These continue to be trying times for all of us. Please know that we are here for you and are seeing patients in the office and by tele-medicine encounters. Many of you are overdue for routine care and need a visit. We have made changes in our office for in-person appointments. See our home page for details.
You should be avoiding exposure to the virus by practicing social distancing (at least 6 feet apart), wearing a mask (required by all businesses in Texas), washing your hands, and decontaminating surfaces. You should avoid large gatherings.
Dr. Jones is using Doxy.Me for telemedicine, online visits. You can click on this address to reach the site: https://doxy.me/drjayjones. No apps or downloads required.
Many of you have questions and the situation is changing. However, most questions have already been answered at one of the following websites:
Regarding “testing,” we do not have the capacity to test for the active virus in our office. You have to go to a testing site (see dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/testing.aspx for locations). We are drawing blood for the antibody under restricted circumstances, not just “because I want to know.” Most patients do not need an antibody test. If you desire the antibody test, please schedule an appointment. We are not giving out prescriptions for any specific treatment or preventive medication for COVID-19. So please don’t ask for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, dexamethasone, or any “anti-viral” agent.
More about Dr. Jones:
Dr. Jones is a Dallas native who knew from a young age that he would become a doctor. His father was his first teacher, taking him on house and hospital calls. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Southwestern Medical School, and Scott & White Clinic and Hospital. He started his practice near Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in July, 1988. He’s been married a long time, has five wonderful children, and serves the Lord at His church. With any free time, he enjoys sailing on Lake Ray Hubbard, playing tenor sax, and fixing things. He considers himself a country doctor in the big city. Dr. Jones is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons and maintains his membership in the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He has mentored aspiring medical students through the General Internal Medicine Preceptor Program for over 20 years.
Dr. Jones’s extension is 295. Adrea Henry is his medical assistant at ext. 274.
cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019 for up to date information about the pandemic.
heart.org for healthy living, exercise and nutrition information, and just good advice to stay well. If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, please visit often.
diabetes.org if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
cancer.org. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to helping people who face cancer. Learn about cancer research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education at cancer.org.
lung.org The American Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
alz.org The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
cdc.gov US government’s site about diseases, vaccinations, traveler’s health, etc.
medlineplus.org US government’s site about health topics including medications.