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A Physician’s Path Fighting COVID-19

by Dr. Sandra Wainwright


Dr. Wainwright's story resonates with me. Her authentic voice is a compelling read for patients and physicians alike. I've been fighting COVID-19 in Stanford's ER and saw a lot of fear in the beginning. But I am grateful for the chance to heal patients.

     — Dr. Vance Vanier

Dr. Vanier is an emergency medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Stanford University Medical Center.

Sandra heals people holistically--physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. She relies on intuition as well as data.

     — Michael J. Critelli.

Mike is the CEO of MakeUsWell


Dr. Sandra K. Wainwright, a MakeUsWell Charter Member, is with Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. She has also taught at Yale University Hospital. Dr. Wainwright is a noted expert on hyperbaric oxygen therapy and its possible role in treating seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Vanier is an emergency medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Stanford University Medical Center.

MakeUsWell edited Dr. Wainwright's first-person story for brevity.


To Begin

When it arrived, COVID-19 hit us like a tidal wave on our Northeastern shores. It was probably already here in early February 2020. The media had been reporting cases in Wuhan. Northern Italy was suffering. The Johns Hopkins website was tracking infections across the globe.