Edward Ellison, MD, executive medical director of Southern California Permanente Medical Group, shares how an integrated care system harnesses passion, innovation, and member-focused spirit to rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physician leader and infectious disease specialist Stephen Parodi, MD, writes that the nation needs to address the current health predicament by focusing on the sprawling underfunded, undervalued public health infrastructure.
By employing a targeted network of community-based partnerships, Permanente physicians can address patients’ social health and begin to achieve health equity.
The COVID-19 pandemic sparks memories of the Chernobyl disaster for a Permanente physician, and reminds her about the significance of medicine to society.
The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the medical community, increasing concerns over PTSD and moral injury rising among physicians and care teams.