May 2024 Patient Newsletter Orange County

Join us for Dinner with the Docs “IBS; Let’s Talk About It!” 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the digestive tract. It’s common, affecting about 10-15% of adults in the United States. It can be uncomfortable to talk about IBS, but doing so can help you find support and feel less alone. It’s also associated with high levels of anxiety and depression. Talking about it helps to reduce stigma and shame. Let’s get the conversation started! 

Please join us for an IBS discussion and Q&A.  Led by Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Serene Tareen, learn more about IBS diagnoses and treatments. 

What- Dinner with the Docs “IBS; Let’s Talk About It!”
When- Tues. May 21st 5:30 pm
Where- 18200 Yorba Linda Blvd. Ste 250 (Caduceus Family Physicians event center) Level Two

RSVP’s are required and you need NOT be a patient to attend; the event is open to the public.
  We only have limited spots available, so email or call 714-646-8058 to RSVP today! Dinner is provided.

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weakened bones, which become fragile and more prone to fractures.  It is often referred to as a “silent disease” because it typically progresses without noticeable symptoms until a fracture occurs. According to the CDC, women aged 50+ years have a quadrupled risk over men within the same age bracket of developing osteoporosis of the femur, neck or lumbar spine. Osteoporosis is a disease predominantly affecting older women’s health. According to experts, 1 out of 2 women over age 50+ years will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture within her lifetime. In women aged 50 through 59 years, a concerning 58% have low bone mass; what’s more, this percentage of women with low bone mass will increase as these women age. In women, osteoporosis usually occurs in the 10 to 15 years after menopause.

Osteoporosis is diagnosed through bone density testing, typically using a DEXA scan (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry). This test measures bone mineral density and helps assess fracture risk.

Women age 50 and over should have a DEXA scan every 1-2 years. Screening every 1-2 years should initiate earlier if menopause occurs or is induced prior to age 50 (premature ovarian failure, surgery to remove both ovaries, medications that induce menopause like GNRH agonists).

Caduceus offers on-site DEXA scan testing at the Packing House in Yorba Linda. Call today to book your DEXA scan or to reserve an appointment with your primary care provider to request the authorization with your health plan. 

Join Our VIP Club

“I knew that enrolling in Club Caduceus was a good move, I just didn’t know how soon I would need it.  Out of nowhere my eye had symptoms of retinal detachment and I called my regular ophthalmologist’s office and they couldn’t get me in for 5 days! I then remembered that I could call my new Health Host who was amazing – she was able to obtain an authorization and an appointment the NEXT MORNING for me to see an outstanding ophthalmologist whose care I am now under.  I don’t know what would have happened to my vision without Club Caduceus and my personal health host.” A.T.

“This whole process was wonderful joining Club Caduceus. Thank you for everything and please pass this message along to the powers that be that the program has already met and exceeded my expectations!” T.H.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Health Host to learn more about our enhanced patient services program to determine if this is a good fit for you and/or your family.

More Access for Internal Medicine 

Just a reminder, Caduceus Family Physicians recently welcomed a new internal medicine physician to the group, Dr. Naureen Tareen. She is a seasoned board certified Internal Medicine Physician and takes pride in providing personal and compassionate care to her patients.Dr. Tareen sees patients at the Packing House in Yorba Linda.

Call our dedicated appointment line today or request an appointment in your patient portal.
Read Dr. Tareen’s Bio

Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) Services Available for ALL AGES

When children are young, ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems tend to be common. Kids are constantly mixing with others their own age, playing in a whole range of environments and won’t have the same awareness of their bodies as adults do. As a result, they can regularly pick up infections and other conditions that affect the ears, nose, and throat. The most common ENT problems include: Sleep Apnea, Rhinitis, Glue Ear, Ear Infections, and Tonsillitis. 

ENT physician Dr. Houmehr Hojjat sees both adult and pediatric patients at Caduceus Specialty at the Packing House in Yorba Linda. 

Depending on your health plan, you can either self-book or request an ENT referral with your child’s Caduceus 4 Kids pediatric provider or your primary care provider.