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Oasis news 15November2020

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• ALERT! We have been having some problems with the phone system that I won’t be able to troubleshoot right away. In the mean time, if you get some sort of “service is not available” message, just email, text, or… Continue Reading →

telemedicine changes

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We’re making some changes to the way we do telemedicine. We’ve been having increasing problems with the Signal app, but Jitsi Meet is working very well, so I would like to prefer Jitsi Meet. What does this mean for you?… Continue Reading →

medicine in the time of coronavirus

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Update 13April2020: An interesting (though obscure) bit of data I have encountered today. A New York hospital tested 214 pregnant women presenting for delivery for SARS-CoV-2 infection. This is an unusual cohort in that we have been generally restricting testing… Continue Reading →

looking for mental health care? primary care?

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Medical Oasis integrates primary care and mental health, because your mind and your body are connected. What does your health care really cost you? We eliminate the troubles getting appointments, the long wait, the seven-minute visit, the cold exam room,… Continue Reading →

what patients need to know

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If you’re an established Oasis patient, there is a lot of information here to which you might want to refer when you need medication refills or have questions about pricing or availability or how to contact us. contacting us If… Continue Reading →

prices

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Non-subscriber rates $285 for each visit appointments subject to availability Subscription: $135/month includes one half-hour visit per month additional visits in the same month are $80 each your first visit will be charged at the non-subscriber rate of $285 Family… Continue Reading →

IT week

UPDATE 24October2020: Added “after” picture at the end. Any of you who tried to make an appointment this week (19-23 Oct 2020) might have heard that I’m out of the office and not able to take appointments, even telemedicine. He’s taking… Continue Reading →

another glimmer of COVID hope

I remain skeptical of the chances for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 this year. I was skeptical when we would “have a vaccine by September” and little has happened to change that. The New England Journal of Medicine has been publishing… Continue Reading →

not yet!

I was really hoping that efforts to open up the economy would succeed. Of course, it was a certainty that COVID-19 cases would rise. The only question was “by how much?” The answer was… bad. Governments are wisely shutting things… Continue Reading →

a decade at the Oasis

Ten years ago today (May 24, 2010), we registered incorporation papers for Sacramento Medical Oasis, Inc. We had started planning in the depths of the Great Recession of 2008. They county mental health system was contemplating cutting off services to thousands… Continue Reading →

types of COVID-19 test

Update 27May2020: the CDC has issued new guidelines for the use of antibody tests. It begins with the admonition that “Data that will inform serologic testing guidance is rapidly evolving” There are now a number of different kinds of tests… Continue Reading →

zoonoses: thoughts about COVID-19

I find myself repeating some background on COVID-19 to a lot of patients; some very basic information seems to not have made it to popular media. I’ll add my 2¢: it’s not “zoo noses” COVID-19 is what is called a… Continue Reading →

electronic prescribing

I have moved almost completely to telemedicine. I only see patients in person when there are no alternatives, such as when they absolutely need a physical examination or a procedure or injection. Otherwise I stay at home as we all… Continue Reading →

alternate telemedicine platform: Jitsi Meet

Signal is working great for most of our telemedicine folks, but I miss the old Jitsi Meet server and figured out how to get it back on line reliably. If you want to use it: Request a link from us… Continue Reading →

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