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Los Angeles Longevity & Functional Medicine Doctor

Dr. Allan Kurtz

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Fellowship in Functional Medicine

Heart Attack and Stroke
Prevention Center of Southern California

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COVID-19 Concerns & Precautions from Dr. Allan Kurtz

By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on March 17, 2020

Dear Patients, Colleagues, and Friends,

As the world is navigating how best to deal with the spread of Coronavirus, the health and safety of our patients and office team continues to be our primary concern. We are continually monitoring the situation and want to share information to help you understand what we do to protect your health, the health of your family and those around you.

As patient appointments are now being made and/or confirmed, we will solicit information about the well-being of the patient and recent travel. Starting this week, we will be checking each patient’s temperature prior to treatment. If it is determined that a patient has a fever or an exposure to someone with Covid-19, they will be placed in an isolation room away from other patients.

In our office we have continued our usual Standard Precautions enhanced reception area cleaning and disinfecting. These practices are designed to both protect our patients, our Medical Healthcare Personnel and prevent the spread of the virus. These precautions include:
  • Regular hand washing before and after each patient.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, masks, eyewear).
  • Respiratory hygiene / cough etiquette.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting ALL environmental surfaces door handles, countertops, tabletops included. As always, surfaces of our treatment rooms are cleaned and disinfected after every single patient. Solutions used have been shown to be effective for killing both viruses and bacteria.
As a general reminder, best preventive measures against respiratory illness are the following:
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently for or at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are known to be sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve, then throw the tissue in the trash.
At the present time, our office hours remain the same. As always, being aware of the latest information can lead to the proper balance of caution and concern. An excellent resource for the latest updated information is:

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the virus.

In Good Health,
Dr. Allan Kurtz
Office: 818-346-1440