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Dignity Health Medical Group Celebrates 150,000 Virtual Visits

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 7/7/20 3:56 PM

As regulatory restrictions relaxed on telehealth services and communities closed down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams across Dignity Health Medical Group took action to rapidly scale virtual care capabilities across the state of California to help our ambulatory physicians and APPs continue to safely see patients, meet demand for care, and reduce the transmission of the virus. Since March, Dignity Health Medical Group physicians have conducted over 150,000 virtual visits. 

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Maintaining Emotional Health Through Resilience

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 7/1/20 5:00 PM

It seems that now more than ever, people are prioritizing their personal health. Whether you’re practicing physical distancing guidelines or asking friends for online exercise class recommendations, staying healthy is critical during this pandemic – including your mental health and emotional well-being.

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Virtual Visit Success | Providing Comfort in Stressful Times

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 6/24/20 12:17 PM

Almost everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. This time of crisis has caused feelings of stress and anxiety for much of the population. For Sara Whatley–Dustin, DO, a Family Medicine physician with Dignity Health Medical Group — Ventura Region, virtual visits are a way to provide mental health resources to patients during this stressful time.

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Staying Healthy and Active While at Home

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 6/8/20 4:43 PM

Physical health is essential to combat the stress and demands of today’s climate, but it can be difficult to stay healthy when access to public recreational facilities and gyms are limited. However, it’s more important than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even as many of us are spending more time indoors. Christel Miranda, MD a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group in Roseville, offers a few tips to help you stay active while at home. 

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Coping with Symptoms of Depression in Stressful Times

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 6/8/20 4:33 PM

We’re sharing informative and helpful insight on how to identify and cope with symptoms of depression that may stem from loneliness and isolation.

Communities, families and individuals worldwide have been affected by the social restrictions set in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Quarantine has also taken a mental toll as many are struggling to cope with loneliness and isolation. Manav Khullar, MD, a psychiatrist with Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, says it is normal to feel sad or stressed right now because of the many changes we are experiencing in our lives.

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