What is Hay Fever? When Should You Be Concerned?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/15/19 4:42 PM

Dr. Ali Amirzadeh, an expert allergy and immunology doctor with Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, answers questions about hay fever and allergies below. 

What is Hay Fever? What does it mean if you have Hay Fever?

Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis. If you have hay fever it means that your body over reacts to allergens that don’t usually cause problems. These triggering allergens could be from outdoor sources (pollen or spores) or indoor sources (dust, pet dander or fur, etc.).

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Hello Tehachapi: Dignity Health Medical Group's Newest Location

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/8/19 4:22 PM

Q&A with Dignity Health Medical Group Director of Clinic Operations, Francie Barnett

Q: Dignity Health Medical Group chose Tehachapi for their newest clinic location. What drew you to this community?

A: We are so honored to provide primary care to the Tehachapi community with our new clinic location at 707 West Valley Blvd. We have served Kern County for a long time, and we knew that Tehachapi was a fantastic, engaged community. When Dr. Pesche, who formerly practiced in the space, was looking to retire he approached us and we jumped at the chance to continue his legacy with patient-centered, high-quality care!

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The Best (and Worst) Foods to Eat for Diabetes

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/2/19 9:58 AM


Sarah Abraham is a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner with Dignity Health Medical Group – Ventura Region, and an expert on preventive health care. 

If you've recently been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic, you may be wondering what sort of diet is best for you. First, it’s important to realize the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas (an organ in the abdomen) stops making insulin. This condition is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes that we see in adults, this is when the body stops responding to normal or even high levels of insulin, and over time, the pancreas does not make enough insulin.

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Dignity Health Medical Foundation Names New CFO

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 7/1/19 1:17 PM

Dignity Health Medical Foundation (DHMF), which operates 15 medical groups and imaging centers and more than 124 clinic locations across California, has announced that Theresa Hylen, CPA, MBA has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer.

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Highly Regarded Half Moon Bay Medical Practice Joins Dignity Health Medical Group - Sequoia

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 6/13/19 3:32 PM

Dignity Health Medical Foundation has announced that Pamela Carrington-Tribble, DO, with Main Street Medical has joined the Dignity Health Medical Group – Sequoia family. Main Street Medical has served Half Moon Bay families for nearly 15 years and will continue to do so under the Dignity Health Medical Group name from now on.

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