• Thoughts on COVID-19

    Posted in Scope Summer 2020 on Jun 23, 2020

    To me, it is amazing how life is so different now then when I wrote my last article for the scope. That was back before the ACA was cancelled, and seems like years ago, though in reality it was only a few months ago. Let me start off by saying that I have been lucky. I live in an area that did not have extremely high numbers of COVID-19, and thankfully the infections and deaths have been low. I want to acknowledge that each death from this disease was a person who had family and friends. Their loss has touched the world and is devastating. My thoughts and well-wishes go out to their family an...

  • Pandemic and Protesters

    Posted in Scope Summer 2020 on Jun 23, 2020

    I would like to take a moment to respond to this time of racial turmoil, civic unrest, and the Covid-19 pandemic. As the country is going through all these stressors, I want to see our college united in striving for inclusiveness. As healthcare providers, it is engrained in our training to treat all people with the respect and dignity they deserve. Patients turn to their physicians for support and guidance especially during times like these.

    Over the past several months, the Covid-19 pandemic found most of us scrambling to find a new normal. I know my practice volume diminished drastically du...