Senior Health: Why Aging Population is More Susceptible to Covid-19 with Dr. John Cascone

Comorbid conditions increase the elderly’s risk of having a bad outcome from Covid-19. Listen to the episode for more information on the statistics around Covid-19 and health with our guest Dr. John Cascone, board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician.

Meet Dr. John Cascone

John Cascone is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. He lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family.