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!


What are hospital crisis standards?

What Are Hospital Crisis Standards?

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
Is cataract surgery safe during the pandemic?

Is Cataract Surgery Safe During the Pandemic?

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 preventing the spread

How We’re Helping to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

March 9, 2020

To help limit the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) we are taking the following precautions to reduce the risk of viral transmission. What our staff is doing every day: We are monitoring our temperatures daily. We are washing and sanitizing hands between all patients. We are avoiding touching our eyes, nose or mouth. We are strictly enforcing an employee stay home policy if sick. We are completely disinfecting all surfaces frequently, including all doorknobs, pens, equipment and counters, and cell phones. What we are requesting of our patients: We request that you wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer when you arrive in our office. We will also take all patient’s temperatures before being seen. If you feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing please reschedule your appointment. (online consults are available!) If you have been to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Italy or Washington state and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing within 14 days after you left one of these countries, you should seek medical care. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. How people can protect themselves and their families: So much of […]