COVID-19 Information from Dr. Masters
My name is Dr. Tom Masters, D.O. I am the physician here at Tomar Pain Centers. There are many concerns people are having at this time about the COVID-19 virus and its spread throughout Arizona and the United States.
Some facts that are pertinent about COVID-19 especially in Arizona. The COVID-19 virus is part of a family of “cold-flu” viruses and is very temperature sensitive. This is why the greatest spread is in cold-wet-damp environments. Arizona’s climate, hot and dry, is extremely effective in limiting the spread of any flu viruses.
The virus is not airborne per se, but can be spread by mucous droplets, coughing, from infected people. Precautions such as, frequent hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and not touching the face with hands are very effective in curbing the spread of any virus or bacteria.
Even if exposed to COVID-19 or any flu virus the chances of symptoms arising are less than one in a hundred. Those who become symptomatic generally have mild flu like symptoms for a few days. Severe symptoms occur only in those individuals who are immune comprised with heart, lung, gastric pathologies.
Lastly, COVID-19 “epidemic” is nowhere near the medical problem of 2009-2010 “Swine Flu” outbreak. Then over 60 million people were exposed, and thousands died. Most people today do not even remember this “epidemic.”
As the Bible states eloquently, “Be Not afraid.” “This too shall pass.”
Tomar Pain Centers are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches caused by whatever pathogens are around. The clinic follows strict CDC guidelines is providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.
“You too can live without the pain.”
Your Health & Safety is Our Priority:
At Tomar Pain Centers, we are taking a number of proactive steps to help ensure your access to healthcare services, while protecting the health and safety of our patients and our employees.
We are actively monitoring the changing situation around COVID-19, and our staff in both are Casa Grande and Prescott locations are meeting regularly to ensure that we are in the best position to continue to meet your pain management needs.
As part of that, we are coordinating with our suppliers and vendors to avoid changes to your service, even as we remain in touch with authorities like the Arizona Department of Health Services, CDC, and WHO to inform our decisions.
We are also taking measures inside our facilities to help contain the spread of COVID-19, including continual and consistent use of required Personal Protective Equipment and alcohol-based sanitizers for employees, hand sanitizing for customers, employee training on social distancing and conducting enhanced cleaning procedures in line with recommendations from the CDC.
Ways you can help:
- Stay up to date. For more information on COVID-19, including actions you can personally take to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).
- For your own health, we suggest following the CDC’s recommendation to stay home and avoid transmission or exposure when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Please cancel your appointment if you are feeling ill or have reason to believe you could have been exposed to COVID-19.