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Frequently Asked Questions about Dr. Ron’s Retirement

Last revised 10July2021. If you’re a patient who has seen me in the past three years, and we have a valid address on file for you, you should have received a letter in mid-March about my retirement effective 31January2022. Naturally,… Continue Reading →

storm!

Update 20210127@19:04: Power was restored late this afternoon. We had a great opportunity to test our emergency preparedness. Of course, it set me back another day on getting other work done, but such is life. -*”*-.,,.-*”*-.,,.-*”*-.,,.-*”*-.,,.-*”*-.,,.-*”*-.,,.-*”*- I hope you all… Continue Reading →

Oasis news 11June2021

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• 11June2021 Our gmail issues seem to be resolved (after 23-1/2 hours on a tech support chat). • 23May2021 Gmail has been sending a lot of our mail into users’ junk mail folder. If you use gmail and think we’re… 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 →

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 →

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