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(Coronavirus) COVID-19 Latest Information 05/06/2020

The most important things we want you to know are:

- We are in detailed discussion about a limited re-opening to see non-sick patients for routine follow up for medical problems. We will use guidelines from AAFP, CDC, & DHEC to ensure everyone's safety. 

- If you are due for lab work, our doctors encourage you to consider having those labs drawn at LabTech until our clinic is fully re-opened.

- We will continue to operate the same with our office door locked. Our staff will still be working normal office hours to address ongoing needs and prescription refills.

- If you have a medical problem please reach out to your doctor to establish the best plan of care for you. 

- We encourage you to continue social distancing, hand washing, surface cleaning, and wearing a mask. 

- Wearing a mask prevents you from spreading germs/COVID-19 even if you aren't sick. The mask protects others as much as it protects you.


Welcome, Laura!

Please join us in welcoming our newest employee, Laura Latham, CMA!

She will be Dr. Shane's nurse and we are thrilled to have her join the Direct Access Team.


Information Below is Duplicated from Last Week's Email

When You Go Out

Recommendations are:

  • Wear a cloth mask

  • Continue to socially distance 6 feet from others

  • Sanitize or wash your hands frequently

As stores reopen it's reasonable to consider the following as you venture out:

  • stores you visit should limit number of customers 

  • use hand sanitizer before entry and upon exit

  • everyone should wear a mask (including employees)

  • social distance 6 feet everywhere inside

  • when able, choose curbside pickup or home delivery

We still encourage you to stay home/work from home as much as possible.


High Risk Individuals

As stores/shops reopen, we must continue to protect high risk individuals.

We encourage you to check on high risk individuals, but refrain from visiting or coming in close contact with them.

Patients 60 and over, as well as patients of any age with severe chronic medical problems, are at the highest risk for severe cases and death from Coronavirus.

Anyone considered high risk should continue to stay home and let us know right away if you get sick.


COVID-19 Tests

Testing in our county is still LIMITED. Although new tests are coming out weekly, we are still determining the efficacy of these tests before we recommend them to our patients. 

If you are sick, you need to speak directly with your doctor to determine if testing is right for you.


Curbside Prescription Pick Up

Remember we are doing curbside prescription pick up.

Once you have been informed your refill is ready, we ask that you call us from the parking lot at 864-965-9150. *PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE* Mind the cones and we will bring your prescriptions out to the table.

*Check that all meds are correct and have your name on them.*

These precautions are for your safety and to limit the spread of COVID-19.


"If I have COVID-19 symptoms what should I do?"

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) and may have been exposed to someone with the illness, please call/text your doctor and STAY HOME.

Contacting us ahead of time will make sure you get the care you need without putting others at risk.


Please get information only from reliable sources!

We continue to see a lot of really misleading and factually incorrect information circulating. Please fact check before believing what you read or sharing/forwarding to others unless it comes from a reliable source.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

SC DHEC Education and Outreach Materials