RISK OF DVT

According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, more commonly known as blood clots. Yet, most Americans (74 percent) have little or no awareness of DVT, according to a national survey sponsored by the American Public Health Association.
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Wearing graduated compression while traveling will help reduce the risk of DVT and alleviate swelling and discomfort. 

About half of all blood clots occur during or within 3 months of a hospital stay or surgery. Wearing compression will help reduce your risk of DVT and provide optimum blood flow.

IMMEDIATE GUIDELINES RELATED TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

For all office visits we have instituted the following guidelines:

1. If a patient has any of the following, appointments will be rescheduled:

‐ Travel to or from high-risk area within the last two weeks

‐ Known Covid-19 contact

‐ Fever

‐ Cough, flu-like symptoms or SOB

Patients are asked to bring their own pen or pencil for filling out paperwork.

All patients and visitors will wash hands before checking in.

All patients must wear a mask.

Our staff is being extremely careful in cleaning between patients. All staff members will wear masks and gloves and gloves will be changed with handwashing between each patient.

TELEMEDICINE CONSULTATIONS

Telemedicine consultations are now available with Dr. Hertzman. For new patients or for follow up consultations a telemedicine consultation with Dr. Hertzman using Facebook, Skype, or zoom is possible.
For new patients this will allow a Headstart and a follow up with an actual examination and ultrasound study can be scheduled. We hope that the in person examinations will be possible within 3 to 4 weeks.

TESTING FOR Covid-19


Any patient who is scheduled for an office visit may request to have a Covid-19 PCR test done several days before the visit. If you would like to have one of these tests prior to visit please call our office and Marcia can arrange it for you.

Treating patients with severe vein disease in Honduras

Just returned from Honduras. In collaboration with Dr. Lindy Mchutchison under the auspices of the Hackett-Hemwell-Patterson Foundation we treated 100 patients with severe leg ulcers in two days. Patients with leg ulcers related to venous insufficiency who had been treated three months earlier had improved significantly. We took samples from patients with ulcers that have not improved to try to determine the underlying causes.