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"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 New Updates April 6, 2020

I will be changing the workflow in my office this week. 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. 

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 possible exposure to someone with coronavirus then CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE your appointment for instructions on how to rapidly be tested.
  2. If you have NO FEVER  but have what appears to be a head cold or flu then KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT and follow the instructions in the hallway outside my waiting room. Instructions are listed on the door.
  3. If you have no cold or flu symptoms then KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT and come into the waiting room.

OFFICE SAFETY and CLEANLINESS

I AM PREPARED: Protecting you and me.


  • I regularly clean exposed surfaces with sanitizer BETWEEN patients. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available for all patients.
  • Face masks are available for all patients. Anyone with a upper respiratory infection will be given a mask.
  • I have a hospital-grade high quality HEPA air filter in the both rooms of my office.
  • I regularly run an industrial strength UV 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 UV light disinfector to additionally clean keyboards, stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, pens, and other hard to reach areas.
  • I wash my hands between all patients and in between 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.
  • MY LEVEL OF OFFICE CLEANLINESS EXCEEDS THE STANDARDS CURRENTLY RECOMMENDED FOR OUTPATIENT OFFICES.

NEW CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT STRATEGIES

I have updated my coronavirus prevention and acute treatment strategies handouts. Please go to the HANDOUTS SECTION:

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 quality care and 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 will be about 4 days. I will be prioritizing testing based upon CDC and WHO guidelines.


TELEMEDICINE

I AM PREPARED to utilize FaceTime and Doximity for Telemedicine office visits. I will be waiving the copay for telemedicine office visits. If you need to discuss your medical situation with me I am ready to do so via video calls.

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. 

I am an independent Doctor, practicing interdependent medicine.

I am not beholden to a lifeless corporation or university that dictates how I practice medicine. I offer to you a local and independent voice in medical care. I practice artisanal medicine. I have a micro-practice that focuses on you as a person. I have a craft medical practice that emphasizes originality. I believe in personalized medicine. I adhere to the principles of the slow medicine movement. I am at the grass roots of a patient-centered style of medical practice. My specialty is paying attention to you not to a computer screen.

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.

Health as a Reference Point

  Osteopathy 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