OPEN AND READY TO SERVE OUR PATIENTS
All providers are now conducting telehealth visits. Please know we are here for you during this challenging time.
We offer access to our office and providers via the Athena Patient Portal. Once registered, patients may securely schedule appointments, ask their provider questions and review their medical records.
Please note, the portal should not be used for urgent matters or concerns that may need an in-person evaluation with a provider.
ACCESS YOUR PROVIDER ON DOXY.ME
Click on a link below to access your doctor for your upcoming telehealth visit. Please note these links should be used for scheduled appointments only.
DR. C. GAROFALO: fmaofsa.doxy.me/drchris
DR. M. GAROFALO: fmaofsa.doxy.me/drmargotgarofalo
DR. LAJOIE: fmaofsa.doxy.me/drlajoie
DR. LEE: fmaofsa.doxy.me/drslee
DR. SOUZA: fmaofsa.doxy.me/drjsouza
DR. STEIN: fmaofsa.doxy.me/stein
DR. TRULL: fmaofsa.doxy.me/trull
KATIE (DION) SHEARY, PA-C: fmaofsa.doxy.me/katiedionpa
BECKY GALLIMORE, FNP/BC:
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE
Vaccines and Boosters are now available for patients 5-11 years old. Per the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, please go to:
to learn more about scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine at a Massachusetts vaccine site
For the latest information regarding booster vaccines, please visit the link below. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines have all been approved to be given as booster doses.
TO OUR PATIENTS
January 6, 2022
The Omicron Variant
We continue to learn more each day about this variant. We do know that it much more contagious than the Delta Variant. In the last week, we have seen a 98% increase in COVID-19 positive cases. Because we are seeing such high transmission in the community, we will be asking that any patient with respiratory symptoms requesting a visit be seen VIRTUALLY, regardless of vaccine status or testing results. This will be in place for the next two weeks and then we will re-evaluate our protocol.
Again, the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated. People who have not been vaccinated are at the highest risk for serious illness. We understand that testing has been very difficult to obtain. Please follow this link to look for available testing sites in MA.
We will continue to ask patients to mask at all times when at our offices. Employees will continue to do so as well. This is for the health and safety of everyone in our care. Furthermore, we will continue to screen all patients and visitors before entering our office. Seating in our waiting rooms will remain limited and socially distant. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you soon.
Taking Care of You
Full Spectrum Family Medicine
We are committed to providing full spectrum care for children and adults. Our services include newborn, child/adolescent, pre-natal, and adult care. Our providers are also trained in minor surgical procedures, routine and specialized gynecological care as well as obstetric care.
SAME DAY SICK VISITS
Acute Care 6 Days a Week
We provided same-day sick visits Monday through Friday in both our North and South Attleboro locations.
Same-day sick visits may be scheduled on Saturdays in our South Attleboro location.
Expanding Our Reach
We are happy to welcome several specialists to our practice. Services include:
Convenient Onsite Locations
Quest Laboratory has an office adjacent to our South Attleboro site only
*Please note - the North Attleboro Quest site has closed
Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm
Saturday from 8am to 11am
STAYING IN THE KNOW
Responding to the Recent Coronavirus Outbreak
We have been closely monitoring the developments regarding Coronavirus in and around our community. We are closely following the Massachusetts Department of Health as well as CDC guidelines.
The symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, and/or conjunctivitis occurring 2-14 days after exposure to an infected person. Furthermore, COVID-19 individuals may appear asymptomatic.
Please call our office if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled.
Please do not come to the office or go to an Urgent Care Unit without calling first. If you are sick, please stay home from work and school.
Most cases of fever and cough are not due to Coronavirus. Your risk for developing Coronavirus is low if you have not come into contact with someone who has the infection and have not traveled to areas where the virus is widespread. Information on areas where the risk for infection is higher is available at CDC.gov or Mass.gov.
There are important things that you can do to prevent the spread of viruses.
The Department of Health recommends:
Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same.
Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use at least 60% alcohol-based hand gel.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Flu and coronavirus are spread through coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands. Cover your coughs and sneezes to prevent others from getting sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.
Stay home if you are ill. Don't return to work until you have not had a fever without taking medications for at least 24 hours.
Face masks are needed for people who are coughing or sick. For individuals 2 years and older, it is now recommended to wear a face mask in public to prevent yourself from getting an infection and to protect others from getting an infection
HOURS OF OPERATION
North Attleboro & South Attleboro
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 11am (South Attleboro only)
We will be closed:
Saturday, February 19, 2022 and Monday February 21, 2022
in observance of
OUR TEAM OF PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
Personalized Care and Guidance
CHRISTOPHER GAROFALO, MD
MARGUERITE GAROFALO, MD
ROBIN LAJOIE, MD
SUYIN LEE, MD
JANICE PATACSIL-TRULL, DO
JENNIFER SOUZA, MD
STEVEN STEIN, MD
KATIE (DION) SHEARY, PA-C
BECKY GALLIMORE, FNP-BC
OUR TEAM OF SPECIALISTS
Specialized Care Located at Family Medicine Associates
DAVID M. GREENBERG, DPM
STEVEN SCHECHTER, MD
ALICE SHEN, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Are you looking for a new Primary Care Provider? We have two offices conveniently located in South Attleboro and North Attleboro, MA to serve you. Please call to schedule an appointment today.
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562 Washington Street, South Attleboro, MA
500 East Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA