COVID-19 | A letter from Michael Riebman, M.D., President of MPCP
To Our Valued Patients,
What each of us are experiencing as a result of this COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the way we approach what used to be “ordinary” tasks, such as shopping for groceries, or a “visit” to your doctor’s office. We at Maryland Primary Care Physicians understand what you and your family are going through. We have always taken pride in our commitment to your health and to our community, and especially during this crisis, we want to remind you that we remain committed to both.
All of our offices remain open, and through “virtual” telemedicine visits we have found we can follow-up with most of you for any issues you may have. This includes acute issues, as well as follow-up on most medical conditions, including your routine health maintenance visits. At the same time, our offices remain open to see those patients that require a face-to-face visit, and we have made every effort to keep our offices safe environments for you and our staff. We continue to keep our waiting rooms empty and practice social distancing, except when close contact is required for your care. All our staff are using appropriate masks and PPE at all times, and as long as they are available we will provide you with a mask also (if you do need to be seen and you have your own mask we encourage you to bring it, since we are still experiencing an international supply issue).
Labs within each of our offices remain open, providing you with the same rigorous safety precautions we are taking for our face-to-face visits, having reserved our limited supply of n95 masks for our lab staff. Additionally, we have opened a draw station at our Central Laboratory, located at our Arundel Mills office location, with a separate entrance to accommodate patients who would feel more comfortable getting their bloodwork done without having to go into their doctor’s office.
I want to thank you for placing your trust in us for your primary care needs. During this difficult time, we are here for you. Whether it’s questions about your routine health, concerns over the COVID virus, symptoms of the disease, or depression or anxiety issues, your trusted and caring providers are only a phone call away.
Please stay safe.
Michael Riebman, M.D.
President, Maryland Primary Care Physicians