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By David Pan
Beacon reporter 

On the frontline: ER doctor details challenges treating COVID-19 patients

Series: Coronavirus | Story 66

Last updated 4/17/2020 at 11:47am

Dr. Matt Beecroft is used to dealing with life and death situations in his role as an emergency room physician at Providence. But even Beecroft has been surprised by the enormous impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on the medical community, as he and his colleagues fight to save patients' lives day after day.

The intense emotions come in waves, said Beecroft, who also works in the emergency department at Harborview in Seattle.

"There are days when you feel very anxious, especially at the beginning of the outbreak," Beecroft said.

Hearing about other health-care professionals getti...

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