APP Physicians in the News Discussing COVID-19

Recently, several of our physicians have been featured in media outlets across the country to discuss a variety of topics concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


Hospital Prepares for COVID-19
Below, Dr. Brad Harrison, APP Regional Medical Director, shows how his team at Banner Desert and Cardon Children’s Medical Center prepare for a potential influx of patients with COVID-19.

 


 

Stress Being Added To Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Systems
In a NBC Dallas Fort-Worth report, Dr. Robert Hancock, APP Regional Medical Director and president-elect for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP) is interviewed about the possibility of COVID-19 patients from rural communities being sent to hospitals in Dallas and Fort Worth, adding stress to their hospital system.


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Protective Gear Shipment May Not Be Enough In a NBC Dallas Fort-Worth report, Dr. Robert Hancock, APP Regional Medical Director and president-elect for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP) is interviewed about the third of three scheduled shipments of protective gear from the federal government arrived in the DFW area, and how it may not be enough.

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Lack of Testing in Texas Hospitals
In a recent Texas-Tribune article, Dr. Robert Hancock, APP Regional Medical Director and president-elect for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP) is interviewed about the lack of rapid testing available in hospitals and ambulances, where doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are left to make difficult decisions about patients with other conditions who are struggling to breathe.
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How Tennesean Doctors Are Dealing with COVID-19
The Tennessean recently interviewed Dr. Sullivan “Sully” Smith, emergency department physician at client Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN, about his and his staff’s fortitude about combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chicago ER Doctor Makes Plea
In a Chicago-Tribune commentary piece, Dr. Heather Dieperink, emergency physician at client Vista East Hospital in Waukegan, IL makes a plea to celebrities to stay at home, allowing valuable coronavirus tests to be used for hospitalized patients.
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People Are Avoiding ERs in Houston
Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein, APP’s Executive Medical Director for Texas, was recently interviewed on Fox Houston and the AARP about the growing trend of people avoiding emergency rooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the AARP Article Here 

Watch the Fox Houston Interview below:


 

Delaying Emergency Care During COVID-19 Pandemic a Worrisome Trend
Dr. David Darrigan, APP’s Regional Medical Director for the TrueParters Region, was interviewed by Fox News 12 about the dangers of delaying medical emergencies due to fears surrounding COVID-19.
Watch the Video Here

 


 

Medical Director Makes Plea For Those with Heart Attack or Stroke Symptoms
In this article, Dennis Durelle, MD, FHM, and APP’s Executive Medical Director for Hospital Medicine, shares the importance of seeking treatment in the emergency department if you have heart attack or stroke symptoms during this pandemic.
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