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CORONA UPDATES-Coming home and our hours

COMING HOMECONNECTICUT QUARANTINE UPDATES

Gov. Lamont has updated his June 24 requirement of two week self-quarantine by people entering Connecticut from states with increasing COVID rates.

The rule applies to you if you recently returned from any of these states (this list was updated on July 7):

Alabama        Idaho               North Carolina

Arizona          Iowa                 Okalhoma

Arkansas      Kansas            South Carolina

California     Louisiana        Tennessee

Delaware      Mississippi     Texas

Florida           Nevada            Utah

Georgia          

If you fall into this group, please call our office if it is necessary to reschedule your appointment for after the two week quarantine.  Similarly, if you are calling to schedule an appointment, please wait two weeks before coming in.  When you call, we will ask if you have been in any of the eight states and when you returned. We will also ask you when you arrive for your shots or appointments.

If we need to reschedule your appointment, please understand we are not singling you out.  This is a public health emergency.  The same rules that apply to our patients apply to our staff and doctors.

OUR HOURS

NORWALK: Open MONDAY and WEDNESDAY 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15), FRIDAY 7-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-4 (last shots at 3:15).

GREENWICH: Open MONDAY, TUESDAY, and THURSDAY: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15). Shots by appointment only.

STAMFORD: Open MONDAY and TUESDAY: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15). FRIDAY 7-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-4 (last shots at 3:15).

RIDGEFIELD Office is closed, but your allergy shot vials are in the Norwalk office.

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MONDAY: Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15). Greenwich shots by appointment only.

TUESDAY: Greenwich and Stamford: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15). Greenwich shots by appointment only.

WEDNESDAY: Norwalk 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15).

THURSDAY: Greenwich: 8-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-5 (last shots at 4:15). Shots by appointment only.

FRIDAY: Norwalk and Stamford: 7-12 (last shots at 11:15) and 1:15-4 (last shots at 3:15).

Allergy Shot Patients

Please try to schedule your allergy shot appointments on line. Your best bet might be to go through the “Patient Center” on this web site. The link is towards the top of our home page. Unfortunately, the app for you phone is not dependable.

If you are over due for your injections, please call a day or so in advance to let our nurses know you will be coming back in. They will have time to make sure your the proper vials (right concentration) are prepared before you arrive so you will have a much shorter wait and improve your social distancing.

SHOULD DOCTORS EMBRACE OR REJECT ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?

FCAAIA Notes: So called “alternative” or “complementary” treatments are not necessarily bad.  But, they are also not necessarily effective, especially as compared to medications that have under gone rigorous safety and efficacy evaluations before approval by the FDA. Proponents of alternative and complementary medicine often report their successes as anecdotes.  But, as a well-known allergist once wrote, “The plural of anecdote is not data.” Whenever someone prescribes an FDA-approved medication or recommends a remedy that is not well studied, it is OK (and usually useful) to ask “Show me the data”.  Then you can make an informed emotional decision based on science, not emotion. Continue reading “SHOULD DOCTORS EMBRACE OR REJECT ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?”

June 2020: Please check the POSTS below frequently for updated office hours and injection hours due to COVID-19

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