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Member Stories

During these challenging times, we continue to be inspired by the work you do as physiatrists. You are sharing your stories with us, of working in your communities, helping treat COVID-19 patients, innovative ideas you have started and more. We’re speaking with a variety of AAPM&R members who are making a difference in our specialty so that we can share their stories with you. Look for additional stories from your peers in future issues of The Physiatrist and our other communications.

 


If you have a story you’d like to share with your PM&R community, please email us at shareyourstory@aapmr.org. We would love to speak with you!




Dr. Melita Moore

Representing for Team Physiatry: An Interview with Dr. Melita Moore

In this issue, we talked to Dr. Melita Moore of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in Washington, D.C. Dr. Moore works with the NBA G League Capitol City Go-Go, the WNBA Washington Mystics and NBA 2K Wizards District Gaming. She has been transitioning from a normal season to a satellite emergency room clinic to traditional office visits and telehealth and, finally, the WNBA "bubble" during COVID-19. This article is based on her experience as of early October 2020.

Dr. Bryan Murtaugh

Life in the (NBA) Bubble: An Interview with Dr. Bryan Murtaugh

In this issue, we talked to Dr. Bryan Murtaugh of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in Washington, D.C. Dr. Murtaugh works with the Washington Wizards and has been transitioning from a normal season to the National Basketball Association (NBA) "bubble" during COVID-19. This article is based on his experience as of late July 2020.


 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Whiteson

The Emotional Journey of COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Whiteson

In this issue, we talked to Dr. Jonathan Whiteson of Rusk Rehabilitation in New York, NY. Dr. Whiteson has been working on the frontlines during the pandemic, helping to reshape his department, and educate others on Rusk's learnings through this time, as is their mission. This article is based on his experience as of late July 2020.


 

Dr. Michele Arnold

Hitting the Pavement During COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Michele Arnold

In this issue, we talked to Dr. Michele Arnold from Swedish Spine Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Arnold volunteered to work in mobile testing units on the streets of Seattle when COVID-19 hit. This article is based on her experience as of late July 2020.



Dr. Carla Watson

From PM&R Consults and EMGs to Treating COVID-19 Patients: An Interview with Dr. Carla Watson

In this issue, we talked to Dr. Carla Watson of the OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Watson made a big transition when COVID-19 hit and directly treated patients that tested positive. This article is based on her experience as of late June 2020.