Posts for: April, 2020

April 02, 2020
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The poem below was shared with a PCMS physician whose friend, a critical care physician, has posted it in his intensive care unit. It is titled “When this is over.”

“When this is over, may we never again take for granted:

A handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbours, a crowded theatre …

Friday night out, the taste of communion, a routine checkup, the school rush each morning …

Coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring, each deep breath …

A boring Tuesday, Life itself.

When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be …

we were called to be …

we hoped to be and may we stay that way …

better for each other because of the worst.”

We are grateful to our colleagues who serve on the front lines of the global COVID-19 crisis or work in hospital settings. We value your personal sacrifices and want to do our part to support you and this community.

We commit to doing everything we can to keep patients out of the hospital and urgent care facilities:  

  • We remain open for urgent, acute, or highly symptomatic dermatology and plastic surgery conditions, e.g., skin cancers with high morbidity or metastatic potential, rapidly spreading rashes, and any conditions that may be urgently concerning to another medical provider.*
  • We will serve as a resource to you for any dermatologic or plastic surgery consultations. Our physician team will be available 24x7 (personal emails and cell phone numbers below) for phone consultations.
  • We provide telehealth consultations for all patients who need an evaluation, so that patients can remain at home.
  • We are happy to assist if you are interested in setting up telehealth.

Most importantly, we want you to know that you are not alone. Please let us know if there is any other way we can serve you and your patients. Email [email protected] to be connected directly to me.


Vinh Chung
Vanguard Skin Specialists