Doctors are carefully instituting new policies to keep patients, and themselves, safe. Dr. Kevin Brenner has restricted his out-of-state patients to private flights to reduce the risk of infection, saying he’s had patients come from Montana, London and the Middle East via jet for their appointments. If a patient flies commercially, the surgeon mandates they self-isolate for 14 days and get tested.
Other doctors are taking their own precautions. Dr. Paul Nassif has switched to Zoom consultations and is scheduling procedures at partial capacity. Dr. Ben Talei requires patients to put their phones in bags to prevent waiting-room contamination. And Christine Chiu has employed a UV-C sterilizer machine that can disinfect an entire room in 15 minutes.