How Society Can Survive and Even Thrive Amidst the Pandemic with Dr. Mark Schafer

covid vaccine covid-19 health health talks healthcare healthcare workers innovation pandemic silver cloud society survive thrive vaccines virtual check up Nov 04, 2021
 

Economic and social disruption are two major causes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. It caused many changes globally that forced people to adjust to the new normal. Despite the circumstances, people find ways to fight the disruptions and perform the majority of the daily activities virtually like education, meetings, and checkups to prevent continuous transmission of the virus.

Aside from the new normal, the demand on healthcare workers continues to rise due to a number of things: frontliners retiring early because of extreme exhaustion both psychologically and physically, and even worse, some died while on duty. Different things have changed and some medical circumstances have worsened e as a result of the virus impacting the health of many people.

Compassion and love for people are two important virtues a healthcare provider should have. Helping people with the power of love does not only change a person’s life but also contributes to the betterment of society and the world. In this episode of Health Talks with Dr. Trinh, we are joined by Dr. Mark Schafer,  CEO of MemorialCare Medical Group, who shares how they help communities of Orange County and Los Angeles County to survive and even thrive amidst the pandemic. 

People like Dr. Schafer are too special to miss so hit that play button for Episode 4 to learn more from him and Dr. Trinh!

Memorable Quotes:

  • Let’s get the word out to the community and to our patients to educate. - Dr. Mark Schafer 
  • COVID-19 doubles depression and anxiety in people. - Dr. Mark Schafer
  • COVID-19 causes doctors and nurses to be so overwhelmed psychologically, physically and they’re just giving up. - Paul Roberts

Other Resources Mentioned:

Important Points:

  • Vaccines stimulate the immune system.
  • MemorialCare does thousands of virtual visits every week.
  • Follow-up patients with diabetes and high blood pressure don’t require physical check-ups.

About the Guest:

Mark D. Schafer, MD, is a specialist in General Internal Medicine and the CEO of MemorialCare Medical Foundation

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

Connect with Dr. Trinh

Want your own copy of Dr. Trinh's amazing book on Alzheimer's?   

Get your own copy of Alzheimer's: What You Need To Know (And Why You Should Care) by Dr. Dung Trinh.

For every patient officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, many more are living with this condition undiagnosed. Stay on top of this cognitive condition by knowing the symptoms and risk reduction strategies.

Spoiler Alert: It's so good you can't put it down.