Covid-19 Insights: Frontline Perspective from an Emergency Room Physician

A conversation with Susan Ryan, DO

By Natural Medicine Journal

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This interview was recorded on May 8, 2020.

On this episode, Susan Ryan, DO, who has been on the front lines of this pandemic since it began, shares insights about her experience. Ryan also talks about the spectrum of symptoms, the toll on healthcare, and her own struggles with fear and anxiety. Ryan has been an emergency room (ER) physician with Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO, for 23 years. In the photo she is pictured with Wynn, the service dog she is helping to train, who often goes with her to the ER.

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Approximate listening time: 28 minutes

About the Expert

Susan Ryan, DO

Susan Ryan, DO, has been an emergency room physician with Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO, for the past 23 years. She received her medical degree from Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her residency with Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. She also completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies and worked as an Olympic Team Physician and for the Colorado Avalanche Hockey team. She is also a volunteer puppy raiser for the nonprofit organization Canine Companions for Independence and has been a board member of that organization for the past 5 years.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.