Dr. Antonio Mancarella
March 22, 2020
As information is changing on such a rapid basis with regard to the growing concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to closely monitor developments and statements from local, national and international health agencies. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York State which calls for the closing of all “non-essential businesses”. However, under his Executive Order, all healthcare offices, including ours can remain open.
While I understand the important role of chiropractic care in its place in the treatment of problems that would otherwise add to the burden on a medical system in danger of being overwhelmed-there is also no issue more important to us than making sure you continue to feel confident and comfortable visiting my office while limiting exposure to both our patients and our staff.
In an effort to balance those two important concerns we will be implementing some important changes to our office procedures beginning March 23, 2020.
Appointment hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM every hour on the half-hour. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings I will be open 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM scheduling every hour on the half-hour. All patients will be seen by appointment only. This will allow me to take a patient in immediately when they come into the office right into a treatment room minimizing patient interaction by limiting patients in the waiting room at the same time.
Please limit office visits to patients only. All visitors and guests are asked to please wait in their cars.
We will continue to be disinfecting all surfaces before and after each patient. We are washing and disinfecting our hands constantly requesting that the patients do likewise upon arriving at the office. For the safety of the patients and myself I will be wearing a facemask.
Please follow the CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others from this virus.
If anyone feels even a little bit sick or has any cough or cold symptoms, you’re expected to stay home and call your medical doctor for further instructions. In addition if you have recently traveled, especially outside the United States, please follow the state-mandated precautions before returning to our office for care.
We are confident that these steps will ensure that you, our community and our staff are safe.
Communication is even more important at this time. If anything changes I will post it on Facebook as well as calling scheduled patients individually.
If you need to talk to me about your condition and cannot come into the office, feel free to contact me either at the office at 845-473-3558 and I will call you back as soon as possible. In case of a true emergency call 911.
I continue to appreciate and value your loyalty to Mancarella Chiropractic. I consider us all part of a family as well part of the community. I know this is stressful times but with our collective support, caring for each other and efforts in fighting this virus we-will overcome the crisis.
Most importantly let’s pray together for a speedy and full recovery for all those affected by this virus as well as for all the doctors, nurses, aides, first responders and all others who serve the community to stay healthy and safe as well.
Dr. Antonio MancarellaMancarella Chiropractic is an integrative care center. We prioritize our patient’s healing process by combining a variety of different techniques and modalities to achieve the best results we can for each patient in the least amount of time.
Back and neck pain, headache, and the other conditions we treat may be a result from trauma from a single event or repetitive daily activities. Improper lifting, overuse, poor posture and ergonomics create muscle tension and weakness leading to muscular imbalances that eventually cause pain.
Mancarella Chiropractic is conveniently located in the City of Poughkeepsie. When you arrive to the office a detailed history both of present and past conditions is taken. An examination will be performed including orthopedic and neurological testing in order to determine the cause of the condition. There will be a discussion on daily activities both home and work to see whether there are any contributing factors or modifications that can be made in order to speed your recovery. Sometimes there are simple changes that can be made that have a major impact on how you feel.
Sometimes treatment requires the coordination of effort between multiple specialties. Dr. Mancarella also works well with other healthcare practitioners within the community including primary care Physicians Orthopedist Neurologist Neurosurgeons Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist.
The office has convenient hours including early morning hours and late evening hours to accommodate most work and family schedules. Most people are seen within a 24 hour period. Dr. Mancarella participates in most Health Insurance plans including Major Medical, HMO’s, PPO’s, Worker’s Compensation