To Our Patients: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What a very different world we have just in the past week. We understand how stressful this is- emotionally, medically, and financially. I am reaching out to communicate with you and the rest of our patients to hopefully help guide you as best I can. Through television, radio, internet news, and social media, we are bombarded with information every minute, and it is difficult to know what information is accurate. As a doctor with a background in scientific research, I believe in making decisions based on known or proven facts, not on hunches or conjecture. When it comes to your health, PLEASE consider the source of your information. For instance, you may have heard recently about a particular actor with a large social media following alleging he had a cure for the coronavirus. Or you may have heard that a particularly well-known professional baseball player was consulted on how to handle the pandemic. If I want to be entertained, or want to improve my batting average, I would consult with those people. If I have concerns about what medication to put into my body, or how to improve a worldwide public health crisis, I would prefer consulting with someone who has devoted their life to researching those topics.
That being said, I would encourage using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov) as your main source for information. It is straightforward, science-based unbiased advice regarding this particular strain of coronavirus, COVID-19
To further assist you, we are adjusting our office policy. We are keeping the office open for your health needs, but we are restricted from scheduling certain surgeries at the Paoli Surgery Center and Main Line Health Hospitals (injuries/fractures, and cancer cases are permitted) to help conserve limited resources, and limit your unnecessary exposure unknowingly to the virus. In our office, we are wearing masks, pre-screening patients, measuring temperatures on everyone (including staff), further spacing appointments, having patients wait in their cars to reduce proximity, and arranging telemedicine (video appointments) when possible. Of course, we continue to disinfect our exam rooms between every patient, much as we always have been doing. We may not be able to immediately answer your phone call, but we will return your calls.
Sorry for such a long message, but I needed to share all of this with you. Please be smart and stay safe!
Christopher Hove, MD
Dr. Christopher Hove in Paoli, PA, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. He focuses his plastic surgery expertise on refining areas such as the eyes, brow, nose, lips, cheeks, ears, neck, and chin. In addition to surgical procedures, he also offers a range of non-surgical treatment options, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®. Whether you want to improve a scar, remove skin cancer, or achieve a more youthful appearance, Dr. Hove and his team can help you reach your goals.
At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide patients with a memorable experience. Our plastic surgery center is led by Dr. Hove, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, who tailors each procedure to your needs and goals. From welcoming staff to exceptional results that restore your self-confidence, your comfort and satisfaction are our priority.
You made me a better version of myself. You took away all the flaws without changing my natural look. All I can say Dr. Hove is that you are a true artist and skilled surgeon. Thank you again for giving me all that I could ask for.
I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me. You have made me feel so much better about myself. You are truly the kindest and most caring doctor I've ever met. I cannot thank you enough!
Dr. Hove brings his love and talent for drawing and painting to every surgery he performs. His artistic talent was one of the factors that originally drew him to the field of plastic surgery, and it continues to be an asset to this day. It allows him to fully envision the three-dimensional outcome of a cosmetic surgery procedure.
Some of his artwork has been published in medical texts and journals, something few other surgeons have achieved.
Drawing by Dr. Hove
I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.