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Cari ng Duri ng COVI D19& Beyond. . . Eve r yt hi ngc ha nge di nhe rbus i ne s st hi spa s t Ma r c hwhe nCOVI D19c a s e ss ur ge di nSa n Ant oni o.Be f or et ha t ,t heof f i c e swoul dc a r e f ora bout200t o300pa t i e nt spe rda y ,but Cor ona vi r usf e a r ss hr unkt ha tnumbe rdown t oa bout40. Thef i na nc i a li mpa c twa sde va s t a t i ng,a ndhowmode r nme di c i nei sbe i ng pr a c t i c e di se vol vi ngi nr e a l t i me .

“ Pe opl ewe r ea f r a i dt oc omei n. Weputr e s t r i c t i onsonwha tyouc oul dbes e e nf or ,mos t l y f ore me r ge nc i e s . Youge ne r a l l yc oul dn' tc ome i nt heof f i c e . Wedi dhe a l t hs c r e e ni ngs . We be ga nus i ngt e l e me di c i net oc a r e ,a ndt ha tt ook ge t t i ngus e dt of ora l li nvol ve d, ”s a i dBur ns Ba nks . Thevi r ust hr e a tf or c e dhe rof f i c e sa ndot he r st o s t r uc t ur ehowpa t i e nt sa r es e e na ndhowwor ke r s he l pt ha tpr oc e s s . Tha ti nc l ude st a ki ngpe opl e ’ st e mpe r a t ur e sa nd s c r e e ni ngpr oc e dur e sbe f or et he y’ r ei nc ont a c t wi t hdoc t or s ,f e we rpe opl ei nwa i t i ngr ooms , f r e que ntha ndwa s hi nga nds a ni t i z i ng,a ndi ns ome c a s e s ,s e ndi ngpa t i e nt se l s e whe r e . Whi l ei te nha nc e ds a f e t y ,Bur ns Ba nksf e a r si t ’ s unf or t una t e l ydi mi ni s he dt het r us t e dpr ovi de r / pa t i e ntr e l a t i ons hi pa ddi ng,“ Ij us tt hi nki tma deus notbea swe l c omi ngbe c a us ef ort hef i r s tt i me ,r a t he r t ha nt r yi ngt oi mme di a t e l yc a r e ,you’ r et r yi ngt o s c r e e n.Some t i me s ,you’ r edi r e c t i ngpa t i e nt st ogo s ome whe r ee l s e . Thepr oc e s si sge t t i ngbe t t e r ,but t hec a r ei sbe c omi ngl e s spe r s ona l . ” Oneoft hec r i t i c a le l e me nt sofc a r eBur ns Ba nks wa nt st of oc usoni nhe rne xtc ha pt e ri st hes ys t e mi c de f i c i e nc yi nme nt a lhe a l t hr e s our c e s ,e s pe c i a l l yi n Sa nAnt oni o’ smi nor i t yc ommuni t i e s .Bur ns Ba nks goe sont os a y ,“ We ’ r ede a l i ngwi t hyoungme nwho c ommi ts ui c i de ,s uf f e rde pr e s s i on,ha vea nxi e t ya nd t he s ea r ea l lt hi ngst ha tc a nbet r e a t e dwhi l et he y’ r e young,butpa r e nt sdon’ tha vet het ool s . The r ei sa t r e me ndousa ndgr owi ngde ma ndf ort hos eki ndsof s e r vi c e s ,a ndt ooof t e n,me nt a lhe a l t hi sa ddr e s s e dt oo l a t e . ” CoverStory|DoctorDi annaBurnsBanks

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