A health care practice focused on infectious diseases would obviously have a role in fighting a deadly global pandemic. And, indeed, ID Care was on the front lines from the moment the first COVID-19 cases were identified in the U.S. early last year.
ID Care operates 10 clinics around the state, staffed by about 40 physicians, along with nurses and physician assistants. In non-pandemic times, the facilities provide infusions, administer vaccines required for travel — and treats diseases contracted overseas — and treatment for a variety of infections and diseases along with other services.
In this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with ID Care President Dr. Ronald Nahass about the company, its role in combating the spread of COVID-19 and how he and his colleagues geared up for the task.
“It was a huge redeployment, if you will, of our clinicians in the organization,” he said. “We were staffing hospitals long-term care facilities basically every day of the week over a three and four-month intensive period — March, April May and into June — as we responded to the first wave.”