To Your Health With Dr. Jim Morrow: Episode 33, Covid-19 Hard Truths and Science, with Dr. Manny Rodriguez, Infectious Disease Services of Georgia
Dr. Morrow discusses some Covid-19 hard truths and science with Dr. Manny Rodriguez, a Cumming-based infectious disease specialist. Myths on wearing face masks, a second wave, school reopening in the fall, are just a few of the topics covered in this episode. “To Your Health” is brought to you by Morrow Family Medicine, which brings the CARE back to healthcare.
Dr. Manny Rodriguez, Infectious Disease Services of Georgia
Dr. Manuel D. Rodriguez received his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychobiology in 2000 from Florida Atlantic University. He continued on and received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Barry University in 2002. In 2006, he obtained both his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master’s of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. After completing his Osteopathic internship at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida in 2007 he moved to Mobile, Alabama where he completed his residency at University of South Alabama in 2010 and stayed on as Chief Medical Resident for an additional year. In 2011, he and his family moved to Washington, DC where he completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at The George Washington University in 2013.
Throughout his training he has received numerous teaching awards, and since joining IDSGA has been asked to lecture on Infectious Disease topics at both local and state conferences. He is currently Board Certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine and has professional affiliations with the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the American College of Physicians where he serves as a member of the Council of Young Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and spending time with his family.
More information is available at the Infectious Disease Services of Georgia website.
Questions/Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- Mitigation as opposed to complete shut-down
- On re-opening, what do you anticipate as far as the almost inevitable bump in cases?
- What might a “second wave” look like?
- Masks and social distancing
- Dr. Fauci seems to go against the grain, if you can believe what you see on social media and YouTube.
- Antibody testing
- Saliva for testing?
- Mutations versus Strains
- Man-made or a Lab Accident?
- Could this have been prevented?
- What do you predict for schools in the fall?
- Touching on the issue of so many unknowns
About Morrow Family Medicine and Dr. Jim Morrow
Morrow Family Medicine is an award-winning, state-of-the-art family practice with offices in Cumming and Milton, Georgia. The practice combines healthcare information technology with old-fashioned care to provide the type of care that many are in search of today. Two physicians, three physician assistants and two nurse practitioners are supported by a knowledgeable and friendly staff to make your visit to Morrow Family Medicine one that will remind you of the way healthcare should be. At Morrow Family Medicine, we like to say we are “bringing the care back to healthcare!” Morrow Family Medicine has been named the “Best of Forsyth” in Family Medicine in all five years of the award, is a three-time consecutive winner of the “Best of North Atlanta” by readers of Appen Media, and the 2019 winner of “Best of Life” in North Fulton County.
Dr. Jim Morrow, Morrow Family Medicine, and Host of “To Your Health With Dr. Jim Morrow”
Dr. Jim Morrow is the founder and CEO of Morrow Family Medicine. He has been a trailblazer and evangelist in the area of healthcare information technology, was named Physician IT Leader of the Year by HIMSS, a HIMSS Davies Award Winner, the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce Steve Bloom Award Winner as Entrepreneur of the Year and he received a Phoenix Award as Community Leader of the Year from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Peggie Morrow and together they founded the Forsyth BYOT Benefit, a charity in Forsyth County to support students in need of technology and devices. They have two Goldendoodles, a gaggle of grandchildren and enjoy life on and around Lake Lanier.