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Surviving COVID: How Physicians are Providing Vital Care and Keeping Practices Open

Patients often form strong and long-lasting bonds with their care providers and COVID-19 has drastically altered that ever-important doctor-patient relationship. Visits have moved online and fear of the virus has some patients skipping care altogether. This raises three concerning questions for physicians: how are patients with chronic diseases managing their treatment without regular in-person care; are patients putting their lives at risk unnecessarily by delaying care and screenings; and how will their practices survive through the pandemic so they can continue caring for their communities?

Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the American Medical Association, and a practicing allergist/immunologist, joined Chip to discuss how private physician practices have been handling COVID while caring for their patients and how Congress is helping.