DMU physician to discuss COVID-19 on Iowa PBS

Jonathan Crosbie, D.O., an assistant professor of family and internal medicine at Des Moines University and a physician in the DMU Clinic, will participate in a one-hour special about the respiratory disease COVID-19 in a program on Iowa PBS on Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. CST. The expanded Iowa Press program will be a live broadcast and livestream on, Facebook and YouTube.

Jonathan Crosbie, D.O.

Other experts on the panel will be Rossana Rosa, M.D., an infectious disease specialist with UnityPoint Health Des Moines, and Jennifer Nutt, vice president of nursing and clinical services with the Iowa Hospital Association. Topics will include what Iowans should know about COVID-19, what they should do and not do, how Iowa hospitals and clinics are handling and preparing for the situation, how people should/shouldn’t be interacting with their health care providers right now, and what they should and shouldn’t be concerned about. Joining moderator David Yepsen will be Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa.

During the program, viewers may submit questions online, via email and over the phone for reporters to share with the panel of medical experts. Viewers experiencing their own adverse medical symptoms will be encouraged to call 2-1-1 or reach out to their individual medical providers. 

The program will be preceded by a PBS Newshour special, “Confronting Coronavirus,” at 7 p.m. This special focuses on health precautions for individuals and the public at large as well as the pandemic’s economic impact in both the United States and globally. Anchored by PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff, it includes interviews with officials; reporting from the program’s bench of special correspondents throughout the world; and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America, to be moderated by PBS NewsHour correspondents Amna Nawaz and William Brangham.

A 2010 graduate of DMU’s osteopathic medical program, Dr. Crosbie provides care to individuals of all ages with an emphasis on positive patient relationships, patient education and the importance of preventative medicine. Prior to joining DMU in 2018, he was an urgent care physician at Doctors Now in West Des Moines and a family practice physician at the Iowa Clinic in Altoona and Waukee, Iowa. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association and a past governor-appointed member of the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) Board.

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