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Samme Sez!

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  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post So What Now Orange County...Covid PCR, Antibody, Vaccine FAQ's - Sometimes, trends change just because that's what trends do....think -popcorn ceilings. We like them (ok, our parents liked them) then we don't - and prefer a different trend.  Other times, the new trend is due to a change in circumstances---think -gas powered SUV’s replaced by electric cars as being in vogue to reduce carbon footprints...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post CMO Covid Orange County Blog- Shares his story - It was 3 PM on my second day in the hospital--Christmas Eve- and was due to have a half hour IV infusion of Remdesivir for my Covid pneumonia.  I looked up at the IV bottle. It was a dark glass container, looking identical to an upside down Kahlua bottle. More bothersome - there were three...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post CMO Covid Blog Orange County- Latest numbers from the Caduceus Covid Treatment Team - Last week, we gave a special bulletin on five items relating to the pandemic. To update this week, we enlisted the help of one of the most famous doctors of all time. He did this by eavesdropping on Annie, a young adult who sported a "good Annie" on one shoulder, and a "bad" Annie on the other.  #1-...  read more
  • cartoon of medical provider with syringe innoculating covid molecule CMO Covid Patient Bulletin Orange County December 2020 - Special Bulletin- We want to alert our Caduceus and PDQ patients to new developments regarding Covid ---the usual disclaimer- These apply ONLY to our patients, other health systems may be experiencing different scenarios, or perhaps not reporting them. 1. New presentation of Covid2. Testing shortage looming3. New saliva testing update4. News on vaccinations5. How to reach us 1. New presentation of...  read more
  • CMO Corner- Orange County Covid Updates for December - Did you know Flintstone Vitamin D is only sold in one city in the United Arab Emirates? Citizens in other cities refuse to eat them. But Abu Dhabi Do! As the Covid numbers spike, I feel it may be time for a little humor…yes, I know what you're saying…very little! There are three questions I am continually asked,...  read more
  • covid image blue background CMO Corner- Covid Facts vs. Shiznit - “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”George Orwell  In the novel 1984 (written in 1949) George Orwell predicted that technology would develop and allow corrupt governments to manipulate and spy on their population. In the book, the dangers of false...  read more
  • cartoon of medical provider with syringe innoculating covid molecule Orange County Exclusive Caduceus Interview with "Cov" - (The author directs readers to watch the films Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, and The Producers prior to reading this blog. Failure to do so may cause credit-or blame- to be given to the author when it should be directed to Mr. Brooks.) "Life is a play- We're unrehearsed"--Mel Brooks Our loyal patients probably know Caduceus was the first medical group...  read more
  • Covid FAQ Logo maroon background Top Five Covid FAQ's- Just the Facts for Orange County - Mark Twain once said there were three types of lies... “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”...meaning we can bend statistics into verifying wrong conclusions.  Mr. Twain actually modified a quote by T.H. Huxley---"There are three types of liars- Liars, Damned Liars, and Experts.”   The more I research Covid and its physiology and treatment, this quote...  read more
  • person wearing medical gloves inserting swab in test tube Now Offering Covid Rapid Antigen Testing Orange County - There's something happening here…What it is ain't exactly clear… Stephen Stills had it right in the 80's. We’ve been dealing with Covid for over six months now, and how do we deal with it? Well- it’s not exactly clear. We will address these issues today: • The newer trends and what Covid has told us•...  read more
  • covid image blue background CMO Covid Corner - URGENT ALERT- As CMO I want to report to our patients a dramatic upswing in POSITIVE Covid19 PCR cases. After seeing a drifting downward of new cases between late August and early September, we are experiencing large numbers of new cases similar to our dark days of April.  We are in the middle of another surge....  read more
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Samme is the beloved mascot of Caduceus Medical Group. Caduceus Medical Group is a multi-specialty medical practice, centered around primary care. We believe in giving patients access to healthcare, and offer many specialists and diagnostic services on-site to support that belief. Samme’s favorite job is to share accurate and relevant medical information with you. Samme keeps it simple and uses a little humor now and then to get his point across.