Coronavirus Disease 2019 – or COVID-19 – has stressed medical care in Sedgwick County like no other situation in recent decades. Hospitals, the Sedgwick County Health Department and physician practices are increasingly stretched beyond capacity with limited resources.
The Medical Society is engaged in the issue and is here to help provide resources to its member physicians. We are working closely with the health department to ensure there is consistent, accurate messaging.
MSSC members also are playing key roles in gathering and disseminating information and recommendations, including Dr. Garold Minns, Sedgwick County’s chief medical officer. MSSC also worked with Sedgwick County leaders to investigate the possibility of creating a testing site.
In this issue, you will find a number of physician resources, including guidance on handling the influx of patients who want testing, how to protect yourself and your staff, what kind of supplies you should have on hand, and how to take care of your mental and physical health.