Dear fellow Minnesota physicians,
We have embarked on what will likely be one of most defining points of our medical careers. The weeks, and perhaps months, ahead are impossible to predict. Every day, and sometimes by the hour, new and sometimes conflicting information is disseminated. We are buffeted by massive changes in our workflows and changes in how to care for patients, even those with relatively routine issues. In the midst of this, we also know our own health and that of our co-workers is at risk and our ability to continue to provide care for our patients is not assured. We see the fear and anxiety in our patients’ faces, and we see it in ourselves.