Summer is here and so is our special promotion for camp and sports physicals! A sports physical is known as a pre-participation physical examination. The exam helps determine whether it's safe for your child to participate in a certain activity. Even if a sports physical isn't required, doctors still highly recommend getting one. Reg. $50 Exp. 8-31-19 Schedule today.
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|JUNE NEWSLETTER |
June is Men’s Health Month
Here are some sobering statistics:
-Men die five years younger than women
-Men die at higher rates from nine of the top ten causes of death
-Adult men in the United States visit primary care providers at lower
rates than adult women
Encourage the men in your lives to get a physical. Most of the factors
that contribute to men’s shorter, less healthy lives are preventable. And
that prevention starts with seeing a healthcare provider on a regular
basis. Establishing baselines for factors such as blood pressure,
cholesterol, weight, and PSA (a screening test for prostate cancer risk)—and monitoring how they change over time—will enable the provider to
catch potentially dangerous conditions early, when they’re still treatable. Reserve an appointment today.
|$25 Physicals Summer is here and so is our special promotion for camp and sports physicals! Schedule a visit.|
Reg. $50 Exp. 8-31-19
|It's Our 20th Year Anniversary! In honor of our 20th year anniversary, Caduceus is highlighting one employee a month that has been with our |
group since its inception.
Gregg DeNicola MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. DeNicola founded Caduceus in 1999 after becoming increasingly frustrated with the healthcare landscape over the last 25 years. Government mandates and insurance regulations had eroded the doctor-patient relationship. His vision was a community based physician owned and managed medical group that would defy the traditional models of healthcare delivery.
He envisioned a practice that focused on innovation, easy access, and independence from bureaucracy, hospital systems, health plans, and most importantly from the pharmaceutical companies. He was one of the first to advocate for a pharm-free patient experience and to this day Caduceus stays committed to a set of credos that focuses on patient advocacy and patient experience.
He has garnered local, regional and nationwide coverage for his philosophical approach to medicine. Dr. DeNicola was an early adopter of creative vehicles for improving patient accessibility, designing a patient app many years before other practices embraced technology. He was also recognized for his pro-active policy on patient reviews and online reputation management.
The Caduceus family congratulates our Chief Medical Officer and looks forward what the future brings for our medical group and the community.
Caduceus is proud to be sponsoring the "Caduceus Emerging Artist
Scholarship" for the winners of the annual "Celebration of the Arts"
Festival held in Yorba Linda Sunday, June 2nd at the Tommy Lasorda Jr.
Local high school students from all Placentia-Linda high schools were
eligible to participate and entered art in several categories including
mixed media, painting/drawing, photography, and digital/graphic
categories. Winners from each category will receive a $250 scholarship
and a $1000 grand prize from Caduceus and were selected by a panel of
professional judges at the event. The grand prize artist will also be
commissioned to design an piece of artwork to display at one of our
We will hosting an awards ceremony for the students later this month at TLC (The Life Center) in Yorba Linda. Follow us on Facebook and
Instagram to check out photos from the event!
Please join us for our our popular series, PositiviTEA, led by behavioral
health provider, Dori Caralto, LMFT. Review her bio.
What: “Introduction to Hypnotherapy"
When: Saturday, June 29th 2:30-3:30
Where: TLC (The Life Center) 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd Ste. 404 Yorba
Email your RSVP to [email protected].
We wanted to bring to to the attention to our patients some concerning recent online activity in the "anti-vaccination" community attempting to disparage local pediatric practices. After diligent research our team has confirmed that several online reviews/posts about Caduceus were neither existing patients nor family members of patients. We believe these to be a fictitious posts. Caduceus 4 Kids and all of our pediatric providers follow all AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines and pediatric immunization schedules.
The maximum number of pediatric vaccinations that would be given concurrently is four and follows the above CDC and AAP recommendations. Claims that there were as many as 12 given to one our pediatric patients is not only false but also irresponsible and defamatory. These posts support other online research discovered by our team and feedback from other local pediatric offices that also have been subjected to baseless and irresponsible reviews and claims from these individuals with their own agendas. We kindly ask you ignore these reviews and if you discover any posted on other sites/platforms please contact patient support at [email protected]
Gregg DeNicola MD
Chief Medical Officer
By now, I am sure you’re aware that we are suffering through a nationwide measles epidemic with Washington state being hit particularly hard. On Monday, the first confirmed case was identified in Orange County with three cases in Los Angeles County announced just prior to this. In the US, before the vaccine was introduced in 1963, there were 4 million measles cases a year with 48,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths every year. Once the vaccines were available, those numbers dropped dramatically. In fact, in 2000, the CDC announced the measles was eradicated.
For the vaccine to work, it requires what is known as “herd” immunity. This means a certain percentage of people needs to be immunized to keep it from spreading through the population. Because measles spreads so easily , the percentage needed for herd immunity is really high at over 95%. When states began relaxing the laws regarding mandatory vaccinations, the percentage fell below 95%. This made the current outbreak inevitable and predictable.
In short, everybody in the community who can get the vaccine should to stop the virus respect spreading.
Prior to 1957, they were two nationwide epidemics that infected nearly 99% of the population. Therefore, for patients born before 1957, it is generally assumed you are immune. This would be a lifetime immunity and no shots or boosters are needed.
For patients that had the vaccine between 1963 -1967, it is felt that those vaccinations no longer give immunity. In simple language, those shots “didn’t count“.
All children and adults over the age of 12 months should have two measles vaccines. For most Americans, this would mean receiving a second shot in adulthood. If your first shot was between 1963 and 1967, you would need two more shots on top of that one.
As Chief Medical Officer of Caduceus, I call for all of our patients to come in to receive their update on the measles vaccination. We will be happy to work with you to catch you up so that you will not become infected or spread the infection.
If there is any doubt, it is safer to take the vaccine than guess, even if you do not actually need it. Additionally, we can check your blood to see if you are immune.
Although all health plans cover childhood vaccines, many do not cover adult vaccines. In the event your vaccine is not covered, our cash price is $120.
Please feel free to share this information with friends and family. It is essential to stop the infection now so there are no measles associated deaths in Orange County this year.
Gregg Denicola MD Chief Medical Officer
FDA proposes rule to notify women with dense breasts about increased cancer risk and imprecise mammograms
The FDA is proposing a rule for breast cancer screenings that would require doctors to give women more information about the risks associated with dense breasts. Read the full article here.
Caduceus Chief Medical Officer, Gregg DeNicola MD, shares his take for our patients.
“Informing women that their amount of breast density may affect results of the mammogram and their risks be outlined just makes common sense; it’s hard to imagine any body opposing this recommendation. Yes; it is more time necessary to advise patients as the physician, but it is essential women are educated on the details of their mammogram. In California, such a requirement already exists and is enforced so it will have little impact for our patients, but to set this as a national standard is just smart medicine.”
Save a trip to the office and schedule a video visit with your Caduceus provider right from your mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop. You can schedule one SAME DAY or for a future date- whatever your preference!
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There have been many recent articles and online buzz about hormone replacement therapy for women and our Chief Medical Officer and Caduceus physician Gregg DeNicola MD wanted to weigh in on the discussion.
To provide some perspective, in 2002, an extensive study of over 16,000 women supported by the National Institutes of Health, was halted after discovering that the drugs, a combination of estrogen and progestin, caused small increases in breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. Those risks outweighed the drugs’ benefits -a small decrease in hip fractures and a decrease in colorectal cancer. A year later a comparable study was also stopped in the UK after comparable findings.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. DeNicola agrees, “The fact is a large, prospective study has never been executed proving hormone replacement therapy is indeed safe. This is an emotional issue and the data is definitely conflicting. Both sides have ample data to support their position. At Caduceus, we do not routinely recommend or dissuade the use of HRT. The decision is individualized after discussion between the patient and provider. Until the evidence is more definitive, it is the most prudent policy for our patients.”