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  • 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
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post Covid 19 Coronavirus September Updates- The Hard Facts on Our Progress in Orange County - CMO Covid Corner A quick visit to the archives for a new take on an old TV show… Who can you trust for Covid-19 advice? Not WHONor FDANor even the CDC blog... Just little ol' us...We're UNDERDOG! At Caduceus, we are used to being an underdog. Our entire annual revenue would possibly fit in Kaiser’s petty cash fund.  Mammoth health "systems"...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post Now Offering Covid-19 Coronavirus Diagnostic Nasal Swab Results in 48 Hours or Less - (With apologies to Messrs, Chandler, Hammett, Spade and Marlowe...) THE BIG SLEEPY SWAB  A novella in 5 acts Act 1- The Wife I have two rules. First, I don't follow any rules. Second, rules are for suckers.  It was a balmy August morning, the early morning fog hovering over my beach town - so thick it made pea soup look like Evian. The town...  read more
  • Group of medical providers in lab coats and wearing masks giving thumbs up CMO and Caduceus Covid-19 Coronavirus Team August Updates - I’m not looking to fight with youFrighten you or tighten youDrag you downChain you downOr bring you downAll I really want to doIs discuss Covid with you Ok, so we took some liberty with Mr. Dylan’s poetry.  It’s time to look at the path we have traveled the last five months.  We began Covid testing March 11,...  read more
  • Close up of medical glove and hand holding covid antibody test NOW OFFERING ORANGE COUNTY MODERATE/HIGH COMPLEXITY COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODY TEST- - OK, another game....Let’s pick something "low" complexity, and then counter with the first "high" complexity thing we think of...Ready?? Low complexity........floating in your pool on a rubber raft.High complexity...taking on Class V rapids in the Grand Canyon. Got it? Easy huh? OK OK let’s do a few more... Low complexity...driving a Kia to the grocery store.High complexity...driving...  read more
  • Close up of medical glove and hand holding covid antibody test Testing Testing 1-2-3 - COVID 19...Testing…Testing...Testing… 1-2-3     For my fellow baseball fans, this is a good time to recall the beloved Yogi Berra who told a post-game interviewer after a bad loss... "We made too many wrong mistakes." That sums up my viewpoint on our response to the Covid pandemic, both nationally and here in California. I have been purposely apolitical during the...  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.