Our latest updates regarding Coronavirus Disease 

Dermatology Associates is now resuming most in-office operations.
We are happy to see you again! 
We are receiving patients again for most in-office services. However, we are also offering telehealth appointments to serve patients that are unable to be seen in office.  
 
At this time, cosmetic procedures are limited to Botox and fillers.  Please contact our office at (540) 667-4499 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

We are excited to be resuming most in-person office consultations and scheduling for
in-office procedures. NOTE: We will CONTINUE to use the social distancing procedures that you see outlined below.

At this time, we continue to use telemedicine to support patients that prefer a virtual appointment or consultation. 

We appreciate all of our cosmetics patients understanding as we have limited elective cosmetic procedures due to COVID-19 at the present time. 

With the practice gradually reopening, Dr. Stephen Flax, our Board Certified Dermatologist will continue to provide aesthetic nonsurgical procedures for those patients interested in facial enhancement through the use of Botox and fillers.

 

Our practice will continue to sell cosmetic products, but at this time products are limited and will be ordered based on demand. 

 

Patients needing refills for cosmetic prescriptions will still need to be seen by appointment and Rxs will be sent to the pharmacy as our practice will no longer sell in house.

We will use telemedicine to support patients with any and all signs of COVID-19 or those that have been around a person with COVID-19.
 

Telemedicine services are covered by most major
insurance companies. Please contact your insurance provider to verify.

How To Use Telemedicine Services

Telemedicine is a process where we can facilitate health services including medical advice, provider and patient education, health information services, and self-care support via digital communication.

Please see instructions on how to connect with your physician for telemedicine services.

Social Distancing: Procedure For All In-Person Appointments

To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, please note our current procedure for facilitating appointments while limiting exposure to other individuals:

  1. We will call you a day before your appointment.
     

  2. When you arrive to Dermatology Associates for your appointment, drive in and park for your appointment.
     

  3. Upon arrival, call in to let us know you've arrived: 
    Amherst location: (540) 667-0500
    Cedar Creek Grade: (540) 486-4399
    Front Royal: (540) 486-4398
     

  4. When you call, if there is no one in the waiting room, we'll have you come in long enough to fill out your paperwork and head to your appointment. If there are already 2 people in the waiting room, we'll ask you to remain in your car and we'll call you when it's time for your appointment. 

Patients on Biologics: Should I Continue Treatment?

Due to the recent pandemic, there is concern about the immunomodulatory effects of biologic therapy in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19). With COVID-19 having the biggest impact on older patients and those with suppressed immune systems, you may wonder if continuing biologic treatment is a good idea. Currently, there is no data on the specific risk of COVID-19 infection with biologic therapy. Specifically, we do not have direct evidence to support any preferred biologic class or mechanism-of-action with regard to COVID-19 infection risk at this moment; although we will continue to monitor the situation as more data become available.

 

You are receiving biologic treatment if you are taking one of the following medications listed below.

Biologic medications include:

                Cimzia, Cosentyx, Enbrel, Humira, Ilumya, Siliq, Simponi, Skyrizi, Stelara, Taltz, and Tremfya

 

Patients participating in the Psoriasis Study can continue to participate in the study even if you are seen through telemedicine venue.

For patients on biologic therapy who have not tested positive or exhibited signs/symptoms of COVID-19: There is insufficient evidence to recommend discontinuation of biologics at this time. 

Please make a decision about your treatments taking this into account and acting responsibly for your personal health and those of others.

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