Richard G. Harris, MD, presented “The Effect of COVID-19 on Large Urology Groups: The LUGPA Perspective” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in March, 2020.
How to cite: Harris, Richard G. “The Effect of COVID-19 on Large Urology Groups: The LUGPA Perspective” March, 2020. Accessed Jan 2021. https://grandroundsinurology.com/the-effect-of-covid-19-on-large-urology-groups-the-lugpa-perspective/
The Effect of COVID-19 on Large Urology Groups: The LUGPA Perspective – Summary:
Richard G. Harris, MD, President of LUGPA and UroPartners, discusses the changes being implemented at large urology group practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He notes how surgery and radiation centers are only treating patients with strong suspicion of high-risk disease, and how patients undergoing current radiation treatment protocols are maintaining continuation of care, with added safety protocols built in. These safety protocols include: hypervigilance for patient and staff safety, including mandatory masks and gloves for all staff; mandatory temperature readings before patients are allowed in the clinic; and evaluating patients prior to clinic admission for possible symptoms of COVID-19. Lastly, Dr. Harris discusses the use of telemedicine in the clinic, and how he hopes regulations that make it easier to see patients remotely will stay in place once the pandemic is behind us.
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