Posts Tagged ‘ronan kavanagh’
As part of a number of measures we are taking in our office to ensure the safety of vulnerable patients and our staff, we are asking patients a few questions to help and identify those patients who may have an infection.
Patients will be contacted before their appointment to ensure that they don’t have any symptoms of Corona virus, or risk factors that might increase the likelihood of their having it. Thanks for your co-operation.
If you have any of the following apply to you please call before you attend on 091 720095.
Cough, Difficulty breathing, a fever of flu like symptoms
Symptoms of a cold or other viral illness.
Recent exposure to someone with confirmed or with suspected Corona Virus infection
Travel outside the country in the past 2 weeks
This is to reassure patients under my care I remain available to provide a service to my patients at this difficult time and intend to do so throughout this pandemic.
I have a duty of care to the hundreds of patients I see every month, many of whom are particularly vulnerable at this time, and who require my support and medical care. I take my duty of care to them very seriously.
90% of appointments are taking using video or telephone and I am still available to see patients in person for urgent and emergency problems where appropriate.
Where patients need to attend in person, additional special precautions will be taken to protect patients and staff.
Infusion therapies will continue as scheduled, but again with extra precautions in place.
I have a scheduled appointment. Do I need to contact the office?
No. My office will contact you directly to arrange a video or phone appointment, or to reschedule.
I don’t have an appointment but need one. What do I do?
Rest assured the office team are all still working and contactable. The best way to contact the office at the moment is by email on firstname.lastname@example.org (not GDPR compliant but I’ll leave that up to you). The phone has been particularly busy so email is the easiest way to get in touch.
New Telephone Number
Our new telephone number is 091 342508.
We have changed our number as part a new internet based phone system to facilitate working from home for some members of staff.
Thanks for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. Stay safe.
Dr. Ronan Kavanagh MD FRCPI
This is a brief video I have prepared which may be of use to patients who have rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis (or other arthritis illnesses) considering taking Methotrexate as an arthritis treatment.
It outlines some of the important side effects of methotrexate but also puts them in perspective based on my many years using the drug as a rheumatologist.
This is my first attempt at providing medical information using youtube.
I’d be interested in what people genuinely think of the information posted.
Is it too detailed?
Isn’t it detailed enough?
Are there other topics you’d like to see covered? Please let me know.