On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Nakatsui DermaSurgery Centre decided to take a leading initiative and temporarily close operations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This was not an easy decision. In the end, we are confident that this was the best decision to protect our patients, our staff, and our community. We have stopped all non-essential services and are in the process of contacting patients who were scheduled to see us in the next two weeks to let them know what is happening. We will do our best to reschedule everyone as soon as possible once the situation improves. For our current patients who have more urgent medical needs, Dr. Nakatsui will make himself available to see you.
It is important to remember we should not panic as this infection will be well managed for the vast majority of those affected. However, we must assist our health care system by “flattening the curve” and preventing the exponential rise in COVID-19 and reducing the number of serious cases.
We will still be answering our phones and responding to emails for the time being. If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact us at 780-482-1414 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, we are monitoring the situation daily and will post when we reopen.
For more information on COVID-19, please check the www.alberta.ca website. In addition, Dr. Nakatsui wanted to let you know about two other interesting links that contain updated information on global infection rates and a comparison between American and Canadian infection rates.