As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have a more direct and increased impact on our community, Caprock Cardiovascular Center & Cath Lab would like to take this opportunity to connect with you and share how we are taking steps to ensure your health and well being at all of our office locations.
Our Physicians and Administration have been monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TexasDepartment of State Health Services (DSHS) and the City of Lubbock Health Department daily to ensure that we are up to date on all prevention measures and preparation for the potential impact of the virus.
While we have no reason to be alarmed at Caprock Cardiovascular Center, we do need to be informed and we must take the right preventative measures.
Coronaviruses are a common family of viruses (the common cold is among them). This particular strain is called COVID-19 and can be spread from person to person via respiratory droplets, similar to how the flu is spread. It can also be spread by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
From what we know now, most people who become infected with COVID-19 will not become seriously ill and will not need hospitalization or even a trip to an emergency room. Those with serious illness may need hospital care, including respiratory support.
At this time, and with increased precautionary measures, Caprock Cardiovascular Center & Cath Lab will be maintaining its regularly scheduled business hours and operation. We will continue to be open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm CST. We will continue to see all scheduled office appointments and perform all scheduled procedures. We will remain in close contact with local hospitals and health departments and update you if our plan changes in any way.
If you are experiencing a fever, cough or other similar flu-like symptoms, please stay home and seek appropriate medical attention first by phone, if necessary. If you are sick or unable to make it to your appointment, please notify our office by calling us at 806-701-5858. If you need refills or have other questions, please call and leave a message for a nurse.
We know that the community transmission of COVID-19 is upon us. We also want you to know that we stand ready to do what is needed to mitigate its impact and take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus while we provide you with the highest level of cardiac care. We will continue to monitor this situation and update our plan accordingly.
Jason T. Bradley, M.D.
Juan Kurdi, M.D.
J. Alex Suarez, M.D.
Colbert R. Perez, M.D.
Aurelio R. Cervera, M.D.