Caduceus Medical Group
It's Foot Health Awareness Month
Your feet are the foundation of your body, and it is important to keep them healthy. Too often foot issues are left unattended for long periods of time, causing the development of other problems throughout your body. Healthy feet lead to a better quality of life. We also know that early discovery of problems in your feet may help detect the onset of other life-threatening diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.
Not all changes to our feet are due to a health issue. As we age, normal changes to the feet include:
- The foot becomes wider and longer.
- The fat pad on the bottom of the heel thins out, causing loss of natural padding and spring in the step.
- The foot and ankle lose some of their normal range of motion and become stiffer.
- There can be some loss of balance while walking.
Yet many foot issues can be prevented by addressing ill-fitting shoes, adding supportive orthotics or other modifications. Simple daily behaviors can also keep your feet in their best shape. Here are 10 easy ways to keep your feet healthy:
- Inspect your feet daily — Look for any changes in the general appearance of the foot, such as the color and the texture, unusual swelling and changes in the toenails.
- Practice good foot hygiene —Wash your feet well, and dry them thoroughly afterward to help prevent issues with bacteria and fungi.
- Moisturize your feet — It is important to hydrate the skin in your feet to replenish all the lost moisture. Otherwise fissures can develop.
- Wear appropriate footwear — Make sure to purchase the right size footwear to avoid bruising or tearing the skin surrounding the pressure points of the feet. Also, buy appropriate shoes for your activities.
- Trim your toenails — Do not create deep curves at the edges. Cutting nails straight across helps to avoid ingrown nails. Make sure to trim to just above the skin. Nails should not extend over the tip of the toe.
- Change shoes often — It is important to avoid wearing the same shoes every day. Your feet have a lot of sweat glands, and your shoes absorb the moisture released from these glands. Make it a point to dry your shoes after each and every use.
- Exercise regularly — Exercising is good for your feet. However, make sure you wear the appropriate shoe for the activity. Simple exercises can be done at home, like walking on a treadmill. Foot exercises improve good pedal circulation, preventing many disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
- Do not walk barefoot — Even when at home, always wear the appropriate footwear. There are a lot of harmful microorganisms that can easily enter the bloodstream through the feet.
- Apply sunscreen — Applying sunscreen with a considerable amount of SPF will help prevent painful sunburns and blisters.
- See a podiatrist regularly — If you notice or feel anything unusual in your feet, do not hesitate to see your podiatrist immediately.
A yearly exam with a podiatrist is vital to tracking changes, checking for proper sensation and circulation, and calling attention to abnormalities. Early detection and treatment of problems help keep you on your feet and active.
We are happy to announce Samme's Store in TLC Yorba Linda reopened April 1st. Samme's Store helps provide to our Yorba Linda patients a "one stop shop" experience and carries durable medical equipment, other medical supplies/accessories recommended by Caduceus providers, and OTC medications.In observance of Foot Health Awareness this month, we are featuring our Superfeet orthotics. The deep, structured heel cup of the insoles cradles the soft tissue of your heel to provide an extra layer of protection from hard surfaces. Price- $50
Stop by 8-6 Monday-Friday and check out our Superfeet insole selection and other products recommended by Caduceus providers.
PositiviTea- Have you RSVP'd? Please join us for our our popular series, PositiviTEA, led by Chiron Psychological Inc. provider, Dori Caralto, LMFT. What: “Introduction to EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique”
When: Saturday, April 20th 2:30-3:30
Where: TLC (The Life Center) 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd Ste. 404 Yorba Linda Email your RSVP to [email protected].
Dinner with the Docs-"What's that Spot on My Skin" and complimentary skin screenings
- Tuesday, May 7th 6pm Caduceus on Thalia Laguna Beach
- Wednesday, May 15th 6pm TLC (The Life Center-Yorba Linda)
Email your RSVP to [email protected].
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.
April honoree- Mike Hall MD
Dr. Hall is one of our most popular primary care providers in Yorba Linda. He completed his undergraduate education at California State University at Fullerton and received his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. In his off duty hours, he enjoys Little League, Pop Warner, traveling, and the outdoors.
"Treating the whole family is very rewarding and gives my patients and I the chance to forge a close relationship built on mutual trust and respect."
Dr. Hall sees patients at our primary care office in Yorba Linda.
Caduceus Medical Group
Welcome our New Providers
Mark M. Chung MD
Dr. Mark Chung is a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in New York. He did his residency training at University Hospital at Stony Brook and Long Beach Veterans' Administration Medical Center. His sub-specialty training is in pulmonary and critical care and was completed in in 1987 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance and subsequently served a 25 year career in the US Navy where he trained in sleep disorders medicine.
Dr. Chung has achieved board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. His interests are amateur (ham) radio, Red Cross volunteering, and plays both the guitar and the bass in a band.
It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Here are some sobering statistics:
• 2nd leading cause of cancer death among men & women combined
• 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer
• 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed in their lifetimes
• 1 in 3 people are not up-to-date with screening
• 60% of deaths could be prevented with screening hereditary/genetic stats
• People with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) with colon cancer are between two to three times more likely to develop the cancer than those without a family history
• 25% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have a family history
Patients should start regular screenings at age 50 and repeat every ten years; it is acceptable to stop at age 75.
Skip the line! Introducing Caduceus "Express Pass"
Access is our jam…
Sometimes long waits are unavoidable at our urgent care, particularly during flu season, and we know your time is valuable. We will now be offering Caduceus Express Pass option; stop by Yorba Linda urgent care to get your pass and upon your return we will whisk you to your exam room just like a VIP!
Same Day Video Visits
Walk-ins are always welcome as well as reserving a same day in-office appointment from our website or appointment line, 844-807-8558. You can also reserve a future video visit from your phone, tablet, or work/home computer and we are now offering video visits SAME DAY. Download our app (available in App Store and Google Play) and choose "schedule a video visit." You can also call or text 714-287- 0459 to reserve an appointment for same day service from the comfort of your office or home.
It's Our 20th Year Anniversary!
Senior VP of Operations- Katie Franklin
Katie's tenure at Caduceus started when the Yorba Linda office opened in 1999. She was promoted to manager of the Yorba Linda location and then took over operations as Caduceus grew and began opening other locations in Tustin, Irvine, and Laguna Beach. Katie now oversees all South County locations and we are proud to call her part of the Caduceus family!
Caduceus Medical Group
We are improving access for YOU in 2019!
Patient portal- Take control of your health in our secure encrypted patient portal. In our portal you can:
- View lab results
- Request refills
- Communicate with your provider/office staff
- Updates on any pending referrals
- Request an appointment
Virtual visits-Schedule a FaceTime/video chat over a secure platform in lieu of an office visit. Currently we are offering video chats for the following:
- Review of lab results
- Refill requests
- Sick visits
Appointments- The fastest way to schedule a visit is directly from our website. You can pick the time and date for most visits.
Toll free appointment line- 844-807-8558
We also understand many still prefer calling our office locations to schedule your next visit and we have added additional patient support specialists that are dedicated to improving your patient experience.
Now Offering Internal Medicine in Yorba Linda
Please welcome Olesya Brissey MD
Dr. Brissey is a board certified internal medicine physician. She received her medical degree from Russian State Medical University and completed her internship and residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital New York. She provides long-term comprehensive care and manages both common and complex diseases also primary medical care for patients of all ages. Dr. Brissey sees patients at our primary care office in Yorba Linda.
More appointment availability with all Caduceus providers-
We have a deep bench at Caduceus! Our physician assistants and nurse practitioners are valuable members of our care team and an integral part of our network of Caduceus physicians to provide to you superior quality of care and easier access in 2019. To improve access for you at all locations, these providers are available now for both walk-ins/same day visits and also by appointment. You can choose an in-office or virtual video chat from the comfort of your office or home.
Dinner with the Docs Calendar
Join us for dinner with our Chief Medical Officer Gregg DeNicola MD for an educational series of popular topics, complimentary screenings, and much more!
2019 Event Calendar
Adult vaccinations- 2019 recommendations including guidelines for pneumonia and shinglesWednesday, February 20th 6pm TLC (The Life Center-Yorba Linda)
"What's that Spot on My Skin" and complimentary skin screeningsTuesday, May 7th 6pm Caduceus on Thalia Laguna BeachWednesday, May 15th 6pm TLC (The Life Center-Yorba Linda)
Testosterone Therapy for Men and WomenTuesday, August 6th 6pm Caduceus on Thalia Laguna BeachWednesday, August 14th 6pm TLC (The Life Center-Yorba Linda)
21st Century Annual PhysicalWednesday, November 13th 6pm TLC (The Life Center-Yorba Linda)
Dinner is provided and don't forget to bring your punch card or start a new one at attendance at your first event this year. Attend at least three and receive a complimentary gift for your participation. You can earn extra stamps by bringing along guests that are not existing Caduceus patients. Email your RSVP to [email protected].
It's American Heart Month
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and around the world.
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (almost 90 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough -- or anything -- to combat their own weight issues. The survey found almost 75 percent are concerned about their weight yet less than half of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight.Part of the problem may be that Americans aren't sure what to eat for heart health. Nearly one-in-five believe their diet has nothing to do with their heart health, and a mere 14 percent knew that a Mediterranean diet is healthiest for heart health. If you missed CMO Gregg DeNicola MD's talk last year on the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet you can listen here and also check out many other valuable health talks on our YouTube [email protected].
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].