by Nichole Manna
Originally published in the Star-Telegram.
A task force of physicians who can help during a possible surge of COVID-19 patients is being created by the Tarrant County Medical Society.
The task force will help care for patients who need to see a doctor for reasons other than COVID-19.
“As COVID-19 continues to spread, we anticipate a surge in new patients, particularly those who may have cold or flu symptoms but are not critical,” a notice from the society said. “We are creating this Task Force of physicians to be ready for deployment in the event of this surge. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering to assist with triage and low acuity ‘walking well’ patients at our local hospitals.”
Brian Swift, chief executive officer of the Tarrant County Medical Society, said this ask will be used to start building a list of both practicing physicians, and retired physicians.