HD Pediatrics Covid-19 Policy
At HD Pediatrics, we require that all visitors over age 2 wear a mask when entering the office. We will follow CDC guidelines on safety/prevention to best ensure the health of patients and staff.
We may ask you if anyone in your home has symptoms that indicate Covid-19 and discuss with you steps that can help you manage the disease.
If a parent doesn’t feel well, we ask you to consider a teleconference with our health care professional. Sick children, of course, are always welcome in our offices.
To protect yourself from Covid-19, follow the best practices below, which are listed on the CDC website
To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, we recommend the following:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when in public settings or around others.
- Maintain at least six feet distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
- Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.
What we expect of our HD Pediatrics Staff?
At HD Pediatrics, we understand that if we are ill then we will not be able to care for your children. Therefore, our staff members are expected to be fully vaccinated, including for Covid-19. You can expect that our entire staff will remain masked for office visits and may choose other forms of personal protective equipment as needed depending on the visit type.
We also require all staff members to test negative for Covid 19 if they are not feeling well before they can return to work. If, despite our best intentions, there is an outbreak of Covid 19 within our staff, we may need to adjust our schedule to be solely telemedicine appointments until we can return safely to the office for in person visits. We ask for your patience and understanding should this need arise.
Tim sits down with HD Pediatrics’ President,
Robyn Hayes, MSN, RN, cPNP-PC
MSN, RN, cPNP-PC, President of HD Pediatrics
Robyn has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 15 years, examining, diagnosing and treating children from newborns to 19 years old for both chronic and acute illnesses. She also performs well-child visits and educates parents and patients about their diagnoses so that together they can create the best care plans.
Pediatrician, Named in “Best Doctors in America”
Dr. JoséAlberto (J.A.) Betances, MD graduated from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in his hometown of the Bronx, N.Y. He spent his residency in social pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.