Sachiko Oshima, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
Sachiko Oshima, MD is an Internal Medicine resident at Duke University Hospital who graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in May 2021. She is a former leader of the Duke University Hotspotting Program which worked to address social barriers to care for medically and socially complex patients in the Durham, NC community. Her research interests focus on addressing social determinants of health, health system barriers to care, and medical education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic drastically expanded reliance on virtual care in clinical practice, as it offers increased flexibility and expanded access to care, particularly for patients with complex medical needs who are disproportionately impacted by non-medical drivers of health. Hotspotting programs partner health professions students with patients identified as “high utilizers” of health care resources in order to address social barriers to health, improve access to primary care, and reduce patient emergency department overutilization. Telehealth offers a solution to common social…