How HCPs Can Encourage Patients to Seek Essential Care During COVID-19

Patients are delaying their health needs due to COVID-19. Dr. Jamie Rutland, Board-Certified Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, discusses “My Health Can’t Wait” an educational effort and resource hub launched by Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies that provide patients and healthcare providers with tools to help them engage in meaningful conversations about prioritizing needed care, and offers tools such as patient outreach templates, surgery discussion checklists, and telehealth resources.

Dr. Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, a Board Certified (Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care) Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician based in Southern California, received his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA. Dr. J. Rutland continued his education at the University of Kansas Medical Center specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine.

Dr. J. Rutland practices with Pacific Pulmonary Medical Group and services the Inland Empire and Orange County. His main clinical expertise is focused on the evaluation of difficult cases in Interstitial Lung Disease and COPD. Dr. Rutland is specially trained in Endobronchial ultrasound “EBUS” in addition to bronchoscopy. As an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside,

Dr. Rutland teaches and mentors residents rotating at Riverside Community Hospital and at PPMG’s outpatient clinic.
In addition to Dr. Rutland’s role at PPMG, he speaks for Device and Pharmaceutical Companies teaching both patients and their families and Doctors, nurses, and others within the medical community.

Dr. Rutland is also the face of Medicine Deconstructed, a Youtube channel laying out a variety of medical topics for the laymen and medical professionals. His motivation for this channel and for becoming a Lung Doc stems from his Grandfather’s death during his first year of med school. He will tell you each day he moves down the hospital hallways chasing down a bedside he knows he’ll never catch but is also so grateful for the ones he does.

Dr. Rutland is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine.

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