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Health Matters, Television for Life

Your opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions in advance for the panel. Send your questions to

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WSU Spokane

Covid-19: A Roadmap to Recovery

More people are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 and the CDC is easing restrictions, but what does that mean as we move into Summer and Fall? We sit down with four of Spokane’s top doctors to talk all things Covid and the path forward, including vaccinations for adults & kids, to mask or not to mask and how the pandemic is wearing on mental health.


Dan Getz, D.O., Chief Medical Officer for Providence Health Care.
He previously practiced emergency medicine for 13 years at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he served as the Emergency Department Medical Director for six years.

Francisco Velazquez, M.D, Interim Health Officer for Spokane Regional Health District.
Dr. Velázquez is recognized internationally through his many lectures and articles on healthcare, technology, and economics.

Michael Barsotti MD, FAAP,Neonatologist and Chief Administrator for Sacred heart Children’s Hospital.
He is also the incoming President of the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Samantha Clark, MHA, Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development, MultiCare Behavioral Health.
In this role Samantha oversees large-scale, highly complex and long-range initiatives, which encompass the entire behavioral health care continuum.

Helpful Links

Spokane Regional Health 

Washington State Department Of 

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital 


Multicare Behavioral Health Clinic 

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention   

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine   

U.S Food and Drug Administration 

National Institutes of Health 

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