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Local Upper Marlboro Family Doctor Turns to Telemedicine

Local Upper Marlboro Family Doctor Turns to Telemedicine

During this pandemic, many of us have been rethinking how we visit healthcare offices. Local Upper Marlboro Doctor Alain G. Champaloux and his staff would like you to know that they remain open and available to take care of all of your medical concerns, including referrals for COVID-19 testing. Dr. Champaloux is associated with MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and has been located in downtown Upper Marlboro for more than 20 years.

For those who are reluctant or unable to come into a physical doctor’s office during these times, Dr. Champaloux and his team of physicians are now offering telemedicine appointments. Telemedicine is the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult with patients by using HIPAA-compliant audio or video conferencing tools, such as smartphones. Telemedicine can also be done with a simple, old-fashioned, phone call.

Telemedicine technology allows the patient to stay safely in the comfort of their own home while speaking with a physician. This practice is being advocated by both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), who state that telemedicine is an important tool in the fight against COVID-19 because it allows medical professions to monitor patients and reduce risks of them spreading the virus by traveling to hospitals.

“It makes me feel good when I am able to talk with my patients, listen to their concerns, and help them feel better,” Dr. Champaloux said. “That’s especially true now, when people are more worried than ever about their health, and they want to be seen by someone they trust.

“Even after all these years, interacting with my patients re-affirms my reasons for becoming a physician,” he added.

Interested in setting up a telemedicine appointment with this trusted, longtime Upper Marlboro physician? Reach out to Dr. Champaloux’ s office at 301-627-3500, and a member of their staff will contact you to set up an appointment over the phone with a physician.

Dr. Alain Champaloux, MD
14314 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 627-3500