We are actively monitoring and preparing for the Coronavirus in our communities.
For specific questions about your symptoms or contacts, please all our triage line by calling 410-552-5050 ext 182. This line is available from 7:30am to 3pm on weekdays. You will need to leave a message and you will receive a call back within 2 hours. Please await a call back and do not come in to the office unless advised to do so. We may decide to treat you via telephone under certain circumstances.
You may notice that in our office if anyone exhibits a respiratory illness or looks ill, they will be asked to wear a mask and complete a questionnaire. If high risk, that person will be isolated into an exam room quickly to lessen exposure to other individuals. If you are immunocompromised or elderly at age> 70 years old and have a routine visit scheduled, you can call our office to reschedule your visit to a later date.
LifeBridge Health, as our home and local hospital system, is also keeping up with updates to this website.
Here are some basic tips:
- Hand-washing is your best self-defense against the spread of germs. As a backup, use the antibacterial hand sanitizer. Make sure after using soap and water that you use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and to open doors.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. We do this often so be vigilant!
- Substitute hellos instead of fist pumps or hand shakes. Please feel comfortable not participating in any bodily contact can assist in lower transfer of germs.
- Please stay home if you are not feeling well, especially if you have a fever, are coughing or sneezing or are experiencing shortness of breath. Take extra time to recover in the beginning so that you can lessen the course of the illness. You may want to consider if you need to call the office for further advice if you are concerned about contact exposures.
- Help us by being vigilant. If you have traveled to any of the countries where there are outbreaks of the virus, please follow guidance on the CDC website.
- We have mandated that all staff members and providers to wash their hands often with soap and water between patients, particularly after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing.
- For now until we get a handle on the spread of COVID-19, Aim to avoid mass gatherings or unnecessary travel where you will be in close proximity to others (within 3 feet) without the ability to move away. This is the buzz word of “social distancing” and why many large events and schools have canceled.