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  • 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
  • Close up of hand with glove holding covid antibody test tube Covid Diagnostic and Antibody Testing Updates for Orange County - We have been pushing the mantra of-- Know if you’re contagious Know if you’re immune  Test. Test. Test.  We are all aware of the large spike in new Covid cases recently. This has created a unprecedented demand for the PCR swab test. We continue to do these curbside on a near daily basis. That will...  read more
  • Group of medical providers in lab coats and wearing masks giving thumbs up MEET YOUR ORANGE COUNTY COVID TEAM - A Message from our CMO- With movie theaters being closed, I’ve found- like many of you-the magic of Netflix. And since I do not have sports to follow, I gravitated towards sports movies.  I found that no matter what era or sport, the main characters varied little. It appears that success of a team is predicated on a...  read more
  • Close up of medical glove and hand holding covid antibody test Covid Facts About Transmission- A Message from our CMO - In a very different era, before the Jimmies and even Jay, we had Johnny. And my favorite version of Johnny was “Carnac the Magnificent.” Carnac was a seer who, in full turban, would give the answers to a sealed question. Confused? It went something like this.... Covid-19, Al Capone, and Plaquenil.(The envelope tears open....) "Name an...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post A Word of Caution as We Reopen in California - As we reopen our cities, schools, restaurants, and theaters, we can celebrate the Covid-19 virus has finally flattened the curve, and new cases are dropping over California.  Just like the flu, the Covid virus is dying off after four months, and society can finally resume life as it was in 2019, before this worldwide nightmare began....  read more
  • Group of medical providers in lab coats and wearing masks giving thumbs up Ode to the Mask... A Message from our CMO - Ode to the Mask (with apologies to any other “Ode to the Mask” ever written) Oh my wondrous mask!You protect me from viruses unknownYou are the mightiest defense I own Oh my magnificent mask!Some accuse that you are a shamOthers say you are worse than spam Oh my beautiful mask!Sometimes you hide a smileOr show an image of teeth quite...  read more
  • Close up of medical glove and hand holding covid antibody test Covid 19 Universal Antibody Testing - An Important Message from Our CMO  If you have been following our blogs since the Covid-19 pandemic started, you know our mantra: Test.Test.Test. If you are concerned you have Covid-19, it’s the swab. If you think you've had it, it’s the antibody blood test. For possible proof of immunity, it’s the antibody. In doing over 1,500 antibody tests over the last...  read more
  • 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
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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.