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Compass: Spring 2021

In this issue:

CEO Message

We at Northeast Medical Group welcome the arrival of spring with a sense of cautious optimism. The local vaccination effort continues to gain momentum and the promise of warmer weather means we can begin to put the long COVID winter behind us. Although it appears we are turning the corner in the pandemic, it’s important we all continue to do the right things like wearing masks, social distancing, and most importantly, getting vaccinated.

Our commitment to being there when you need us has never been stronger. All of our locations, including our walk-in clinics, are open and our clinicians stand ready to provide the high-quality care you deserve. We encourage you to make an in-person or virtual appointment, especially if you’ve been putting it off.

In this issue of Compass, our clinicians offer tips for getting back into a healthy lifestyle and give you the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines.

We want to make sure as many people as possible get vaccinated. Anthony Carter, MD, shares what patients should know before and after receiving their vaccine appointments.

Misinformation remains a barrier between some people and the vaccine. Karen Brown, MD, takes a look some of the most common reasons for vaccine hesitancy and provides the truth behind the shot.

The arrival of warmer weather has many rushing outdoors, but Romelle Maloney, MD, urges caution. She advises people to ease into their favorite activities and to reconnect with their primary care physician to ensure they get the most out of the spring and summer months.

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Wishing you and your loved ones health and safety as we look forward to our return to normal,

Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northeast Medical Group