Dr. Aixa Toledo-Garcia spoke with NewsChannel13 about how TCFR is utilizing video chatting services to continue to provide care for our patients during this Covid-19 pandemic. Click "Read Full Article" for the WNYT link.
Welcome to our News Rheum Page. Please visit often as we post information about our practice and rheumatology.
The providers at The Center for Rheumatology are dedicated to providing you the best care possible. We are aware that hydroxychloroquine has become a drug of interest in the current COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend that all patients currently on hydroxychloroquine reach out to the pharmacy where you obtain hydroxychloroquine 1-2 weeks before the next prescription is due to verify they are able to fill it. If your pharmacy is unable to fill your prescription, please contact us as soon as possible.
We are now offering TeleHealth Visits Telehealth is EASY and SAFE! Think of these as the old fashion house calls that providers used to make. We can connect and care for you while you remain safely in your home. During these challenging times with the COVID crisis, there will be NO COPAY for these visits. Here’s what you will need – either a smartphone, tablet or computer with microphone and speaker with a stable wi-fi connection. [...]
Please be aware that our providers and staff members are following all guidelines established by the CDC to prevent the spread of this new infectious disease. If you have a fever, new cough, or have traveled, please cancel your appointment and contact urgent care.
A valuable resource for all of our patients is our biopsy clinic. Our physician assistant, Kelley Powers, performs skin biopsies to help guide rheumatic diagnoses and treatment plans. Often times we encounter cases where the skin offers clues to ongoing disease processes. Ask your rheumatology provider if a skin biopsy could be helpful for you.