Dr. Hancock’s Biggest Pandemic Struggle Is Caring for Patients Who Don’t Have Covid

As healthcare resources have been overwhelmed for nearly two years, one doctor finds her non-Covid patients have suffered the most, without enough services for chronic diseases, addiction and mental illness


By Anna Wilde Mathews
Photographs by Jovelle Tamayo for The Wall Street Journal

On Feb. 26, Christine Hancock thought Jaime Milton was about to die. Her 48-year-old patient had skipped the dialysis that kept him alive. The day before, she called him six times before he picked up. He was gasping for breath and unable to complete a full sentence.

Dr. Hancock told him he might not live until the next day. He promised to go to the hospital. When he failed to arrive at the emergency room, she called the police. He wouldn’t go with the paramedics who came to his house.


Publish : 2021-12-16 22:16:00

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