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February Newsletter

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February 6, 2020
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Happy Heart Month!  We have some exciting news! 

At Caduceus, access is the cornerstone of our philosophy.  We have been working diligently to improve accessibility to your healthcare, including our live chat feature available on our website, and more direct access through our secure patient portal when you need to request a refill, view your lab/test results, or need to speak directly with your provider and/or staff at your chosen location.  If you do not have an active account, request an invitation.   

Another service we launched in 2019 were video visits, see the doctor from your phone or other mobile device from the comfort of your home, office, or even while you are away on vacation or work business.This option can save you a trip to the office for many sick and routine visits including prescription refills, review of test results, and much much more! 

We are happy to announce two new ways to access your healthcare in 2020.

App-

New app designs for Caduceus and PDQ Urgent Care and More were just launched this month.  We have improved your overall user experience so download our app today, available for both iOS and Android.  Any technical issues reach out to patient support anytime; we are here to help! 

Appointment booking online-
Our online appointment booking feature (you pick the time and date), currently available for most primary care, Ob-Gyn, and pediatric visits with your physician, has now expanded to include advanced care practitioners, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, an important part of our Caduceus care team.  

Its as easy as 1-2-3! From our website, you can choose the orange "appointments" tab (far left on top of home page or top tab depending on your device) and then scroll down to your office location to make an appointment with your provider. Want to skip a trip to the office? No problem!  Simply choose the orange "video visit" tab at the top of the home page (second from left or top right tab depending on your device) and request an appointment; a concierge team member will contact you to arrange! 

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On February 3rd, 2020, the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and APIC (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) announced that the Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine at age 65 is no longer required.  It can still be given to high risk seniors, for example, those with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) immunocompromised, and the very elderly and frail.

At Caduceus, we recommend at the 65 year old annual CPE (complete physical exam) the time for Pneumovax 23. It is given one time without a booster.

If you have a medical question, feel free to use our MouseCalls; you can email your physician a medical question and get a response the same day!

Heart Disease: It Can Happen at Any Age

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.Heart disease—and the conditions that lead to it—can happen at any age. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger people (ages 35-64) are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking).  

It's never too late to make changes and lifestyle modifications to improve your cardiovascular health!  Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. Check with your primary care provider as there are many smoking cessation options including medication and hypnotherapy techniques.  RSVP to our next "Dinner with the Docs" zWEd. March 4th 6pm as Chief Medical Officer Gregg DeNicola MD and Chiron LMFT provider Dori Caralto will be offering dinner and dish on this very topic! Manage conditions. Work with your health care team to manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. This includes taking any medicines you have been prescribed. Make heart-healthy eating changes.  Eat food low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium, the Mediterranean diet is advised.  This diet is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. Moderate amounts of dairy, poultry, and eggs are also central to the Mediterranean Diet, as is seafood. In contrast, red meat is eaten only occasionally.  Stay active and maintain a healthy body weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or lower. Get moving for at least 150 minutes per week. You can even break up the 30 minutes into 10-minute blocks. 

We also offer cardiology at Caduceus Specialty in Yorba Linda.  Review Dr. Weinstein's bio and reserve an appointment. 
Source: www.cdc.gov, www.mayoclinic.org 

February Event Schedule-

Yoga and Reiki RECONNECT-

What: Chiron Wellness (Yoga and Reiki RECONNECT)
When: February 13, 2020 @ 6:10 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: TLC (The Life Center) 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd Ste 404

Learn more about Chiron services

Space is limited so RSVP today to reserve your spot, 714-646-8034.  

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