We continue to follow SC DHEC guidance that is updated daily.
This page will serve as our communication center for any updates regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, for the time being, we have decided to consolidate our gynecology practice to work out of only our Bluffton office. It is centrally located in Plantation Park behind Dairy Queen. This allows us to conserve our supplies and work efficiently from one location.
Effective Tuesday, March 31st, all Hilton Head appointments will be rescheduled to our Bluffton office. All lab and ultra sound services will be provided at our Bluffton office. Daily office hours and staffing will vary as needed to allow us to safely and effectively provide treatment.
Our commitment to your health is a priority. As outlined in the plan below we have taken several steps to ensure that we can continue to provide services during these difficult times.
We encourage all patients to stay informed of the daily updates from SC DHEC and the CDC for your wellbeing. Practical suggestions and links are provided on this page for your health and wellness.
We are here to support you.
Tracy Blusewicz, MD
Katherine Coley, MD
Dear Valued Patients,
We wanted to take a moment to speak with all of you about what we are doing and what you should be doing about the COVID-19. First, we have always had rigorous infection control practices in place to insure our patients' health and safety. In addition to these standard protocols, we have stepped up our disinfection practices of all common areas to several times during the day.
We would also like to ask that if you must be accompanied to your appointment that all friends, relatives and children remain outside during your visit. Only essential support for physically challenged patients will be allowed to join patients inside the office. This allows us to keep our waiting room to a minimum capacity to allow for adequate personal spacing.
If you do not feel comfortable to be in the waiting room, you may call us at 843-341-9712, from the parking lot, to let us know that you have arrived at the office and we will check you in and will come out to your car to escort you directly to our treatment rooms for your procedure. If any member of our staff has had known contact with an affected person or has shown any symptoms, they will not be working in the office until cleared by the appropriate health agency. We have no staff members or patients affected by COVID-19 at this time.
If you have any symptoms or have been exposed to a known case or have traveled overseas in the past 14 days, we ask that you please call us to reschedule your appointment. These are very uncertain and challenging times for all of us. Your gynecological health and well-being is a very important part of your overall health. We are humbled and grateful that you have entrusted your gyn health to us.
So for now, we will continue providing treatment as normal. Feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns. We are here for you during these difficult times.
Tracy Blusewicz, MD, FACOG
Katherine Coley, MD, FACOG
Amanda Sutherland, MD
DHEC continues to work with federal, state and local partners to respond to the emerging outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). DHEC's top priority remains protecting public health. Click on the link below for the latest information.
SC DHEC’s COVID-19 webpage is updated daily with a map of positive cases as well as the most current recommendations for protecting against COVID-19.
In addition to taking daily precautions for preventing against the spread of the disease, residents can take the following preparedness recommendations:
Additionally, residents can prepare for a possible illness or quarantine by:
Individuals with signs of illness are asked to stay at home and not attend public gatherings. South Carolinians are encouraged to monitor for symptoms, practice social distancing, avoid touching frequently touched items (such as doorknobs and handrails), and regularly wash their hands, especially after being in a public place.
Anyone with concerns about their health should reach out to their healthcare provider. For information about the nationwide response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.gov.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
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