COVID 19 and Morning Drop-In Changes

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Changes to our morning drop-ins are now in effect due to the novel coronavirus COVID19.

Please CALL the office to schedule an urgent same day sick appointment for children and teens with cough and fever.

 

Please do NOT come to morning drop-ins. If your family has traveled or you have known or suspected exposure to COVID19 please call the office for an appointment.

 

We are monitoring information from the CDC and the public health department. Please call the office before arriving if you or your family has been possibly exposed.

Information and recommended links:

CDC

UCSF

Contra Costa Public Health Department

Johns Hopkins Real Time Cases Map

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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