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APRIL 20 COVID-19 UPDATE

In accordance with Gov. Lamont’s new orders, please wear a face mask when coming to our office. If you arrive without a mask, please call the office before entering.  One of our staff members can then escort you to a room for your allergy shots but still maintain social distancing while you are with us. When your wait time is over, you will be escorted out of the office, while still avoiding contact with anyone else who is there.

It appears that the COVID-19 curve in Connecticut (and Fairfield County in particular) might be flattening.  This is good news! Once social distancing regulations start to loosened up we hope to increase our office hours gradually. Any increases will be done in phases. So please keep watching this web site for updates.

It’s the SPRING!  If your allergy symptoms are bothering you whether you are an existing patient or new to our practice, please call to set up a TELEMEDICINE visit with your allergist. Once it is safe to have you in the office we will do so but no need to suffer until then! We can help you!

Our temporary office hours:

Reminder of our temporary hours-Until further notice, our  hours are:

Please wear a protective covering (mask) over your face when in our offices.

  • Monday: Norwalk and Greenwich: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15). Greenwich- shots by appointment only.
  • Tuesday: Stamford: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15).
  • Wednesday: Norwalk 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15).
  • Thursday: Greenwich: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15). Shots by appointment only.                                ————–
  • Friday: Stamford: Stamford: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15).and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15).
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  • Norwalk: Open Monday and Wednesday: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15).
  • Greenwich: Open Monday and Thursday: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15). Shots by appointment only.
  • Stamford: Open Tuesday and Friday: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1-5 (last shots at 4:15).
  • Ridgefield Office is closed, but your allergy shot vials are in the Norwalk office.

Our staff remains available to field your calls from 8-5 Monday-Friday in all offices.  After hours, we ask that calls be limited to genuine emergencies.

Please check this website regularly for updates.

Thank you and please stay well.

MARCH 31 COVID-19 UPDATE

Our telemedicine visits on Zoom are running smoothly.  During a telemedicine visit, we can do everything we would during an in-office except examine you, do any type of testing, or do food or medication challenges.

All of us are seeing NEW and RETURNING patients by telemedicine by appointment only. Please arrange to have your visits scheduled as TELEMEDICINE visits.  Prepare for the spring and be sure to see us before there are problems.

Telemedicine DOs and DON’Ts

DOs:

  • DO call to schedule a Telemedicine appointment with your doctor.
  • If you get a text message or email from My Chart, DO ignore it
  • DO make sure you get your doctor’s “Meeting Identification Number”
  • DO go to ZOOM.COM or ZOOM.US at least 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • DO click on “JOIN MEETING” at the upper right.
  • DO enter the Meeting Identification Number in the space provided.
  • DO be patient and wait for your doctor to let you enter the meeting. It might take a few minutes if your doctor has to finish another visit first.

DO NOTs:

  • DO NOT pay any attention to text messages or emails from My Chart (it will not work!).
  • If you have a ZOOM account, DO NOT sign in to ZOOM. It might not work.
  • DO NOT disconnect from ZOOM if your doctor does not pick up right away. We are probably finishing up with another patient.

Allergy shots and other injections

Our offices will remain open with newly abbreviated hours for patients to receive allergy shots and biologics (Xolair, Dupixent, Nucala, Fasenra, Cinquair) that they are already receiving in our office. Because injections are your “medicine” we encourage you to continue coming in if possible.  Gov.Lamont’s “Stay safe, Stay home” edict that went in to effect at 8 PM on 3/23 allows you to come in for your regularly scheduled dosing, as health care providers are permitted to remain open for non-elective procedures. We will be sure that those of you waiting for and after injections have room to socially distance from one another.

Our staff and doctors remain available to field your calls from 8-5 Monday-Friday in all offices.  After hours, we ask that calls be limited to genuine emergencies.

Please check this website regularly for updates.

Thank you and please stay well.

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