Stories

Doctors: COVID-19 Surge Demands Statewide Delay of In-Person Classes

July 22, 2020

Data should drive a safe reopening’: Doctors say starting in-person classes under current COVID-19 conditions endangers our children, teachers and their families. Doctors call for greater state leadership and interventions to get COVID-19 under control BEFORE rushing to reopen schools Physicians are urging Gov. Bill Lee and local school officials to delay in-person classes at…

Read More

Time for Leadership in the Governor’s Office

July 17, 2020

I am Dr. Bob Rosen. I moved to Tennessee 4 years ago after a 40-year career as an emergency physician. My daughter, who lives and works in Nashville, is also an emergency physician and my son-in-law is a pulmonologist and critical care physician here in town. I practiced emergency medicine through the eras of AIDS,…

Read More

RED ALERT: Trump White House Report Shows Gov. Lee Must Act Urgently Against Covid-19 Surge

July 17, 2020

Nashville — Dr. Nick Cote, a physician and board president of a large, doctor-owned practice in Tennessee, says the White House Coronavirus Task Force report assigning a “red alert” to Tennessee is a clear signal action is needed urgently. “Now the Trump administration is ringing alarm bells about Tennessee’s lax response to the raging pandemic,” Cote said.…

Read More

We are losing the coronavirus battle – Gov. Lee must change strategies

July 15, 2020

I am Dr. Amy Gordon Bono. My family roots are in Tennessee.  I come from generations of farmers, teachers, nurses and factory workers.  I am the first doctor in my family.  The responsibility to help others is a key family value and I still believe to this day that “to whom much is given, much…

Read More

Wear Your Masks – This Virus Is Not Taking a Summer Break

July 13, 2020

Dr. Joel Reisman of Memphis writes: I have known since I was a teenager, growing up in a small town in Arkansas, that I wanted to be a doctor.  At first it was a quick answer to my father’s question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  But, both my brother and…

Read More

This Virus Has Not Gone Away – Wear Your Mask, Save Lives!

July 9, 2020

My name is Dr. Parul Goyal and I have been a doctor in internal medicine, treating patients and serving my community in Tennessee for over 11 years. Never have I seen a greater threat to the wellbeing of my patients as Covid-19 and the misinformation that is contributing to its spread. I decided to become…

Read More

Step up Governor Lee – Protect our Health Care Heroes!

July 2, 2020

Vicki Jordan of Nashville knows the risks our health professionals face on the front lines and is speaking up: Tennessee is the Volunteer State. Never has this label been more appropriate than it is today. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the country and Tennessee over the last several months, our doctors, nurses, health…

Read More

Sacrificing Some Personal Liberty to Save Lives and Liberty for All

June 17, 2020

Medical Professional Laura Wilhoite of Franklin, TN writes: I am a physical therapist and I am also certified in wound therapy and lymphedema therapy. For almost 30 years, I have practiced my profession, most of that time in Tennessee where I have lived most of my life, and where I have raised my family. The…

Read More

Gov. Lee is failing to reopen Tennessee safely

June 11, 2020

Tennessee doctors say the state is lagging behind on three factors needed for a safe reopening of the economy.   Today, three Middle Tennessee physicians delivered a message of their own to Governor Lee in response to the recent increase in positive cases and hospitalizations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Thomas Phelps…

Read More

Doctors: Gov. Lee Undermining Cities, Creating Confusion that Jeopardizes Public Health and Business

April 27, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmonologist currently treating Covid-19 patients and organizer of the 9,500 health care workers who petitioned the Governor for a Stay-at-Home Order issued this statement in response to Gov. Lee undermining cities from taking more cautious approaches to reopening: “Many cities are trying to do the right thing…

Read More