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…

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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,…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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