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AUGUST NEWSLETTER

By editor
August 12, 2019

Introducing Pre Check-In and Appointment Reminders!  

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Check in on your device before your visit or after you arrive!

Faster smarter check-in experience delivered via email or text message.  Done on your own time from the privacy of your own device.  Simple and quick arrival once you arrive for your appointment.

You will receive a text and email three days in advance of your scheduled appointment and a text message and e-mail 1 day prior to their appointment if you have not yet completed the pre-visit check-in.

Email patient support your feedback about our new feature!  

$25 Physicals 

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Back to school preparations are just around the corner and it is not too late to take advantage of our special summer promotion. Sports physicals are only $25 until August 31st! Schedule a visit.

Upcoming Events-

Dinner with the Docs- Testosterone Therapy for Men and Women

Testosterone therapy can be very effective for both men and women.  

Testosterone is a male steroid hormone that does a lot more for men than just promote a healthy sex drive. The hormone affects several other factors including body fat, muscle mass, bone density, red blood cell count, and mood.

Although testosterone is considered a male sex hormone, women produce small amounts of testosterone in their ovaries and adrenal glands. Together with the female sex hormone estrogen, testosterone plays a role in the growth and maintenance of female reproductive tissue and bone mass.  Testosterone therapy in women can be an effective treatment for low libido and low energy levels, as well as treatment for post-partum depression. 

What- "Dinner with the Docs" FAQ Presentation and Testing 
When: Wednesday, September 11th 6pm
Where: TLC (The Life Center) 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd. Ste 404 Yorba Linda 

Be sure to bring your frequent flyer card and if you have attended at least three other "Dinner with the Docs"  you get a FREE GIFT.  Earn extra stamps for every guest you bring that is not an existing patient. Dinner as always is provided. RSVP today or just reply to this email. You can also call 714-646-8058 to reserve a spot.  

Once we receive your RSVP, a staff member will contact you for instructions on ordering the complimentary testing prior to the event so the results can be read after the presentation.  If it is confirmed by our Caduceus providers on-site that evening that you are a good candidate for testosterone injections, then the first one will be administered that evening at NO CHARGE.

If you cannot come to one of our locations prior to the event you will be administered the lab that evening and receive a voucher so you can return at a future date and have the results read by a Caduceus provider.  If you are a good candidate then you will receive the testosterone injection that day FREE OF CHARGE. 

It's Our 20th Year Anniversary!

In honor of our 20th year anniversary, Caduceus is highlighting employees each month that have been with our group since its inception.

Marcy Toner


July/August Honorees-

Marcy Toner , Senior VP of Finance

Marcy has been working for Caduceus since our inception in 1999.  She was the VP of Operations for the Yorba Linda Family Practice office for 16 years from 1998 – 2014 and then transferred to the position of Senior VP of Finance in 2014 when the CFO retired.
 
Previous to that position, She worked directly with CMO Dr. DeNicola, Dr. Hall, Dr. May, and Dr. Ponzio since 1983 at Yorba Linda Family Physicians nights and weekends while she was attending Cal State Fullerton to get her BA in Business Administration.
 
Marcy is always cheerful and upbeat and is such a company advocate as she has spent more than 35 years working with the same group of people; they are her family!


Martha Rodriguez, Senior Utilization Manager 

Martha Rodriguez


Martha started with Caduceus at our original location in Tustin.  She moved to our current Yorba Linda offices in the Packing House Square and managed front office duties for primary care, specialty, behavioral health, and ancillary services. 

Martha relocated across the parking lot to our administrative business offices to assume a managerial role almost fifteen years ago. 

On behalf of the Caduceus family Marha, thanks sincerely for all you 


It's Our 20th Year Anniversary!

By editor
August 12, 2019

In honor of our 20th year anniversary, Caduceus is highlighting employees each month that have been with our group since its inception.

July/August Honorees-

Marcy Toner , Senior VP of Finance

Marcy has been working for Caduceus since our inception in 1999.  She was the VP of Operations for the Yorba Linda Family Practice office for 16 years from 1998 – 2014 and then transferred to the position of Senior VP of Finance in 2014 when the CFO retired.
 
Previous to that position, She worked directly with CMO Dr. DeNicola, Dr. Hall, Dr. May, and Dr. Ponzio since 1983 at Yorba Linda Family Physicians nights and weekends while she was attending Cal State Fullerton to get her BA in Business Administration.
 
Marcy is always cheerful and upbeat and is such a company advocate as she has spent more than 35 years working with the same group of people; they are her family!



Martha Rodriguez, Senior Utilization Manager 



Martha started with Caduceus at our original location in Tustin.  She moved to our current Yorba Linda offices in the Packing House Square and managed front office duties for primary care, specialty, behavioral health, and ancillary services. 

Martha relocated across the parking lot to our administrative business offices to assume a managerial role almost fifteen years ago. 

On behalf of the Caduceus family Martha, thanks sincerely for all you do! 



$ 25 Sports Physicals

By editor
June 21, 2019

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.


Newsletter June 2019

By editor
June 21, 2019

Message from our CMO

By editor
June 4, 2019

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


Measles Outbreak Update from CMO Gregg DeNicola MD

By editor
May 1, 2019
Chief Medical Officer GREGG DENICOLA MD of Caduceus Medical Group

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


Newsletter February 2019

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April 16, 2019

Newsletter March 2019

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April 16, 2019

April 2019 Newsletter

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April 16, 2019

FDA proposes rule to notify women with dense breasts about increased cancer risk and imprecise mammograms

By editor
April 2, 2019

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.”