Appointments are currently available for all providers today, or within a day or two. This is a great time to catch up on that annual physical or well-child exam you’ve been putting off. Follow-up visits for diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions are typically required every 3-6 months, especially if you take medications. If you’ve been waiting to see your favorite provider at MedPeds, this is an ideal time to get an appointment. Most visits can be accommodated with telemedicine however, we anticipate schedules will fill quickly once the office fully re-opens (we do not know when that will be), so call today!
THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE COVID-19? If you’re having difficulty breathing call ahead before going to an emergency room. If you’re not having difficulty breathing, you may have COVID-19 or the flu or something else. You may feel really awful, have a fever, body aches, cough, and respiratory symptoms, or you may not feel sick at all. Your provider can evaluate you if you schedule a telemedicine visit.
TELEMEDICINE - Most “office” visits of all kinds will be done via telemedicine. Telemedicine is covered by all insurance companies doing business in the state of Maryland. You will receive an email when the provider is ready for the visit. Using an iPhone, iPad, Android, or PC/MAC with camera, click on the link in the email to join the provider. If you see a screen telling you to download an app, do not download. Instead, click on the other link to start the visit using your browser.
IN-OFFICE VISITS - A small number of pre-screened patients, such as well children requiring critical vaccines may be seen in the office, if accompanied by ONE well parent. Neither the child, nor the parent may have had a fever in the prior 48 hours. These patients will be seen physically far apart from each other in the office space. A nurse will admit you to the office as the door will be closed.
CAR VISITS – After first having a telephone visit, the provider may ask you to return for a car visit. Only the provider may schedule a CAR VISIT. Our staff may not schedule car visits without provider approval.
LABWORK – Our in-office lab is closed. If you need labs, an order will be sent to Labcorp or Quest where you can go to have labs done.
NO WALK-INS - during this time.
COVID-19 TESTING – The CDC and the Maryland Department of health currently do not allow MedPeds to do COVID-19 testing at this time, and they have strict guidelines (https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.23.2020-Sec-Neall-Healthcare-Matters-Order.pdf) on who may be tested elsewhere in the state. Only the following quality for COVID-19 testing in Maryland:
The following link directs to an excellent article that explains the COVID-19 pandemic and how it spreads: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
In the meantime, the following tips can help keep yourself and your family safe:
Please feel free to download the MedPeds Coronavirus Letter for Employers from the Patient Resources page: http://medpeds.net/content/3-patient-resources/medpeds-coronavirus-letter-for-patient-employers-03.18.2020.pdf
MedPeds has served adult and pediatric patients since 1999. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of healthcare and compassion. Medpeds adopted electronic health records in 2004, well ahead of the pack. In 2013, MedPeds received the prestigious HIMSS-Davies Ambulatory Award for healthcare IT. While we use technology to make your healthcare experience more efficient, we never underestimate the importance of maintaining that down–to-earth human touch. MedPeds - Where compassion meets technology for a healthier you!
If you need to pick up forms or other non-appointment reasons, we suggest you call by 4:00 PM Mon - Fri or by 10:00 AM on Saturday to be sure someone will be here.
Walk-in appointments will resume once the current Coronavirus situation has passed.
Call us at (301) 498-8880. Our advice nurse is not available on weekends, however we do have an on-call physician available for emergencies.
Patients whose insurance requires that their blood be drawn by LabCorp may do so in our office building at the LabCorp office on the basement level. No appointment is necessary. If planning to arrive after 5:00 pm, please call that day to make sure the lab tech will be until 6:30 pm. We occasionally will close early.