Greetings to all my patients,
In mid-February I got seriously ill with bacterial sepsis (and almost died) and was hospitalized at the University of Utah for 8 days due to abscesses in my low back, and both legs. During this time, I had surgeries on my low back and right leg and started on intravenous antibiotics. Since my discharge from the hospital, I was showing slow and gradual improvement until early May. Unfortunately, the infection in my low back caused progressive damage to the upper lumbar discs with subsequent destabilization of my low back. Therefore, I underwent a low back surgery on June 14 to stabilize my low back and I am progressively improving since then!
Doctors are not supposed to get sick – but I did! So, I apologize for the inconvenience of my illness upon the care and treatment of so many of my patients -- and ask that everyone be patient with me. For now, the clinic will have limited hours from 8:15 am to 1:00 pm Monday thru Friday –during which time the nurse practitioner, Paula, will be seeing patients and addressing any medical questions and concerns. Dr Scoville will be available for consultation and/or telehealth visits as needed and plans to be released by his doctor to return to the clinic by July 14 -- and in due time the clinic will eventually be open full time.
For those patients whose medical needs and concerns are not being adequately addressed at this time by me and my staff, I direct you to your primary care provider on a temporary basis. But if this is not satisfactory, then here are the names of other professionals with expertise in dealing with rheumatology needs in the area as follows:
Ananda Walaliyadda, MD, 711 Rigby Lake Dr 114, Rigby, ID (208-234-1300)
Thank you to all those who have been and continue to be patient with me and my staff.
June 21, 2021