The Palm Beach Winter Season is here and so, unfortunately, is the virus that has turned our world upside down for many months. This forum, presented by the Palm Beach Civic Association, is intended to provide information and comfort to our residents during a difficult time for all of us.
In this episode Town Council President Maggie Zeidman interviews three local doctors who are experts on COVID-19
Dr. Alina Alonso has served as the Florida Department of Health, Palm Beach County Director, since 1989. As Director, Dr. Alonso oversees the operations of one of the largest county health departments in the state. She is the medical voice of the county of Palm Beach, where matters of public health are concerned. Dr. Alonso has provided ongoing guidance to the citizens and decision makers of Palm Beach County, on the COVID 19 public health crisis.
1:25 – 23:04
Dr. Kenneth Scheppke, is board-certified in both emergency medicine and EMS. He has been practicing emergency medicine for over 25 years and serves as the State EMS Medical Director for the Florida Department of Health as well as the EMS Medical Director for six fire-rescue agencies in Palm Beach County, including the Town of Palm Beach. Dr. Scheppke is a nationally recognized expert in EMS and has been involved in the State’s COVID-19 response since the beginning of the pandemic and along with his background in emergency medicine and biochemistry, he is highly knowledgeable and informed in the development of the many vaccines on the horizon to prevent COVID 19.
23:52 – 36:48
Dr. David Dodson has practiced Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease in West Palm Beach since 1985. He is a graduate of Cornell and Cornell University Medical College. He completed his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Yale -New Haven Hospital where he also worked at the Yale Tropical Medicine clinic. Dr. Dodson is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
37:23 – 51:53
Look for part 3 of our series “Your Town, Your Safety, Your Well-Being” on important Healthcare issues, coming in January.