Dear USVI Community --

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact here at home, please know that the whole team at Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat, St. Thomas Sleep Center and Virgin Islands Sleep Center is concerned about your continued well-being. We remain open to answer phone calls and respond to emergencies but in order to protect the health and safety of our community, our staff, our patients and their families, we are immediately implementing the following:

  • If you feel sick, have respiratory illness or fever, cough or difficulty breathing, do not come to the office or go to the ER. If you are symptomatic, please call the Department of Health COVID hotline at (340) 776-1519 St. Thomas/St. John and (340) 712-6299 St. Croix.
  • Elective check-ups, elective surgeries, follow-ups and routine visits should be rescheduled. Ask yourself this simple question. Will postponing a minimum of 30 days cause a negative medical result? If the answer is “no” then please call us to cancel. Now.
  • We will only allow the patient into the office and waiting rooms. No additional family members (except 1 parent or guardian for minors) will be allowed. Others must wait in the car. If you have a question about this, please call first.
  • We strongly encourage any patient over 60 years old to reschedule their appointment.
  • No walk-ins, please!

We are closely coordinating with VI healthcare authorities and we will soon be issuing guidance for our telemedicine services for new and existing patients that will allow patients access to our physicians from the safety of your home.

We appreciate your flexibility and patience during this global health crisis. Please contact our office with any questions you may have by calling 340-774-8881 (STT/STJ) or 340-773-8801 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adam M. Shapiro, MD, M.A.S. F.A.C.S.
Joseph Ryan Smolarz, MD, M.B.A., F.A.C.S.