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Covid Blog 2021 Urgent Care Physicals Orange County

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | March 16, 2021

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…

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Covid PCR, Antibody, Vaccine OC FAQ’s- What Now?

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | February 18, 2021

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…

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CMO Covid Orange County Urgent Care Blog- Shares his story

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | January 26, 2021

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…

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CMO Patient Bulletin

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | December 21, 2020

Special Bulletin- To all PDQ Patients- A Special Bulletin I am sure you are all aware the numbers are increasing at such a rapid rate, it has now come to the point we cannot keep up with the volume. Partially due to the upcoming holiday, as well as the fact we have been leading the pack in terms of Covid…

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CMO Covid Blog Urgent Care Orange County- Covid Treatment Team Updates

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | December 15, 2020

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-…

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CMO Covid Patient Bulletin Urgent Care Orange County December 2020

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | December 8, 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…

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CMO Corner- Orange County Covid Updates for December

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | December 1, 2020

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,…

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CMO CORNER- COVID FACTS VS. SHIZNIT

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | November 10, 2020

“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…

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EXCLUSIVE PDQ INTERVIEW WITH COVID VIRUS:

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | October 22, 2020

(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 PDQ Urgent Care and More was the…

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Top Five Covid FAQ’s- Just the Facts for Orange County

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | October 15, 2020

Mark Twain once said there were three types of lies… “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”…meaning we can bend statistics into verifying wrong conclusions.  Mr. Twain actually modified a quote by T.H. Huxley—“There are three types of liars- Liars, Damned Liars, and Experts.”   The more I research Covid and its physiology and treatment, this quote…