Program goal

Facilitate a learning collaborative in Maricopa County to share best-practices and provide expert consultation for primary care providers treating patients with Long-COVID syndrome.

About the Long-COVID ECHO

Arizona state currently has 126 Primary Care Areas (PCAs) with 82 of these areas considered to be an Arizona Medically Underserved Area (AzMUA). Furthermore, Maricopa County has 51 regions that are designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA, n.d.). With the prevalence of MUA’s and HPSA’s across the state, patient’s living within these regions experience disadvantages in accessing the care they need. These issues are exacerbated as complexity of care needs increase such as those experiencing Long-COVID Syndrome. This new and emerging clustering of symptoms has been shown to effect up to 45% of COVID-19 survivors experience a range of unresolved symptoms at 4-months post-infection, regardless of hospitalization (O’Mahoney et al, 2022). Despite its prevalence, a clear definition of Long-Covid subtypes remains unclear, increasing the challenge clinicians face in providing effective treatment and management strategies.

This Long-COVID ECHO program will disseminate the new and emerging best-practices available for treating Long COVID Syndrome at the primary care level for a variety of symptom presentations (cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, vascular, etc.) and unique considerations for special populations (pediatrics, geriatrics, Native American, low income, rural, etc.).

Who should attend?

  • Primary care teams
  • Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, medical assistants
  • Family practice
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Ob/gyn
  • Behavioral health
  • Other clinicians interested in learning more about best practices for Long-COVID

Meet our team

  • Charlton Wilson, MD
  • Ed Paul, MD
  • Lesley Manson, PsyD
  • Alison Reuter, PsyD
  • Mark Heisler, PharmD

Program schedule




April 6, 2023

Overview of Long-COVID Syndrome

Edward Paul, MD

April 13, 2023

Respiratory Effects of Long-COVID

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

April 20, 2023

Cardiovascular Effects of Long-COVID Conditions

Donald Grandis, MD

April 27, 2023

Mental Health Post-Covid:

Anxiety, depression, and suicide in the general population

Lesley Manson, PsyD

May 4, 2023

Free and Low-Cost Resources within Maricopa County

Danielle Fischer

May 11, 2023

Special Population:


Peter Rowe, MD

May 18, 2023

Blood Clot and Vascular Issues

Roshini Naidoo, MD

May 25, 2023

OFF (Memorial Day)

June 1, 2023

Brain Fog and Other Cognitive Effects

Alison Reuter, PsyD

June 8, 2023

Musculoskeletal Effects

Robert Orenstein, DO

June 15, 2023

Mental Health Post-Covid:

Effect of COVID on Patients with Pre-Existing Mental Illness

Ann Guthery, Psychiatric NP

June 22, 2023

What Family Practice Clinicians Need to Know

Regarding Long-COVID Conditions


June 29, 2023

Special Population:

Rural, Native American, and Low Income Populations

Matt Daab, MD

July 6, 2023

OFF (July 4th)

July 13, 2023

Kidney Failure Effects of Long COVID Conditions

Samira Farouk, MD

July 20, 2023

Special Population:

Geriatrics – Special Considerations for those in Long Term Care

Matt Essary, DO

July 27, 2023

Neurologic Effects of Long COVID

Alison Reuter, PsyD

August 3, 2023

Long-Covid as a Disability Under the ADA

Leslie Francis, PhD, JD


This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $495,615 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Program Sponsor:
Maricopa County Department of Public Health: https://www.maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov

Long-Covid ECHO Contact:
Adrienne Madhavpeddi, Director
ASU Project ECHO

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