Coronavirus and Older Adults
Category: Season 7
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. Goldman is Vice President, Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education, and an infectious disease specialist at UPMC Pinnacle. He leads and collaborates on UPMC’s response to COVID-19 in the southcentral Pennsylvania region. In addition, Dr. Goldman is a practicing physician at PinnacleHealth Medical Associates and consults for inpatient and outpatient care.
As you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may have a reduced quality of life, require hospitalization or intensive care, or even need a ventilator to help them breathe. By understanding the factors that put you at an increased risk, you can make decisions about what kind of precautions to take in your daily life. Dr. John Goldman, infectious disease specialist with UPMC Pinnacle, shares important information to keep you and your family safe and healthy.