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The Check-In: Primary Health Care

KBIA host Janet Saidi is ready to take calls.

When it comes to healthcare right now, there’s one conversation going on it seems: Coronavirus. How does it work? How do you stay safe?

But for many of us there are other health issues we need to address in the meantime, and in some cases, they are urgent. During this time of the coronavirus, how do you take care of everything else? How do you plan for a childbirth? How do you get your infant’s immunizations during their first year? How do you get the health checks, the dermatology procedures, the chiropractic adjustments, the medications, the addiction counseling, even the chemo and other urgent treatments you need to stay healthy right now?

Our guests are:

Dr. Michael Lefevre, the interim chair of MU’s Department of Family Medicine. He researches best practices in family medicine and public health.

Verna Laboy, a health educator with the Columbia-Boone County health department.  Her work addresses disparities in health. She works with African-American churches to set up health programs throughout the county.

To hear the live show, tune in weekdays at noon. Also, you can leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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