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.
We have implemented the procedures shown below to best contain spread of the virus. Most importantly, we ask for your cooperation. If you have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past two weeks, please call to reschedule your appointment.
Our dedicated team of professionals are available to assist you. Please call (817) 416-0970 if you have questions or concerns.
We appreciate everyone’s heightened awareness and understanding during this health crisis. We will continue to provide updates.
Best in health,
Dennis E. Minotti, II, DO – Founder and President, North Texas Musculoskeletal Medicine
New office measures to limit COVID spread:
Upon arrival, you will call/text the front desk and wait in your car rather than in the waiting room. We will call/text you when your physician is ready for you to come in. He will meet you at the door for a quick temperature check and take you straight back to the treatment room.
The number of individuals coming into the office will be limited. No more than 2 adults will be permitted in patient care areas. If you do not need someone with you during treatment, we ask that they wait in the car during your appointment.
No one under the age of 18 may be in patient care areas, unless they are a patient themselves.
For patients who need to fill out paperwork, limited seating spaced out 6 feet apart will be available in the waiting room.
No one with symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to visit the office.
No one who has had direct exposure to someone with a known infection of COVID-19 will be allowed in the office.
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.