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COVID-19 Upends Every Aspect of Visits

(from the July/August 2020 ACP Internist)

By Charlotte Huff

Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's still uncertain to what degree it will reshape the practice of medicine and office management in the near and long terms.

By early March, it became clear to Andy Fine, MD, FACP, that even the precautionary policies his practice had already implemented couldn't guard against COVID-19. The staff was screening patients by phone before they came in, asking about any cough and fever. They also posted a sign at the office door, requesting that any patients with those symptoms use a secondary entrance.

Read the full article in ACP Internist.

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Back to the September 2020 issue of ACP IMpact