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We check staff and arriving patients at the front door for fever, and we are not currently accepting walk-in patients, as we need to prescreen for fever and respiratory symptoms. Please come alone into the office for an appointment unless you need another person’s assistance for medical reasons, and please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early. We If you have fever or respiratory symptoms, please contact us by text (210-690-2273), and we can schedule a Video Visit.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING RAPID COVID-19 TESTING ONSITE TO OUR PATIENTS. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA TEXT OR PHONE TO SCHEDULE A VIDEO VISIT FOR PRESCREENING. A DOCTOR WILL ORDER THE COVID-19 TEST IF APPROPRIATE, AND WE WILL DIRECT YOU TO OUR TESTING SITE (A SEPARATE PART OF OUR FACILITY.) YOU SHOULD GET THE RESULTS THE SAME DAY. WE MAY ALSO SCREEN FOR STREP AND INFLUENZA (“FLU”) IF APPROPRIATE.
We do not have the vaccine for COVID-19 and we will probably not get it in the near future.
The information below is from the CDC. Go to the CDC website for more information:
Steps to Prevent Illness
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.alert icon
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
- Diluting your household bleach.
To make a bleach solution, mix:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of waterFollow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
- Alcohol solutions.
Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
- Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
From the World Health Organization:
LEGAL: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
You can download this form to designate others to make health care decisions for you, should you become unable to do so yourself.
LEGAL: Advance Directives
This link will take you to the Texas Medical Association site, where you can download forms and information concerning the Directive to Physicians, also known as Advance Directives.
- AIDS: HIV Infections and AIDS, An Overview
- AIDS: HIV/AIDS
- Allergies: Allergy Overview
- Alternative Therapy for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia
Dr. Wysoki offers treatment with Alpha-Stim Cranial Elctrotherapy Stimulation for depression, anxiety and insomnia.
- Attention Deficit Disorder
This article can be found at the bottom of Dr. Smith’s web page. Click on the link above and scroll down.
- Bladder infections: Urination Problems
- Blood pressure: High Blood Pressure
- Cholesterol: High Blood Cholesterol
What you need to know.
- Cholesterol: What is it?
The American Heart Association explains cholesterol.
Dr. Smith summarizes COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- Craniosacral Therapy: What Is It?
Dr. Wysoki reviews the concepts of Craniosacral Therapy.
- Death: Leading Causes in the U.S., 2002
This is a pdf file that you can download, thanks to Dr. Mark Smith.
- Diabetes: National Diabetes Prevention Program
- Diabetes: Interactive Tutorial
- DIABETES: The 7 Principles for Controlling Diabetes for Life
This is a short review of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, how it is diagnosed, and what treatments are available.
- Flu, or Influenza
This is a link to information on influenza at the National Institutes of Health.
- Genital Warts, What You Need to Know
Dr. Smith tackles a topic somewhat embarrassing for many patients.
- Headache: How Headaches Differ
- Heart disease
The Mayo clinic reviews various types of heart disease in this link.
- Heart: What is a Heart Attack?
- Hepatitis A Hepatitis A, a summary article.
- Lab Tests – What Do They Mean?
Many patients want to know more about the results of their lab tests. This article deals with some of the more common tests we receive questions about. It includes links to sites with more information.
- Lyme Disease
Do you think you or a family member might have Lyme Disease? Read this article from Dr. Mark Smith to update yourself on this condition.
- Medications: Use Them Safely
A US FDA booklet.
- Obesity: Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight?
- Obesity: Weight Loss Surgery-1
This press article was issued on October 8, 2004 about a report from the HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) concerning the beneficial effects of weight loss surgery.
- Obesity: Weight Loss Surgery-2
- Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment
Dr. Rodriguez discusses osteoporosis, and what to do to treat it and to prevent it.
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is an often painful condition usually involving the nerves of sensation, especially the feet and the hands.Â Dr. Smith discusses how they are classified, what a patient may feel, ways to diagnose neuropathies, and some of the treatments.
- Pets and Diseases
A brief discussion of pets and what diseases they can cause, presented by Dr. Mark Smith.
- Premenstrual Syndrome
Dr. Smith describes the Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and the Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), and makes recommendations for treatment.
Psoriasis, a summary article authored by Dr. Mark Smith
- Restless Leg Syndrome
Do you have restless legs, especially at night? Dr. Smith describes the Restless Leg Syndrome in this brief article.
- Smoking: Online Guide to Quitting
- Thyroid pills: getting them to do what they need to do.
Dr. Wysoki presents in this one page article the dos and don’ts for taking thyroid medications if you have hypothyroidism.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia, an uncommon and very painful neurologic condition. Authored by Dr. Mark Smith.