NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH
(Also known as Telemedicine or Virtual Visits)
Edgebrook Dermatology is now offering Telehealth services for medical patients effective immediately. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients. Telehealth allows patients to receive quality medical care from the comfort of their home.
At this time the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) have released new guidelines and modifications to encourage Telehealth evaluations of medical patients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This allows medical professionals to expedite Telehealth services to allow patients to be seen medically via a virtual visit from their phone, tablet or computer without having to leave their home.
Our staff believes in maintaining continuity of care and keeping our team readily available to all our patients. This is precisely the situation during which our clinic will remain open and be immediately accessible. We will help to decrease the burden on emergency rooms, help soothe troubling ailments and answer any medical questions.
Please contact us to schedule a new medical appointment via Telehealth or to change an upcoming medical appointment from “in clinic” to a virtual Telehealth visit. This will allow patients who have recently traveled outside of Illinois during the past two weeks, patients who are sick or patients who have recently been exposed to someone who is sick or has traveled outside of Illinois during the past two weeks to still be seen medically without leaving their home. Although we have modified the seating in our waiting room to allow for increased spacing as well as increased the frequency and depths of which we sanitize our clinic, social distancing is still the #1 recommended form of illness prevention at this time. Telehealth optimizes the ability to see a medical provider without having to step foot in a clinic.
Our medical clinic will continue to remain open during our regular business hours Monday-Saturday to accommodate in person medical appointments with our providers as well as Telehealth appointments. For your convenience you may now opt to be seen via telehealth effective immediately. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our patients and we strongly believe Telehealth will do just that.
Any questions regarding Telehealth or medical appointments in general, please give us a call. We are more than happy to assist you. As always, we are extremely grateful to serve our community and appreciate your trust in our services. We wish all our patients well during this trying time.
Thank you and be well,
Edgebrook Dermatology & Maria Al-Basha, MD, FAAD
Now Offering Virtual TELEHEALTH Visits
Connect to our providers from the comfort of your home, car, workplace or anywhere you have a phone, computer or tablet!
Dr. Maria Al-Basha: Voted Rockford's #1 Dermatologist for
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Call us today to change an upcoming in person visit to a Virtual Telehealth Visit or to schedule a new appoitnment!
Edgebrook Dermatology & Laser Center
At Edgebrook Dermatology & Laser Center our #1 commitment is to the health and safety of our patients and staff. Please know that we are always taking measures to ensure a safe environment but are taking extra precautions amid COVID-19.
We are regularly monitoring recommendations and implementing guidelines from the CDC and AAD. We continue to uphold the highest standards of cleaning and sanitizing our clinic in addition to an increase in the frequency of which we are doing so. We have rearranged our waiting room to ensure patient space is ample and are asking both patients and staff to reschedule appointments if they are not feeling well. We are more than happy to reschedule appointments for a future date.
Our medical center will remain open for both in person visits as well as virtual Telehealth visits during our normal business hours Monday-Saturday to ensure our patients are able to be seen as needed. Unfortunately at this time we will not be performing any cosmetic treatments including laser, botox, fillers, etc. In accordance with the "shelter in place" order that was issued, our cosmetics will be operating again come May 1st.
We currently have same day medical appointments available with our providers via in person or virtual Telehealth visits. Our receptionists are here to accommodate you in a timely manner and can be reached at 815-229-9333.
We know this is a stressful time for all and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your understanding amidst the unknown as we all continue to navigate through these everchanging times.
We wish all our patients well!
Edgebrook Dermatology & Laser Center