Online ECHO Clinic | September 16, 2020
Presentation Titles: Burnout to Resonance | Clinical Update
In this session, Dr. Alan Shelton, Clinical Director of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, shares practices and attitudes that can bring our spirits and work into balance during COVID-19 going from burnout to resonance. Then, Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Services, shares clinical updates on COVID-19.
Alan Shelton, MD, MPH, is the Clinical Director of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, and oversees a large ambulatory clinic, which offers multiple services while seeing his own patients. Not long ago, however, burnout nearly sidelined him. Then a remarkable meeting with a Native Healer gave him surprising insight into his situation. Instead of resigning or changing professions, Shelton found a way to recover his passion for his work and use his new creative energy to address issues.
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 COVID-19, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.