quality care, we are constantly looking for ways to improve your healthcare experience. To that end, our practice offers My Health Online Patient Portal. This Secure Patient Portal enables our patients to request prescription refills, send messages to providers, make payments and communicate with our practice easily, safely, and securely over the internet.
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The Center for Neurosciences Foundation
The Center for Neurosciences Foundation is the brain child of several Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, and Pediatric Neurologists from the Center for Neurosciences. We created this non-profit foundation in 2010 to support research and education in the neurosciences and to raise awareness of diseases of the nervous system. Our mission includes engaging people in learning about development and lifelong care of the brain and nervous system.
News & Events
"The decreased rate in stroke probably has to do with the fact that we've become much better at treating the known risk factors for stroke," said Dr. David Teeple, a Center for Neurosciences neurologist. "The reason there's an increase of people under the age of 50 probably is mirroring or has to do with this epidemic of obesity." KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
"He was within a hairs breath from being dead," said Kurt Schroeder, MD. "It was as though his brain had recovered from this massive increase in the clot and now was starting to work again and the next morning he looked better and it was then we took him to the OR got him coiled, evacuated the clot and started his recovery." KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
On Friday, May 15th, Nadia Fike, MD, PhD and Jyotsna Sahni, MD will discuss all the different biological events taking place in the first few months of pregnancy. RSVP at 520.529.5211. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Core at La Encantada.