Alerts & Closings

ALL PATIENTS:

EHR UPDATE 8/1/2021

We have some exciting news at Guilford Medical Associates!  On August 1st we are going live with a new, updated Electronic Health Record system.  The new system will help your doctor & the staff continue to provide excellent care while employing the latest technology.  As we continue to become more familiar and adjust our workflows to best leverage this new technology, please be patient. It may take an extra minute or two to fill in some additional information at first but it will be much more efficient than the old system. 

Thank you for entrusting your medical care to the doctors and staff at Guilford Medical Associates, PA.

GMA COVID Update 7/29/21

It’s been awhile since our last update but with surging COVID cases locally and nationally and revisions to the CDC mask recommendation we wanted to provide some guidance to our patients. First and foremost, we strongly recommend that anyone 12 and older should get vaccinated. Vaccines remain SAFE and EFFECTIVE at preventing COVID, reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID to your loved ones and neighbors, and keep you from getting very ill from COVID. The latest data indicates that 94% of people who are testing positive have not been vaccinated. Moreover, 97% of hospitalized patients with COVID and 99% of people dying from COVID have not been vaccinated. Clearly, vaccines work so please get vaccinated as soon as possible and encourage your unvaccinated family and friends to do the same. We continue to offer Moderna vaccines to any current GMA patient age 18 and older in our drive through clinics. Please call 336-621-8911 to schedule your appointment. Walk-in vaccines are also available at most CVS and Walgreens locations. Additional options to receive the vaccine are listed below.

Secondly, with the highly contagious Delta variant representing 85% of cases nationwide and recent surge in cases, the CDC is advising everyone to wear masks again when in crowded indoor spaces in areas of high COVID spread. This currently includes Guilford County and most of NC. We support this recommendation as we have recently seen positive cases with mild symptoms in vaccinated patients and in patients with prior COVID infection. It appears that vaccinated people with asymptomatic infection may also spread the Delta variant more easily than with earlier, less contagious variants. So, until we see cases declining significantly again we advise wearing a mask in higher risk indoor settings. This is particularly important for unvaccinated people and for those with compromised immune systems. Hopefully, with more precautions and increasing vaccination rates we can turn things back around soon but until then we agree with CDC guidance to be extra cautious. We will continue to require patients and staff to wear masks when entering our building.

Additional options to receive a vaccine include:

Guilford County Health Department:

Cone Health:

Pharmacies:

-Walgreens:

 https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19

-CVS:

https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

-Harris Teeter:

https://www.harristeeterpharmacy.com/rx/covid-eligibility

-Friendly Pharmacy:

https://www.friendlypharm.com/

Outside Guilford County:

Information for Health Departments in surrounding counties:

For additional opportunities in NC visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/find-your-spot-take-your-shot

For additional information on the COVID-19 vaccines visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines

 

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 eleven 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 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed for lab work ordered by a provider.

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.