We are back and working, team is strong and getting stronger. Our office
manager, Jo Catell, and Stevie Alexander, who today celebrates her 3 year
anniversary at Orange County Plastic Surgery, appear in the center. The gal on
the left side, who looks like Crystal in this photo, Jeneen Formosa, is our new
Medical Assistant and is doing a tremendous job helping Stevie in the back
office. Jeneen is also helping Stevie with our social medial posting and giving
Stevie more time to function as my personal assistant to help me with my many
tasks (especially tech related) that I just cannot get to. And on the right we
have Katie Finaldi, our new Patient Coordinator, who sits at the front desk and
helps Jo with patient care. Next month we will be accepting our next Physician
Assistant student from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences, where I have been given a teaching position. This is the school that
Crystal came to us from – and I hope to find a great candidate to join our team
from the candidates the school sends us. So, overall, fabulous progress at our
office in the last month!
But what turbulent times these are! Waves of optimism are shattered by waves of fear. Stocks were on an upward trajectory for weeks, with investors betting on a quick recovery as businesses reopened and states lifted stay-at-home restrictions. By the end of last week, the S&P 500 had climbed about 45 percent from its lows in March and recouped all of its losses for the year. But there have been over 2 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections and over 100,000 deaths in the United States. Today, pessimism struck and the marked tanked, the Dow Jones Industrial average plunging by 7% - in one day! What a great time to be a great options trader! This was followed by good news from the pharmaceutical company, Regeneron, which announced that it was starting a clinical trial of an antibiotic cocktail (similar to one shown to be effective for Ebola) that is expected treat and even prevent Covid-19. If testing is successful, thousands of doses could be produced by the end of the summer and we can all breathe a little easier.
Jo just sent me this picture of her “kids” this evening! As you can see, the
puppy is growing and no longer needs a sitter during the day!
To your health and well-being. Stay happy and persevere!
Drive safely, wear a mask in public, continue to wash your hands frequently, and be safe!
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