Triangle Physicians for Women’s COVID-19 Policies

Detail Of A Government Document Detailing Guidelines For The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic; blog: Triangle Physicians for Women’s COVID-19 PoliciesAs the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact the United States, we’re all having to make adjustments to adapt to the rules and regulations set to protect us all. That means things will be a bit different when you visit the providers at Triangle Physicians for Women. 

We want our patients to know that we are here for them during this trying time. Our goal, as always, is to provide exceptional care with the utmost safety. To comply with federal and state guidelines, we are making some changes so we can keep serving you. If you are a current patient, please read our current policies and procedures.

What are Triangle Physicians for Women’s COVID-19 Policies?

The team at Triangle Physicians for Women is taking many precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and physicians. These are our current policies, but as the situation keeps developing, we may make changes.

We are making the following adjustments to our services:

  • We still see anyone who is not showing symptoms for all OB/GYN appointments.
  • We are offering telemedicine appointments when appropriate for patients who are unable to visit the office.
  • As of May 4th, we are resuming in-office appointments for annual exams and mammograms.

In the office, we are taking the following preventive measures and following social distancing guidelines for patient safety:

  • We are increasing our already stringent cleaning procedures in all spaces, including a thorough cleaning of exam rooms between each patient.
  • Patients coming in for appointments will be able to wait in their cars instead of entering the office to wait. When it is time for you to be seen, a staff member will call you so you can be taken immediately to your own exam room. 
  • All patients will have their temperatures taken before entering the office.

If you have the following symptoms, please do not visit the office. Call us at (919) 678-6900 to let us know you need to cancel your appointment:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • GI symptoms

If you can answer “yes” to either of these questions, we ask that you call (919) 678-6900 to cancel your appointment. 

  • Have you been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you traveled outside of the US in the past 3 weeks?

Guidance on COVID-19 During Pregnancy

Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is unknown whether or not pregnant people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than the general public. So far, it seems pregnant people have the same risks as adults who are not pregnant. 

However, pregnant people have a higher risk of severe illness when infected with viruses in the same family as COVID-19. So, it is recommended that pregnant people practice vigilance in protecting themselves from infection.

We have limited information about mother-to-child transmission currently. If you do get sick, it is unlikely that it would be transmitted during pregnancy, but after birth newborns are vulnerable to infection from person-to-person contact. If you have the virus, talk to your healthcare providers about whether or not you should breastfeed. There is no evidence at this time that the virus is transmitted in breast milk.

Steps for Protection

  • Avoid people who are sick or who have been exposed to the virus.
  • If possible, stay home unless you need to go out for something essential, like an OB/GYN visit.
  • Clean your hands frequently using soap and water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in addition to washing your hands or when you can’t wash them.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (countertops, cell phones, chargers, computer keyboards & mice, remote controls, light switches, bathroom surfaces) at least once every day.

Check the following links for more detailed information on COVID-19 and pregnancy:

Contact Us

If you have further questions about our policies relating to COVID-19, please contact the office at (919) 678-6900. We will be closed on April 10th, April 17th, and April 24th. Otherwise, we are currently open for regular office hours. Check our homepage for more information, as the situation is changing and adjustments may need to be made.

I think Dr. Grana and her assistant (Mandy) are the best. I have been going to TP4W for years – at least 20, and I have never been disappointed with the level of care I have received. I can be a challenge as my level for pain tolerance is low and they put up with me! I can’t help but highly recommend the practice to anyone looking for exemplary women’s healthcare.

Love love love Dr. Grana and her crew. Love going to Holly Springs office. The girls are the best from Lisa at the front desk to all the girls in the back. Your music and atmosphere is great. Thanks for making these appointments fun!! Yes believe it or not, fun!!!

Dr V and the office staff were all very professional, understanding, caring and very efficient. I would be happy to recommend this practice to friends, family and associates. – Barbara M. Lucas

My visit was great! & my past visit have all been great.Kristy helped me even with me being a bit stressed & in a hurry because I had to be seen & my job is super strict. Her urgency to get me seen was phenomenal. I even got to see Heather, she’s awesome & amazing. She helped deliver my baby girl a year ago. My whole family loves her and Dr Sheshadri. We actually can’t wait to get pregnant again hahaha. Everyone treats you with respect and always makes sure your okay & answers whatever questions you have before you leave. Even leaving a message for the nurses,they get back to you so quickly.  This practice really makes you feel taken care of.  We appreciate you all!  – Erika Hooks

My experience with the TP4W staff has been top of the line.  They helped me through three pregnancies and coached me through every step of the way.  Eternally thankful I chose TP4W.  – Britney

TP4W have such amazing doctors, midwives and nurses.  I cannot say enough about Dr. Grana and the rest of the staff for all the help, advice, guidance and medical care they provided me with all of my kids.  She made me feel safe and calm through both c-sections.  My routine care and pregnancy care have always been top notch and I would recommend them to anyone looking for an OBGYN.  – Brooke

We were honored to receive a hand written note..

Dr. Grana, Angie, Jessica, Heather, April, Sarah and the rest of the staff –

Thank you all so much for taking such good care of me through both of my pregnancies and births, especially my latest one on 10/29! most of yall know how nervous I was from having gone through a lot (to say the least) with my first in 2016. You all made me feel so comfortable and at ease before, during and after. And going through a touch year with my dad, you guys always asked how he was doing at every appointment, which was so thoughtful and beyond your job description. I know that you all see many women go through what i did each and every day and deliver many babies and perform many c-sections. But I hope you know how special Ruby’s delivery was to me. You all have amazing jobs! I cannot thank you all enough. Merry Christmas!

Love, Lucy

I have been going to TP4W since 2010/11 and could not be happier.

The staff, nurses, midwives, and doctors are all amazing. I have 2 sons, both delivered via cesarean by Dr. V. Every visit and every provider did everything in their power to give me the birth experience I wanted, and also ensure that myself and my babies were safe and healthy. Dr. V even did everything in his power to help me avoid my first c-section and VBAC with the second, but that turned out to be out of his hands and he was the absolute best surgeon. With my two pregnancies, I experienced a few scares and some unusual circumstances that would be too long and too private to write in a review, but every single hurdle was handled with grace, honesty, and professionalism. I am so thankful for the recommendation from a friend to come to this office. I can’t imagine ever going to another practice.

TP4W is amazing and I am so very thankful I found them 9 years ago!! Amazing partnership between midwives and doctors, sweet nurses and front end staff, and relaxing environment. I literally recommend them to all my friends! I look forward to my appointments and feel like I’m going to catch up with old friends.

I’ve always had wonderful experiences at TP4W. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough in their care. April delivered my son and I can’t say enough wonderful things about her. She is patient and compassionate. I had the best labor and delivery experience thanks to her. I do and will continue to recommend them to my friends and family!