Office Closure for Staff Training & Development

Thursday, March 4, 2021, our office will be closed for staff training and development. We will reopen for normal business hours on Friday, March 5.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. For urgent issues, please call 770.682.2034. 

 

All employees are participating in training, so they will not be readily available to respond to any requests or inquiries.  We apologize for any disruption this may cause. Staff training is fundamental in helping us continue to enhance the level of care you receive as our patients.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Protocol Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Distribution

GA is in the early stages of COVID-19 vaccine distribution which requires substantial coordination between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), supply chains and logistics.  We are now in the first of three phases, which allows the vaccination of healthcare workers, long-term care residents, adults age 65 and older, law enforcement, first responders and firefighters. Currently, we are unable to distribute this vaccine directly to our patients. To find a location distributing the vaccine please visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. We will continue to monitor developments while working closely with the DPH to inform you of the latest progress in the vaccine rollout in Georgia.

 COVID-19 Therapeutics and Protocols

We are currently treating many patients with COVID-19 symptoms and diagnoses.  The following supplements are used to enhance resistance to and recovery from Coronavirus.
AM Dose:
-Vitamin C (ester-C or liposomal C) 2000 mg
-Vitamin D3 5000 iu
-Quercetin 250 mg
-B-50 Complex
-Zinc 25 mg
PM Dose:
-Vitamin C 2000 mg
-Quercetin 250 mg
-B-50 Complex
-Zinc 25 mg
-Melatonin (slow release) 2 mg –> take prior to bedtime as tolerated
The supplements above are based upon observations and recommendations by Paul Marik, MD of Eastern Virginia Medical School– see “Marik Protocol”.

 

The information and advice published or made available through this page is not intended to replace the services of a physician nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Information on this page is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. 

UPDATE In-Office Appointment Instructions and Protocol Amidst COVID-19

 

Perisseia Physicians continues to be open to see patients while following the CDC guidelines to help prevent exposure and spread of COVID-19. Our management team continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia and our top priority is the health and safety of our patients and employees.

We recognize the crucial need for us all to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and practice social distancing. However, as a medical practice, we also owe a duty to our patients and communities, particularly in the face of a global healthcare crisis, to continue to care for our patients. Due to the recent uptick in COVID cases locally, sick visits will be seen virtually unless otherwise noted.

Peresseia Physicians Safety Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

  • -Daily employee and physician temperature screenings
  • -Enhanced sanitization protocols
  • -Socially distant appointments and waiting rooms
  • -All staff, patients and guests are required to wear face coverings (neck gaiters, bandanas and masks with exhalation vents are not permitted)
  • -Pre-screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms or recent exposure before an appointment is scheduled
  • -Patient temperature and symptom screening upon arrival
  • -Patients will be limited to one guest who is necessary for assistance during the office visit. Non-essential guests will be asked to wait outside. Children may not attend their parent’s appointment.

If you have ANY of the following symptoms, please contact us to reschedule your upcoming appointment.

  • -Fever (temperature above 100.4)
  • -Cough
  • -Congestion
  • -Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • -Chills
  • -Muscle pain
  • -Headache
  • -Sore throat
  • -New loss of taste or smell

 

 

Protocol for Sick Visits

  • -All sick appointments will be scheduled for virtual visits. In-office sick appointments will be seen on a case-by-case basis only after an assessment via Virtual Visit has taken place.
  • -Sick patients are asked to park in the designated spots and remain in their vehicle. A Medical Assistant will take you directly to the exam room.
  • -Sick patient appointments will use a separate entrance and exam rooms.
  • -Upon arrival, sick patients should text your name and parking spot number to 470-250-0126.  Our check in staff will call you to administer screening questions and collect copays.
  • -Please complete the online check in via our patient portal prior to arrival

 

Most importantly, please protect yourself by washing your hands frequently with soap and water, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.

Perisseia Physicians has been part of the Lawrenceville community for more than 30 years, and we are grateful for the understanding of our patients and guests as we strive to provide outstanding care to you and your family, while continuing to help do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia. We support our hospital partners who are on the front lines of this global pandemic. We are all in this together and together we will provide a safe environment for all your healthcare needs.

In-Office Appointment Instructions and Protocol Amidst COVID-19

The following are the steps you should follow as you prepare for your in-office visit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These are meant for your protection, as well as your medical staff.

  •  Scheduling
    • When you schedule your appointment via phone, we will collect the following information to ensure social distancing and limited interactions:
      • Address/phone/email/insurance
      • Credit card information for copay purposes or balances
      • Pertinent medical information that may have changed or rx refills that are needed
      • We may also point you to our Patient Portal to print any necessary forms
  • Arrival
    • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, give us a call and REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. Please let us know the make/model of your vehicle so that we can identify you.
      • We will supply you with a face mask that you must wear before entering
      • We will take your temperature with a touchless thermometer before entering
      • The Medical Assistant will collect any paperwork you have completed and/or have brought with you.
  • Visit
    • Your interactions will be limited to the Medical Assistant and your Provider (and the lab technician if you are having labs drawn). They will ensure your needs are met before your departure to eliminate the need for any formal check out or referral functions outside of the exam room. Please do not bring anyone (children/parents/spouse/etc) to your visit with you unless they are necessary.

 

  • Safety Precautions
    • To ensure that no one is exposed to potentially harmful viruses, we are limiting our in-office availability to well visits only with one patient in the office at a time. We will offer the following appointments in office:
      • Physical Exams
      • Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
      • UTI and Urinalysis checks
      • Blood draws
      • Women’s wellness exams and pap smears
      • Other types of “well” exams available upon inquiry
  • Employee Safety
    • We strive to provide protection for you at every level possible, as well as to our tireless healthcare workers. We daily take our employees’ temperatures, practice social distancing between staff members, wear PPE when necessary, and wear masks/gloves when interacting with patients and/or staff. Deep cleaning of the office is done daily with exam rooms cleaned thoroughly after every patient as well as bathrooms. Waiting rooms and other spaces where people congregate are not used.

If you have any questions please let us know so that we can help you feel confident and safe as you come back into our office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Virtual Visit Instructions, Videos and Help Line

 

To ensure that your upcoming Virtual Visit with our Providers is as seamless as possible, please view one of the videos below. If you continue to have trouble, please call 1-888-774-8428 and selection option 1, then select option 1 again for virtual visit support. This line is available from 8am-6pm EST.

 

Desktop Instructions  https://priviamedicalgroup.wistia.com/medias/4944oo54m9

 

Mobile Instructions  https://priviamedicalgroup.wistia.com/medias/b5oa4e793t

 

 

TELEMEDICINE APPTS AVAILABLE: Instructions for Patient Scheduling Due to COVID-19

We launched Virtual Visits (Telemedicine) at our Practice in December.  Now is an excellent time to use this! Please call our office for further directions.

 

As our patient, your wellbeing is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to provide you with resources to help you protect your health and others.

Click here for the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about this evolving situation, how to reduce the risk of spreading illness, travel health notices, and more.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Therefore, we recommend the following:

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms, such as fever, a dry cough and/or shortness of breath, call us.
  • Take preventive actions to stop the spread of germs (wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes and then immediately wash your hands.

In general, to stay healthy during the flu and respiratory disease season, you can:

  • Get vaccinated for the influenza (flu) or pneumonia if you haven’t already.
  • Take flu antivirals if prescribed.

Please call us to schedule a Virtual Visit with one of our providers in lieu of coming into our office for your safety and the safety of our healthcare workers.

Best of health,

Perisseia Primary Care and Wellness

 

COVID-19 Instructions

If you have recently traveled to an area where COVID-19 is currently circulating in the community and you are experiencing any of the following (fever, shortness of breath, cough, and/or cold symptoms) please do not come to our office but give us a call for further instructions or to schedule a Virtual Visit. We do not have the capacity to test for or treat COVID-19 in our office.

To view current treatment and instructions from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Thank you for helping us keep the most vulnerable patients in our community healthy!

We Are Members of Privia Medical Group

As of May 16, 2017, we are proud members of Privia Medical Group!