To Patients at Rheumatology Associates of Baltimore:
We have been monitoring the recent events concerning the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and have been following multiple reliable agencies including the CDC and Maryland State Department of Health. We intend to keep our patients updated with information as we obtain it to keep everyone apprised of the changing picture.
Our advice to all patients is to contact their primary care physician if you start feeling unusually ill. We are available to you as well so please feel free to contact us and we will try to advise you through our staff, including medical assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians. For those individuals who are taking biologic medications or are immunosupressed, it is recommended that you avoid any airplane travel and avoid large crowds.
Please do not come to the office if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have symptoms of fevers, cough or shortness of breath. Upon arriving at the office, you may be asked several additional questions upon check-in concerning your health and history of recent infections. We will attempt to help each patient based on each persons's circumstances. We will continue to monitor both telephone calls and the patient portal concerning questions. Expect to receive further communication through the patient portal.
Lastly, if people want to obtain more information from websites, these tend to be helpful and are updated regularly:
Thank you for you your patience as we work through this trying time.
The Clinicians and Staff of Rheumatology Associates of Baltimore