Black plague doctors are facing their first major challenge to keep their practice running following a coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Yolanda Dzouk, an associate professor of pediatrics at Emory University, has spent the past few months leading a team of doctors at a primary care facility that specializes in gastroenterology, treating people who have symptoms of black plague.
The doctors say the coronaviruses are not the main threat.
The focus is to help people get off of medication and have the best chance of survival.
Dzouks team has been working with a group of people who were admitted to Emory Hospital and other primary care settings.
Her team is now working with the Department of Health and Human Services, which is assisting with coronaviral control.
She says the challenge is keeping the patients and their families healthy and connected to care.DZouks doctors said their goal is to make sure the people they treat are connected to medical professionals.
They said patients with symptoms of Black Plague who are discharged have been able to have access to basic care, like antibiotics, and that the patients with mild symptoms have not been able be transferred.
They also say that people who are transferred are being monitored by health care workers to ensure they are not contagious and to make certain they are receiving the right amount of care.
Some people who can’t be transferred have been sent home to live with family, so the doctors say that in order to keep them connected, they are monitoring them.
Some have been transferred to the hospital’s emergency department, which offers intensive care.
Dzouk said that in the past, some of the patients have died.
Dazouk said that she is confident that with more resources, the hospital can make the most of what she and her team are able to provide.
“I believe we have the right people and the right resources,” she said.
“It’s just the right mix of resources that can work together.”
Dzouk is also working to keep the community connected.
She said the community is in need of a strong network of doctors, nurses, and social workers.
They need people who know how to be respectful, but also compassionate, she said, to support the patients.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reached out to the Georgia Department of Public Health for comment but did not receive a response.