Caring for our Community During a Pandemic
When COVID-19 first hit, we had to decide how our practice was going to respond. I spoke with every member of our team. We thoroughly weighed the risks to ourselves and our families against our commitment to our community and the oath we’ve taken as medical professionals. Not one person wavered in the decision to remain open and fully engage the crisis.
We made the necessary adjustments to our processes and our facility that allowed us to continue serving our patients and provide COVID-19 testing and treatment for our community.
We built a new dedicated exam area with a separate entrance and specialized air filtering system. Here, we can care for patients with COVID-19 without putting others at risk of infection.
My determination to remain open and to serve patients with COVID-19 has a lot to do with the fact that this is not my first epidemic. Early in my career, I was profoundly impacted by seeing so many young men and women my age dying from HIV. I fully engaged in that battle, working on the front lines from 1993-2000.
Today, intown Atlanta is our home. Until the COVID-19 crisis is over, we’ll continue doing all we can in our community to support our local hospitals and our nation’s well-being.