This article about ABS Director Dr. Rebecca M. Minter is available in full on the ABMS Certification Matters website.
During a global pandemic, such as COVID-19, it is tempting to imagine that all health care professionals drop what they are doing and begin to work on that pandemic.
Fortunately for their colleagues and patients, they do not. Most of them continue to provide compassionate and expert care to their patients and, in the case of Rebecca Minter, MD, demonstrate leadership and publish timely guidance on creating a safe workforce during pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Minter, a surgical oncologist, continued to care for her regular patient caseload. However, additional emotional support and education were needed, in light of the pandemic. Several patients who were observing “stay at home” orders were understandably anxious about going without their loved ones to medical appointments or checking into a hospital for a procedure. In addition to providing these patients with quality medical care, Dr. Minter worked with them to ensure they understood the risk vs. benefit implications of their decisions during the pandemic.
Read the full story on the ABMS Certification Matters website.
July 2, 2020