Panic at Presby: Patients Going to Other Hospitals For Care

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DALLAS -- Ebola mania is at an all time high. Everyday we get hit with one Ebola story after another. It's enough to make you feel a little queasy.

It's no wonder with everything going on, people are panicked at Presby.

“Patients are afraid to come to our campus,” said Dr. Jay Staub. His OBGYN  practice, Health Central Women's Care, is located in the Margo Perot building on the Presby campus. Which is too close for comfort for some of his patients.

“We’ve had a number of cancelations from our offices, for routine care. We’ve had patients who are pregnant and due to deliver soon call the office to ask about alternatives of other hospitals they might go to, to deliver," Dr. Staub said.

Dr. Staub is trying to reassure folks that there is no danger. The building where his practice is located isn't even connected to the hospital where Ebola patients are being treated.

“It's not always the patients. The patients who we have a relationship with trust their doctors, but they are getting pressure from their family members, from friends who are telling them not to go to Presbyterian,” Dr. Staub said.

So, what do you say? Are you willing to take your doctor's advice?

“There is no worry. There is no reason not to keep your doctor appointment, or to deliver your baby at the Margot Perot Center at Presbyterian Hospital," Dr. Staub said. "We are safe, we are secure, there is absolutely no risk.”

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