New Wellness Center Provides Telemedicine Care at Safeway in Bowie Town Center

Lanham, Maryland – On August 28, Doctors Community Health System opened a Wellness Center in the Safeway at Bowie Town Center.  This new program combines personalized medical care with advanced telemedicine technology.                          

Located in an office next to the store’s pharmacy, Doctors Community Health System’s Wellness Center provides acute episodic medical services and wellness care.  In addition to specially trained medical personnel, patients will be evaluated and treated using advanced videoconferencing technology.  It allows patients to consult remotely with a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practices in the area.  The center also has special equipment used to provide comprehensive assessments and examinations.  Two examples are its videoconferencing and advanced diagnostic tools that transmit data securely and in real time to physicians.

As Dr. Sunil Madan, chief medical and population officer, explained, “Within most industries, there is an increasing demand for high-quality and convenient services. Health care is no exception.  Our Wellness Center gives people easy access to excellent medical diagnosis and treatment services at an affordable price.  At the same time, this center can help people better manage many chronic diseases and receive important health education.  And as a result of making people healthier, we can also decrease healthcare costs in our community.”

Except on holidays, the Wellness Center is open Mondays – Fridays, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Walk-in appointments are available and each visit costs $49, which is covered by many insurance plans.  People can receive treatments for colds and flu, ear aches, fevers, infections, minor cuts and burns, nausea, pink eye, rashes, sore throats and sprains.  Also, some of the center’s services include pregnancy tests, diabetes screenings and routine blood pressure screenings.  In coming months, the center will have a nutritionist available who can shop alongside shoppers and educate them about reading nutrition labels and selecting foods based on specific health goals.

“Now, Bowie residents can add ‘health check’ to their Safeway grocery list,” Dr. Madan stated.  “They can get their milk, apples and a diabetes screening – all at the same convenient place.”

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Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County.  At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills.  Also, the hospital has been rated as a high-performing facility for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018 and designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:

Ambulatory Surgery
Breast Health
Diabetes Care
Digestive Disease Care
Emergency Services
Imaging Services
Infusion Care
Orthopedic Services
Primary Care
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Program
Sleep Center
Surgical Services
Transitional Care
Wound Care

For more information, visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).