From Dr. Bradshaw – Coronavirus (COVID-19) is scary, but it is particularly worrisome to those of you who have children with chronic or severe medical problems.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Eugene Pediatric Associates and Thrive Behavioral Health have made changes to how we deliver care during this challenging time. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, we will offer “telemedicine visits” for some (but not all) of our patients. Telemedicine allows a medical or behavioral health provider to speak face to face with patients and families who are staying in their homes.
Please remain calm despite the heavy media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Know that we are studying data, taking precautions and working hard to protect children and our community. This is a quickly evolving situation, and we will continue to post updates, as needed, on our social media channels.
My desk piles up this time of year with graduation announcements from my patients, and I cherish every one of them. I look at them often, thinking of these precious young people and what a privilege it has been for me to care for them during their childhood.
My gift to all mothers on this Mother's Day is this—grace. This holiday, I hope every one of you moms will take a moment and remind yourself that you deserve praise EVERY day, not just on a day highlighted on the calendar.