To my current and future patients,
My ObGyn practice in Academy Women’s Healthcare has been on a “ restrictive schedule and partial hold” since late March secondary to COVID-19 safety issues.
These state and federally mandated restrictions are in place to do our best to ensure the safety and welfare of our patients and our community.
We have canceled and rescheduled literally hundreds of annual Gynecology exams as well as many other non-urgent appointments.
The Colorado and national restrictions have yet to be lifted, but we are seeing hope on the horizon.
As soon as restrictions are lifted for our community, AWHA will be rescheduling the canceled non-urgent and routine appointments and will begin again scheduling these types of appointments for our established as well as new patients.
I look forward to seeing and serving my patients again soon.
In addition to putting a hold on non-urgent clinic appointments, my partners and I have canceled dozens of non-urgent surgeries.
These “elective” surgeries will hopefully be rescheduled starting in May, though the exact date to restart these types of surgeries has not yet been decided upon at the state or federal level.
Many Gynecology surgeries fall within the “elective” category.
The description of “elective” simply means that it was safe to delay the surgery for a period of time until the COVID-19 social distancing orders can safely be lifted.
The Gynecology surgeries to evaluate and treat pelvic pain, problematic periods, pelvic prolapse, and other Gyn problems, are absolutely medically indicated. Do not confuse the term “elective,” meaning it could wait a few weeks, with its necessity.
There are numerous times and conditions when surgical treatment is, in fact, the best option for serving my patient’s medical needs.
I look forward to the next few weeks when the restriction are lifted, and I can reschedule the surgeries that have been delayed, as well as schedule new surgeries for my patients in need.
I want to thank you, my patients, for your patience as together we are navigating these unprecedented times.
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Do not forget that AWHA and I are still open and available to care for any urgent Gynecologic condition that cannot safely wait.
Remember, we are in the clinic every weekday and available in the hospital 24 hours per day caring for our Obstetrical patients and all of your pregnancy needs.
Praying for your safety and health,
Kevin Weary MD