What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is a way to see your doctor remotely Instead of in person.   You can participate in a videoconference using a computer, tablet or smartphone and both you and your physician can see eachother.  You need to have internet access as well as a webcam or camera, and a microphone. Most smartphones are equipped with a camera and are capable of allowing you to participate in a teleheatlh visit.  You then can discuss all of your health issues as if you were in the office during a face to face visit.  During the COVID pandemic many of the prior restrictions on telehealth have been waived to make it easier and safer for patients to see their physicians. 

How Does it Work?

In order to keep patients and staff safe during the COVID19 pandemic we are offering telehealth as the primary means to see your health care provider.  If you need to make an appointment call the office and it can be scheduled just as any other appointment.  Patients will be seen in the office on a case by case basis during the pandemic.   


Prior to your appointment you will receive a phone call from our staff to review your medications, medical history, obtain vitals and verify that you have a working device and ready to sign in for the visit.  Prior to the visit you can download the free Zoom app onto your computer, tablet or smartphone using the link below. If you have provided us your email address you will receive an email at the time of your visit with the login information for Zoom.  If you provided us with a cellphone number you will receive a text message that you can click on and will open up the connection in the Zoom app.  The process will be easier if you have the Zoom app downloaded prior to your appointment.

https://zoom.us/download

Call our office for assistance at (410) 848-5250

Will My Insurance Cover Telehealth?

Check with your insurance provider. Most insurance providers are offering coverage of telehealth visits during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID19 Pandemic

We ask that all patients take extra caution during the COVID19 pandemic to protect themselves and those around them. Wearing a mask when in public places or when unable to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet has been shown to help stop the spread of COVID19.  Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.  You can obtain more complete information as well as a tool to check your symptoms on the CDC website using the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.  If you think you may have COVID19 please contact your primary care physician for more information.


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