July Practice Updates

July Practice Updates From Skin Care Doctors, P.A.

We have missed all of our patients and want to thank you for standing with us during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Telemedicine appointments are still available and will be utilized for appointments as deemed fit by our office. Patient and employee safety remains our top concern. We will continue to be guided by the state of Minnesota, the CDC, the World Health Organization as well as the American Academy of Dermatology.

Our enhanced cleaning, additional protocols, and telemedicine options mean you can take comfort in coming in for the care you need. We feel strongly that you should never have to put your health on hold.

 

 

Appointment Protocols for The Safety of our Patients and Staff:

· We are requiring everyone, patients & staff, to wear a mask to and from their appointments or anytime they come into our offices

· To promote social distancing, we ask that all patients attend appointments individually unless assistance is needed

· We are limiting the number of people in our lobby. When possible patients will be escorted directly to a treatment room

· Telemedicine is still available on a case by case basis

· We continue to exercise the highest standards of cleaning before and after every appointment

 

 

Book your procedure today: 952-898-1600

5/11 Practice Updates For COVID-19 From Skin Care Doctors

Skin Care Doctors, P.A., and Dando & Reese Vein Associates are grateful for the support of our community during this crisis. Our team has been reviewing the revised order from Governor Waltz on May 5th, 2020. Patient and employee safety remains our top concern. Our clinic has been open for in-clinic critical issues as well as telemedicine appointments.

With Governor Walz’s revised order, we may now begin clinically necessary elective appointments and procedures. Each staff member and physician will follow state-ordered PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect themselves and their patients.

Every patient will be required to wear a mask. If a patient does not have a mask, we will supply one. We will be taking patient temperatures upon arrival at our office. Any patient with a temperature of 99.5 degrees or higher will need to reschedule their appointment. Alternately, any staff member or physician with a temperature of 99.5 or higher will be sent home. We ask that patients attend their appointments individually unless they are a minor or need assistance; in which case 1 person may accompany them. Every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is being taken for the safety of our team and patients. All of the CDC & World Health cleaning standards continue to be followed and our waiting room has been set up to follow social distancing guidelines. If you are not comfortable or able to come in for your appointment, a telemedicine appointment may still be an available option for you.

Please call our office if you have any questions, or to make an appointment, 952.898.1600. We will continue to update you here as we all navigate this ever-changing situation.

4/3 Practice Updates during COVID-19 From Skin Care Doctors

To Our Patients & Community,

 

Skin Care Doctors, P.A. and Dando & Reese Vein Associates are grateful for the support of our community during this crisis. We want to make certain you know that we are here for you.

OUR CLINICS ARE STILL OPEN

In-office appointments are limited to more critical issues and cases where discomfort is a factor. Every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is being taken for the safety of our team and patients.

For everyone else, WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED TELEMEDICINE. It is easy, covered by most insurances and allows you to meet with your doctor as early as today. Please call the office to schedule a telemedicine appointment.

If you have an upcoming appointment, we will be in contact with you individually to discuss your options, or feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about your currently scheduled appointment.

 

Have Questions? Give Us A Call at 952-898-1600 or Email Us at info@skincaredrs.com

 

3/20 Update For Our Patients Regarding COVID-19

To our patients,

We are committed to supporting our community and our patients during the emergence of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. We wanted to announce upcoming schedule changes to better accommodate our patients and our staff during this time.

Our offices will be providing limited services next week, March 23rd through March 27th.

  • Our offices will be closed to the public
  • We will only be seeing patients if there is an emergency
  • Our offices will have staff providing phone support during business hours for rescheduling, refills, and patient inquiries
  • Should patients have questions about an emergency situation, our nurses will be available by phone to address inquires

 

We apologize for any inconvenience. Our staff will reach out via phone to reschedule patients with appointments next week.

We hope you understand that this is a fluid situation and we continue to monitor the situation to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff.

If you need to reach us please call 952-898-1600.

A Note To Our Patients Regarding COVID-19

To our patients,

We are committed to supporting our community and our patients during the emergence of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. We wanted to share with our community the actions we at Skin Care Doctors, P.A. are taking to continue to provide outstanding patient care while limiting the continued spread of COVID-19. In order to help minimize the chance of exposure we are implementing some additional procedures before patient arrival, upon arrival, throughout the duration of the patient’s visit, and until the patient’s room is cleaned and disinfected.

  1. Prior to arrival for an appointment, while doing reminder calls, our staff will check with each patient to see if he/she has developed any symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g.,cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and fever). If a patient has symptoms or recent possible exposures or recent travel to areas affected by COVID-19, we will ask the patient to reschedule their visit and instruct them to contact their primary care provider.
  2. We will ask patients on arrival if they have had a cough, fever, AND shortness of breath in the last 14 days and if they say “yes” to all (or just to fever), we will give them a mask, reschedule their appointment, and instruct them to contact their primary care provider.
  3. If a patient has had any of the COVID-19 resembling symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) but these symptoms are related to seasonal allergies or baseline health issue (i.e. COPD, emphysema, CHF) and  have not recently gotten  worse we will give them a mask to wear during their appt. If they have had a FEVER we will give them a mask, reschedule their appointment, and instruct them to contact their primary care provider.
  4. We are waiving cancellation fees for patients who need to cancel their appointments due to illness or social distancing practices, which has been our policy in the past too. If patients think they might be sick with a cold, flu, or seasonal allergies, we ask that they please stay home.
  5. Be reassured any Skin Care Doctors staff member exhibiting signs of illness similar to cold, flu, or seasonal allergies, we are asking them not to come to work and have them stay at home.
  6. All surfaces at Skin Care Doctors, P.A. offices are and will continue to be cleaned using products recommended by the World Health Organization before and after each use by patients or staff members. These areas include but are not limited to: exam tabletops, clipboards, pens, countertops, exam beds/tables, doorknobs, and exam light buttons/handles.
  7. We are trying to maintain social distancing within all of our waiting rooms and exam rooms.

This is a fluid situation and we are monitoring the World Health Organization www.who.int and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov to ensure our prevention measures are up to date with the best available scientific knowledge. Therefore policies and procedures may change or adapt on a daily basis. We will continue to update our staff and community if there are changes to this.

As one additional step to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 we are also including the current best practices from the CDC to slow the spread of the virus.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.

Wear a face mask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a face mask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a face mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a face mask). Face masks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

2019 Toys For Tots Twin Cities Fundraiser

Skin Care Doctors, PA  is participating in the Toys for Toys holiday fundraiser at their clinic. The fundraiser begins this week and will continue through the holiday season.  Each of their four office locations (Burnsville, Edina, Orono, and St Could MN) will have large “Toys for Toys” drop-off boxes for their patients, doctors, staff and families to donate new toys for children in need.

Skin Care Doctors has also been selected by TV Station Kare11 (an NBC afflilate) to appear on their 6pm news broadcast on Friday, December 6th to talk about their participation in this fundraiser.

This is their second year participating in this program, although  Dr. Michael Ebertz and Skin Care Doctors have supported Toys for Tots for many years.

The doctors and staff are excited about this opportunity to help others in need during the holidays and support such a great cause.

IN 2018, TWIN CITIES TOYS FOR TOTS DONATED 168,775 TOYS TO 150,326 CHILDREN. THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE FROM THIS AWESOME COMMUNITY. THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.

Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 512 million toys to more than 237 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million.

Watch last years broadcast!

Toys For Tots Twin Cities Fundraiser

Skin Care Doctors, PA  is participating in a Toys for Toys holiday fundraiser for their clinic. the fundraiser begins the week of November 19th and will continue through the holiday season.  Each of their four office locations (Burnsville, Edina, Orono, and St Could MN) will have large “Toys for Toys” drop boxes for their doctors, staff and families to drop off new toys for children in need.

Skin Care Doctors has also been selected by TV Station Kare11 (an NBC afflilate) to appear on their 6pm news broadcast on Wednesday, December 5th to talk about their participation in this fundraiser.

This is their first year participating in this program, although  Dr. Michael Ebertz and Skin Care Doctors have supported Toys for Tots for many years.

The doctors and staff are excited about this opportunity to help others in need during the holidays and support such a great cause.

IN 2017, TWIN CITIES TOYS FOR TOTS DONATED 238,141 TOYS TO 183,751 CHILDREN. THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE FROM THIS AWESOME COMMUNITY. THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.

Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 512 million toys to more than 237 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million.

 

Law Enforcement United “Road to Hope”

The Law Enforcement United is a group of Law Enforcement Officers, Survivors, and Civilian supporters who have made it their mission to honor the fallen and remember the survivors.

Law Enforcement United is founded upon and committed to honoring officers who have died in the line of duty, and ensuring that their surviving family is supported and not forgotten. Their fundraising efforts support The Road to Hope, Concerns of Police Survivors, The Officer Down Memorial Page, and Spirit of Blue Foundation.

​This past May, Dr. Michael Ebertz and Skin Care Doctors, P.A.,  proudly supported the 2018 “Road to Hope” Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride. Established in 2009, the annual Road to Hope Memorial Bicycle Ride leaves from Chesapeake, VA to Washington, D.C.  on May 10-12th.

The Road To Hope is a physically challenging and demanding event for both riders and support. Riders need to train and prepare for 250+ miles over three days. They have hills, and ride in a group formation. They are up early and end late. They pitch in and help each other out. They clean up their messes. They rely on jurisdictions to provide them with rest stops, road escorts, blocks and memorial stops so they want to be respectful and thankful for them.

We are a group of Law Enforcement, Survivors, and Civilian supporters  who have made it our mission to honor the fallen and remember the survivors. We are 100% volunteer driven organization.  We all have full time jobs and families just like you. Law Enforcement United is our passion, and we hope it becomes yours too.

To learn more about the Law Enforcement United “Road to Hope” please visit https://www.leunited.org/the-road-to-hope .

John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarships

Dr Michael Ebertz Started Scholarship Fund for Glory and John EbertzThe John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarships were established in 1997 by Dr. Michael Ebertz (Twin Cities Medicare Dermatologist) and Father Charles Richard Rudd after the passing of Michael’s father, John, from leukemia. The scholarship fund memorializes two of our most beloved St. James Basilica alumni who exemplified the values, achievement and success they seek to instill in all of their students. These scholarships were expanded in 2007 to provide full tuition to Catholic students and support each recipient’s spiritual and intellectual growth. Since then, 32 students have received this honor.

The Ebertz scholarships provide financial relief for recipients and their families who struggle to pay tuition but are committed to ensuring their children have the opportunity to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ every day. Families who have received this financial assistance are also able to save for the future investment in tuition and to develop their child’s other talents, such as athletics or arts.

Additionally, recipients of the Ebertz scholarships are able to realize other unique benefits of an Academy education. St. John’s Academy offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the academic and social challenges of junior high and upper school. Similarly, their faith-based education provides a spiritual foundation for students to learn and grow into strong leaders and active community members. The integration of faith in their classrooms fosters lifelong friendships and positions students for future success. Dr. Michael Ebertz hopes to inspire students to lead lives imbued with meaning and encourage young people to achieve their full potential – just as Glory and John did.

Glory and John were both active students at St. John’s Academy involved in sports, student government and other extracurricular activities. Glory earned the nickname “SJA Florence Nightingale,” given to her by her classmates. She was well-known at school for her good grades and first aid skills. She graduated as Salutatorian in 1945. She was also a cheerleader and the manager for the class play. Likewise, John Ebertz graduated from SJA in 1948 as Senior Class President. John also showed leadership on the field as a member of the football team. Glory and John both held a deep love and commitment for St. John’s Academy. Throughout their lives, the couple maintained a close affiliation with the school and participated in annual fundraisers and events for St. John’s Academy and the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Education (F.A.C.E.).

Today, Dr. Ebertz continues support these and other scholarships named in honor of two exceptional alumni. John and Glory exemplified the kindness, generosity and love that is taught in our classrooms every day.