Neighborhood Healthcare News & Blog
This is the time of year when many people begin to feel tired and “run down.” Sometimes this is because of the added stress of going back to school, increased workload, or other external factors. But a common medical condition can also cause these feelings– depression.
Depression is not totally understood by the medical and scientific community. Once it was thought that depression was strictly a mental illness; research and studies have shown that in many cases, depression has a physical component.
In the coming weeks, you will hear a lot about Proposition 46, which will appear on the November 4 ballot. Prop 46 is complex and contains three separate pieces that the trial lawyers’ sponsors have thrown together in an effort to mask their real intent: to pull money directly out of the healthcare delivery system and put it into their own pockets.
Throughout October, you will see a lot of pink: pink ribbons, pink clothing (even pink NFL Jerseys), and pink versions of normal, everyday products. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about the pink- but there's more to beating breast cancer than just awareness. It's easy to come up with reasons to put off scheduling screenings or a mammogram- you'll do it later, you're afraid of receiving bad news, you feel okay right now, no one in your family has had breast cancer...and the list goes on. The reality is more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and the most common risk factors for breast cancer are 1) Being Female and 2) Getting Older. However, early detection and early treatment saves lives every day. Be proactive and schedule your screenings!
We are proud to announce that four of our doctors at Neighborhood Healthcare have been named 2014 Top Docs in San Diego. The San Diego County Medical Society has announced 732 Top Docs who are "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence."
Congratulations to Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Schultz, Behavioral Health Medical Director Dr. Gabriel Rodarte, North Region Medical Director Dr. Karin Schiff, and East Region Medical Driector Dr. Rakesh Patel!
The Blue Shield Foundation came to visit our Neighborhood Healthcare~ Pediatrics and Prenatal location, and more importantly, to meet Elizabeth Ahumada. Elizabeth knows how important perinatal care is (the time around childbirth) for both pregnant mothers and the babies they will deliver. That is why she developed and implemented a brand new, education-based model of care for our patients.