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Posted: Feb 23, 2021

SMH Experts Address COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

With SMH Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, & Infectious Disease Pharmacy Manager Jamie Kisgen, PharmD

The COVID-19 rollercoaster twists and turns, and feels unending. In this Q&A, SMH Infectious Disease specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, and Infectious Disease Pharmacy Manager Jamie Kisgen, PharmD, answer the most common questions and concerns about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2021

COVID-19 & Diabetes: What You Need to Know

With Endocrinologist Manivel K. Eswaran, MD

In the U.S., more than 460,000 people have tragically lost their lives to COVID-19. Nearly 30% of those who’ve died had Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, according to Sarasota Memorial endocrinologist Manivel K. Eswaran, MD. Here, he addresses some of the most common questions about diabetes and COVID-19.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2021

COVID-19 Treatment ~ Ask An Expert Q&A

With SMH Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Manager Dr. Jamie Kisgen

To get the facts on COVID-19 treatment and medications, Healthe-Matters editors reached out to Dr. Jamie Kisgen, Sarasota Memorial’s Infectious Diseases Pharmacy manager, in March 2020. In this February 2021 update to that Ask An Expert Q&A, Dr. Kisgen again addresses some of the most frequently asked questions related to medications for patients with COVID-19. 

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Posted: Jan 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

With SMH Infectious Disease Specialist Manuel Gordillo, MD, & Chief Medical Officer James Fiorica, MD

We know you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, their availability and their safety. Here, SMH medical experts address some of our community’s most common questions about the vaccines, and we take a look at what the vaccine rollout means in the global fight against novel coronavirus.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Holidays & COVID-19: Weighing the Risk

With Dr. Manuel Gordillo, SMH Infectious Disease Specialist

The best part of the holiday season, for most of us, is spending quality time with friends and family. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise again, are traditional holiday get-togethers too risky? Should we skip the usual Thanksgiving celebration this year? We ask Dr. Manuel Gordillo, who leads Sarasota Memorial’s infectious disease unit, for guidance on the how to safely celebrate the 2020 holiday season.

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