COVID-19 and TELEMEDICINE
We at Maryland Endocrine are offering 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 strongly encourage this for all patients.
Any patient who has symptoms of an active respiratory infection, flu like symptoms or has had close exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19, must 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.
Due to COVID-19 we ask that all patients coming to the office for an urgent visit or lab draw to wear a mask or face covering. This has been recommended by the CDC . Due to our low patient and personnel traffic in the office we are still able to offer safe lab draw visits. Please call ahead to the office to make a lab appointment.
See this link to make your own facial covering. CDC link to make your mask
Another article on making your mask potentially more effective NPR article
Face Shields adding benefit JAMA article