Doctors and nurses in hospitals have responded with bravery and resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. Less visible have been the thousands of primary care and family physicians who are the first point of contact for patients when they develop symptoms. Family physicians have had to innovate, make rapid changes for the safety of patients and staff and pivot to telemedicine to ensure patients have access to uninterrupted care. These issues are compounded by a primary care physician shortage nationwide.
On Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Washington Post Live gathers the top medical minds, key lawmakers and mental health experts to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our primary care system and family physicians.