Notes from the Front Line: Rapid Response in L.A.

Raghav Goyal and Ronni PearlmanWritten by Michael Ohkura, M.D.'18
The initial surge of coronavirus patients never quite slammed us in Los Angeles the way that we were expecting. We watched as NYC struggled to cope and wondered if we would be next. The U.S. Navy ship, “Mercy,” was deployed to dock in our harbor, and we raced to plan. As a second-year resident in the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program, I was on the family medicine inpatient service in the hospital when COVID-19 started becoming a very real concern. Read more...

Notes from the Front Line: Family Medicine Adapts

Megan MalgeriWritten by Megan Malgeri, M.D.'12
Coronavirus has certainly changed the way that I practice medicine. I work in family medicine, at a clinic that is the teaching site for family medicine residents. We are one of the busiest primary care clinics in Vermont - learners, preceptors administrators, providers and patients are always moving through our doors. Once the COVID-19 pandemic reached Vermont, this process of providing care and teaching needed to change, and rapidly. Read more...

Notes from the Front Line: Flexibility & Courage in the ED

Joseph RaveraWritten by Joseph Ravera, M.D.'10
Flexibility is a must for any emergency physician. We never know what the next ambulance is going to bring.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into a new paradigm. Instead of seeing pediatric patients, I’m in an outdoor screening area trying to treat low-risk individuals who may have COVID -19 in an effort to keep the ED as sterile as possible.Read more...