*Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
Our country continues to face the ongoing threat from the coronavirus (COVID-19). As always, our #1 goal is patient care and, in an effort, to ensure patient safety and the well-being of our staff, we are asking that you proactively reschedule your existing appointment if you are experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days by dialing 757-455-5009.
As medical professionals, we are trained to place the well-being and safety of our patients above all else, and that commitment to your health and safety is driving every decision we are making during this challenging time. We are closely monitoring all developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are strictly adhering to all guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and our local and state governments.
We encourage all patients to make informed decisions about their care. We pledge to be here to provide for the essential health care needs of all patients through this difficult time. For our patients age 65 and over, or patients with compromised immunity, we encourage you to consider how best to utilize our services and whether your health situation requires you to postpone dermatologic care. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
As our offices are now seeing all appointment types, urgent and elective, and again offering cosmetic services, we encourage high risk patients as listed by the CDC (as of 4/28/2020, see full list of CDC high risk patients below) to make informed decisions about their care. CDC List of High-Risk Patients (as of 4/28/2020):
- People 65 years and older
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions which are not well controlled, including:
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised
- Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
- People with diabetes
- People undergoing dialysis for severe kidney disease
- People with liver disease
These patients may still want to utilize our TeleHealth visits, which mimic an office visit with your provider and are covered by most insurance companies. If you don’t feel that the Telehealth visit is the right tool for your dermatological need, please call us at 757-455-5009 and we will book an in-office appointment and make special accommodations for any high-risk patient.
It has always been our standard practice to follow strict infection control measures at each of our clinic locations to prevent patients from being exposed to illness or infection. However, at this point in time, many additional infection control measures have been put into place. Below please find a link of some of these additional measures:
Virginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center is a comprehensive dermatology practice specializing in skin cancer treatment and diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Under the direction of board certified dermatologist Dr. Brian L. Johnson, Virginia Dermatology is well versed in the most up-to-date techniques and equipment, including Mohs Micrographic surgery, and strives to give patients the best care available today.