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Update on 3/29/2020:
Dr. Maltese was recently featured in a news article discussing the difficult choice about closing the practice to in-office visits and switching to telemedicine, as well as the effect that this pandemic has had on his patients and staff. To read the article, please click HERE.
Mid-Suffolk Neurology Consultants
Update on 4/29/2020:
We are happy to announce that we plan to reopen for in-person visits on Monday, May 18th. These in-office visits will be for testing, injections, and new patients ONLY. All routine follow up visits (i.e., medication refills/adjustments, care management updates, etc.) will still be conducted through telemedicine videoconference calls. We will continue to use telemedicine for as long as the insurance companies allow us to do so. This is still the safest way to conduct care with our patients as long as the pandemic is ongoing.
For NEW patients and for those patients who need injections, procedures, or testing, we will be able to see you again in-office starting on May 18th. However, all patients will be rigorously screened prior to entering the office in order to ensure the safety of our staff, providers, and other patients. When you arrive to our office, please call from your car to start the check-in procedures. Any patients who are feeling sick (fever, cough, muscle aches, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste) should not come to the office and should instead contact their primary care physician for further guidance. In addition, anyone who has been in contact with a sick individual within the past 14 days will not be able to be seen. We will also be performing temperature checks prior to entering the office, and ALL PEOPLE entering the building will be required to wear a face covering. You will not be permitted to enter if your mouth and nose are not covered, and we will ask you to reschedule your appointment if you do not comply with this very important safety regulation. Finally, to limit the number of people in the examination rooms, only patients (and their caregivers, if needed) will be permitted to enter the office.
These procedures will be reviewed with you when we call to confirm your appointment. We take the safety and health of all patients and staff very seriously, and we appreciate your assistance and understanding.
We do look forward to seeing you again starting May 18th, as we are all hoping for some sense of normalcy.
Please call our office at 631-737-0055 if you have any questions.
**ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 3/20/2020... PLEASE SEE THE MOST RECENT UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE...**
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, our office will be suspending in-office visits due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic. We will be transitioning all care to telehealth/video conferencing platforms. We will still be holding appointments with our current patients, but it will be via videoconferencing with you through your smartphone, iPad, or computer with webcam. There is no software to download and no required registration. It literally takes 90 seconds to get set up, and we can walk you through it. We want this transition to be seamless for all of our patients.
For patients who currently have follow-up appointments scheduled with us, we will be reaching out to you prior to your appointment for further instructions. In addition, any current patient can schedule a telehealth follow-up appointment in order to address your ongoing needs. However, for the time being, we will not be accepting new patients. New patients can call our office and be added to a waitlist, but we do not have a definite timetable for when you would be evaluated.
We make this decision with heavy hearts, as we know many of our patients require to be seen in-office for injections and procedures. Unfortunately, for now, this will be suspended until further notice. Our main goal is to keep all of our patients and staff safe and healthy. The only way that we can ensure everyone's health is by limiting contact with others. If our doctors or PA gets sick, then we would not be able to provide care even through telehealth. This decision was made to ensure that we will always be able to be there for you through this crisis.
If at some point we do open in-person appointments for emergencies only, we will notify our patients. This page will be updated regularly as things change. And as you have seen over the past few weeks, things can change rapidly.
Our phones will continue to be manned, but for abbreviated hours. If you need to get in touch with us, and we are not here, we recommend that you call back when someone is here to answer your phone call. For now, we anticipate being here Monday through Thursday (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) and Friday (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM). As always, if you have an EMERGENCY, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
The most important thing is: BE SAFE!! Stay home. Avoid others. Listen to the advice of local authorities. And we as a country--and a world--will get through this together.
- Dr. Maltese, Dr. Liedke, Eun Ah, and Staff