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Dr. Kavita Patel

Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington, D.C., is an MSNBC columnist and an NBC News/MSNBC contributor. She served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. A Brookings Institution nonresident fellow, she is the former managing director of clinical transformation at Brookings' Center for Health Policy.

Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington, D.C., is an MSNBC columnist and an NBC News/MSNBC contributor. She served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. A Brookings Institution nonresident fellow, she is the former managing director of clinical transformation at Brookings' Center for Health Policy.

Latest from Dr. Kavita Patel

34d ago

The consequences of abortion bans for people who don't want one are growing

Because of the interference of politics in medicine, people will die from the care they did not receive.
71d ago

The Tulsa hospital shooting is a glimpse into the reality of being a doctor in America

Two of America’s most devastating epidemics — opioids and gun violence — are converging in painful and horrifying ways.
78d ago

The GOP's 'mental health' dodge on guns is cowardly

Gov. Greg Abbott is following the party's logically flawed line as a way to avoid talking about guns.
99d ago

Groups fighting vaccines and masks fail to see hypocrisy in opposing abortions

Judges are ignoring medical associations and scientists in favor of organizations pushing disinformation.
135d ago

In America, the business of lies is winning — and killing people

We have credible proof that ivermectin does not work against Covid-19. But it's still out there.
154d ago

Democrats should be ashamed for not allocating money to fight ongoing pandemic

No funding means more preventable deaths and more loss of productivity.
169d ago

Three Covid answers Biden owes us in his State of the Union speech

Biden must deliver a message that can break through the noise, give comfort to those who are still scared and instill faith in skeptics.
179d ago

Confused and frustrated with parenting during Covid? You're not alone.

Shifting Covid guidance has left working mothers at the mercy of a health system that — much like them — is burnt out in all directions.
184d ago

American people will have to impose mask mandates when governments won't

So far, getting rid of restrictions in response to declining numbers has only led us to the next surge
201d ago

Florida's next Covid disaster: Desantis' monoclonal antibody obsession

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vowed to fight the Biden administration to make the treatments available to Floridians.
219d ago

Supreme Court killing Covid vaccine mandates wouldn't leave Biden without options

A vaccine mandate isn't the only arrow in Joe Biden's quiver.