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Our Practice & COVID-19

Dear Patient,

We are committed to ensuring that we are providing the best care while making sure we protect our patients and our staff.

We are closely monitoring directives from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and other news sources. We are providing information and training to our staff to ensure that all of our patients receive the best and safest care possible.

The CDC has recommended that health care providers delay routine, non-urgent care. Effective today, March 20, 2020, we have decided to temporarily suspend regular patient care hours. At this time we are planning to re-open on March 30th. That decision will be re-assessed in one week.

We have made this decision to reduce potential exposure of our patients, staff and providers. We encourage you to stay current with recommendations from the CDC for social distancing.

This is the first time in 30 years of practice that my practice will be closed for an entire week. We are taking this very seriously as should you.

In the event that you have, what you feel is an urgent need for chiropractic care, my good friend and excellent chiropractor, Dr. Steve Augustine is remaining open at this time and is willing to see my patients. He is located on Gunn Highway and his number is 813-963-0110.

If pressing circumstances arise, you may call me on my cell phone with any concerns or questions. I will do whatever I can, within reason, to help you. My cell number is 727-512-0184.

Stay Home and Stay Safe,

 

Dr. William Lichter

COVID-19 Reminders

People who have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19 and travelers to affected international locations are at elevated risk of exposure.

Please note that if you have traveled to a high-risk country or return from an international cruise and develop symptoms of fever, cough or cold, you will be advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

While research is ongoing, there is currently no vaccine available to prevent coronavirus or any medication to cure the infection. Supportive care, including hospitalization and even intensive care as needed, has been used to successfully manage symptoms.

As a reminder, if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, have fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat or fatigue, please do not panic. There ARE other colds, flus and things going around that are NOT COVID 19. As a precaution self-quarantine to protect your family and others and, if necessary see CDC guidelines to see if you meet criteria for testing.

We encourage you to keep yourself updated on information about Coronavirus by visiting the following websites: