Avera Medical Group Spencer Develops Respiratory Clinic Physically Separated From The Main Clinic

Fri 3-27-2020

(Spencer)-- Officials with Avera Medical Group Spencer say they've developed a respiratory clinic with a separate entrance and is physically separated by a temporary wall from the rest of the clinic space, to isolate patients with potentially infectious illnesses from other patients seeking care. 

Dr. David Robison, family practice physician at Avera Medical Group of Spencer says patients should call the clinic so the appropriate plan of care can be determined. He says that could consist of an appointment in the respiratory clinic, driving up for curbside testing or a virtual visit online.

Nate McCormick, AMGS clinic manager, said the idea for a separate respiratory clinic originated from a planning session held last week by physicians and was implemented immediately. He added it's working extremely well and that it's being used as a model by other clinics.