Our Response to COVID-19

With Governor Little’s statewide “21-day Stay Home” order issued 3/25/2020, Dr. Johnson would like our patients to be aware of our clinic’s plan going forward.  Podiatry services are considered essential and we will continue to see patients in both Meridian and Weiser.  We are dedicated to preserving the overall health and well-being of our patients, staff and their families.  With this in mind, we have adopted the following policies to help ensure the safety of our patients, staff and families:

  1. We will attempt to call every scheduled patient 24-48 hours prior to their scheduled appointment to confirm their appointment.

    1. If patients or close contacts have demonstrated symptoms concerning for COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, etc.) within the last 14 days, patients will be asked to reschedule their appointment.  Rescheduled appointments will be tentatively placed on the schedule after the stay-home order expires, but may be altered by new recommendations received from government and health officials.

    2. Urgent problems will continue to be seen at both locations.  These may include: 

        1. fractures, 

        2. infections, 

        3. new ingrown nails, 

        4. wounds, 

        5. lacerations, 

        6. puncture wounds, 

        7. new tendon injuries, 

        8. suspicious skin changes, etc. 

      1. Dr. Johnson will review each patient’s problem and medical history and make recommendations on whether to keep or postpone the appointment.

    3. Non-urgent problems will be seen on a case-by-case basis.  These may include:

        1. chronic heel pain, 

        2. nail care, 

        3. callus care, 

        4. warts,

        5. injections, 

        6. bunions, 

        7. hammer toes, etc. 

  2. We will continue to accept new patients and referrals and will follow the above described criteria to determine when to schedule patients.  If a referring provider feels that a patient should be seen during this 21-day period, she/he may communicate that to our office and we will honor her/his recommendation.

  3. Family/friends of patients:  we ask that only the patient enter our facility for the scheduled visit.  All others will be asked to remain outside. If a patient requires assistance to enter the building, please let us know ahead of time so we can make appropriate arrangements.

    1. Staff will be stationed at the entry to the Weiser Specialty Clinic to screen all who enter the building.  We will adhere to Weiser Memorial Hospital policies regarding entry to that facility. Please extend to screeners the same courtesy you give to our staff.

  4. Please wash your hands before and after your visit with us. We will use appropriate methods to disinfect all “high touch point” areas before, during, and after scheduled appointments to ensure a clean and safe environment.  Hand sanitizer will be available in the office for immediate use.

  5. Follow all guidelines previously given by the CDC and local/state health agencies. Click here to learn more.

  6. We anticipate that additional changes may happen soon.  We ask for your patience and compliance with these policies.

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Thank you for your cooperation. Your efforts will help us to ensure a safe environment for all. 

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Meridian, ID 83646

 

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Tel: 208-272-9253

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