“The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time to work in medicine. My fellow family medicine colleagues and I have been redeployed to the frontlines in the emergency department and on the hospital wards, while continuing to follow-up with our clinic patients virtually. New information about the virus is being shared every day, and keeping up has become a full-time job.
Personally, the pandemic has hit close to home. I have lost a family member to COVID-19 and have been unable to visit my grandmother who is currently in hospital.
Many of my patients are living through similar situations. Learning from my personal experiences, I try to speak regularly with my most vulnerable patients and families to keep them connected and let them know that I’m always here if they need me.”