Patronus Medical Blog

Health Reminder: Get a Flu Shot

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 27, 2018 3:27:58 PM

This flu shot vaccine reminder comes after a particularly intense flu season last year, which sent more than 30,000 people to the hospital, and resulted in 329 deaths in California, and killed 171 children nationwide — the highest number recorded in any non-pandemic year since 2004 when the CDC began tracking pediatric deaths. To properly protect yourself this flu season, the CDC recommends that all adults and children older than six months be vaccinated by the end of October 2018.

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Topics: health, Personal Healthcare

Proud Sponsor of the 2018 Necker Cup

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 27, 2018 3:23:48 PM

Patronus Medical is proud to announce that we are a Gold sponsor for the 2018 Necker Cup taking place November 24-29. The 2018 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal features a doubles pro-am tennis tournament on Sir Richard Branson's private island. If you are in attendance, please look for our team onsite.

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Topics: Necker Cup

Meet the La Jolla Nurses

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 27, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Our experienced nurses at Patronus La Jolla are passionate about helping others meet their health and wellness goals. Book a visit at the La Jolla clinic to receive a customized treatment plan for your personal healthcare needs.

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Topics: Functional Medicine, personalized nutrition, Wellness

Proud Sponsor of the 2016 Necker Cup

Posted by Andrew Desjardins, MD on Nov 17, 2016 8:54:11 AM

Patronus Medical is proud to announce that we are a Patron sponsor for the 2016 Necker Cup taking place this week. The Necker Cup is a Premier Tennis Signature event hosted by Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island and is presented by Manuka Doctor. If you are in attendance, please look for our team onsite.

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Topics: Necker Cup, Patronus Medical

The Pros and Cons of Telemedicine

Posted by Andrew Desjardins, MD on Nov 3, 2016 9:52:39 AM

Telemedicine (sometimes referred ‘telehealth’) is the practice of digitally providing patients with medical care. In a world where progress is driven more and more by a desire for convenience, telemedicine is a key technology shaping the future of healthcare.

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Topics: Telemedicine

The Difference Between Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine

Posted by Carey Grainger on Oct 20, 2016 9:18:20 AM

Various forms of alternative medicine, such as functional medicine and integrative medicine, have been quickly gaining popularity in the 21st century. Both disciplines are highly regarded by world-renowned health care practitioners such as Drs. Deepak Chopra, Mark Hyman and Dean Ornish.  Many believe functional and integrative medicine are the future of medicine. Physicians are beginning to take a more holistic approach to treating patients, no longer just concentrating on treating a disease. Although functional medicine and integrative medicine have similarities and overlap in several areas,  there are a few factors that make each discipline somewhat unique.

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Topics: Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine

What is Private Health Management

Posted by Carey Grainger on Oct 6, 2016 9:22:51 AM

The American health care system is not well-liked. Many would even go as far as to say that it is broken. Unfortunately, no matter how unpopular our modern health care system is, many of us are forced to work with it. However, high-net-worth, affluent individuals have found another way to control their health care: private health management.

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Topics: Private Health Management, What is Private Health Management

The Patronus Medical Onboarding Process

Posted by Carey Grainger on Sep 29, 2016 9:01:22 AM

New patients of Patronus Medical may be wondering how their transition from traditional medicine to private health management will begin. It is understood that there will be many questions concerning the initial onboarding process: What is to be expected? Luckily for our patients, Patronus Medical takes the hard work out of onboarding by making the experience as comprehensive and seamless as possible.

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Topics: Patronus Medical, Patronus Medical client, Onboarding

How Can You Burn the Most Calories at Work?

Posted by Robert G Darling, MD on Sep 27, 2016 9:46:20 AM

How many hours a day to you spend sitting at work? If you work at a desk job, this time sitting probably comes close to your entire workday. According to the New York Times, many Americans spend up to six or seven hours sitting at their desks each day. We are not doing ourselves any favors staying sedentary for long periods of time. In fact, the damage can be so long lasting that even daily trips to the gym will not be able to reverse the harm done. Sitting might as well be the new smoking.

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Topics: health, fitness, Workplace

The Benefits of Gene Editing

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 8, 2016 1:39:04 PM

 Gene editing: it is no longer science-fiction. Today’s scientists are using microscopic “scissors” to cut, alter and repair broken gene cells.  This upcoming healthcare tool could be the answer to “incurable” genetic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia and even cancer. Although the science behind it is still fairly new, gene editing may be the next big thing in ultra-personalized healthcare.

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Topics: Gene Editing, Personal Healthcare, preventative healthcare