We are a group of 8 clinicians, including 4 Adult Rheumatologists, 2 Combined Adult/Pediatric Rheumatologists and 2 Physician Assistants practicing in Howard County, Maryland.
As a group, we provide comprehensive evaluation and management of musculoskeletal and systemic inflammatory diseases within the specialty of rheumatology for both adults and children. We are each board certified in our specialties (see About Our Doctors and PA page). Also, several of our doctors have been voted as Top Doctors for both Baltimore and Washington service areas by our peers in the medical community.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID AND OTHER VIRAL ILLNESSES
(As of October 16, 2023)
Through the most difficult time of the COVID19 pandemic, we were able to maintain essential services to our patients at Arthritis Care Specialists of Maryland including office visits, in-office infusions, joint aspirations and injections and new patient consultations. Our office staff has been vaccinated but may continue to wear masks for direct patient contact. As of December 1, 2022, face masks are optional in our office but only necessary if you have a viral illness or are aware of a recent exposure to the COVID Virus.
Telehealth has proven to be extremely helpful for maintaining routine care for our patients, allowing assessment of status, medication refills, dosage adjustments, medication changes if necessary, ordering laboratory monitoring studies and deciding on further testing, if indicated. Telehealth visits are still available on a case by case basis, but fortunately have been less necessary. (See below)
If you are currently suffering from an acute respiratory illness with coughing, breathing difficulty and/or fever, please reschedule your appointment for a time when you are recovered. Please consider contacting your PCP or going to an urgent care clinic or the emergency room depending on the severity of your acute illness. Do not come to our office as we do not have viral testing kits or the capacity to handle patients arriving with acute respiratory compromise.
Information regarding treatment of our patients using telehealth
Given your health or exposure risks, it may still be appropriate for you to stay home and to do our virtual appointment with you via an internet-based telehealth visit. We continue to use a program called Doxy.me. This may be accessed using your computer, smart phone or tablet, provided that it has a built in camera and microphone. Be sure that you know which email address you want us to use and that you have provided that to us in advance. We will send the link for the Doxy.me meeting to you via that email.
A few minutes before your scheduled telehealth appointment, simply click on the link in the email or copy and paste it into your browser. You will then be asked to type your name followed by a request to enable video and allow use of the device's microphone. This will open a screen that will automatically run the video launcher program and put you into the waiting room while you wait for your doctor to join you.
1) Doxy.me works best if your default internet browser is either Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox. You may have trouble if using Microsoft Edge or Internet Exployer.
2) Be sure that your parental controls or antivirus settings aren't set to block programs from running or accessing audio and video.
Please call our front desk (410-992-7440) if you have any questions or problems.