Recently there have been announcements among various government leaders on the topic of whether it continues to be appropriate to wear masks in very specific settings, and asking that businesses such as ours continue to review our public safety and mask requirements. As a business providing important health care services to the community, we are committed to top quality care that also prevents the spread of any illness, including COVID-19.  While we respect everyone’s personal choices surrounding this matter, the nature of our work with our patients require that we work in close proximity of each other and therefore we believe it is in the best interest of our business to continue wearing masks until further notice.  These precautions are appropriate given the demographics of many of our patients that place them in what medical experts consider “at risk” groups that are important to us to keep safe and well.
We will revisit this policy once we have more time and information to evaluate the impact the executive order has on our industry and community.  In the meantime, we respectfully ask that while you are providing us the privilege of caring for you and your loved ones, that you please respect our mask policy. Masks are required on every individual in the building, covering the mouth and nose. 
We understand that this has been a trying time for all involved, and we are all ready to get back to normal as soon as possible. We are working hard to create processes that will allow us to do so shortly. We are confident that within a short time, if we can all work together, we will return to normal. We are very excited to see your smiling faces again, soon.

Memorial Day By Beth Lucas on May 31, 2021


This past year has been Memorial for all of us.  So as I sit here today planning to pay tribute to the heroes who have kept our freedoms in check, I wanted to thank each and every one of you, for helping us succeed during one of the most challenging periods any of us will ever remember.

We have supported each other to get through a difficult time together, and have done it with grace and care for each other. In return, I can only wish you all a wonderful holiday that I hope you have planned with your precious loved ones, to celebrate where we go from here - Some maybe you have not seen as much as you would have liked over this last year.

One thing we must remember as we continue to recover, is that none of the wonderful things that we celebrate today would be in our lives without those we sadly lost - those heroes who lost their lives protecting us and our freedoms. Their families deserve our time and attention and our gratitude for the tremendous loss that lies behind all the beauty in our lives.

Thank you for making the tremendous sacrifices.  Your honor is what makes our nation strong and worth protecting.

Let's celebrate today and take back some normalcy in celebration of our heroes - with a barbeque, a visit with friends and family, and most importantly, a moment of silence in gratitude of the heroes who made it all possible.

Thank you and Happy Memorial Day!



Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, Memorial Day, (originally referred to as Decoration Day) was declared a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It is believed that May 30 was the date chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. It became an official federal holiday in 1971 and placed on the last Monday in May.

One of the first observances occurred when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of fallen Confederate soldiers. The women placed some of their flowers on the graves of every American lost during the conflict.

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. It unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

Speaking of summer, we hope you have a fun and safe time. If you have any questions about how to keep your family happy and healthy, don’t hesitate to call or click. Also, don’t forget that sunscreen!

- Emilio M. Justo, M.D., Medical Director

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