Updated April 16, 10:09 PM
We're doing our best to be here to answer questions and to help our patients through this trying time. We encourage you to bookmark this page and return to it for pertinent and timely updates.
Gateway Gastroenterology and the Gateway Endoscopy Center are OPEN!
While it appears that our combined efforts at social distancing have impacted the COVID-19 epidemic, it is still unclear when we will be able to resume our “pre-pandemic” lives. Unfortunately, our health and more specifically chronic medical conditions, cannot be put on hold. In fact, there are public health concerns regarding the potential future costs of this pandemic on individual and community health. Please know that the staff at Gateway Gastroenterology understands these concerns and have implemented strategies to safely provide care to those patients who are experiencing GI problems.
We're excited to announce that we will soon be offering office visits via telemedicine. Starting Thursday, March 26, you will be able to have a face-to-face appointment with your physician or nurse practitioner via a televideo system. We will strive to make these virtual appointments just as meaningful as being seen in person.
Standard office billing rates will apply. We hope that this will help to allow for your healthcare to be uninterrupted while still practicing social distancing.
Continue Infusion-Based Therapy?
In accordance with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, we are urging all of our patients with crohn's and colitis to continue on infusion-based therapy.
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
- What IBD patients should know about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
- IBD Patient Guidance
CALL FIRST and cancel procedures or office visits if you have a cough, fever, or any flu-like symptoms.
WAIT AT LEAST 2 WEEKS after upper respiratory symptoms resolve before scheduling office visits or procedures.
PROTECT US AND YOURSELF by being diligent about hand washing and being mindful of respiratory hygiene.