Webinar #15 | VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS 1 | Doctor as Patient: The Journey

Doctor as Patient: The Journey of Dr. Rody Sy

The University of the Philippines in partnership with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center in cooperation with UP Manila College of Medicine and UP Philippine General Hospital would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!
The Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” – the very first Online Medicine Grand Rounds in the Philippines – is scheduled EVERY FRIDAY from 12nn to 2pm.

Dr. Rody Sy
Professor Emeritus, UP College of Medicine
Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology
July 31, 2020 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Nelson Abelardo
Head, Section of Cardiology, 1998-2011
UP Philippine General Hospital
Dr. Camilo Roa
Professor, UP College of Medicine
Global Governor, American College of Chest Physicians

15 March 2020 – A 69 year-old male with a history of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obstructive sleep apnea, consulted the ER for fever, myalgia with hardly any cough. The patient claimed that he had a slight cough the day before with minimal phlegm which disappeared. He expressed concern about a possible exposure to COVID-19 at a conference held in Clark City on March 7. Nasal and throat swabs were taken for SARSCov2. Chest X-ray and CBC were normal. The next day the patient started taking Oseltamivir; fever and myalgia persisted.
20 March 2020 – the patient develops LBM. On the same day he is informed that he has tested positive for SARSCov2. Patient was admitted.
23 March 2020 – the patient notices exertional dyspnea and his symptoms worsen with each day until a decision has to be made on whether or not he will be intubated and provided oxygen through a mechanical ventilator.

In this first episode of Virtual Grand Rounds of the University of the Philippines- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Webinar Series on STOP COVID DEATHS, “The Doctor as Patient: The Journey of Dr Rody Sy” – we will take a closer look at the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas in the early days of COVID-19 in the Philippines, what we have learned since then, and how we can better understand the perspective of the patient – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

About The Author
- TVUP is an Internet television (webcast) network operated by the University of the Philippines which delivers free content for information and educational purposes.