Bucking COVID-19 in a Nursing Home: Experts Share How

Mar 29, 2021 | Podcasts

In our inaugural Legacy Lamp podcast, an infectious disease team reflects on how they successfully managed a North Carolina nursing home that was converted solely for COVID-19 patients.

Legacy Care’s Chief Medical Officer Danny Felty, MD, interviews our Partner in Care Octavio Cieza, MD and Lynn White, FNP-C, who have successfully cared for elderly patients in a 130-bed nursing home located in Raleigh, NC for the past year. In this 29-minute recording, they share their perspectives based on their first-hand experience successfully treating COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began:

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  • Medication Timing: Can Giving Meds Sooner Mean Higher Survival Rates?
  • Role of Vitamin D, C, Zinc & Melatonin
  • Tips to prepare your body to fight COVID-19
  • International perspectives: Lessons learned from medical experts across the globe
  • Is the vaccination the most effective way to stop COVID-19?


Octavio Cieza, MD
A renowned infections disease specialist, Dr. Cieza has been delivering patient care for more than a decade. He received his medical degree from San Marcos Senior National University Lima Peru and his internal medicine residency program at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati. Dr. Cieza then completed an infectious disease fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. Following this work, he managed HIV/AIDS clinical trials at the University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Cieza is board certified in both infectious disease and internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Society of America. He is practicing with several healthcare systems and Legacy Care in Raleigh, NC.

Lynn White, NP
Lynn White is a nurse practioner who has been delivering care to patients for more than eight years. She has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Winston Salem State University. Prior to healthcare, Lynn earned a MBA from Campbell University and a bachelor’s of science in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. For the past several years, Lynn has focused on infections disease, working with patients who have chronic diseases including hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and more. Her past experience includes a focus on intensive care unit, pulmonary, renal and cardiac patient care in hospital and primary care practice settings. Lynn is practicing with several healthcare systems and Legacy Care in Raleigh, NC.


Danny Felty, MD

Dr. Felty is a practicing family medicine physician and current medical director of several long-term care facilities in Virginia. Renowned for his expertise in post-acute care, he was appointed to serve on the Governor of Virginia’s COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Task Force.  Dr. Felty serves as president of the state chapter for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He also is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and member of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. A distinguished graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Dr. Felty earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology and minor in psychology. He then earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed his residency.

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