Alerts & Closings

ALL PATIENTS:

Updated 3/31/20: As COVID-19 becomes more widespread across the nation and in our community, GMA remains committed to being here for our patients and to maintaining your health. In an effort to encourage efforts to “stay at home”, we are transitioning all routine visits (Annual Physicals and followup visits) to telemedicine visits. Our office staff will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment to discuss the most appropriate option for you to connect with us. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera we should be able to connect virtually using FaceTime or Zoom. Otherwise, a phone visit will be sufficient, given the circumstances. We will continue to see urgent patients who need to be evaluated in the office using the same protocols to isolate respiratory illnesses, as outlined previously. In addition, we will also evaluate sick patients using virtual visits when appropriate. Our drive through lab draw process has been very successful and will continue for annual physical labs, as well. Please Be Safe, Stay at Home, and call our office if you have any medical concerns.

Updated 3/23/20: In recognition of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and its effect on our community, we continue to update our measures to help protect patients, staff and the community.

All patients with respiratory symptoms including cough, cold, fever or shortness of breath will continue to use the side entrance on Henry Street.  If exam rooms are full, patients may be asked to wait in their car and will be called when an exam room is ready.  They will be given a mask and evaluated using appropriate precautions. Patients with respiratory infections will be assigned to designated exam rooms that are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each use. These patients will remain in the designated exam room or quarantined area for their entire visit.  All other areas of the building including the lab and the front lobby are being maintained as “clean” areas.  In addition to our usual vigorous cleaning procedures, we are also performing electrostatic disinfection treatments throughout the office daily.

Patients being seen for non-respiratory issues will continue to be separated from patients with respiratory symptoms.  In an effort to practice social distancing, we are pleased to offer “virtual” visits for appointments that do not require an in-person evaluation (routine follow-up, wellness visits, and acute issues that do not require a physical exam, labs or imaging).  If you have a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera we will assist you through the simple procedure to connect virtually at the time of your visit.  If you do not have the ability to perform a virtual visit, we can perform many services over the telephone, given the current circumstances.   We are also offering drive through lab draws in the parking lot to obtain blood work prior to Annual Physical Exams.

We ask that patients please call the office for an appointment prior to coming.  Based on updated recommendations from the NC Department of Health and Human services, our general protocols for patients with respiratory symptoms will be as follows:

  • Evaluate patients with respiratory symptoms using a phone, virtual, or in-office visit, as appropriate based on each patient’s symptoms.
  • To conserve Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Cone Health is no longer providing drive-through COVID-19 testing. Since the tests may take 5-7 days to return, testing low risk patients with mild symptoms is no longer recommended.
  • ALL persons with fever (subjective or above 100.5) and respiratory symptoms (regardless of whether COVID-19 testing has been performed) should isolate themselves until BOTH of the following conditions are met:
    • At least 7 days since symptom onset

AND

  • At least 72 hours after symptom resolution (absence of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication and improvement in respiratory symptoms)

GMA is here for our patients and we always have a physician available on call after hours and on the weekend to provide guidance.  If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath you should call 911 and go to your local emergency room for evaluation.

Please continue to monitor our website (www.guilfordmedical.com) as processes and procedures will continue to evolve and updated information will be posted there.

Thank you for your trust and confidence in the physicians and staff at Guilford Medical Associates, PA.

Closings or Delays:

Changes to regularly scheduled hours due to severe weather conditions will be posted here and also on the WFMY News2 website under closings & delays.

The office will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Office Hours:

Office hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday.

After hours care is available Weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 7:30am through 6:00pm

For a non-emergency appointment please contact our office at 336 621-8911 or through the patient portal.

Welcome to Guilford Medical Associates

Guilford Medical Associates has been a part of the Greensboro medical community for more than 50 years. We have nine physicians, all board certified in internal medicine and some in additional areas of specialization. As physicians and staff at Guilford Medical, our goal is to help you maintain optimum health by providing care which is efficient and comprehensive, yet personalized and caring. Recognizing that you as our patients are our most important asset, we are committed to courteous, confidential and timely service.


Our Services

We provide comprehensive internal medicine care for adults and adolescents over the age of seventeen. Our in-house services include primary care, laboratory, x-ray, bone density, disease management and referral coordination. Several of our physicians also provide nursing home care for the community.

LABORATORY INFORMATION

Our walk-in lab is open from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed for lab work.

DIABETES CARE

We have a Certified Diabetes Educator available for all aspects of diabetes care. Patient goals to be covered are blood glucose monitoring, foot care, medications, nutrition and activity management.

OSTEOPOROSIS CARE

With a skilled team of professionals, we are able to perform DEXA scanning and/or result interpretation.

ANTICOAGULATION CLINIC

We have Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners certified in anticoagulation management available to monitor patients requiring chronic anticoagulation.

CHRONIC DISEASE CARE

We have expertise in providing patient education and medication management for a number of chronic disease states to improve patient health.

HOSPITAL ADMISSION POLICY

For the last 50 years the physicians at Guilford Medical have remained committed to providing continuity of primary care to our patients across all spectrums of care: in the outpatient setting, in the hospital and at select skilled nursing facilities.