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Samme Sez!

I'm never wrong- and I can prove it!

  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post Covid Blog OC Dinner with the Docs Series - To all of our very special patients and blog readers: Since our last communication, there have been three developments that I wanted to let everyone know about. First,I wanted to alert everyone to a observation we’ve had here at Caduceus the past few weeks. Yes, we are still doing PCR testing. We still are getting...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post Covid Blog- Herd Immunity Orange County - A farmhand was helping the farmer with his herd of cows. The farmer asks, "How many cows are in my herd?" “49,” says the farmhand."Ok then; round them up!""Ok,fine! You have 50," says the farmhand. Now that I have you trying to figure this out, I will do something totally out of character for me.  I will make a...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post Covid Blog 2021 Physicals Orange County - With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, this is for all you Pirates of Penzance fans who have had to deal with the pandemic over the last year. Pirates of Pandemic Patter(to be sung at a rapid tempo) After all the quarantine it’s time to move around, even danceAsk Gilbert and Sullivan; sing along to Pirates of Penzance You...  read more
  • 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
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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.