Dear Colleagues,

Some of you have expressed concern that patients with chronic conditions are foregoing routine care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear of coronavirus has led to missed office appointments and skipped diagnostic studies. The consequences of this include poor control of conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, and kidney disease, and increased morbidity in the event of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Austin Public Health has created this bulletin to help remind patients to continue carefully managing their chronic health conditions. Please share this with your patients and post on your social media channels.

Thank you, and stay healthy,