IMPORTANT! COVID-19 CLINIC UPDATES
Dear STORWICK & Associates patients,
As I am sure that most of you are aware, the Alberta government has recently made announcements that allow for a gradual relaunch of many of the affected areas of our healthcare system, including our dermatology clinic.
Starting immediately with the guidance of our governing bodies, in our case Alberta Health Services and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), we are busy preparing for this reopening to ensure the utmost safety for our patients and staff.
Effective May 12, 2020 all previously booked appointments beyond this date have been CANCELLED.
We will be rescheduling appointments in a rolling fashion with attention to those more urgent and semi-urgent appointments, as well as those missed in March, April and May due to the clinic closure. While we understand that this maybe inconvenient and frustrating for some, this decision has not been made lightly. In order to effectively accommodate all of our patients with the newly required changes to our schedule, we feel this is the best approach for our clinic.
*ALL medical and cosmetic appointments beyond May 12, 2020 have been cancelled.
*Throughout the month of May, our physicians are providing very limited clinic hours to accommodate URGENT/semi-urgent concerns twice per week. In June, the clinic will be operating in a greater, yet still modified capacity. Please continue to check our website, Instagram and Facebook for clinic updates and hours of operation.
* If you had a MEDICAL appointment booked in March, April or May that was cancelled due to the closure, YOU may contact the clinic immediately to reschedule that appointment. Please note that ALL appointments will be rescheduled in a rolling fashion as time moves forward. At this time, we are not booking beyond June 2020.
*If you would prefer a TELEHEALTH consultation with our physicians over attending the clinic for an appointment at this time, please let our clinic administrative staff know and they will work to accommodate an appointment for you, if appropriate.
*If you had a COSMETIC appointment (ie. Botox, dermal filler, laser treatment), please email the clinic to be placed on a waitlist at, email@example.com. Once we know when we can resume these treatments, our staff will contact you directly to schedule an appointment with your chosen healthcare provider, you do not need to call or email again to check on your appointment.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TYPICAL TWO YEAR TIME FRAME REQUIRED FOR NEEDING A NEW REFERRAL HAS BEEN RELAXED AT THIS TIME. Any patient that was referred to our clinic during the closure, and had their appointment cancelled will NOT require a new referral.
*If you had a MEDICAL appointment scheduled in June or beyond, please continue to monitor the updates on our website and social media for when we will be open to rescheduling those appointments.
Given the nature of STORWICK & Associates serving both the medical and cosmetic needs of our patients, this will be a staged approach.
Cosmetic procedures are deemed as a phase two launch. We are excited to have established a cosmetic procedure wait list. Once we know when we can start offering those cosmetic procedures, we will be contacting those wait listed patients directly to schedule them.
We are working hard to ensure that all necessary adaptations are in place to protect the health of our staff and all of our patients. Some things that you can expect to see in clinic that are different than before, are that our clinical team will be continuously masking and wearing eye protection and other PPE (personal protective equipment) when deemed necessary based on your procedure. Even though you won’t be able to see our smiles, please know that we will be very happy to see our patients! We have implemented strict staff COVID screening to ensure that all of our team members are healthy and capable of caring for our patients, and will be screening our patients as well to ensure the health and safety of all of us!
Upon arrival to the clinic, you will notice signs that remind you that you should not be attending our clinic if you are experiencing ANY of the described COVID-19 symptoms.
* You will be screened upon check in
* You will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water upon check in.
* personal face masks are encouraged, but not required to attend your appointment. Please note that face masks will not be supplied by the clinic due to limited supply.
* You will need to be aware when entering/leaving the clinic that you maintain the appropriate 6 feet physical distance from others.
* Our schedule will be adapted to accommodate physical distancing, and allow for the enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the examination and clinic space between patients.
We ask that ONLY those with a scheduled appointment attend the clinic, unless that patient is a pediatric patient, or requires mobility assistance, or has physical/cognitive concerns that require a chaperone be present. Please do not bring family members or friends to your appointments. We are following the strict guidelines of limiting the number of individuals present in the clinic at any one time.
Please understand that it will take time to resume a normal routine within the clinic. Your safety and quality of care are of upmost importance, so we kindly ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate the days ahead.
We miss our patients and look forward to seeing you soon! We kindly ask for your patience and continued kindness as we move forward in the days ahead.
Our entire team at STORWICK & Associates
NOTE TO REFERRING PHYSICIANS
*TO ALL REFERRING PHYSICIANS: Please note that we will continue to accept all URGENT, SEMI URGENT and ROUTINE referrals that are sent into the clinic.
We have also recently enabled MedDialogue, a secure physician to physician electronic consult service.
This is available to all physicians who have access to TELUS EMRs – MedAccess, Wolf and PS Suite (look for a small envelope icon with purple colored “+” sign in your Service Provider list). A brief history and photos can be uploaded if you have MedDialogue enabled. Please address referrals to Dr. Gregory Storwick or Dr. Patricia Ting.
The Medical and Cosmetic Skincare Experts
AT STORWICK AND ASSOCIATES DERMATOLOGY AND LASER CLINIC, WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF OUR PATIENTS. AS MEDICAL AND COSMETIC SKINCARE EXPERTS, WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE BEST CARE AVAILABLE THROUGH INTEGRATED CLINICAL PRACTICE AND EDUCATION.
Storwick and Associates Dermatology and Laser Clinic provides services for both medical and cosmetic dermatology in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are experts in standard dermatological care, as well as, cutting edge laser treatment for many skin issues.
Dr. Storwick and his team have access to six different lasers in the clinic. Each laser has multiple wavelengths and functionality. So, what does this mean? It means that they are able to use the best suited laser for whatever your skincare needs are. As medical and cosmetic skincare experts they can tailor your treatment and ultimately create a custom plan to give you better skin.
It is also important to note that your safety always comes first. The staff have extensive training in laser therapy, medical dermatology and the most up to date cosmetic treatments. At Storwick and Associates Dermatology and Laser Clinic, the lasers used are hand picked by Dr. Storwick and are known for their safety and effectiveness.
Today, there are many businesses that offer cosmetic treatments. This can make it difficult for people to know where to safely have their cosmetic treatments performed. With over 25 years of experience, it is safe to say that Storwick and Associates Dermatology and Laser Clinic has stood the test of time and is a trusted place to go for all of your cosmetic and medical dermatological needs.