*Practice update COVID-19
I want to start by thanking our patients for their loyalty to our small dermatology practice. We want to assure all of our patients that our office is open and that we have instituted multiple measures to assure your health and safety.
Over two weeks ago, we took extreme measures for disinfecting the exam rooms, the front office, and waiting room. We have eliminated the sign in sheet at the front desk. We are asking all of our patients and vendors to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer on entering and leaving the office. Of course, we have stopped shaking hands and giving hugs. All of our medical personnel are using disposable gloves when touching patients. Thankfully, our practice is small, so patients are never closer than 6 feet from each other in the waiting room.
As a further effort to meet the needs of our patients, we will be implementing a telemedicine option for our patients. We are working diligently to set up a HIPAA compliant platform for this type of service. Unfortunately, not all dermatologic conditions can be treated via telemedicine. If you think you might have a condition that could be treated via telemedicine and are interested in this service for a future appointment, please contact the practice at 208-287-5525 to be put on an interest list.
We thank you for your patronage of our practice and are confident that the resilience of our community will help us limit the impact of this global health crisis. Your health and well-being is our utmost concern.
Lindie Borton, M.D.
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A particular type of skin infection (cellulitis) that is characterized by blisters; skin that is red, swollen, warm and/or painful to the touch; or by lesions with raised borders that most frequently appear on the face or legs. It also appears as sores on the cheeks and bridge of the nose. It is usually caused by the Streptococcus bacteria and occurs in both adults and children.
Erysipelas requires medical treatment, so you should contact your dermatologist as soon as you suspect you may have this infection. Antibiotics (usually penicillin) are generally prescribed. In severe cases, the patient may need to have antibiotics delivered intravenously.