Dr. Niederkorn's Thoughts For The Week

Dr. Niederkorn's Thoughts For The Week


by Michael Niederkorn on 03/30/20

I hope all of you are safe and well.  Life as we know it has changed, and will most likely have long-lasting changes down the road that we cannot even imagine at this time.  Everyone should be doing there best to be good citizens, helping those we can, and staying home when possible.

We are doing our best to take care of our patient's needs. Our office is planning on re-opening Monday April 6th, but things will be different. All of us will be in protective equipment to limit our exposure risks. We are limiting appointments, and requiring our patients to follow new protective rules.

Eye care is an essential part of our patient's lives. I have concerns for my staff, our families, and our patients and their families. If we all work together to be as responsible as possible, we can all get through this crazy time.

Our office will be contacting our patients this week to give instructions on how we plan on continuing eye care. Use common sense and hygiene practices.  If you feel unwell....stay home and isolate yourself from others.

May God bless you and those you love.  Take time to reach out to people you have not talked to in a while.  I have really enjoyed checking in on people, making sure they are doing well, and trying to keep a cheerful attitude.  Spread the love!

Dr. N


by Michael Niederkorn on 03/20/20

Well the COVID-19 is changing everyone's life right now.  My staff & I have decided to try and stay open to help the vision needs of our patients. 

Unfortunately, our medical system is having to defer routine care & concentrate on the more serious conditions affecting our patients and community during the current virus pandemic.

Everyday I encounter someone with a medical issue that requires non-routine care. It may be a cataract, retinal detachment, foreign body in the eye, ect. I guess we will have to work together to get proper medical care to everyone in a timely manner one way or another. Someone has to be able to deliver that care.

Sickness doesn't take vacations, holidays, or weekends off. Support your neighbors who may be in need. Take this time to assess your family's ability to live during a future crisis. The Coronavirus will pass, but it is good time to remember to be thankful for all the blessings we have & be prepared to protect them in the future.

Be safe and generous to each other.  Our community and country are strongest when we all pull together to help where we can. Everyone will sacrifice something during this ordeal. 

This type of event brings out the best and the worst in people. I know you will all try to be your best during this pandemic, and we will try to do our part as a healthcare provider and do our best as individuals to focus on what really matters - taking care of each other.

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