May 19, 2020
ALL OFFICE LOCATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Office phone hours are 8am-5pm
Patients will be screened for COVID symptoms and temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
We recommend wearing face masks, but they are not required. There are hand sanitizers readily available throughout the office, and our office staff regularly sanitizes waiting rooms, counter tops, and exam rooms.
At this time, we are limiting the amount of guests who are accompanying the patient in the exam room.
For the safety of our patients and staff, please reschedule your appointment or do not accompany anyone to the office if you have any symptoms of an upper respiratory infection and/or fever.
We still have 3 options for Telemedicine visits with Dr. James T. Sandwich and Laura P. Bush, PA-C if you prefer not to physically come into our offices. Please note, all of these options can only treat one concern at a time. Go to our Telemedicine tab for more information.
Please stay safe and continue to practice the policies set forth by the CDC regarding hygiene and social distancing. We value each and every one of you, and we thank you for your patience and understanding in this very difficult time.
Important information for patients on biologic medications for psoriasis regarding the COVID 19 virus:
Enbrel® (etanercept), Humira® (adalimumab), Remicade® (infliximab), Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol), Stelara® (ustekinumab), Cosentyx® (secukinumab), Taltz® (ixekizumab), Siliq® (brodalumab), Tremfya® (guselkumab), Ilumya® (tildrakizumab), and Skyrizi® (risankizumab)
Due to the recent pandemic (COVID-19), there are many questions regarding biologic therapy. There are currently no biologic guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The infection risk of patients on biologic therapy is unknown. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests patients should consult with a physician before stopping any medications.
Our recommendations are:
Patients who test positive for COVID-19 should discontinue their biologic medication, notify their dermatologist, and seek care from their local hospital or physician.
Patients who are negative for COVID-19, but exhibit symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath should discontinue their biologic medication and seek care from their physician.
Asymptomatic patients should continue their medication and practice safety measures, including handwashing and social distancing.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will provide updated information as it becomes available. If you are a patient on biologic therapy and have further questions, please contact the office at 770-460-8988.
For patients on Dupixent® (dupilumab) for eczema, Xolair® (omalizumab) for chronic urticaria, and Otezla® (apremilast) for psoriasis, there are no documented increased risks of infection, and no adjustments are needed given the information currently available.
For patients on Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Acitretin, and Isotretinoin, please contact the prescribing physician for further recommendations.
Fayette Area Dermatology is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is working hard to protect our patients, providers, and staff. We are closely following the recommendation and updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
We would kindly ask that all patients and their guests who are experiencing symptoms of a fever or an upper respiratory infection, or who have been exposed to a person with coronavirus or flu, please reschedule their appointments and surgical procedures. In such cases, we would recommend seeking medical attention with your primary care provider, urgent care facility or local emergency room.
According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. You can take steps to help protect yourself by washing your hands with soap and water often for a least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Visit www.cdc.gov for more information.
We care about the health and well being of our patients, and we will take every measure we can to keep our facility clean, disinfected, and up to date with the latest recommendations from the CDC.
At Fayette Area Dermatology, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual’s needs for dermatological care. Our providers spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that general pain is relieved, problems are resolved and your health improves.
In these web pages you’ll find information about Fayette Area Dermatology’s office, including maps, directions to our offices, hours of operation, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you’ll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a physician.
Now Accepting Kaiser Permanente
ALL Medicare and United Healthcare Plans Accepted