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Flu Vaccine

I love fall- sweater weather, pumpkin lattes, football and holiday preparations. But it is also cold and flu season. And this can have profound consequences for pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals, and infants/young children. The best way to protect yourself is to get a flu shot. It is completely safe in pregnancy, and it is the […]

A New Major Public Health Crisis

I like to use this platform to speak to my patients- earnestly, honestly, and passionately. Some topics are light and fun. Others are serious. But this one just might save someone‘s life. Fentanyl deaths have now become the number one killer of children under 18 in Orange County. That is terrifying. More than car accidents, […]

The Holiday Party. . .

Every year we pick a day in December where we close at noon and plan an event to celebrate our amazing team. The doctors try to make it a surprise, and we always want to spoil the amazing women that show up each day and hold us together. Today we experienced another wonderful afternoon of […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases are on the rise, prompting Orange County to declare a Health Emergency. This is not a new virus. In fact, almost all individuals will have been exposed by the age of two. However it has always caused more severe symptoms in young infants, particularly preemies, newborns, infants under 6 months, and […]

Breast Cancer (BC) Awareness Month

1 out of 8 women (lifetime risk 12%) will develop breast cancer 1 out of 100 men BC accounts for 30% of all new cancers diagnosed in women Risk Factors include: family history, BRCA gene mutation, prior atypical hyperplasia or LCIS, early menarche, late menopause, no pregnancies, older age at first pregnancy, increasing age, no […]

6/24 was a very tough day for me

I had to sit with my grief and emotion regarding the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs. Wade. I needed to find words to articulate a meaningful message. Women’s healthcare is complex. Women carry the entire risk/burden related to pregnancy and childbirth. Monthly cycles Contraception Miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies 9 months of gestation Childbirth- with […]

I would like to talk about mental health

It is just as important as physical health, and often the two are intertwined. The brain is highly complex, and is influenced by many factors including genetics, trauma, & hormones to name a few. When external or internal factors impact the brain, especially over time, the ability to self-regulate and recover in a whole, functional […]

Firearm Injury Prevention

As a physician, surgeon, and healer, I have struggled over the years to find an actionable plan to reduce “mass shootings” and gun violence. As a mom, I am even more compelled. And like you, today my heart is broken. Again. I am not alone. And I cannot tell my children that they are safe. […]


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