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Lessons From the Pandemic With Dr. Stuart Fischer on Thursday's Access Utah

With a surge in Covid-19 cases continuing in Utah and a vaccine on the horizon, we’ll look at the current situation and look ahead today. Our guest for the hour is Doctor Stuart Fischer, Medical Director of Bronx Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New York City. We’ll talk about the impact of holiday travel on the spread of the virus, how people living with chronic conditions can stay healthy, and lessons learned from the pandemic, among many other topics.

Dr. Stuart Fischer is a graduate of Yale University and is the Medical Director of Bronx Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  He trained in internal medicine at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. He worked as an emergency room attending physician in Cabrini Hospital for four years. Dr. Fischer spent nine years as a practice associate of the legendary Dr. Robert Atkins. He is also an author and has written books including “The Park Avenue Diet,” “The Little Book of Big Medical Emergencies”, and his new book, a collection of short stories about the life of a doctor, “The Invisible Worm That Flies in the Night.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.