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A Word of Caution as We Reopen in California

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | June 12, 2020 |

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.…

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Ode to the Mask… A Message from our CMO

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | June 4, 2020 |

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…

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CMO Perspective on Covid-19 over the Last Two Months

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

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…

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Covid 19- Our CMO Answers Your Questions

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | April 14, 2020 |

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER GREGG DENICOLA MD Is this the real life?  Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide; no escape from reality. Freddie Mercury did not know his lyrics would be so prophetic when he wrote them 45 years ago. He asked two very poignant questions but never really answered them,…

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Covid19 Treatment- What You Need to Know

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | April 9, 2020 |

As more of our patients test positive for COVID19, it’s a good time to look at treatment options. Caduceus and PDQ is actively managing a case load of over 50 cases, all accumulated over the last three weeks. There will be more by the time you read this; we take on additional cases every day.…

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COVID-19 TESTING 101

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | March 31, 2020 |

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER GREGG DENICOLA MD One of the most heated topics when reviewing patient feedback on our blog involves COVID-19 testing and the length of time to receive results as well as the availability of tests. We sympathize on the turn-around time complaints as we are as anxious to get…

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COVID-19 IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM OUR CMO

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | March 24, 2020 |

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CMO (CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER) GREGG DENICOLA MD There is a new phrase I’ve noticed being used regularly. It used to be when discussing travel plans and logistics, we would refer to a time frame.  “Want to plan a vacation?” Maybe in the fall!“Try the new sushi place?” Let’s go next month!“Go wine tasting?”…

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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS LATEST UPDATES AND FAQ’S

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | March 16, 2020 |

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER GREGG DENICOLA MD Published 3-16-2020 It is impossible to turn on TV or engage on any social media platforms without being informed about the Covid-19 crisis, thus we felt it best to use the newest update in an “FAQ format.”   Q: Are things getting better at all? How…

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) TESTING NOW AVAILABLE

By Gregg DeNicola, MD Chief Medical Officer | March 12, 2020 |

BREAKING NEWS FOR LA/OC/RIVERSIDE county residents – Caduceus Medical Group will now be offering Coronavirus COVID-19 curbside testing and medical travel clearances. A few COVID-19 facts: • The virus is NOT slowing down. A month ago the WHO (World Health Organization) was publishing 1000 new cases a day. Two weeks ago, 2000. As of this morning,…

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Is it coronavirus or the flu? Urgent care info you need to know.

By Paula | March 5, 2020 |

As Chief Medical Officer I am asked daily about advice to Caduceus patients about the Coronavirus; now called Covid-19.  Wanting to keep the advice timely and factual, it is very difficult to separate the facts from hysteria. But someone has to do it, so here are the recommendations for Caduceus patients from the CMO. First…