Physicians Parenting During a Pandemic

In these recordings our faculty share practical tips they've learned as family physicians balancing parenting and practicing during COVID-19.


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Target Audience

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of changing medical climate on parenting
  • Explore techniques for managing medicine and parenting
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  • 0.50 AAFP Prescribed
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Ecler Jaqua, MD headshot


     Family Physician
     Loma Linda University School of Medicine
     Loma Linda, CA



Van Nguyen, MD headshot


     Family Physician
 Loma Linda University School of Medicine
     Loma Linda, CA




Being in love with medicine her whole life, Dr. Ecler began her medical school at The Lutheran University of Brazil at age 17. Fascinated with the comprehensive care of all ages, she naturally embraced and pursued her focus in family medicine. After completing a family medicine residency at Loma Linda University Health, serving as chief resident during her last year of training, she decided to specialize in geriatric medicine at UCLA. Soon after completing her fellowship, she returned to Loma Linda to complete the lifestyle medicine board certification, and pursue her passion for teaching residents and caring for her family and geriatric patients. She is happily married with a little girl name Celine. In her free time, she can often be seen singing loudly in her car around campus. She also enjoys reading and hiking with her family as well as traveling and playing volleyball.


Van transitioned from the warmth of sunny, southern California to attend medical school in Iowa, at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was her best decision -- a chance to experience four seasons, learn Midwest hospitality, appreciate true, full-fat ice cream, and even learn some medicine. California, however, did summon her back for Family Medicine residency at Loma Linda University. During her residency, she found true joy in treating all patients, appreciate the breadth of family medicine, and learn the importance of creating those relationships with patients. Upon graduation, Van joined the residency as faculty to share her passion for taking care of patients and engaging other learners to help them reach their potential. Outside of academic medicine, Van loves to spend time with her awesome husband, Larry Ngo MD, a neonatologist at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. They have their hands full with an energetic, 4-year-old son, Liam, and sweet, biting 1.5-year-old twin boys, Connor and Nolan.  If there was such a thing as free time with three young boys, you would find Van and her husband watching terrible television, eating something unhealthy, or trying to keep some plants alive in the yard.


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  • 0.50 enduring (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credits - 2020 Family Medicine Clinical Forum

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  • 0.50 AAFP Prescribed
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