How to keep everyone safe
(Please check back since there will be updates as things evolve.)
We hope this finds you and your family well. Our office would like to express a special thanks to those who have called to check on our well-being, dropped off PPE and gifts, helped us experiment with telemedicine technology, helped locate supplies, and even sewn us masks!
We are fortunate that our staff have remained committed to our patients and our office despite their family’s concerns about their safety in the pandemic.
Unfortunately, we did lose a couple of staff who left for nursing school and paramedic school. Luckily, our most senior staff member is now full-time. We also have one part-time staff member.
We are doing our best to balance patients’ health needs and everyone’s safety. We have had many patients get COVID and have seen firsthand the severe disease it can cause and the damage that long COVID can do. We are seeing more cases of breakthrough as immunity wanes from vaccination. Approximately one out of every 500 people in California have died of COVID.
During this pandemic, patient care everywhere is being delivered in a different way that minimizes COVID exposure to patients and staff.
As physicians, our job is to do our very best to keep everyone – our patients and their families, our elderly nursing home patients, our staff and their families, and our own families (including a 106-year-old grandmother)—as safe as possible. Keeping people safe is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Both our physical office layout and our patient flow have been redesigned with that goal in mind.
COVID has changed our office and our world. We are all being asked to adapt to a new way of life. It is not easy for you nor for those of us in healthcare. Please be kind to others, be creative in ways to enjoy life, and work on your health. We will all get through this together.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this pandemic. Thank you for your continued support of our office and for helping keep everyone safe.
Jaya Virmani, MD Soa Tsung, MD