Updated August 6, 2023

Valley Internal Physicians cares for many patients who are elderly, as well as those with significant underlying medical conditions. These are the very populations at highest risk for severe complications from COVID-19 infection. Fortunately, we are experiencing a drop in cases throughout the U.S.

Effective April 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health no longer requires that masks

be worn inside healthcare facilities. However, they are still recommended.

Patients are being scheduled in-office appointments, however we will convert these to telehealth appointments for patients with cold or flu symptoms, or those with known exposure to COVID.



Vaccination against COVID-19 has been shown to be overwhelmingly effective and is our best strategy for ending the pandemic. We are aware there have been reports of complications from the vaccines, but considering the sheer number of doses that have been administered, the statistical likelihood of having one of these complications is exceedingly low. We are also aware of considerable disinformation surrounding the vaccines, but rest assured that we practice evidence-based medicine, and our recommendations are based on science published in the medical literature.


For those infected with the virus, there are effective treatments that can help prevent the progression to severe illness.

This page will be updated regularly. In the meantime, please refer to the following websites for the most accurate and up-to-date information:

        •    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

        •    Riverside County Department of Public Health

        •    World Health Organization (WHO)