DR. Eric Hansen to Lead SBCMS Panel Discussion on COVIC-19 Outpatient Treatment Methods

The San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) in partnership with the Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) will host an online, free COVID-19 panel discussion on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The panel will be led by Eric Hansen, DO, FAAFP, family practice physician in Hesperia, California and past president of SBCMS.

The discussion is the second in a series and is titled, “COVID Treatment 2021: Outpatient successes, alternatives and options.” Expert panelists include Roger Seheult, MD (Pulmonologist, Beaver Medical Group, Banning, California), Chaya Prasad, MD, MBA (Pathologist / Chair, Clinical Sciences Department Associate Professor of Pathology COMP-Pomona, California) and Michael Sequeira, MD (Public Health Officer, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, San Bernardino, California).

The presentation will encompass an in-depth discussion on outpatient COVID-19 treatment options. Speakers will review new treatment advancements in the past several weeks, latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in San Bernardino County and the mechanism of action of the vaccine including potential side effects, long term effectiveness and efficacy with current mutated virus strains.

In order to participate, attendees must register in advance online at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oceGrrT4iH9Yk0ZQqtnDao9mqG2hYhWdo . Each registrant will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. Attendees can also find registration information at sbcms.org/events.

For more information or questions, please contact Alison Elsner at 760-413-5053-cell or aelsner@sbcms.org. Speakers’ photos and interviews provided/coordinated upon request.


Established in 1878, SBCMS is the seventh largest medical society in California and the component society of the California Medical Association (CMA). SBCMS’ mission is to promote

the science and art of medicine, the care and well-being of patients, the protection of the public health and the betterment of the medical profession. SBCMS is a non-profit, 501 (c) (6) organization.

SBCMS and CMA combine to form the strongest physician membership organization in the state for medical doctors (M.D.s), doctors of osteopathy (D.O.s), resident and medical students. Together they represent a comprehensive program of legislative, legal, regulatory, economic and social advocacy. Programs provide members with necessary support to establish and maintain successful medical practices, which lead directly to a higher quality of medical care with greater access for California patients.

The SBCMS office is located at 1859 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands, CA. 92373. More information is available by visiting www.sbcms.org, calling 909-273-6000 or emailing aelsner@sbcms.org.


ERIC HANSEN, D.O., FAAFP-Family Practice, Hesperia, CA (Facilitator and Presenter)

Dr. Hansen established his own family practice in 2002, is a board certified (ABFM) primary care physician and graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS), College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1999. He currently serves as the Trustee for the CMA Solo and Small Group Practice Forum. He serves as a frequent presenter on how to establish a successful telehealth practice and is a member of the California Medical Association’s COVID-19 Task Force and Health Care Advisory Technical Advisory Committee. He is past president of SBCMS and was awarded “Best of the Desert” in the General Practice Physician category for seven consecutive years. He is exclusively affiliated with Choice Medical Group and Choice Physicians Network.

ROGER SEHEULT, M.D.-Pulmonologist, Beaver Medical Group, Banning, CA

Dr. Seheult is Associate Clinical Professor at UC Riverside School of Medicine and at School of Medicine and Allied Health at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to being a preceptor for PA and medical students, he was the medical director for the Physician Assistant Sciences Program at LLUSM, for a sleep lab in the area and for the Crafton Hills College Respiratory Care Program. He currently practices with Beaver Medical Group in Banning, California where he is a pulmonologist and sleep physician. He is certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine and sleep medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

CHAYA PRASAD, M.D., MBA-Pathologist / Chair, Clinical Sciences Department

Associate Professor of Pathology COMP-Pomona, CA

Dr. Prasad, a board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, is an associate professor at the

Western University of Health Sciences. In this position, she is the chair of the Clinical Sciences department and the director of the 2 longitudinal tracks, lifestyle medicine and business in medicine. Dr. Prasad is also an affiliate member of the medical staff at San Antonio Regional Hospital. Dr. Prasad did her residency at OHSU, Portland Oregon, followed by a fellowship at Harvard University during which period she received several NIH awards, including the prestigious Physician-Scientist Award. Dr. Prasad worked at Kaiser Permanente for over 2 decades where she held various administrative positions.

MICHAEL A. SEQUEIRA, M.D., FACEP -Public Health Officer, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, San Bernardino, CA

Dr. Sequeira was appointed as the county’s public health officer by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in late November, 2020. He has extensive experience in Clinical and Administrative Emergency Medicine and Leadership (over 25 years of Medical Directorship and 15 years as a Regional Director for over 16 Emergency Departments) with a special emphasis of Quality Improvement, Operations, and Advocacy. He served as Director of Quality for Risk for the physician partnership of Vituity with 3,600 physician members and 3,400 PAs and FNPs. He is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California School of Medicine and Western University of Health Sciences. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pomona College in Claremont, California and UCSD Medical School and served his internship at UC Davis, Residency in Emergency and Internal Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

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