Members in the Media
Dr Nwando Anyaoku speaks on the state’s response to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, including the reopening of K-12 schools.
Board member and Public Health Chair, Dr. Amish Dave, VM Institute, WSMA, Washington APC and Indian-American Community Services discuses Covid-19 Vaccination FAQ’s
Listen to former King County Medical Society President, Dr. Teresa Girolami, discuss Covid-19 on KOMO News radio.
Dr Rajneet S. Lamba discusses upcoming Racism in Medicine CME and new KCMS platform that allows physicians to engage in conversations about racial disparities in healthcare
Dr. Amish J. Dave and Seahawk’s Tyler Lockett Discuss Myths and Facts About Flu Shots
“What we need to do for masks is make it enough of a norm so people not wearing it stand out rather than the reverse” Fred Rivara, MD, MPH talks with the New York Times about convincing people to wear masks.
Dr. Elisabeth Poorman, who is the chair of the newly formed Physician Wellness committee, was a guest on NPR. She helped answer questions about seeking medical care in the pandemic.
Will James with KNKX (a public radio station and member of National Public Radio) interviewed KCMS physicians about WA state’s adult vaccination. Described as “incomplete” and “inaccurate,” the lack of a comprehensive database is leading some to worry that the current system may complicate efforts to eventually vaccinate for COVID-19.
Dr. Mark Vossler’s Seattle Times op-ed re the pandemic and the upcoming special legislative session.
“Lamba and other health care providers are struggling with one of the hardest consequences of the coronavirus pandemic: a ban on most hospital visitors, just when patients most need the support.
Crosscut article from KCMS Board of Trustees member, Dr. Daniel Low, and Dr. Tiffany Wang on how guidelines for coronavirus care may either exacerbate health disparities or increase health equity.
KCMS President and EvergreenHealth Internal Medicine Hospitalist, Dr. Rajneet Lamba, discusses early clinical experiences with COVID-19. KCMS Member, SHM Chapter President and Associate Regional Medical Director of the Franciscan Inpatient Team, Dr. Therese Franco hosts.
KCMS Member and EvergreenHealth Hospitalist Dr. James Kuo shares the emotional experience of a physician and his family living and working through the first COVID-19 outbreak in the nation.
Advice from KCMS member, Dr. Thomas Green, on self-quarantine and social responsibility during this difficult time.
Interview with Dr. Francis Riedo, Dr. Jeff Tomlin and Dr. Ettore Palazzo
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, is quoted in CNBC at a press conference with Governor Inslee (below), “The number of cases doubles every several days and we’ve had multiple instances of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities where vulnerable persons reside. We expect a large-scale outbreak in weeks and this will be a very difficult time”.
Member physician Dr. Susan J. Baumgaertel was interviewed for the Washington Post at the very beginning of the outbreak.
Facts Not Fear – A Coronavirus Conversation with Dr. Girolami
Solo practitioner and former KCMS Board President, Dr. Teresa Girolami and KCMS Member Dr. Richard Kaner have been on KING5 News television regularly. You can find the various segments, “Facts Not Fear” above.
Former KCMS Executive Director, Kristina Larson, had an Op-Ed published in the Puget Sound Business Journal and has asked that it be shared with the membership. The Op-Ed is on the topic of surprise billing.
Treat the severely mentally ill humanely and society benefits
Dr. Don Ross, Chair of the Mental Health Committee, shares some of his views on the state of mental health through the lens of a psychiatrist. Read his recent Op-Ed to the Seattle Times.
Co-hosted by KCMS Member and Physician-Wellness Committee Chair, Dr. Elisabeth Poorman, this webinar provides lessons learned and best practices from both the inpatient and outpatient front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Dr. Fred Rivara honored as “50 Changemakers of Public Health”