HEADLINES: COVID-19's New Normal Medical, Social and Legal

PODCAST: PODCAST Headlines with Frankie Darcell Attorney Shaka Johnson and Dr. Elana McDonald and Dr. Delana Wardlaw discuss COVID-19 and its social, medical and legal impacts April 12 2020

Dr. Elana McDonald

Pediatrician, Owner & Medical Director

Memphis Street Pediatrics:

2301 E Allegheny Avenue

Suite 203

Philadelphia, PA 19134



instagram: @twinsisterdocs

Pizzica Pediatrics:

100 E. Lehigh Avenue

Tower 3

Philadelphia, PA 19125



Dr. McDonald, is a board-certified general pediatrician in Philadelphia, with over 18 years of experience. She is a graduate of Temple University and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey Medical Center. She completed a 3-year pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in 2003. Dr. McDonald is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the proud mother of two sons.

Dr. Delana Warlaw

Temple Physicians At Nicetown

Temple Physicians At Nicetown:

4350 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19140



instagram: @twinsisterdocs

Delana Wardlaw, MD is a board certified family medicine physician, from the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia. She is the youngest of four, including her identical twin sister Dr. Elana McDonald, also a physician. She is a proud graduate of Central High School’s class of 251. She received her undergraduate degree from Temple University with Magna Cum Laude Honors and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Wardlaw received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed a Family Medicine residency at the former Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Wardlaw has returned to her roots as she currently practices at Temple Physicians, Incorporated of Nicetown, in Philadelphia. She is fully aware of the discrepancies in medicine that particularly affect those in urban areas. She has dedicated her career to bridging such gaps in medicine. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Wardlaw cares for patients of all ages and often treats several generations of families. For her tremendous commitment, Dr. Wardlaw was recently awarded the 2020 Pennsylvania Family Physician of the Year Award.

Dr. Wardlaw is highly active in the community and is dedicated to education as she participates in health fairs, community events, radio talk shows and school activities.She also precepts medical students and residents from Temple University Health System. She serves on the health advisory board for ODUNDE, Incorporated to develop and implement community empowerment programs focused on health awareness. Dr. Wardlaw is also a board member of the Nicetown community development corporation which implements programs that focuses on quality housing and social and economic development programs. As a member of the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, an organization of African American physicians, she focuses on addressing the medical needs specific to our communities as well as provide mentorship to aspiring and current minority medical students. Dr.Wardlaw is an annual participant in her high school career day as she encourages students to pursue medical careers.

Dr. Wardlaw is also a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physician, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians.She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Physicians.

Dr.Wardlaw is the recipient of the WDAS Women of Excellence award for exemplary community service. She is also the recipient of Philadelphia City Council’s Living Legends award for providing medical care in socially and economically challenged areas. She is a member of the Links Incorporated, an organization that focuses on health and human services, arts, mental health and services to youth.One of her main roles of this organization is assist in organizing programs that help foster positive community relations with the Philadelphia Police department.She also collaborates with a local organization to provide feminine products to youth that cannot afford such basic necessities through the “End Period Poverty” campaign. Dr. Wardlaw also serves as a mentor for Odunde’s “I am a Beautiful, Unique, Magnificent, Individual” Program that teaches preteen & teen girls self awareness, confidence and empowerment.

Dr. Wardlaw is also a dedicated wife and mother of eleven year old twins.

Shaka Johnson

Attorney Shaka Johnson

Law Offices of Shaka Johnson

(215) 732-7900

1333 Christian Street

Philadelphia, Pa 19147


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