The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 pm.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Dr. Matthew Frieman and Dr. David Marcozzi discuss coronavirus

COVID-19: Facts, Fiction, Education and Preparedness

While the first several laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been announced in Maryland, healthcare experts are urging the public not to panic, but to prepare and be educated.

Healthcare providers are preparing around the clock— focused on ensuring our patients, families and staff are protected - in anticipation of additional cases of COVID-19 in Maryland.

Dr. Matthew Frieman, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Dr. David Marcozzi, UMMS COVID-19 Incident Commander, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will be guests on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” program on Monday, March 9 at 7 pm discussing the facts and fiction of coronavirus.

Do you have a general question about coronavirus? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or e-mail your question to