As technology changes, so does the doctor-patient interaction. Third parties (the government, malpractice carriers, medical societies, and the so called "health systems") have been slow to warm up to the new realities of the medical marketplace. Social media, electronic transmissions, online appointments, and reviews have led to a lack of uniformity among doctors and hospitals alike.
To ensure safety to our patients, as well as strive for compliance mandated from these third parties, Caduceus is beginning a new policy effective January 1, 2020.
All new prescriptions must be obtained via an official visit either in-office or video from your phone.
This does not apply to refills of current medications or restarting a medication discontinued within the previous eight weeks.
Prescribing medications via phone calls, emails, or talking to the doctor in the hallway will no longer be permitted. Although cost effective and convenient, the lack of documentation, poor history taking, and unreliable tracking make these venues of obtaining a prescription non-viable.
To easily comply with this policy, I ask all of our patients to download our Caduceus app for iOS and Android, which offers both online booking and live chat to assist. Most video visits take no longer than a phone call.
By encouraging our doctors to perform detailed documentation, as well as being able to look the patient in the eye, we also improve compliance with the third parties we must satisfy to remain in business.
We will be monitoring the new system for bugs and I encourage your feedback; feel free to email MouseCalls, I read every one daily.
Gregg DeNicola MD
Chief Medical Officer
Meet Our New Physicians
RICHARD WINELAND MD- UROLOGY
Dr. Richard Wineland is a seasoned physician and practices urology at Caduceus Specialty in Yorba Linda. He provides a comprehensive range of procedures including no-scalpel vasectomy, circumcision, microwave thermotherapy, prostate biopsies, and other minor surgical procedures. He also performs endoscopic treatments of bladder tumors, prostate obstruction surgery, stone surgery, endoscopic laser lithotripsy, minimally invasive incontinence surgery, and nephrectomies.
When Dr. Wineland is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his large extended family, bicycle riding, video gaming, and reading.
Reserve an appointment with Dr. Wineland.
SHAHLA RAH MD- GASTROENTEROLOGY
Dr. Shahla Rah is a board certified gastroenterology (GI) physician at Caduceus Jamboree in Irvine. Her primary focus is colon cancer prevention and has a special interest in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, non-surgical hemorrhoid removal, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Dr. Rah loves traveling and spending time with her family. Her hobbies are primarily outdoor activities including golf. tennis, and hiking.
Reserve an appointment with Dr. Shah.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Caduceus is proud to support the Yorba Linda community for the 30th Annual Holiday on Main Street this Saturday, Dec. 7th 4pm-10pm. We are the exclusive sponsor for "Photos with Santa" so please be sure to drop by with your little ones and share their wish lists with Santa and our Caduceus elves! Check out more about this festive event for our Yorba Linda community!
Santa is also visiting TLC (The Life Center- Home to Caduceus 4 Kids, Caduceus 4 Kids Urgent Care, and Caduceus for Women 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd. Ste 404) Yorba Linda this holiday season! Skip the lines at the mall and bring your little elves in every Tues and Wed 3-5 pm through 12-18 for a visit, hot cocoa, and even a little frame so you can capture your favorite image from your phone and cherish the memory!
THE CADUCEUS FAMILY WISHES YOU ALL THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!