Hi everyone, here is a short and sweet (or not-so-sweet) update on local COVID numbers. As California has reopened, and with the Delta variant spreading in the state, we are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Sonoma County. Ironically, this is occurring almost exactly one year after last summer’s surge. Local Hospital Update There are currently 7 COVID-19 patients at SSRRH (Sutter Santa Rosa Regional [...]
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A primary care doctor works to prevent, diagnose, manage and treat health conditions. Your primary care is your first line of defense against chronic illnesses and diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Primary care doctors in Sonoma specialize in general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or family medicine. What Does a Primary Care Doctor Do? Primary care physicians provide a range of preventive care services [...]
Overview Tinnitus is when you experience a ringing or other noises in one or both ears. It is quite common and affects 15-20% of the general population. Symptoms Tinnitus is most often described as a "ringing", but it can be described as a buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing or humming sound. It may involve one or both ears and can come and go or be constant. "Pulsatile [...]
Concierge doctors, also known as direct primary care providers, charge an upfront fee for their services. A concierge doctor focuses on building a long-term relationship with their patients and helping them maintain a high quality of life. They provide around the clock personalized care. Earlier, only wealthy patients could afford the fee of a concierge physician, but recently concierge medicine has become more affordable. Concierge [...]
Overactive bladder (OAB) is defined as an urgent or frequent & sudden urge to urinate, that is often difficult to control. OAB may be associated with urinary incontinence. It can be embarrassing and impact our daily life, negatively affecting our quality of life. The good news is that OAB is easy to diagnose and the treatments are usually helpful. Symptoms Sudden urge to urinate, difficult to control urination and [...]
Concierge medicine focuses on providing the highest quality of care coupled with the highest level of service. Concierge doctors pride themselves on providing a personalized or customized approach to your medical care and at the same time offers 24-hour access to your personal physician. These doctors take special interest in their patient’s needs by committing to work with them on long-term health, focusing on all [...]
So many of us struggle with our weight. Does your conscience "weigh" on you? Do you look in the mirror and say "I need to lose weight." Does your weight yo-yo? Shocking Numbers The numbers about being overweight are shocking! 61% of Americans are overweight or obese. 300,000 deaths a year in the US can be linked to obesity. $100 billion a year is drained [...]
Many individuals wonder if they should see a family doctor or internal medicine doctor. In many ways, internal medicine doctors and family doctors are similar. They offer similar services and their goal is to monitor their patient’s health, provide preventive measures, provide screening measures and catch disease processes early and in a timely manner to nip health issues in the bud. From infants to senior [...]
Overview Breast cancer forms in the cells of the breasts. According to the NIH and National Cancer Institute, breast cancer tops the list of most common cancers in 2020 (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). Both men and women can be susceptible to breast cancer. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include: Thickening or lumpiness in the breast that feels different from the surrounding tissue [...]
More than 34 million Americans have diabetes and around three million deaths are attributed to diabetes each year. Many health experts believe that diabetes could become the biggest epidemic of the 21st century. The Effects of Diabetes on the Body Diabetes is particularly dangerous as it can lead to several health complications such as damage to nerves, kidneys, eyes or feet, hearing impairment, and heart [...]