Category Archives: Medicine

Morning Urgent Care update Summer 2021

We offer early morning appointments which include COVID19 testing with rapid and PCR tests. Patients MUST CALL the office at 8:30 a.m. at (925)939-7334 and speak with staff. Plan on arriving between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Patients will be … Continue reading

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Care for Kids: Health Insurance through MediCal

We can’t say enough good things about Children’s First Medical Group. They offer health insurance for babies, children, and teens through Anthem Blue Cross MediCal and we accept it. They contract with excellent pediatric specialists at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland … Continue reading

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Baby Steps: Language

  There are two parts to language and communication:   Receptive language is the language you receive. This is when you baby listens to what you are saying.   Expressive language is what your baby can say with words, motions, … Continue reading

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COVID 19 Vaccination Game Plan: for Patients

Thank you for your interest in COVID19 vaccinations. We are accepting appointments starting Monday 5/17/2021 for all approved ages.  Please follow our vaccine availability online at http://www.vaccinefinder.org Fill out the JOTFORM patient registration for the COVID19 vaccine BEFORE the shot … Continue reading

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COVID19 Vaccination December 2020

The news that an immunization for COVID19 has been approved by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU), is encouraging! Other vaccines will likely follow, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged researchers to include the pediatric population … Continue reading

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Flu Excellence Award

California’s Vaccines for Children program awarded us their Flu Excellence Award for protecting babies, kids, and young adults from influenza. Schedule your flu shot now!

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Night Nurse Triage

We are delighted to announce that our office has teamed up with Night Nurse Triage Services. Night Nurse provides specialized triage services staffed with RNs averaging 18 years clinical experience. To reach the advice nurse after hours, call the office … Continue reading

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What to Think About When You are Trying to Avoid COVID 19

TipsToProtectYourself This handout was written for health care workers. It’s an exhaustive list of things for us to think about as we transition from home to work and back home again. Having worked in operating rooms and a research lab … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccines Fall 2020 Update

Flu vaccines for 2020-2021 season are on order. At this time we have not been told to expect shortages or delays. We will have influenza injections as well as the nasal influenza spray (Flumist). We recommend getting the flu vaccine … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Things to Open Up Again?

I’m sharing this post from a Texas pediatrician for those of you thinking about return to work, school, daycare, preschool, school, and activities. It’s a good read. Are You Ready for Things to Open Up Again?by Dr. Iannelli.

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