First Diabetes Day Reveals Pressing Need for Eye Care

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Diabetes has reached an epidemic level in California and it’s only growing worse. Amidst alarming rates of amputations and budget-busting treatment costs for families and taxpayers, The Anthem Blue Cross, California Optometric Association, California Primary Care Association, and Peach Tree Health have partnered to form a coalition dedicated to saving lives and saving eyes. To…

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Memorial Day and Me

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I still have vivid memories of the day I went to the Sonoma County Courthouse to register for the selective service.  The invasion of Granada and the Falklands War were fresh on my mind, President Ronald Reagan was dealing with the Soviet Union’s nuclear missile tests and their continued pressure into Eastern Europe and Afghanistan.  The 1984…

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The Painful Side Effects of “America First” H-1B Visa Reform

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Those of us in healthcare understand there are times when the unanticipated and undesirable effect of a treatment plan can be more harmful to the patient than the adverse symptoms of the primary condition we are attempting to treat. In such cases, a clinician may discontinue that harmful medication or change the therapy plan to…

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Diabetes Awareness Day at Peach Tree Health

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Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Health Plan, California Optometric Association, Peach Tree Health to Provide Preventive Care Saturday’s “Diabetes Awareness Day” Program at Peach Tree Health Clinic Offers Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal Members in Sacramento County Preventative Care Services Sacramento, CA – May 1, 2017 – As the Sacramento Bee reported in February, diabetes has reached…

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Name-Calling and Judgement-Free Healthcare

I always find it fascinating how often random people in the community feel compelled to tell me their personal and political beliefs about how healthcare should work. These opinions often focus on care delivered personal and political beliefs about how healthcare should work. These opinions often focus on care deliveredto their neighbors receiving government-sponsored subsidies…

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Yuba County Community Baby Fair

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Yuba County Community Baby Fair on Saturday, May 6th. Please stop by the Peach Tree Health booth. We will have treats, giveaways, tips and knowledge for expectant parents and children under the age of one are welcome. This event Features: Mommy and Me photo booth Homemade baby food demonstration Door…

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My Friend Melissa Hates Diabetes

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I mean, Melissa is straight-up relentless when fighting this disease; and she’s winning! Melissa George, DNP Peach Tree’s Diabetes Program Director has been systematically aiming both barrels of her personalized healthcare and education program on our patients with the most uncontrolled high blood sugar levels. Patients routinely present to Melissa’s Diabetes Prevention and Care Program…

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Peach Tree Health ACA Repeal Letter

On behalf of Peach Tree Health and the 30,000 patients we serve, I am writing to share our opposition to the recently introduced American Health Care Act. The Act harms our communities by rolling back the coverage and services for our patients that are accessed through the Medi-Cal program and Medicaid Expansion.

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Repeal and Retain Plan Hits the News

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No sooner did I complain that we were stuck waiting for detailed instructions, this week the US House of Representatives introduced two bills that when combined are being referred to as the American Health Care Act. I have received a high volume of email and hallway inquiries from staff asking me how this new plan…

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