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Orthopaedic Surgeon Adjusts to Working in Times of COVID-19

James Jamison, M.D., holds dual roles – as a Northeast Ohio Medical University assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and a surgeon with Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates.

As it did the rest of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on Dr. Jamison and his team at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates.

“Elective surgeries were suspended from mid-March to early May, office visits were significantly decreased, some employees were furloughed and one of our office locations was temporarily closed as a result,” Dr. Jamison said in a recent Q&A with Valley Tough.

He continues to adjust to practicing in the COVID-19 era, Dr. Jamison told Valley Tough: “As a physician, I feel that we need to set the example for safety in our community. My business has remained open to provide orthopaedic care while taking the appropriate measures to protect our patients and staff. We are wearing masks in the office and the hospitals, asking those who are sick or have been exposed to stay home and cleaning exam rooms between patients. We are being safe, yet progressive.”

Read Dr. Jamison’s full conversation with Valley Tough.