We are a small two provider private practice. We opened our doors January 15th 2001. Dr.Schiff-Slater and Dr.Murray-James received their medical doctorates from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Schiff-Slater completed his residency at the Maine Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program in Augusta, Maine. Dr.Murray-James completed his residency program in Lewiston.
We know that our patients are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Things we are doing to minimize risk: Our door will remain locked. We are asking patients to call from their car upon arrival. We will draw labs from your car. We are offering video visits.
We thank you for your patience as we navigate through this process together.
We strongly recommend that you stay up to date by referring to the Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheets. The information on the CDC page is updated regularly as they learn more about the illness and how it is spread. Their website address is www.cdc.gov/COVID19. We also recommend visiting the Maine CDC website at https://maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/ and the World Health Organization at https://who.int/health-topics/coronavirus for up to date information.
There are simple things you can do to protect yourself and others:
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask.
Avoid close contact:
Inside your home: With people who are sick.
Outside your home:Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don't live in your household.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing.
If you use hand sanitizer, make sure it is 70% alcohol. Hand sanitizer works best on hands that are visibly clean.
Use proper sneezing and coughing etiquette (cover your nose/mouth with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue).
Stay up to date on immunizations, including influenza.
Stay home when you are sick.
If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call us to discuss your symptoms.