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Improve Your Sleep Schedule? Go Camping

Improve Your Sleep Schedule? Go Camping

I read a great article in Popular Science (Feb 2017) about how going camping can improve your sleep. Yes, camping!  We know that modern environments with all their electronic gadgets (and bright screens) hurt sleep patterns. When we look at bright lights, our bodies stay in “daytime” mode, so we stay up later and wake up groggier.   If we … Continue reading "Improve Your Sleep Schedule? Go Camping" ...
Health Benefits of a Massage

Health Benefits of a Massage

A massage is great for helping you relax, but it also has more therapeutic benefits. Relieve Depression Anxiety Sleep More Soundly Improve Circulation Fight Fatigue Manage Pain Boost Focus Reduce Stress Heal Injuries Improve flexibility Decrease Headaches Relieve Back & Neck Pain How can massage do all that? “The skin is moved during a moderate … Continue reading "Health Benefits of a Massage" ...
Tips for Getting a COVID Vaccine Appointment in San Diego County

Tips for Getting a COVID Vaccine Appointment in San Diego County

Starting March 15, San Diego County has opened Phase 1C which includes people age 16-64 with some underlying medical conditions.  More information can be found here. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/vaccines/phases.html Since I’m no longer able to provide COVID vaccine in my office due to changes at the State level, I’ve put together some resources to help you find … Continue reading "Tips for Getting a COVID Vaccine Appointment in San Diego County" ...
Covid Vaccine – Now Available!

Covid Vaccine – Now Available!

Finally, some concrete information about how to get COVID vaccine.   PLEASE be patient – I have only 2 staff members and limited vaccine supply, although I can request more.  We will get everyone vaccinated. I am vaccinating healthcare providers this week and next.  When San Diego County changes to Phase 1B (likely over the … Continue reading "Covid Vaccine – Now Available!" ...
Why I Recommend The COVID Vaccine

Why I Recommend The COVID Vaccine

I recommend the COVID vaccine for the vast majority of patients because the benefits are huge, and risks are small.  I have to admit, I was quite a skeptic in the beginning.  I didn’t think anyone could do good science in that short a time frame.  And I am generally not someone who jumps in … Continue reading "Why I Recommend The COVID Vaccine" ...
Risks of Deferring Healthcare During a Pandemic

Risks of Deferring Healthcare During a Pandemic

Afraid to go to the doctor or get your blood drawn because you might get exposed to COVID?  Two things I want you to consider:  Medical facilities can be some of the lowest risk places to visit during the pandemic due to strict sterilization, social distancing and mask wearing practices.  We cannot afford not to.  … Continue reading "Risks of Deferring Healthcare During a Pandemic" ...
Activities for a Stay at Home Order

Activities for a Stay at Home Order

Given the new lockdown orders in California, we need to get creative again to stay connected and engaged. Here are some of my favorites from a great article:  Plant an indoor herb garden and learn cook with those herbs Take virtual tours of places you want to visit someday – Here’s a tour of Rome Visit … Continue reading "Activities for a Stay at Home Order" ...
ABC’s of Telemedicine

ABC’s of Telemedicine

Telemedicine is basically a video visit with your doctor and has many benefits.  More personalized than a phone call Less time away from work No travel expenses or time Less interference with child or elder care responsibilities No exposure to other potentially contagious patients My Electronic Health Record system uses an encrypted version of Zoom … Continue reading "ABC’s of Telemedicine" ...
Rapid Flu Testing Now Available

Rapid Flu Testing Now Available

Unfortunately, cold symptoms, flu symptoms and COVID symptoms can be very similar, so its difficult to tell them apart sometimes.  That’s why I now have rapid testing for influenza (in addition to rapid COVID testing) available in my office.  This is the same standard test that has been done in Urgent Care and the Emergency … Continue reading "Rapid Flu Testing Now Available" ...