Online ECHO Clinic | March 18, 2020

Presentation Title: COVID-19

Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for the Cherokee Nation Health Service, and Whitney Essex, Family Nurse Practitioner for the Cherokee Nation Health Service, provide an overview of COVID-19, including the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, testing for COVID-19, and how to prepare your clinic for the pandemic.


Presenter Bios

Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.

Whitney Essex, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner for Cherokee Nation Health Services. Mrs. Essex works in the Infectious Diseases Department, where she is the coordinator for the Cherokee Nation Hepatitis C Elimination program. She assists in the maintenance of general infectious diseases clinical services, as well as the provision of medical care for patients accessing HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases-related services.

Presentation Slides


Resources Provided

COVID-19 Practice Tips

COVID-19 Update for Local Practices