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White Earth doctor finds hope, resilience in connection despite pandemic

 

January 22, 2021

Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine are monitored for about 50 minutes in December at the White Earth Health Center to make sure no one has adverse reactions. Health care workers on reservations across Minnesota were among the first in the state to be vaccinated. (Monika Lawrence for MPR News 2020)

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Dr. Carson Gardner has been a physician for more than four decades.

But watching the coronavirus pandemic unfold over the past year has reinforced his belief that simply listening has great value in the practice of medicine.

"Caring about people," he said. "That's always, I think, been the most important thing for me personally - listening to people who have health care needs and concerns and emergencies, and have fears and hopes and confusion, and hearing what they're asking and then responding to what they're asking."

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6851375-White-Earth-doctor-finds-hope-resilience-in-connection-despite-pandemic

 

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