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Nava Greenfield, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group, is caring for coronavirus patients at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Here, she tells Allure, in her own words, why she was inspired to volunteer, what it’s like on the front lines of COVID-19, and how New York City hospitals are coping.
I’m a dermatologist and one of the regional medical directors for the Schweiger Dermatology Group. At the beginning of March, we were following the situation with the novel coronavirus closely and having conversations about what we were going to do as a practice. It was really unclear how it was going to unfold, and then it happened really, really rapidly. The middle of March is when we decided to close our offices for all nonurgent issues