COVID-19 and Supplies
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Fears of shortages of critical health supplies like hospital gowns, masks and drugs are a big topic on every media channel. Public health leaders are concerned about reports healthcare professionals are running short of the personal protective equipment they need. Government officials are working to address the supply chain in time, and this week President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 to address predicted supply shortfalls. 

On Episode 4 of the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss how the current pandemic is putting the medical supply chain to the test and how this affects patients with chronic disease. 

Guest:

Marion Mass, M.D.

Philadelphia-area pediatrician and Co-Founder and Executive VP of The Practicing Physicians of America. 

Dr. Marion Mass has practiced pediatrics in Philadelphia for over 20 years. She also currently serves as a board member of the Bucks County Health Initiative and as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. Mass has previously been on the board of Physicians Working Together, a grassroots advocacy group focused on educating patients on healthcare issues and empowering doctors to join the healthcare reform movement. 

Alongside her extensive medical career, Dr. Mass has also focused on advocating for sustainability within the American healthcare system. 

In 2017, Dr. Mass co-founded The Practicing Physicians of America, which gives physicians across America a voice in Washington, D.C., and seeks to protect the patient-physician relationship and support physician autonomy. Her focus is on drug shortages and maximizing patients’ value in the healthcare system. 

Dr. Mass earned her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. 

Hosts:

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Links:

Alabama Rare

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Patients Rising Concierge 

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