Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! My goal here is to get more personal – and simply share stuff with my friends, family, and patients!  You can expect some posts on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery (although it seems like there’ll be a fair amount of music-related posts – they’re too much fun to make!) I also expect that we’ll have more contests and free stuff, special events and even very special guests!


COVID-19 Update – July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

Agenda What are “Crisis Standards”? Current Covid-19 status at Hoag Hospital. (Newport Beach, CA) Insights learned from Hoag’s experience New and current Hoag hospital recommendations Based on detailed notes from Hoag telephone conference update to medical staff and employees, July 1, 2020 Featuring summary of comments from: Michael Hurwitz – Chief of Medical Staff Phil Robinson – Director of Infection Prevention Melissa Garcia – Manager of Infection Prevention Grace Levinsky – Surge Planning

COVID-19 Update – June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

Agenda Review and analysis of this week’s OC coronavirus stats What is a cataract and is it safe to get cataract surgery during the pandemic? Interview with Gene Rhodes – President of Newport Center Medical Plaza New policies to make our medical buildings safer! Interview with Bryan Doonan, MD – head of Newport Center Urgent Care Availability of coronavirus testing – does insurance cover it? Breaking news: new rapid COVID-19 testing now available! New Orleans music, including songs by Jelly Roll Morton and Tom Waits Timestamps: 16:28 – Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans 19:08 – Presentation and intro 23:14 – Cataracts in the pandemic 27:28 – Analysis of today’s coronavirus stats 37:06 – Dr. Doonan interview 50:14 – Gene Rhodes interview 1:04:41 – New Orleans piano music

COVID-19 Update – June 6, 2020

June 6, 2020

Agenda Re-opening medical offices in the era of COVID-19 Learn about styes (painful eyelid bumps) and home treatment New original pandemic-inspired song, all LIVE! Footprints in the Sands of Time References: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19 https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/#stage-3 https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/County_Variance_Attestation_Form.aspx https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc