TO OUR PATIENTS
In this very different and difficult time we would like you to know we are still open for routine and urgent issues, including childhood vaccinations. We are happy to be able to provide both in-person or telehealth visits.
Patients with respiratory/cold symptoms are being triaged and scheduled for either a telephonic or video visit. In addition, patients considered at an increased risk: immunocompromised, older age, and other patients felt to be at risk for increased complications with COVID-19 are being called and scheduled for telehealth visits.
In conjunction with the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines, our offices are taking many precautionary, preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and providers including:
1. To prevent the spread of infection, employees will be wearing masks at all times while in the office.
2. In addition, gloves will be worn when in the exam room with patients.
3. Frequent handwashing will be practiced.
4. Each exam room will be cleaned with disinfecting wipes after each visit.
5. Social distancing is being practiced by minimizing time spent in the waiting room. In order to accomplish that patients are being brought into an exam room as soon as possible, chairs are spread far apart, and patient in-office visits are being scheduled every 30 minutes.
6. Social distancing amongst employees is also being practiced to the best of our ability.
We thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We wish you safety and health in the days ahead.
The Partners at Family Medicine Associates of South Attleboro, PC.
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 and shortness of breath occurring 2-14 days after exposure to an infected person.
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 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. You do not need to wear a face mask to prevent yourself from getting an infection
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 7 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 Saturday and Sunday in our South Attleboro location.
Expanding Our Reach
We are happy to welcome several specialists to our practice. Services include:
General Surgery (coming soon)
Convenient Onsite Locations
Quest Laboratory has offices adjacent to our North and South Attleboro sites.
Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm
Saturday from 8am to 11am
(South Attleboro only)
We offer 24/7 access to our office via the Athena Patient Portal. Once registered, patients may securely schedule appointments, ask their provider questions and review their medical records.
HOURS OF OPERATION
North Attleboro & South Attleboro
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 11am
(South Attleboro only)
FLU VACCINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
The 2019-2020 influenza season is upon us. Please call our office to schedule your flu vaccine now!
PRESIDENT'S DAY 2020
We will be closed:
Saturday, February 15th
Sunday, February 16th
Monday, February 17th
in observance of President's Day
OUR TEAM OF PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
Personalized Care and Guidance
DANIEL BROWN, MD
CHRISTOPHER GAROFALO, MD
MARGUERITE GAROFALO, MD
ROBIN LAJOIE, MD
SUYIN LEE, MD
JANICE PATACSIL-TRULL, DO
JENNIFER SOUZA, MD
STEVEN STEIN, MD
KATIE DION, PA-C
JESSICA FEDORKA, PA-C
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