NTXMSK covid-19 Procedures
Dear Patients and Visitors,
North Texas Musculoskeletal Medicine is committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients, employees and community.
Although the government has recently lifted the mask mandate, NTXMSK will continue to follow the guidelines that we put in place last year. These include social distancing, wearing a mask, and heightened levels of sanitation. We do this for several reasons - to ensure safety, to create an environment where all feel comfortable receiving treatment, and to follow guidance from the Texas Medical Board (TMB). It is important to make you aware that the TMB has not changed any of their restrictions on medical practices.
We fully realize and understand that these topics are sources of considerable sensitivity and debate in the world around us and understand that our patients have differing opinions. While it is okay for us to have different viewpoints, we ask for your support in adhering to our guidelines for the foreseeable future.
We have relaxed our check in procedures somewhat, allowing patients to enter the waiting area 5 minutes prior to their appointment rather than texting upon arrival. Other than patients who are children, we ask that only the patient enter the waiting room. Please have your temperature check at the desk as you enter the building. Policies can be found on our website on page related to COVID-19 Policies.
Many thanks to everyone for being a team player during this difficult time. If we all stick together during this last mile of what has certainly been a marathon, no doubt it will soon come to an end. Good health and safety to you and your family.
Best in health,
Dennis E. Minotti, II, DO – Founder and President, North Texas Musculoskeletal Medicine
You can request a Telehealth appointment by calling our office at 817.416.0970. Please leave a message or utilize the Eclinical Works patient portal to send a message. Our staff is working remotely during normal business hours to return calls, schedule patients and answer questions. All calls will be answered in the same business day that they are received. Once you have scheduled a Telehealth appointment, you will receive an email with step by step instructions for your Telehealth appointment.
Online visits can be used to:
- Discuss any musculoskeletal concerns you are having
- Inform your physician of any worsening symptoms (such as increased pain) and discuss treatment options, including urgent treatment if necessary
- Review exercises that you can do at home to help relieve your pain and increase function
- Renew or amend prescriptions we have prescribed
Health is the greatest of human blessings. - Hippocrates
Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition
Sleep. The study of sleep has made incredible advances over the past few decades. This data shows us the scientific value of a good night’s rest. Humans spend 36% of our lives sleeping. Research explains why enough sleep is essential to our physical and mental health.
Exercise. Now is a great time to get into the exercise habit. Getting started is the hardest part if you have not already incorporated this routine into your life. To help you along, we recommend Rusty Hinges, a slower pace yoga class offered by Susan Jones, Yoga Instructor Certified by Yoga Alliance. You may sign up for this class by responding to this email or contacting Susan directly. Susan will tell you more about her gentle yoga class geared toward those creaky joints and send a link to you from Zoom to join her class.
Nutrition. Learn more about nutrition and health on our NTXMSK 4 Life page on our website. Now is the time to feed your body foods that build the immune system, to increase water intake and fresh fruits and vegetables. Supplements such as Vitamins D3 and C, zinc, and elderberry extract help to strengthen your immune system. When choosing a supplement, remember quality is important. Some vitamins may be less expensive. But, if they are not effective, they have no value. See our dispensary for brands we feel are most effective.