Pacific Integrative Oncology, formerly the Clinic of Natural Medicine, is actively monitoring and preparing for the potential spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities. We are taking advanced cleaning measures to ensure the safety of our patients, many of whom are receiving cancer treatment.
If you are feeling well, but have general questions about testing or COVID-19, please visit the Oregon Health Authority or call 211. Non-emergency calls during normal business hours can call 541-682-1380. These resources offer helpful information on avoiding the coronavirus, symptoms, what to do if you think you might have the virus, and more.
Please be aware we DO NOT have testing kits onsite for COVID-19. If your symptoms are mild, we are recommending patients stay home and rest. However, if you have severe symptoms or are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.
Effective March 23, Drs. Dunn and Niesley will only be available for telemedicine appointments. This ensures you do not have to leave the house and possibly be exposed, and still provides you with the care you need.
For patients who have insurance coverage, PLEASE call your insurance company and inquire about ‘telemedicine’ coverage with either Dr. Michelle Niesley or Dr. Stacy Dunn. We will be using the platform https://doxy.me/ which is HIPPA compliant and used by thousands of other practices nationwide. If you DO have telemedicine benefits, please let us know so that we can send an invite and do your visit remotely. This will be similar to a “zoom’ call, FaceTime, or other call when you can see the person you are speaking to on your screen.
For patients who want supplement refills–we ask that you call ahead to be sure we have the supplements in stock. We will have front desk staff answering phones, and helping our doctors stay on top of information arriving from referring providers. Please call us at 541-338-9494 or email [email protected] (at least 2 hours before coming to the clinic), and we can put your supplements together for you. You pay over the phone with a credit card, or to bring a check, and we can run your supplements out to your car (like an old-school drive in).
In addition, we know many of our supplement manufacturers are currently running low on immune-boosting supplements. We are asking patients to consider using FullScript so that you can get your supplements delivered directly to your home, and you do not have to leave your house during this time. Please simply reply to this email and your doctor can sign you up for FullScript. Please DO NOT use third-party sellers. Fake products could cause real harm to our patients, many of whom have immune systems that aren’t as strong as they once were. Products from third parties do not have the guarantee of being tested for potency, heavy metals, bacterial or fungal contamination, or appropriate ingredients. In times of high demand, fake products flood the market, making it even more important to be sure you are getting what you ordered. FullScript is owned and operated by one of the supplement distributors our clinic uses frequently.
Please remember prevention is key. Stay home, wash your hands frequency, get adequate sleep (7+ hours), exercise moderately, and eat a diet that is full of fresh fruit, vegetables, and lean protein. DO NOT eat a ton of processed foods, drink a lot of sodas, or binge on sugar–these make it more difficult for your immune system to function optimally.
Yours in health,
The Doctors and Staff at Pacific Integrative Oncology (formerly the Clinic of Natural Medicine)