FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — A local dad has been providing small emergency services like stitches for Frederick County residents out of his plastic surgery practice. Dr. Guy Cappuccino sat down with ABC7’s John Gonzalez to discuss why he made a switch during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was actually my wife’s idea”, he says.
“She said people are so scared to go to the E.R, why don’t you open your office to bring people in for what we call lumps and bumps.”
The Maryland doctor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Cappuccino, was forced to shut down his office during the peak of the coronavirus. He quickly scrambled to assist his community.
For months now, he has been providing small emergency services for residents who are fearful of hospitals and to help free up beds in emergency rooms.
“It’s not the typical when you fall off the monkey bars at school. It was more like we built a slide from a piece of plastic off the ottoman down the stairs. I’m not kidding, that’s a true story,” he chuckles.
Social media and word of mouth proved powerful. The loving husband and father of four, who is also the band director at his church, found himself very busy.
But he knows how important these services are for families.
“In light of what we see going on in the world, a lot of us feel powerless between the social issues and the pandemic. The one thing we always have control of is how we raise our family. And so I’m very proud to be a dad who is trying to raise children who are good loving members of the community.”
Dr. Cappuccino’s office is up and running again, but he plans to continue these medical services.
“It’s so efficient, we are going to keep doing it.”