Latest Patient Center Updates
- December Newsletter
As technology changes, so does the doctor-patient interaction. Third parties (the government, malpractice carriers, medical societies, and the so called "health systems") have been slow to warm up to the new realities of the medical marketplace. Social media, electronic transmissions, online appointments, and reviews have led to a lack of uniformity among doctors and hospitals alike.
To ensure safety to our patients, as well as strive for compliance mandated from these third parties, Caduceus is beginning a new policy effective January 1, 2020.
All new prescriptions must be obtained via an official visit either in-office or video from your phone.
This does not apply to refills of current medications or restarting a medication discontinued within the previous eight weeks.
Prescribing medications via phone calls, emails, or talking to the doctor in the hallway will no longer be permitted. Although cost effective and convenient, the lack of documentation, poor history taking, and unreliable tracking make these venues of obtaining a prescription non-viable.
To easily comply with this policy, I ask all of our patients to download our Caduceus app for iOS and Android, which offers both online booking and live chat to assist. Most video visits take no longer than a phone call.
By encouraging our doctors to perform detailed documentation, as well as being able to look the patient in the eye, we also improve compliance with the third parties we must satisfy to remain in business.
We will be monitoring the new system for bugs and I encourage your feedback; feel free to email MouseCalls, I read every one daily.
Gregg DeNicola MD
Chief Medical Officer
Meet Our New Physicians
RICHARD WINELAND MD- UROLOGY
Dr. Richard Wineland is a seasoned physician and practices urology at Caduceus Specialty in Yorba Linda. He provides a comprehensive range of procedures including no-scalpel vasectomy, circumcision, microwave thermotherapy, prostate biopsies, and other minor surgical procedures. He also performs endoscopic treatments of bladder tumors, prostate obstruction surgery, stone surgery, endoscopic laser lithotripsy, minimally invasive incontinence surgery, and nephrectomies.
When Dr. Wineland is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his large extended family, bicycle riding, video gaming, and reading.
Reserve an appointment with Dr. Wineland.
SHAHLA RAH MD- GASTROENTEROLOGY
Dr. Shahla Rah is a board certified gastroenterology (GI) physician at Caduceus Jamboree in Irvine. Her primary focus is colon cancer prevention and has a special interest in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, non-surgical hemorrhoid removal, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Dr. Rah loves traveling and spending time with her family. Her hobbies are primarily outdoor activities including golf. tennis, and hiking.
Reserve an appointment with Dr. Shah.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Caduceus is proud to support the Yorba Linda community for the 30th Annual Holiday on Main Street this Saturday, Dec. 7th 4pm-10pm. We are the exclusive sponsor for "Photos with Santa" so please be sure to drop by with your little ones and share their wish lists with Santa and our Caduceus elves! Check out more about this festive event for our Yorba Linda community!
Santa is also visiting TLC (The Life Center- Home to Caduceus 4 Kids, Caduceus 4 Kids Urgent Care, and Caduceus for Women 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd. Ste 404) Yorba Linda this holiday season! Skip the lines at the mall and bring your little elves in every Tues and Wed 3-5 pm through 12-18 for a visit, hot cocoa, and even a little frame so you can capture your favorite image from your phone and cherish the memory!
THE CADUCEUS FAMILY WISHES YOU ALL THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!
- 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-
- 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.
Age 21, then ACOG guidelines: Age 21-29: Pap every 3 years, HPV not recommended.
Age 30-65: Pap & HPV every five years
Every other year starting at age 40 until age 50 and then annually. Acceptable to stop at age 75.
Every 10 years beginning at age 50. Acceptable to stop at age 75.
In females annually beginning with menopause or age 50, whiver is first and annually after.
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.