DFA Celebrates Pride Month

June 21, 2021 0 Comments

Happy Pride Month!  Regardless of what specialty you are in, you will have patients who are part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Treating these patients includes understanding that they come from various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds and have a wide range of experiences. Learning about LGBTQ-centered care can be an asset in any …

Physician Elizabeth Boggs, MD advocates for state legislation to lower drug costs

June 9, 2021 0 Comments

Hand on the doorknob, I braced myself before entering my patient’s room. After a six-week hospitalization for COVID pneumonia that included a complicated intensive care unit stay, he was eager to return home to his wife and two young children. I had bad news for him. He would need months of treatment for fungal pneumonia, …

Share your story: vaccine hesitancy video project

June 6, 2021 0 Comments

Doctors for America wants to help amplify the trusted voice of physicians by creating a short, impactful video of many doctors, residents and medical students encouraging and inspiring viewers to listen to their doctor and get the vaccine. By signing up to participate, you are agreeing to record and send a selfie-style video with your …

Member Spotlight: Kelley Butler

June 5, 2021 0 Comments

Kelley Butler, MPH is a 4th year student and soon-to-be graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Hailing from Los Angeles, Kelley has committed herself to serving marginalized communities. She is an active member in various causes dedicated to students and professionals of color, people suffering from substance use disorder and addiction, …