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January 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to the January 2024 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care We start the New Year with a recap of the biggest medical stories of 2023. Thetop story will come as no surprise – Ozempic. We will cover its development,mechanism of action

June 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2023 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue we will cover the upcoming vaccination season. Fall 2023 COVID Booster (Bivalent 2.0) With very little fanfare, Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Emergency ended on March 31st – with

December 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the December 2023 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, we will cover end-of-year tips and some of the things we see in aGP practice around the Holidays. Winter is the season for respiratory viruses –specifically Influenza, COVID

November-2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the November 2023 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, we will cover our progress with seasonal vaccines, specificallyRSV, Influenza and COVID-19. We will also cover the expected seasonal rise in COVID cases along with their relative severity.

26 September 2023 Blog: On Whole Body MRI Scans

26 September 2023 Blog:  On Whole Body MRI Scans   A patient asked me my thoughts on a recent New York Times post on Prenuvo, a whole body MRI.  Here is the post: “For $2,499, Prenuvo will try to predict your future.

September 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2023 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, we cover seasonal vaccines coming due this Fall  (Flu, COVID booster and RSV) with some detail on how they are formulated and deemed effective. We borrow heavily from

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