We Treat Feet Podiatry - Memorandum

To: All Patients and Staff
From: Mikel D. Daniels, DPM, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

Flu and Symptoms explanation

The flu is a serious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus. The flu season can begin as early as October and sometimes lasts until May. Symptoms, which can range from mild to very severe, include a fever or chills, head and body aches, fatigue, sore throat, cough, headache, runny or stuffy nose, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Most people who get the flu need to spend time in bed resting, and may feel sick for as long as two weeks.

Our Flu Policy

  1. If you have flu, we ask that you not come to our office. Please notify us as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.
  2. All employees are required to stay home if they have the flu
  3. If anyone, either patient or staff has flu like symptoms, they are to be sent home. If it is unclear if they have symptoms, a mask is to be worn in the office at all times. Frequent hand washing (or use of alcohol based sanitizer) is required before entering and when leaving any patient care area (i.e. treatment room, radiology, waiting room, bathroom, etc.)
  4. All patients are asked to confirm they do not have the flu when confirming this appointment, or to confirm they do not have the flu if an appointment is scheduled in the next 72 hours.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter. It is all of our responsibilities to keep patients, staff, physicians, and guests healthy this flu season.