By Timothy Howard, DO I currently have a solo, private practice with several offices in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Southeast PA, outside of Philadelphia. The area I am in is some of the hardest-hit areas in Pennsylvania with COVID-19 due to being in a metropolitan area as well as proximity to New Jersey … Read more My Rheumatology Practice during COVID-19: Pennsylvania
Sorting out asymptomatic/pauci-symptomatic transmission and the importance of masks in the office and in life This week we would like to bring your attention to a couple of articles published on the asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. We think this is a really important concept and reinforces the high importance of continuing to wear masks and social … Read more Cassie and Len Calabrese’s COVID-19 Corner: Issue #6
This week in addition to our ‘picks’, I want to remind all United Rheumatology members to feel free to reach out to me or Cassie (or both) for challenging issues that COVID may have brought to your practice or your lives that we may be able to assist you with. We clearly don’t have all … Read more Cassie and Len Calabrese’s COVID-19 Corner: Issue #5
By Suneya G. Hogarty, DO, FACOI It’s been almost two months since my last posting. “COVID time” passes both quickly and slowly, as each day brings new challenges and situations, requiring creativity and flexibility. Living in the “now” is certainly a useful skill set and one that I am honing! We have now brought back … Read more My Rheumatology Practice during COVID-19: North Carolina
Additional Resources For Rheumatologists
- Current Progress in Adapting Practices to COVID-19 Dr.Laster
- The CDC provides information to lead practice leaders through a risk assessment.
It can be accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/assess-manage-risk.html.
- An algorithmic approach to decision making in such circumstances can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/public-health-management-decision-making.pdf.
- An example of how one member practice is communicating with their patients and staff: Practice Document.pdf
- Guiding Principles from the American College of Rheumatology for Scarce Resource Allocation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Hydroxychloroquine
- Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
Dr. Alvin Wells, a UR Medical Policy Committee Member answers questions on converting to Telemedicine for the Rheumatologist