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.
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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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APP Physician Encourages Arizona to: Test, Trace & Isolate
In this op-ed piece in the Arizona Daily Star, Dr. Quinn Snyder, APP Director of Arizona Regional Operations, addresses the rise of infection rates and hospitalizations in Arizona due to COVID-19 and offers his solution on how to contain the virus.
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As Restrictions Ease, Hospitals are Staying Vigilant to Protect Against COVID-19
Dr. Daniel Crane, ED Medical Director at Merit Health Wesley and APP Regional Medical Director, spoke with WDAM7 about the steps his hospital is taking to keep patients safe from COVID-19 and how patients shouldn’t delay going to the emergency department for time-sensitive health issues.
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COVID-19 are up in Houston, but Houston Methodist Hospital is still prepared
Dr. Jeremy Finkelstein, Executive Medical Director-Texas, recently did a segment on his local CNBC station where he talked about the large number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas, what it’s like to work on the front lines, and that Houston Methodist Hospital is still prepared to handle COVID-19 patients as well as others with medical emergencies.
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Physicians address Arizona’s Rise in COVID-19 cases
Dr. Quinn Snyder, Director of Analytics and Arizona Regional Operations, participated in an NPR article where physicians addressed the link between the critical rise in Arizona’s COVID-19 cases and end of the stay-at-home order.
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COVID-19 Lessons from HotSpots
APP physicians Dr. Aric Bakshy and Dr. Beau Briese are highlighted in this New York Times feature article addressing the COVID-19 surge at Houston Methodist (Houston, TX) facilities. Working in one of the nation’s current “hot zones,” physicians in Houston have been turning to colleagues in New York to identify some of their lessons learned from treating patients during the state’s March coronavirus surge.
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APP Physician Discusses Premature Re-Opening During COVID-19
Dr. Quinn Snyder, Director of APP Analytics and Arizona Regional Operations, was invited to discuss the pandemic outbreak in Arizona, another one of the country’s current hot spots. In this segment on BBC World News, Dr. Snyder touches on the state’s potentially premature re-opening based on several models and the challenges Arizona hospitals are facing.
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