One of our midwives did a podcast on being pregnant and precautions for pregnant women and their partners during this pandemic. We hope that you find this information valuable and interesting!
The health of the women we care for and their families are of the utmost importance to us here at AFA Ob/Gyn. We are closely monitoring all information and recommendations by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control as well as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have and continue to implement strict cleaning and sanitizing protocols of patient areas within all of our offices since the very first concerns were raised for COVID -19 within the United States. This pandemic has changed certain policies within our office. These changes are aimed at limiting exposure to you and our staff.
Here is what this may mean for you:
- We will be screening all patients for any symptoms and travel history when appointments are confirmed and when you are checked in.
- We would recommend that you limit the number of people accompanying you to your appointments.
- If you have an ultrasound in our office only one person will be allowed to attend this appointment with you.
- Emerson Hospital Birthing Center has instituted a one visitor/support person when in labor.
- We will be waiving cancellation fees with less than 24 hours notice. We still require a call to advise us that you need to reschedule your appointment. A fee will be charged if we are not notified that you are unable to attend.
- If you are 60 or over and scheduled for an annual exam please call us to discuss if your appointment is appropriate to be rescheduled.
Emily Strehle, DO
Laura Silk, MD
Sherriann Perivolotis, CNM
AFA ObGyn, P.C.
It is Geoffrey Chaucer who coined the phrase, “All good things must come to an end.”
After much “soul searching” and having had a rewarding career, I have decided it is time to end a part of my life journey to begin another. The time has arrived for me to officially announce my retirement from AFA OBSTERTICS & GYNECOLOGY and the practice of women’s healthcare. My final day will be April 26, 2019.
I was welcomed into the Emerson family some 25 years ago. I was blessed along the way with many opportunities which included, but not limited to, having served as a member of the active staff, member of the Board of Directors of Emerson Hospital, and past Department Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. One of my proudest accomplishments was my involvement in “Project Score” which included the addition of the new Post-Partum Wing of Emerson Hospital providing much needed private rooms for our mothers and newborn infants.
Once I made the decision to move forward with the creation of AFA I was fully supported by Emerson administration. As I look back at that journey, I have very few regrets because it enabled me to meet and work with some very dedicated, competent and knowledgeable colleagues some of whom became dear and valued personal friends and who will continue providing excellent services in women’s healthcare. I am absolutely most proud of AFA introducing “Midwifery” services to Emerson Hospital at a time when this service was becoming an option that more and more expectant mothers were requesting.
But most importantly, I will miss my patients. During the past several weeks, I have been saying goodbye to some of these patients especially those who I have been seeing for many years. Some of these “goodbyes” have been tearful but at the same time have made it very clear to me how meaningful those relationships have been, both to me and to the patient.
I now move forward with the next chapter of my “life” journey and I do so with the knowledge that AFA will continue to provide the care to patients that it was intended to do from its inception.
Thank you all.
Evercord, a Newborn Stem Cell Banking Company, is hosting a dinner for Pregnant patients of AFA Obstetrics & Gynecology at L’Andana in Burlington, on November 15th at 6pm. Please join us in learning more about Evercord. Numbers are limited so please register today to Barbara Anagnos, 781-844-4045 call/text.
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