Personal Physicians
David Katzman, MD & Jennifer DeLaney, MD Internal Medicine Specialists
Physicals Beginning to Return to Normal
As Dr. DeLaney wrote in our newsletter on Monday, we're starting to see a slight return to normalcy as vaccinations continue to increase in our area. Since our staff and doctors have been vaccinated and many of you are now also vaccinated, our office is taking a step towards normalcy as well! If you are fully vaccinated (two weeks or more after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or your single dose of Janssen J&J), you may now schedule your yearly physical just like it's 2019 again! So you would have two options:
  1. An hour appointment in the office with no virtual portion. You may schedule your bloodwork prior to the visit as well, so your results would be ready at the time of your office visit or
  2. If you prefer, you may continue the hybrid model: a virtual visit followed by an office visit the following day or shortly there after. Bloodwork would be performed at the time of your office visit.
For those who have not received the vaccine, physicals will continue to be scheduled using the hybrid option. 
If it has been over a year since your last physical, please call our office to schedule an appointment (although we ask that you please don't all call on Monday morning.) Since we anticipate an influx of physical appointments for those catching up from this past year, we appreciate your flexibility with scheduling. Please let us know if your need is more urgent though.
It feels good to begin to get back to normal!
COVID Vaccine Available Soon for Phase 1B Tier 3
Missouri announced that beginning Monday, March 15, residents in Tier 3 of Phase 1B will now be able to receive the COVID vaccine. This tier is for critical infrastructure workers and includes:
  • Education: Teachers, faculty, and staff in public, private, and nonprofit pre K – 12
  • Childcare: Faculty and staff in a DHSS or DSS-licensed facility providing basic care to children
  • Communications Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide communications services
  • Dams Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide services in the dams sector related to critical water retention and control services
  • Energy Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide energy services, regardless of the energy source.
  • Food/Agriculture Sector – initial: Employees of certain food production and processing facilities, and related operations, prioritizing mass food production, distribution, transportation, wholesale and retail sales, including grocery and convenience stores where groceries are sold; includes veterinary services
  • Government: Elected officials in any branch of government at the state, county, and/or municipal levels required for the continuity of government; members of the judiciary at the federal, state, and/or local levels required for the continuity of government; employees designated by the federal government that fall within the state’s vaccine allocation responsibilities; other designated government personnel required for the continuity of government
  • Information Technology Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide IT services
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that work in this sector
  • Transportation Systems Sector: Employees in the transportation systems sector including aviation, highway and motor carriers, maritime transportation systems, mass transit and passenger rail, pipeline systems, freight rail, and postal shipping
  • Water and Wastewater Systems Sector: Employees at public, private, and/or nonprofit organizations that provide drinking or wastewater services
A Couple of Billing Items
It's very helpful for Tonya, our accountant, if you include the invoice number with your payment. This allows her to know whom to apply the payment towards properly. Thank you for your help with this!
Also, if you're having trouble accessing using the payment button in their email, please try clicking on the link included in your invoice. Sometimes this has worked better for our patients. Please email Tonya if you have any trouble or questions on this.
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11709 Old Ballas Rd. Suite 101, St. Louis, MO 63141

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