The American way of training its doctors has been a long-standing tradition. The first two years of medical school are crammed with lectures, laboratories, and exams—patient contact is limited. In years three and four, medical […]
Have an increasing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the United States caused a healthcare staffing shortage this fall? Based on healthcare industry, media and staffing industry reports, the answer, most likely, is “yes.” [...] Read more
The stress-related toll of the pandemic is relentless. Anxiety, depression, increasing drug and alcohol use, sleepless nights, and suicides are sweeping across America. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey, more than half of Americans [...] Read more
At first glance, the future of primary care may seem unpredictable. For the most part, however, it will probably be an acceleration of changes already underway prior to the pandemic. Whatever the future has in [...] Read more
“An influenza pandemic has been expected by health officials for years, and one of the top concerns has been healthcare staffing,” according to a March 9 blog post by Terrey L. Hatcher with Relias. Hatcher [...] Read more
This is the final part of a six-part series on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired by a conversation with Interim Physicians Medical Director Ken Teufel, MD. Lesson #6: We Must Be Prepared for [...] Read more
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