COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Info

Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic, PA responds to concerns about COVID-19 / Coronavirus​

Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic, PA responds to concerns about COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Please read the information below and we will continue to update the community as new information becomes available.

DGD continues to monitor the updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of COVID-19. We have established protocols for staff, nurses, and physicians to follow for a variety of infectious diseases, such as influenza (flu) and related viruses like the COVID-19. These protocols ensure that our response is consistent with the standards of the CDC and local and state health departments.

Symptoms

People infected with COVID-19 develop respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. The symptoms may appear in as little as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. This is similar to previous serious coronaviruses like MERS and SARS.

Transmission

COVID-19, like other coronaviruses, is thought to spread from an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as through coughing. However, the precise ways the virus spreads are not currently well understood.

Treatment

DGD does not have vaccines. We are not an approved vaccinator, however, patients can go to the San Antonio Metro Health website to get the latest information for vaccines locations.

CDC preventive measures for all viruses

In accordance with CDC preventive measures for all viruses, DGD doctors recommend the following preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid contact with sick individuals
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Call your doctor if your illness includes fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest travel guidance.
  • Check for symptoms of acute respiratory illness before starting travel.
CDC preventive measures for all viruses
If you have any questions or concerns about coming into your scheduled visit, please feel free to call your physicians Medical Assistant (210-614-8612 opt 8) or our schedulers (opt 2). We are ready to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Resources

CDC website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Bexar County Local Health Department:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District COVID-19 Hotline:
(210)-207-5779

Non-Bexar County Residents (Locate your counties health department):
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/regions/2019-nCoV-Local-Health-Entities/

Masks are Still Required

DGD will continue to practice proven methods for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including universal masking, screening of all staff, patients, and visitors, as well as practicing safe social distancing.