About Guy Delorefice

Dr. GuyDelorefice (aka “Dr. Guy”) is a board-certified professional in internal medicine and has been practicing in Sonoma County since 1999. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College of CA and then attended Creighton University Medical School to receive his MD degree. At Creighton, he took advantage of the opportunity to set up medical clinics in third world countries and became fluent in Spanish. He did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Portland, OR. He enjoys road and mountain biking, abalone diving, hunting, fishing, and skiing. Follow Dr. Guy on Facebook and Instagram.

Benefits of Telehealth for Patients

Telehealth refers to delivering health and health-related services through information and communications technologies, such as video conferencing, streaming media, the internet, and store-and-forward imaging. The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the rapid adoption of telehealth by health providers nation-wide. In-person office visits put doctors, patients, and others at risk. Many doctors realize this and have started offering virtual consultations to provide uninterrupted access and continuity to [...]

Benefits of Telehealth for Patients2022-12-25T03:37:20-08:00

What is Concierge Medicine?

Concierge medicine is an umbrella term used to describe a fee arrangement in which the patient pays their doctor a yearly retainer fee. This retainer fee may be in addition to other charges for services delivered. Concierge medicine is gaining popularity. There are more than 6,000 concierge practices in the country. A study estimates that more than 20 percent of adults in the top one [...]

What is Concierge Medicine?2022-12-25T07:37:58-08:00

How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor

Primary care physicians (or PCPs) are usually the first doctors contacted by patients. A primary care physician helps their patients with preventive care, including routine physical tests, screenings, and immunizations. A PCP also diagnoses and helps their patients manage common chronic conditions and ailments such as diabetes and hypertension. You need to be very careful when choosing a primary care doctor in Sonoma. Look for [...]

How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor2022-12-25T06:22:32-08:00

Independent Primary Care Physicians Are More Productive Than Hospital-Employed Physicians

One of the major factors affecting the quality of healthcare provided by a doctor is whether they are engaged in their job. A recent study found that independent primary care physicians are more engaged and productive than primary care physicians employed by healthcare organizations. Researchers interviewed 1,029 primary care physicians. They were asked questions related to their productivity and engagement, and whether they believed they [...]

Independent Primary Care Physicians Are More Productive Than Hospital-Employed Physicians2022-12-25T07:45:17-08:00

What is High-Value Care?

U.S. spending on healthcare is snowballing. It is expected to reach around 20 percent of the GDP by 2026. Many national organizations such as the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians have launched various initiatives to ensure that patients receive high-quality care (on par with the escalating costs). Put simply, high-value care can be defined as healthcare that balances benefits [...]

What is High-Value Care?2022-12-25T07:38:45-08:00

How Your Primary Care Doctor Can Help You Stay Healthier

Primary care physicians play an important role in modern healthcare. They are usually the first medical practitioners contacted by the patients. A primary care doctor provides preventive care and treatment. A PCP or general practitioner is trained to diagnose different conditions. They interview their patients to assess symptoms and medical history. They also conduct physical examinations and may refer patients to a specialist (e.g., an [...]

How Your Primary Care Doctor Can Help You Stay Healthier2023-04-04T06:31:02-07:00

The Primary Care Quarterback: Great Primary Care = Better Care Management

In football, quarterback performance is critical to the overall success of the team. The quarterback is the leader of the offense. They call the play in the huddle. The quarterback coordinates with other team members and coaches to produce the best possible results every time the team is on the field. In healthcare, the primary care physician plays the role of quarterback. Studies link the [...]

The Primary Care Quarterback: Great Primary Care = Better Care Management2023-04-04T06:35:35-07:00

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in countless ways. Older adults and those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or heart and lung conditions seem to be at a higher risk of contracting the virus and developing serious complications. This is why doctors in Sonoma, California emphasize following good hygiene aside from practicing social distancing. As per the medical fraternity, there are no [...]

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Coronavirus2022-12-25T06:42:24-08:00

Concierge Medicine – A Personalized Healthcare Experience

Concierge medicine or retainer medicine or membership medicine is a care delivery model in which the patient pays an additional fee (or a retainer) to their doctor to have direct access to them. It is estimated that around 800 - 5,000 doctors in the country follow the concierge medicine model. Though all models share several similarities, they vary in their form of operation, fee structure, [...]

Concierge Medicine – A Personalized Healthcare Experience2022-12-25T04:00:52-08:00

Put Your Health in the Hands of a Qualified Family Care Physician

Due to an increasingly unhealthy lifestyle and environmental risk factors, diseases once considered rare have become common. A medical condition or problem does not develop overnight. In most cases, the body gives various warning signs before falling apart. Qualified family physicians are trained to identify these symptoms and come up with a treatment plan to address the problem before it snowballs into a major health [...]

Put Your Health in the Hands of a Qualified Family Care Physician2020-03-02T22:21:30-08:00