(COVID-19) coronavirus

Update 3/15/20

Dear Parents of Patients at Canyon View Pediatrics,

Our goal as Pediatricians has always been to keep you Home, Healthy, and Happy, and only to have you come in the office when necessary for preventive care or significant illness. COVID-19 is stealing much happiness from our population, but fortunately for our youth, this virus is proving to mainly be a health risk for older adults and those with chronic illness. We are confident that we have provided care over the years that has taught you how to care for common viral infections at home. Most youth who contract COVID-19 will have symptoms of a mild viral illness such as cough and fever.

We are temporarily changing how we care for you to avoid any risk of spreading this virus by doing the following:

  1. We ask that all patients with any signs or symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, congestion) or gastrointestinal infection (vomiting or diarrhea) call Canyon View Pediatrics BEFORE coming to the facility so we can keep this a safe environment for non-infectious medical care such as well child checks, injuries, medication management, headaches, behavioral health, etc.
  2. We will triage all concerns about infections over the phone and, if appropriate, give treatment advice.
  3. If we feel that symptoms necessitate a physician hands on examination, we will have you drive down to the clinic and we will come out to your car to do an evaluation.
    We will maintain our usual practice for well visits, physicals, development and behavior problems, mental health evaluations and follow up visits, injuries, sports medicine problems, dermatologic issues, chronic headaches, abdominal pain, etc, etc. If your child has a scheduled appointment for a non-infectious concern, and develops signs of infection before the appointment, please call so we can discuss appropriate care. We may ask you to reschedule.

Because of our practice philosophy of providing good preventive care and not asking our patients to come to the clinic for minor illness that can be handled at home, we believe that COVID-19 will cause minimal disruption to the lives of our pediatric patients and the practice at Canyon View Pediatrics.

Sincerely,

Patrick McVey, MD
Rich Paxton, MD
John Bennett, MD
David Bush, MD