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Dr. Bob Wachter Answers the COVID-19 Questions That Patients Are Asking Physicians

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, physicians are faced with many questions from their patients about vaccines, safety measures, risks of new variants, and the efficacy of new treatments. Robert M. Wachter, MD, member of The Doctors Company’s Board of Governors, renowned expert on COVID-19, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, recently shared his thoughts on answers to some of the most common questions patients are asking healthcare providers.


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01/22