July 15, 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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 Health Disparities in the American South
Pandemics can amplify health disparities; for all its strengths as a vibrant, multicultural region, the American South is still grappling with the legacy of policies that perpetuate social, economic, and health disparities. This interview highlights these disparities and offers insight into what all stakeholders, including policy makers and healthcare providers can do to address this issue.