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  • NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
    (From Left) CEO Ray Weaver and CMO Gregg DeNicola MD

    Caduceus Medical Group is excited to announce, in its 20th anniversary year, it has finalized plans to renovate the historic Yorba Linda Packing House, originally built by the Yorba Linda Citrus Association in 1929. By 1912 farming had become a vital part of the community and business trade and many local residents grew orange and lemon trees.  However few had the time or money to send fruit to the store. In that year, farmers formed the Yorba Linda Citrus Association.  The association helped them build a packing house and send the fruit to stores all over the U.S.

    The interior design will pay homage to the local history and Caduceus will partner with other local organizations that share the same vision and spirit that makes our Yorba Linda community, the "Land of Gracious Living." The building will be the future home to its primary care, specialty, ob-gyn, pediatrics, and physical therapy center.  The existing offices will move over to the Packing House and Caduceus will truly become the one stop shop for medical care for the entire family! 

    To celebrate this milestone, Chief Medical Officer, Gregg DeNicola MD, shared the news with the Caduceus family and also made the announcements for the nominees of the annual company holiday gala, The Samme’s.  Nominees are chosen by staff in five categories- front office, back office, administrative, executive, and provider of the year.  The winners will be announced at the holiday ball later this holiday season.

    Caduceus Medical Group, which remains defiantly owned and managed by its physicians, is excited for its new journey in the Packing House and will be showcasing the progress once the renovations begin.  Stay tuned!

    Meet Our New Physician

    We are excited to welcome primary care provider Dr. Alyssa Tonelli to our Yorba Linda family practice. She was born and raised in Yorba Linda and played varsity tennis at El Dorado and went on to graduate from Stanford with honors.

    Afterward, she completed her DO degree at Western University of Health Sciences and pursued a family medicine residency with the Choctaw Nation Indians in Oklahoma. She is excited to be back home and serve the local OC community.

    Dr. Tonelli is a board certified family medicine physician who has a passion for preventative medicine and building one-on-one relationships with patients. She enjoys partnering with patients to help them achieve their goals. In her free time, she likes to travel, explore new restaurants, and spend time with family and friends.

    Reserve an appointment with Dr. Tonelli.

    We have also recently expanded our specialty services at our Irvine location, Caduceus Jamboree, to include ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat.)  Our ENT specialist in Yorba Linda, Dr. Faramarz Shabdiz, will now be available for appointments for our patients that work or live in South Orange County.  

    Reserve an appointment with Dr. Shabdiz.  

    PATIENT REMINDERS

    • UPCOMING DINNER WITH THE DOCS- CBD TOPICAL THERAPY
      • WED. NOV. 13, 6 PM TLC YORBA LINDA 
    • OPEN ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS?
    • EMAIL PATIENT SUPPORT OR CALL 714-646-8058 TO RSVP AND/OR TO REQUEST A MEDICARE OR COVERED CALIFORNIA COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

    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.

    November Honorees

    Cindy Vineyard, Director of Claims

    Cindy began her career in the medical field in 1982 and joined Yorba Linda Medical Group shortly thereafter.  When the physicians formed Yorba Linda Family Physicians, she moved with the practice to the Packing House and then later started her career at Caduceus.  In 2003 she took over the responsibility of managing the claims department and is still going strong 16 years later! 

    Talia Wright, Director of Concierge Services

    Talia began her journey as an administrative assistant in 1993 and at that time there were only six employees! She was responsible for many facets of the operation including opening mail, filing, answering phones, ordering lunches for meetings, and scheduling provider meetings.  In the mid-to-late 90's, as the company grew, she held positions in many departments including human resources, payroll, benefits/eligibility, referral processing, and various special projects.
     
    In 2009, the concierge team was developed to provide meticulous patient care and outreach, and she assumed a role in the department and now manages a team of patient support specialists.

    The Caduceus family honors you both and are proud to have you on our team!

  • Video Visits

    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!

    HOW TO REQUEST-

    Schedule your future video visit.
    If you prefer one SAME DAY email us at [email protected].

  • Current 2019 Caduceus Recommendations

    Our physicians and Chief Medical Officer Gregg DeNicola MD recommend the following medical guidelines for our patients:

    ROUTINE LAB TESTING-
    Ages 21,30,35, every other year between 40 and 50, and annually over 50.

    PAP SMEARS-
    Age 21, then ACOG guidelines: Age 21-29: Pap every 3 years, HPV not recommended.
    Age 30-65: Pap & HPV every five years

    MAMMOGRAMS-
    Every other year starting at age 40 until age 50 and then annually. Acceptable to stop at age 75.

    COLONOSCOPY-
    Every 10 years beginning at age 50. Acceptable to stop at age 75.

    DEXASCAN-
    In females annually beginning with menopause or age 50, whiver is first and annually after.

    SKIN CHECKS-
    Annually if you are a high risk- History of severe atypia, personal history of skin cancer, or a first degree relative with melanoma.

  • Medicare A-Z… We've Got you Covered!

    If you are turning 65 and newly enrolled in Medicare, dissatisfied with your existing Medicare Advantage plan, or just have general questions regarding your coverage... we are here to help! Watch our video “Medicare A-Z.” We can also schedule a meeting for you with our in-house Medicare expert for private consultation.

    Below is a summary of what Caduceus offers our seniors at NO COST and details that were discussed at the event:

    • We sit down with you and show you how Medicare works.
    • We educate you on ALL of your plan options.
    • We teach you how each plan benefit will work.
    • We input all of your drugs into the Medicare.gov system to see which plans will cover your prescriptions at the lowest cost.
    • We make sure that you choose a plan your physicians accept.
    • We make sure you are placed with a network that will allow you to use the hospitals of their choice.
    • We answer any questions that you have.
    • We will help you apply for extra help if needed (low income subsidy).
    • We give each senior an annual benefit review to ensure you are always on a plan that fits all of your needs.

    Email us at [email protected] to arrange a meeting at one of our office locations - Yorba Linda, Tustin, Irvine, or Laguna Beach.