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CMO Covid Blog Orange County Urgent Care Natural Antibodies “Get No Respect”

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | March 3, 2022

Natural Immunity- The Rodney Dangerfield of Covid“When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and said to my father, “I’m very sorry. We did everything we could…but he pulled through.” “My mother had morning sickness AFTER I was born.” Rodney Dangerfield was born Jacob Cohen in New York in 1921. His…

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Latest Covid Treatment Orange County Urgent Care

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | January 5, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT from CMO- A woman calls a law firm,“This is Schwartz, Schwartz, and Schwartz. How may I help you?”“I would like to talk with Mr. Schwartz.”“Oh sorry; he is in court all day.” “OK, in that case let me speak to Mr. Schwartz.”“Apologies. He is on vacation.” “Then let me speak to Mr. Schwartz.” “Speaking!”…

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MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH PDQ URGENT CARE & MORE YORBA LINDA

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | December 21, 2021

ANNOUNCMENT from CMO- Caduceus Medical Group’s urgent care PDQ Urgent Care & More, in partnership with Infusion IV Hydration & Injection Therapy, have arranged for monoclonal antibodies from Regeneron (Casivirimab/Imdevimab) to be available to its eligible patients with Covid-19. As they say on Channel 13, supplies are limited; we are optimistic we can continue to…

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Quantitative Antibody Testing Orange County Urgent Care

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | November 24, 2021

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…

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ANTIBODY QUANTITATIVE TESTING- ORANGE COUNTY URGENT CARE COVID BLOG

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | November 22, 2021

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 PDQ 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…

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LONG HAUL COVID TREATMENT ORANGE COUNTY URGENT CARE

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | October 19, 2021

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…

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Blog- Monthly Covid Antibody Testing

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | August 12, 2021

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…

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The Deets on Delta- FAQ’s on Covid Variant

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | July 15, 2021

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…

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May Newsletter- Urgent Care Orange County

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | May 27, 2021

Sports Physicals $25 Summer is almost here!  Just in time our annual special offered from Memorial Day-Labor Day! This physical helps to assure your child/teen is healthy and physically ready for their chosen activity. At the visit, your provider will review your child’s medical history, conduct an exam, and recommend additional tests and diagnosis if necessary.…

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COVID BLOG OC URGENT CARE

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | April 29, 2021

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…