The Nurse Who Stepped Up to Offer COVID-19 Testing

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, August 3, 2020

When Kristina Donnay took it upon herself in April to provide coronavirus testing in Maricopa, Arizona, she didn’t anticipate working weeks on end in the office without a day off.
Nor did she expect the public backlash visited upon her practice, the Maricopa Wellness Center, for conducting tests at a time several health providers and national drug store chains in the city were taking a pass.
“I needed to step up to the plate. I was shocked other facilities in Maricopa did not,” Donnay said. “We need more testing in the city. We need to see we are a hotspot in the city.”
Her practice, which opened in April 2019, was perhaps a less-than-obvious choice to jump into the COVID-19 testing fray.
The Maricopa Wellness Center is not a primary care provider, but a med spa, a hybrid of an aesthetic medical center and day spa that provides nonsurgical aesthetic medical services—Botox injections, chemical peels, hormone injections and the like—under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner. Donnay is medical director and co-owner of the practice.
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