We at Maryland Endocrine are closely monitoring the information and recommendations about COVID-19. We have transitioned to telemedicine for our patients. We will offer this to all our patients, unless we believe that they urgently need to be seen in person. We are able to offer telephone visits and telemedicine via HIPAA compliant video conference.
Any patient who has symptoms of an active respiratory infection or had close exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19, needs to reschedule their appointment. Anyone with signs of an active respiratory infection who does come to the office will be rescheduled. We do not have the capability to test for COVID-19.
Please know that Maryland Endocrine is making significant efforts to provide the most accurate information to our patients and to protect both our patients and staff.
We will continue to exceed all OSHA standards to maintain a safe and healthy environment to our patients, families, and employees. Our response to COVID-19 is no different.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- People who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others should use facemasks. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
- Practice social distancing
- Call to reschedule your appointment if you or someone in your household is sick. Help us prevent the spread of the virus.
Information and updates related to COVID–19 can be found on the Center for Disease Control’s website (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html)
Also local information can be found at the County website
Health Department Coronavirus Line 410-313-6284
American Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.org/coronavirus-covid-19