COVID-19 OFFICE UPDATE
Patients and friends,
The office has reopened to essentially normal business hours. We are acutely aware that conditions still need to be treated, procedures still need to be performed, and screenings still need to be scheduled to prevent disease. Your health is too important to put on hold. We have heightened safety measures in place as listed below:
While I can learn a lot from a video chat, nothing replaces the ability to actually look in the ears, nose, and throat to confirm the diagnosis. **ENT is a particularly difficult specialty for telemedicine since so much of it involves looking into small dark holes. There is really no way to look in someone's ears or nose over a video chat, and a blurry video of someone's mouth and throat is definitely not the same as in person!
Telemedicine appointments will continue to be available for higher risk patients and for routine follow up issues (like test results, etc). I hope all of you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. Please call us with any questions at 212-580-1483.