At Busch Center, the health and wellness of our patients, their loved ones and our employees is our top priority. We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak as it relates to healthcare providers and patient care.

Be assured that our practice has always gone above and beyond all guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and will continue to do so. At Busch Center, we have exceptional cleaning, sterilization and barrier protocols in place to protect patients and employees from contagious diseases 100% of the time, not just during flu season or this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to take all necessary actions to minimize illness risks to our patients and employees.

Virtual Consultations

We’re asking all patients and visitors to please assist us with limiting the spread of contagious illnesses. If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing), please contact us to reschedule your appointment. Similarly, our team members have been instructed to stay home if they’re not feeling well. 

We remain open for patients able to come to Busch Center. Dr. Busch is also available for phone or video consultations if you’re not able to come to the facility. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Busch or 770-424-6270.

Staying Healthy

The coronavirus is spread in a similar way to the common cold or the flu, mainly from person-to-person through coughs or sneezes (transmitted through respiratory droplets). These droplets can also be transmitted by touch (including handshakes) and can linger on surfaces, so take appropriate precautions. Avoid crowds, don’t shake hands or hug others, wear masks and gloves in public, disinfect surfaces, and don’t touch your face. Also, take common-sense steps to stay healthy: wash your hands frequently, get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, drink fluids, exercise regularly and get fresh air daily.

According to the CDC and WHO:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow.  
  • Clean and sanitize frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfecting cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially those who are coughing or sneezing.

Contact your primary care physician if you have a fever and other symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or shortness of breath, particularly if you’ve:

  • Been in close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.
  • Recently traveled to an area known to have a coronavirus outbreak, such as China or Italy.

Busch Center encourages everyone in our community to take proper precautions to avoid coronavirus and stay healthy and safe.

It’s our privilege to continue serving you during this time through virtual or in-office visits. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a phone or video consultation with Dr. Busch.