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Welcome . . .

Osteopathic Medicine


"In times of crisis, we can either see the best or the worst in people. I am choosing the best . . ."


Steve Paulus, DO, MS

THE OFFICE IS OPEN DURING THE PANDEMIC May 28, 2020

I have changed the patient flow in my office during the pandemic. Each patient will be scheduled with a break in between so that the waiting room will be empty when you arrive and I have time to clean the office. Please arrive to the office with a facemask. See the CONTACT section for more details about office hours.

NEW: Office Infectious Disease Prevention Procedures: Updated 5-27-20

I added a new document that outlines my office infectious disease prevention protocols. Please go to the HANDOUT section of this website to review these important defensive strategies. I am following the NEW Vermont Department of Health guidelines for outpatient doctors offices.

Office Coronavirus Defensive Strategies-Protecting You & Me: Updated 5-27-20

Please see this document that very specifically outlines what I do to "protect you and me." Please go to the HANDOUT section of this website to review these important defensive strategies. 

CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT STRATEGIES

I have essential handouts relating to prevention and treatment of coronavirus by using evidence-based supplements. Please go to the HANDOUT section of this website for more information.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT: Please Read These Notices

  1. IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A FEVER or had a FEVER and are using a fever reducer, or have a definitive exposure to someone with coronavirus then CALL the office BEFORE your appointment for instructions on how to rapidly be evaluated and tested by Dr. Paulus.
  2. If you have NO FEVER  then KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT and follow the instructions in the hallway outside my waiting room. Instructions are listed on the door leading into the waiting room.
  3. I am asking that EVERY patient complete the ACUTE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS INVENTORY on the clipboard in the waiting room BEFORE seeing Dr. Paulus.

OFFICE SAFETY and CLEANLINESS

I AM PREPARED: Protecting you and me.


  • I regularly clean exposed surfaces with disinfectant  BETWEEN patients. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available for all patients.
  • Face masks are available for all patients.
  • I have a industrial-grade, high quality HEPA air filters in the waiting room and treatment room of my office.
  • I regularly run a high intensity UVC light in both rooms of my office to further disinfect hard to clean surfaces. UV light kills airborne and surface viruses.
  • I use a hand-held UVC light disinfector to additionally clean keyboards, stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, pens, and other hard to reach areas.
  • I open the windows between patients to bring in fresh air to the office.
  • I wash my hands between all patients and more frequently when necessary.
  • I am wearing surgical scrubs to the office and use a lab coat when needed.
  • If necessary I wear gloves, a face mask, and eye protection depending upon the level of clinical risk.
  • MY LEVEL OF OFFICE CLEANLINESS EXCEEDS THE STANDARDS CURRENTLY RECOMMENDED FOR OUTPATIENT OFFICES.
  • See the INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION STRATEGIES in the HANDOUT section for my detailed protocols.

Medical Offices are an ESSENTIAL SERVICE

My goal is to remain open and available to you throughout this entire crisis. People continue to have regular non-infection related medical problems and I am here to provide high medical quality care and Osteopathic management. 

TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS

I AM TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS IN MY OFFICE.


  • I have a limited number of Covid-19 swab kits for testing  patients in the office for coronavirus. I then will send the samples to Quest Diagnostics Laboratory. Turn around is 2-6 days. I will be prioritizing testing based upon CDC and WHO guidelines.


TELEMEDICINE

I AM PREPARED to utilize Telemedicine office visits when necessary. If you need to discuss your medical situation with me I am ready to do so via video calls. We can set up an appointment.

Consider this:

My life as a physician is devoted to service. 


My philosophy is dedicated to treating you as an individual human being who has, in this moment, become a patient. 


My office is not a retail store where you are a customer and I am a salesman. 


I am your doctor. I am your teacher. I am a fellow human being in community with you navigating a difficult time. 


We can do this together and I am here to help.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine has been shown to increase the function of the immune system helping you to be able to fight off an infection more efficiently. 

Health as a Reference Point

  Osteopathy is different than other healing arts. Osteopathy does not utilize disease as a reference point, but actively engages what is healthy and vital as the therapeutic organization for healing. Healing emerges from the health in the body not from the disease