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 just to let you all know that I have decided to suspend physical appointments in my office for the foreseeable future. These will be replaced, where possible, with video and telephone consultations which have been in place for the last week, and are working well.
I will still be available to provide emergency, in person care, where necessary.
As the spread of the Corona virus in the community deepens, so does the likelihood of being exposed to the virus, particularly to those carrying the virus, who have not yet developed symptoms. This makes it very difficult to identify those at risk of spreading infection.
I have made this difficult decision to to protect all of those under my care, my staff, and myself from unnecessary exposure to the virus, and to assist public health efforts to slow its spread through social distancing.
I also have a duty of care to provide on-going care to existing patients, and I will continue to provide support using video consultations and the phone.
I am also asking all patients with non urgent problems to postpone their visits for the moment. All non-urgent new patient appointments will also be postponed.
This situation will remain in place until April 19th 2020 in the first place. Please check back here for updates.
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 extra precautions are in place. If there is any change to this situation the infusion centre will contact you.
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 email@example.com (not GDPR compliant but I’ll leave that up to you). The phone has been particularly busy this week so it currently the easiest way to get in touch.
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.