Gradual Steps to Reopen in Person Visits

Gradual Steps to Reopen in Person Visits

Fabio Echavarria, M.D., PA takes your safety seriously and has implemented new office protocols to keep, patients, visitors, and staff safe. We care about you and the communities we serve and want you to know what we can do together to help reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.


Our team members are prepared to follow the protocols by frequently monitoring the Federal, State, and Local government health agencies recommendations and the CDC guidelines for COVID-19. As well as what is happening in our region and local communities.

Safety Protocols

The following is a summary of our COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in effect when you visit our clinic.

Team members are required to check their temperature daily, wear appropriate personal protective equipment and practice social distancing.


The number of people in the practice at a certain moment is limited.


The waiting area now has limited seating with six feet between each seat.


All patients are screened by phone for COVID-19 and temperature checks before entering the clinic.

Pasos graduales para volver a abrir nuestra práctica

Performing proper hand hygiene before and after all patient contact.


Disinfecting high-traffic areas frequently, office surfaces daily and exam rooms after each patient visit with CDC approved disinfecting products.


Asking medical staff who are sick not report to work.


Providing hand sanitizer in each exam rooms and reception area for patients and staff to use as needed.


Requesting that patients who have fever and are symptomatic or have been exposed to COVID-19 to change their appointment for a telehealth consultation.

What you can do:

We ask you to help us reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 by taking these precautions to protect your health and the health of others.

 Stay home if you are having signs or symptoms of Covid- 19 and call to schedule a virtual visit. If you feel like you need to go to the hospital do not hesitate to go to the nearest.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Cover your mouth (preferably with a tissue) when coughing or sneezing and dispose the tissue properly.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Wear a face mask.

Prepare for your visit


Patients will be required to wear protective masks during their visit so please bring and wear your own mask.

Patients should come to their visit alone unless the patient required a companion or guardian’s care to support the office visit.

Bring your mobile phone to call us when you arrive for your appointment time.

Upon arrival please park and call 352-243-7495.  One of our staff members will screen you for COVID -19 and will let you know when we will be ready for you. 

 Please wait in your auto.

Prior entering the building a staff member will check your forehead temperature.

Temperature at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit patient have the option to have a virtual office in that moment or rescheduled appointment.

If a companion is necessary, it will be screened in the same manner as a patient.

Check in will be done virtually.

Before exiting your car, please secure your mask.

Pasos graduales para volver a abrir nuestra práctica
Pasos graduales para volver a abrir nuestra práctica

When you enter in the building, please make sure to keep a safe social distance of 6 ft or more from any other visitor, patients, and staff members.

No-touch Hand sanitizer is provided at the lobby, we ask all the patients to use it when you enter immediately the office.   Regular sanitizers are available in each exam room for you to use as needed.

One of the team member will be escorting you directly to an exam room or you might have to   wait in the lobby area that have limited seating with 6 feet apart; if the reception area is a full capacity this may necessitate patients to wait  in their cars at busy times.

A Certified Medical Assistant will take your vital signs, weight, and complete the triage.   The staff and providers will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment to reduce the risk of transmission for the Coronavirus and ensure your safety during visit.

Patient make sure to wear your protective mask.

After your Visit

 When you exit the building remember to avoid touching your face until you can wash your hands.
When you arrive home, wash your hands for 20 seconds or more as an additional precaution.

Our providers are available for Telehealth appointments.

Many conditions can be treated with virtual appointments easily from the security and comfort of your own home.

Visit our Patient Portal site to login and start getting more from your healthcare today!