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  • Image of hand in surgical glove holding blood vials Quantitative Antibody FAQ's Orange County - Since the blog last week advising antibody counts to help predict vaccine failures, we have had many questions. Let’s answer a few now. -Caduceus and PDQ Urgent Care and More can draw the counts during an office visit of any type or at their draw stations. Due to high demand, we have specific times we...  read more
  • Image of hand in surgical glove holding blood vials Antibody Quantitative Testing- Orange County CMO Covid Blog - In a world that keeps on pushin' me around  I'll stand my ground And I won't back down.  Tom Petty  Let’s present the actual real-life case of a Caduceus married couple I will call Donald and Daisy.  (It’s real except their names of course.) They are both in their 60’s. Both were vaccinated in Feb/March (the brand isn't important). Being fully vaccinated, they assumed they were safe to travel to the...  read more
  • Black and yellow image to designate doctor blog post Long Haul Covid Treatment Orange County - I am Dr. Gregg DeNicola and I am a Covid Long Hauler.I had my first positive PCR on December 13, 2020.I entered the hospital with double Covid pneumonia December 22, 2020 and was transferred to the Covid ICU.I was discharged December 31, 2020. I tested negative January 25, 2021.I was unable to leave the couch...  read more
  • cartoon of medical provider with syringe innoculating covid molecule Blog- Monthly Covid Antibody Testing - Yesterday I bought a new Koi for the Caduceus 4 Kids koi pond. I named him "Jeopardy". That way when people ask me his name I can say in a booming voice: "This! Is! Jeopardy!" Since the passing of Alex Trabek there has been an increased interest in the Jeopardy TV show, with multiple guest hosts. Since we...  read more
  • Delta covid variant The Deets on Delta- FAQ's on Covid Variant - I have been asked when, as CMO, I would "declare" herd immunity for Covid and we can then move ahead and party like it’s 2019. I earlier announced we should see herd immunity by Halloween, or even Labor Day, and I’m sticking with that forecast. Yet I fear I must announce another "surge" in cases, at least within Caduceus and...  read more
  • New Cholesterol and Alzheimer's Drugs - FROM THE DESK OF THE CMO We have two items to discuss with our loyal patients: 1. New lipid drugs 2. New Alzheimer's drug New Lipid Drugs- 1. Although not exactly breaking news, over the last year or so, forgotten during Covid, two different types of medications for lowering lipids were FDA approved. They are only now being marketed heavily. First, Nexletol is NOT a...  read more
  • Caduceus CMO Nomination My Hero Project - Big congrats to Caduceus CMO Gregg DeNicola MD who received a prestigious nomination from the MY HERO Project. The MY HERO Project uses media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity, one story at a time and operates worldwide in 197 countries. Dr. DeNicola was nominated in the Coronavirus Community Heroes Multimedia Contest...  read more
  • 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
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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.