During this global health emergency, we remain focused on maintaining continuity of care to our established patients, and welcome new patients for all dermatologic conditions. Please see below for answers to many frequently asked questions.
Is the practice open?
Yes. The practice has remained open continuously during this health crisis, while adhering to stringent safety protocols to protect the wellbeing of our patients and staff. Now that Governor Larry Hogan has announced the return of non-urgent care, we are scheduling full body examinations, visits for non-urgent conditions and some elective procedures. We continue to see patients remotely via Telehealth and encourage you to use that platform when possible. We are opening in phases, with a reduced schedule so that we have more time to disinfect between patients and can keep the number of people in the office at any one time to a minimum. We plan to increase appointments as soon as it is safe to do so.
My appointment in March or April was canceled because it was considered to be non-urgent. How long do I have to wait to be rescheduled?
Dr. Skelsey has added dates in June to specifically accommodate patients whose appointments were involuntarily postponed
Are cosmetic treatments, like lasers, fillers or chemical peels available?
You can arrange a cosmetic consultation via Telehealth with your favorite provider. We can review your regimen and give advice for what you can do for your skin while you’re at home. Show us everything you’re using; we’ll advise on the best way to utilize what you have and give recommendations for what to add. As a bonus, you’ll receive 20% off any products purchased from our Online Store on the day of your visit.
What are you doing to keep my in-office appointment visit safe?
Our entire team is dedicated to safeguarding everyone’s health, especially that of our patients. We are taking many proactive measures, including:
- limiting the amount of staff in the office to achieve effective social distancing
- installing plexiglass sneeze guards at front desk and between work stations
- installing HEPA/UVC air cleaners in all exam rooms and waiting area
- daily screening and temperature checks of every staff member upon entering the office
- screening patients for covid-19 symptoms prior to arrival and temperature check before entry
- requiring all staff and patients to wear masks
- disinfecting high touch surfaces throughout the day
- deep cleaning the office at the end of each day
- removing magazines and newspapers from the waiting area and exam rooms
- continually monitoring CDC for best practices on infection control
What should I expect when I get to the office?
You will ring the doorbell at our suite, #820 and one of our staff members will check your temperature. If there are 2 people in the waiting room already, you may be asked to return in a few minutes. We ask that you come alone unless physically unable to do so.
As we seek to limit your time in the office, please complete all forms and update your insurance and demographic information prior to your arrival.