Is it Safe to go to the Doctor in OC?

Covid-19 Testing – What You Need to Know!

Current COVID-19 status at Hoag Hospital

Agenda 7/17/20

  • COVID-19 testing – what you need to know!
    • What is a false negative result?
    • Why is it important?
  • Today’s review of important Orange County COVID-19 stats
  • Hoag Hospital update as of July 13, 2020

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Agenda (7/3/20)

  • What are “Crisis Standards”?
  • Current Covid-19 status at Hoag Hospital. (Newport Beach, CA)
  • Insights learned from Hoag’s experience
  • New and current Hoag hospital recommendations
  • Based on detailed notes from Hoag telephone conference update to medical staff and employees, July 1, 2020
    • Featuring summary of comments from:
      • Michael Hurwitz – Chief of Medical Staff
      • Phil Robinson – Director of Infection Prevention
      • Melissa Garcia – Manager of Infection Prevention
      • Grace Levinsky – Surge Planning


Prefer to read the slides?  Download a PDF version of the COVID-19 slide presentation.

Agenda (6/13/20)

  • Review and analysis of this week’s OC coronavirus stats
  • What is a cataract and is it safe to get cataract surgery during the pandemic?
  • Interview with Gene Rhodes – President of Newport Center Medical Plaza
    • New policies to make our medical buildings safer!
  • Interview with Bryan Doonan, MD – head of Newport Center Urgent Care
    • Availability of coronavirus testing – does insurance cover it?
    • Breaking news: new rapid COVID-19 testing now available!
  • New Orleans music, including songs by Jelly Roll Morton and Tom Waits


16:28 – Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
19:08 – Presentation and intro
23:14 – Cataracts in the pandemic
27:28 – Analysis of today’s coronavirus stats
37:06 – Dr. Doonan interview
50:14 – Gene Rhodes interview
1:04:41 – New Orleans piano music

Check out last week's webcast! (6/6/20)

  • Re-opening medical offices in the era of COVID-19
  • Learn about styes (painful eyelid bumps) and home treatment
  • New original pandemic-inspired song, all LIVE!
    • Footprints in the Sands of Time