Cancer Screening Emergency During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Lisa Ravindra, Primary Care Physician and Physician lead for Virtual Care Programs at Rush University Medical Center, discusses the dramatic dip in U.S. cancer screening, due mostly to people staying away from the doctor’s office because of COVID-19.  She talks about new guidelines published by The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the important role that telehealth and at-home screening tests can play in detecting colorectal cancer earlier amidst this new normal. Learn more at Cologuard.

Lisa Ravindra, MD, FACP is an assistant professor of internal medicine, a board-certified primary care physician, and physician informaticist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Her practice focuses on preventive care, women’s health, and management of chronic conditions. She is a physician lead for the virtual care programs at Rush. She has also been interviewed by local and national news organizations on various healthcare topics, and has had op-ed pieces published in national outlets, such as US News, The Hill, and Ms. Magazine. Dr. Ravindra completed her Internal Medicine residency at Loyola University Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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