For the health and safety of our patients, their family members, and our staff, Atlanta Diabetes Associates will be closed for in-person visits until further notice. Patients scheduled for office visits will be contacted and given the option to switch to a telemedicine visit. The practice will determine on a weekly basis, the safest and most effective way to proceed further.
Atlanta Diabetes Associates is determined to continue providing care to our patients and has deployed telemedicine services utilizing the Zoom for Healthcare platform; this allows for audio and video communications on a range of devices. We would like to encourage this option for all patients during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, and we will have staff available to assist as needed.
We encourage patients to utilize the Piedmont MyChart patient portal for contacting our office during this time. Patients unable to contact us through the patient portal can still contact us by phone during regular business hours.
For information specific to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, we encourage our patients to monitor the Center for Disease Control’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
While Atlanta Diabetes Associates is not able to screen patients or recommend screening for patients, we understand that some of our patients may feel that they need screening. This link is one potential resource to start that process. At this point, there is no expectation that we will begin screening at our office or be able to refer patients for screening.
JDRF has published information for patients with Type 1 Diabetes, this information is available at: https://www.jdrf.org/coronavirus/