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A doctor in Fort Worth has seen first hand what it feels like being in the middle of a global pandemic. In Fort Worth, one doctor travels to rural Colorado and sees with his own eyes the toll coronavirus is taking on rural America.

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COVID-19 continues to push rural healthcare systems in Texas, and across the country to the limit. So much so, that doctors from bigger cities are being asked to make the trip to help.

One Fort Worth doctor has seen firsthand the toll this virus is taking on rural America.

Dr. Christine Connolly says at the beginning of the pandemic, people thought rural communities wouldn’t be affected as much, and their distance would help protect them.

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“Initially COVID wasn’t a major issue there, right? It was sticking to the cities, it was sticking to the larger areas, but it has moved out that way now,” said Connolly.

Connolly has been making the 10-hour drive to Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, from her home in Fort Worth since February to help staff the town’s medical facility. She says in the last couple of months, COVID-19 cases in the rural community have nearly doubled.

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In this time of the pandemic, the real heroes are our brave nurses. However, they are aware that if they are not thorough while doing their job, they may face the possibility of being called to come in on a day off to correct charting, or face the fear that if they miss something, they could face disciplinary action.

If you are a Fort Worth Nurse who has any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Fort Worth nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.