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  • Coronavirus molecule CMO Perspective on Covid-19 over the Last Two Months - COVID-19….the first 60 days from the Caduceus perspective.  Caduceus started testing for Covid in mid-March. We began treating patients within days and started accepting referrals in early April. Overall we have tested over 2000 patients in our three OC testing sites and have actively treated over 85 cases with a "Covid Team" approach. Approximately half have recovered; the other half...  read more
  • Close up of medical glove and hand holding covid antibody test Antibody Testing.. Fact or Schiznick?? - Since there are no sports to entertain us, let’s play a new sport we can do from our homes....we call it “Covid FACT or SCHIZNICK??”  Ok; we COULD call it TRUE or FALSE but what fun is that? We will make a statement about Covid and you have to figure out if it is FACT..a...  read more
  • Close up of medical glove and hand holding covid antibody test COVID 19 ANTIBODY TESTING- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - Since March 1st, we have evolved— -First there was no test available for Covid 19.- Then came the nasal PCR swab PCR to show us evidence of the live virus.-And now, antibody testing has arrived.  Depending on your age, you can hear Roseanne Roseannadanna in the distance. I know a lot of you are asking, what is an antibody...  read more
  • coronavirus molecule Covid 19- Our CMO Answers Your Questions - AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER GREGG DENICOLA MD Is this the real life?  Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide; no escape from reality. Freddie Mercury did not know his lyrics would be so prophetic when he wrote them 45 years ago. He asked two very poignant questions but never really answered them,...  read more
  • Covid19 Treatment- What You Need to Know - As more of our patients test positive for COVID19, it’s a good time to look at treatment options. Caduceus is actively managing a case load of over 50 cases, all accumulated over the last three weeks. There will be more by the time you read this; we take on additional cases every day. Most are...  read more
  • COVID-19 TESTING 101 - AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER GREGG DENICOLA MD One of the most heated topics when reviewing patient feedback on our blog involves COVID-19 testing and the length of time to receive results as well as the availability of tests. We sympathize on the turn-around time complaints as we are as anxious to get...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post COVID-19 IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM OUR CMO - AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CMO (CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER) GREGG DENICOLA MD There is a new phrase I've noticed being used regularly. It used to be when discussing travel plans and logistics, we would refer to a time frame.  “Want to plan a vacation?” Maybe in the fall!“Try the new sushi place?” Let’s go next month!“Go wine tasting?”...  read more
  • coronavirus molecule COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS LATEST UPDATES AND FAQ'S - AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER GREGG DENICOLA MD Published 3-16-2020 It is impossible to turn on TV or engage on any social media platforms without being informed about the Covid-19 crisis, thus we felt it best to use the newest update in an “FAQ format.”   Q: Are things getting better at all? How...  read more
  • coronavirus molecule COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) TESTING NOW AVAILABLE - BREAKING NEWS FOR LA/OC/RIVERSIDE county residents – Caduceus Medical Group will now be offering Coronavirus COVID-19 curbside testing and medical travel clearances. A few COVID-19 facts: • The virus is NOT slowing down. A month ago the WHO (World Health Organization) was publishing 1000 new cases a day. Two weeks ago, 2000. As of this morning,...  read more
  • coronavirus molecule Coronavirus-What You Need to Know - As Chief Medical Officer I am asked daily about advice to Caduceus patients about the Coronavirus; now called Covid-19.  Wanting to keep the advice timely and factual, it is very difficult to separate the facts from hysteria. But someone has to do it, so here are the recommendations for Caduceus patients from the CMO. First...  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.