Mercy Medical Group Honored for High-Quality, Affordable, Patient-Centered Care

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 11/20/19 8:10 AM

Dignity Health Medical Foundation today announced that Mercy Medical Group is one of just 28 physician organizations statewide to receive the 2019 Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA). This honor recognizes physician organizations that perform in the top 50 percent in three major areas: clinical quality, patient experience, and total cost of care.

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Music and Your Health

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 8/6/19 2:28 PM

Dr. Gilbert Luceno, a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group in Roseville, shares his answers to questions about music and health. Dr. Luceno is a musician and is passionate about the intersection of music and healthy living.

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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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Measles Q&A With Redding Family Medicine Provider, Dr. Phuc-Son Dong

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 4/16/19 2:08 PM

Dr. Phuc-Son Dong, a family medicine doctor with Dignity Health Medical Group - North State, answers important questions about the measles below. If you believe you have been exposed to the measles virus, you should call your doctor immediately. Remember, do not physically visit the ER or your doctor's office if you believe you have been in contact with the measles virus, to avoid spreading the virus. 

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Ask the Expert: Tips for Managing Toddler Behavior, How Preventative Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases, and Night Sweats

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 1/22/19 2:43 PM

In this edition of "ask the expert," our providers weigh in on a wide range of topics, including toddler behavior, the importance of preventative care, and how to handle night sweats. 

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