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Medical Care: Are People Getting Non-Covid Health Care Needs Met During the Pandemic?

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At the beginning of this program, we will talk briefly with Maine CDC director Nirav Shah about the surging caes of Covid-19 in Maine.

Since the start of the pandemic, non-Covid medical care has had to shift gears—not only in how care is delivered to patients, but in how providers and patients have prioritized their health care. We talk about the repercussions of putting off routine or preventive care, how telemedicine is working, and how the pandemic is affecting those with chronic diseases and other serious health concerns.

Guests

Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Dr. Rob Chamberlin, chief medical officer, Accountable Care Organization, MaineHealth

Dr. Christopher Pezzullo, clinical director, Maine Primary Care Association

Jim Rogers, CEO, Mission Broadband and HealthConnect Networks

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Cindy’s first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo—where she walked past the cheetahs on the way to work each morning—to a food trends magazine.