Medical Expert Dr. Ben Stong of KALOS Plastic Surgery Gives Tips on Radio Stations Across the U.S. on Visiting a Doctor Safely During COVID-19

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Dr. Stong explained how he has put an extensive system in place at his offices in Atlanta to protect his patients and staff, including tests kits and PPE that he purchased from his own sourced suppliers, and ending use of their waiting room.

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Not all doctors and med spas are going to use the same protocols, and I wanted to explain that patients need to confirm that their doctor is undertaking certain precautions before they visit his or her office. It’s a matter of life and death, stated Dr. Stong.

Internationally renowned expert surgeon Dr. Benjamin Stong, MD gave interviews in May to radio stations across the U.S. to explain what patients should take into consideration when deciding whether to visit a doctor during the COVID crisis. Stations that interviewed Dr. Stong included WYTX FM and WSAT-AM in Charlotte, KKVI-FM and KRLD-AM in Dallas, KMA-AM/FM in Omaha and KVTA in Los Angeles.

Dr. Stong’s list of "Things to Ask Before Visiting Your Doctor” includes:

  • Does your doctor have test kits?
  • Are they using waiting areas?
  • Is everyone on their staff wearing gloves and masks?
  • Is your doctor available for a virtual consultation?
  • Can you doctor renew your prescription without you going to the office?

"I felt it was important to speak out on how to safely arrange for medical care in the middle of this horrible pandemic,” stated Dr. Stong. "Not all doctors and med spas are going to use the same protocols, and I wanted to explain that patients need to confirm that their doctor is undertaking certain precautions before they visit his or her office. It’s a matter of life and death.”

Dr. Stong also stressed in his interviews that COVID-19 is still quite unknown and evolving and that therefore everyone should continue taking certain precautions until widespread and reliable testing is available and/or a vaccine is created and available.

Dr. Stong and his whole team at KALOS are committed to using safety protocols and remaining vigilant when it comes to sanitation, screening, visitor restrictions, masking, as well as all additional guidelines from the CDC. Also, Dr. Stong stresses that with virtual medical consultations, patients can still gather facts, ask questions and meet confidentially with their doctor. This special service allows doctors to provide the same personalized care that is offered with in-office visits and should be taken advantage of.

About Dr. Ben Stong:
Owner of KALOS Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Benjamin Stong is dual board certified and fellowship trained in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stong graduated from the University Of Alabama School of Medicine and then attended Emory University where he finished his internship in general surgery and residency at the Emory Department of Otolaryngology. He combines his training, experience and talent to generate superior outcomes in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Stong has earned numerous accolades and recognition, including the Castle Connelly Top Doctor award for consecutive years.

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