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Welcome to Arthritis Health Associates (AHA)
We are a private single specialty medical practice .
We specialize in diagnosing and managing disorders wherein immune system anomalies result in unnecessary and potentially harmful inflammation in various organs of the human body.
After reviewing all the data available to us today as the Pandemic and Vaccine issues keep evolving, we are making the following recommendations to our Patients:
We highly recommend that ALL patients receive the Vaccine.
The priority is for our patients to receive the Vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them.
The Vaccine is as safe for our patients as it is for the rest of the population.
To date there are no studies re: the efficacy of the Vaccine being affected by your medications.
However, if you are able to hold your anti-rheumatic medications for one to two weeks post Vaccine dose, you can do so (except for Plaquenil and Prednisone which they should not hold).
If holding medications complicates the Vaccination process, we encourage you to go ahead and get the vaccine ASAP.
AHA is taking steps to protect our patients and employees from the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
To our concerned patients
We remain committed to staying up to date on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and act in accordance with widely accepted evidence-based medicine and guidance.
At this time, as we have no proven treatment for the virus, the only way we can fight it is to limit the spread by preventing contact between people as much as possible.
AHA has implemented the following changes in order to protect you and our staff:
YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN OUR BUILDING.
- We are currently only allowing patients themselves to visit the office. Partners, family members, friends, and children (except newborns under 12 months) are not permitted in the waiting room or patient room.
- Temperature checks will be performed upon arrival to the office
- Patient rooms are thoroughly sanitized between each patient.
- We are pre-screening our patients prior to their visits for symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell and a variety of other symptoms. So, if you have symptoms, history of recent contact with someone symptomatic or recent known diagnosis of COVID-19 be prepared to be rescheduled.