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UMMC’s Dr. Woodward announces opening of respiratory clinic

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, describes the Medical Center's plans to facilitate additional screening and testing of Mississippians for the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who is the vice-chancellor and dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is “cautiously optimistic” about the leveling of the coronavirus outbreak, however, her and her team at UMMC are still working hard to provide patients with any and all resources during this unprecedented time.

On the most recent episode of The JT Show, Woodward announced that the medical center will be opening a respiratory clinic to the public on Tuesday, April 14.

“We have got a number of physician practices and clinics that are closed right now, yet they still have patients that belong to those clinics and feel as if they have some symptoms…so we started a respiratory clinic,” Woodward said.

Once a patient calls in and goes through a virtual screening, an appointment will be made for them.

According to Woodward, the respiratory clinic will be another “avenue for people who right now may not be able to see their regular primary care doctor.”

To hear the full interview with Woodward, click the video below.

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