National Doctor’s Day During COVID-19
It’s been 30 years since Congress passed the resolution designating March 30th as Doctors’ Day. Every year we recognize the valuable contributions physicians make in the lives of individuals and entire communities.
This year’s celebration holds special significance, given the global healthcare crisis we are experiencing.
From the very beginning, physicians sprung to action to help halt the spread of COVID-19. These brave frontline men and women are doing what they have been called upon and trained to do – taking care of patients, often at great personal cost.
Physicians and other healthcare workers are working long hours away from their loved ones, all the time knowing their lives are at risk, yet they do this with conviction and passion because, in the end, saving lives is what they do.
During this time of crisis, we inherently understand the scope of the Hippocratic Oath doctors take. Many doctors work long hours in grueling conditions, and in some cases, retired physicians have temporarily rejoined the workforce to help treat sick patients. Additionally, in some communities, mental health professionals are offering their services at no cost.
Our nation’s healthcare system is responding to in an exceptional situation, as is the case with the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors are leading the efforts to contain the spread of the disease, especially in high-risk groups, and to take care of those who fall ill.
Honoring our Partners
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said some groups have an increased vulnerability to the disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, responsible for COVID-19.
Among these high-risk individuals are patients diagnosed with chronic diseases, including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and asthma.
Another vulnerable segment of the population are patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and psoriasis.
Many physicians have kept their practices open during this time of crisis to ensure their patients have access to the treatments they so desperately need.
How Our Physicians Are Helping the Community
Private practice physicians are arming themselves with the most updated, accurate, and helpful information required to treat chronic disease patients diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as keep other patients and staff safe.
As a leader in the in-office biologic infusion therapy management industry Altus Infusion has the privilege to work alongside some of the most dedicated medical professionals.
We salute and celebrate them every day, but on National Doctor’s Day, we hope you will join us in extending our gratitude and admiration to all doctors whose bravery, compassion, and dedication help keep our communities healthy.
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