March 20, 2020
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Physician Responsibilities in Disease Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics
Dr. G. Richard Holt, professor emeritus and clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, examines both the public health and ethical issues associated with the current novel coronavirus infections and explains the differences in disease outbreak, epidemic, and pandemic in the context of this current health crisis. He also discusses some of the current health protocols and offers insight into ethical issues involved in the necessity to contain and isolate possible exposed individuals when implementing the public health protocols.
A Pandemic Situation: SARS 2 COVID-19
Drs. Andy Mohan and Deepak Mohan team up to discuss the current pandemic from a frontline and technology perspective with star guest Mr. Aneesh Chopra, who is the former and first Chief Technology Officer of the United States appointed by former president Barack Obama, President of CareJourney, and author “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.”
Mental Health Perspective on Coronavirus
Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan will discuss issues related to mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include managing anxiety, how to deal with social distancing and isolation, how to talk to children about coronavirus. Also will discuss how treatment can be optimized so that mental health services are available to those who need it virtually.
Fireside Chats with the Troops on the Frontline of COVID-19 Pandemic: Childhood Food Insecurity
SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman is joined by Dr. Holly Danneman who shares her experiences of working with GO Pantry, a nonprofit organization that provides food for children in Northern Kentucky when schools are not open. She offers insight into how these types of programs have been affected in multiple ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as physicians’ roles in feeding children within their communities.
COVID-19: The Perspective of a US Citizen Living Abroad
James Lowery, a US citizen living in Cyprus, shares with SMA his experience of being abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses how the country is addressing the Coronavirus, including the guidelines for sheltering in place. James also offers insight into accessing health care as a noncitizen during this time.
Rural Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Blakely discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rural healthcare practices, including considerations and unique challenges in caring for the South’s patient population, as well telemedicine’s role and the way care is being delivered. She also provides insight into how this crisis has permanently changed rural health.
COVID-19 Infection and Surgical Patients
Dr. Iyoob Ilyas discusses the effect of the coronavirus on surgical patients. He will provide insight into why elective surgeries are being canceled or rescheduled, how emergency procedures are being addressed, and will offer recommendations for patients who develop surgical complaints.
Fireside Chat: Treatment of Addiction and Maintaining Sobriety During a Time of Pandemic and Isolation
In this latest episode of Fireside Chats with the Troops on the Frontline of COVID-19 Pandemic, SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman, a family physician who treats chemical dependency is joined by Mike Foster, a licensed chemical dependency counselor, to discuss the struggles of treating addiction and maintaining sobriety during a pandemic. Helpful tools and resources for healthcare providers are also outlined.
COVID-19 Management in a Nursing Home in Southern California
Dr. Meena Makhijani will discuss the COVID-19 response in her practice, how they have been able to manage the situation in nursing homes, how technology has changed her practice, and what the new norm looks like moving forward.
Fireside Chat: How Anxiety and Depression Have Changed in Our Patient Population
In this podcast, SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman and licensed therapist Jaclyn Replogle discuss how anxiety and depression have changed in the patient population throughout the COVID-10 pandemic and how providers might assist those patients. In addition, coping techniques, methods, and resources for both patients and healthcare providers are detailed.
COVID19 : Perspective from a Surgery Resident working near the NY/NJ Epicenter
Today we’re talking with Ryan Fahy, a general surgery resident working at a hospital in Connecticut. Ryan attended Medical School at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola University, in Chicago. Ryan and Randy met at the ice rink in Pelham Alabama where we played beer league hockey together. Yes, we have hockey in Alabama! We crossed paths on a Facebook thread last week where we discussed the pandemic. We decided to take our conversation offline to learn about what he’s experiencing and to take a peek into the research he’s doing on COVID19.
Providing Critical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID19 pandemic faces providers with myriad challenges. Dr. Jason Wagner highlights the salient clinical features of critically ill patients with COVID-19, reviews the various treatment approaches, and touches on the various challenges that the future holds.
Testing for COVID-19: Perspective from Abbott, Industry Leader in Infectious Disease Testing
In the podcast, we are joined with 2 executives from Abbot that is an industry leader in testing of infectious diseases. The goal of this podcast is to provide an overview of COVID-19 testing. We will further discuss current challenges and misconceptions related to quality and availability of tests. Lastly we will discuss the importance of serology testing and managing high risk populations.
Peeling Back the Scabs of Socioeconomic Inequity and the Mental Health Impacts of a Pandemic
This discussion explores common causes for the rise of mental health issues during a pandemic environment, avenues for seeking treatment, how the perception of telehealth has changed since the pandemic began, how to address and improve the disparity of socioeconomic inequities facing the most vulnerable communities to COVID-19, and what is being done to identify and mitigate increased stress and higher levels of anxiety to workers in the healthcare field.
George Floyd Autopsy Findings, CMS Autopsy Guidelines, and COVID-19
In our newest podcast, we are joined with Pathologists Dr. Bennet Omalu and Dr. Deepak Mohan. We will go through an in depth, scientific analysis of the George Floyd autopsy findings and what the current autopsy guidelines are under CMS and how COVID-19 has changed the world of pathology. This podcast will be moderated by Fred Newmark and Andy Mohan.
*Provided by the CDC
*Provided by the CDC