Covid-19 disproportionately affects those who are older and who have underlying health conditions. As cases soared across the United States in 2020, much of the focus has been placed on the healthcare workers in hospitals and urgent care facilities who are bearing up against an inpouring of demand.

Overlooked in this scenario are the geriatricians who are the primary point of care for many of the country’s older adults. ACCESS Health Chair and President William A. Haseltine spoke with a geriatrician and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California in San Francisco about her concerns for her patients, how she and her colleagues manage to provide ongoing care, and the fears that many healthcare workers share of bringing the virus home to their families.