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Dr. Teitz

"I am a middle aged physician who still fancies himself to be twenty something. Undergraduate training in Germany and medical school at USC in California. My postgraduate training was through UC Davis affiliated programs. I am board certified in Emergency Medicine and have practiced at Petaluma Valley Hospital since 2002. I am married with two great kids and love most outdoor sports as well as astronomy, foreign languages and juggling."

“Doctor Dude” is Dr. Frederick Teitz who has been on the PVH Medical Staff as an Emergency Room Physician since 2002.

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What To Do About Finger Sprains

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 7:00am
A sprained finger is usually not a big deal. Who hasn’t at some time wrenched a finger? Yet occasionally, what appears to be a sprain might be much more. For example, a small fracture could easily be missed if an xray is not done. this fracture, if displaced might cause […] 0

Correct Seat Belt Use In Children Saves Lives

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 7:00am
A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics offers some really sobering data: Of the children who died in a car crash from 2010-2014, 20% were not buckled at all or the seat belts were fastened incorrectly. Most of the deaths occurred in the South. The rates varied quite […] 0

What Are Bladder Spasms?

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 7:00am
Bladder spasms can cause severe pains during before or after urination. Sometimes, these can occur after surgeries. Urinary infections can cause burning on urination and also bladder spasms. The pain is often episodic and is usually located right above the groin in the midline. Alcohol and certain foods at times […] 0

Osteoarthritis: A Primer

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:00am
As we get older, so too our joints. Years of wear and tear can lead to a condition known as osteoarthritis. This can affect almost any joint including knees, hips, shoulders, neck and hands. The pain is classically better in the morning after a night of rest and worse in […] 0

Thoughts About Obamacare

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:00am
Having health insurance is truly important for your financial well being and of course for your health. The number one cause of bankruptcy in this country is unpaid medical bills. Even more concerning, not having adequate health insurance is associated with increased risk of dying. This is because common diseases […] 0

Do All Patients Need Immediate ER Evaluation?

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:00am
Not only is ER care incredibly expensive, getting to the ER via ambulance is also expensive. In fact, most patients transported to the ER via ambulance are seen and then sent home. And a majority of patients who come by ambulance could have either been seen by their primary care […] 0

Sensitive Teeth: What To Do

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 7:00am
Just about everyone has at one time or another suffered from a sensitive tooth. Cold or hot fluids sends you through the roof and the darned toothache just came out of nowhere. Well, sort of. The most common cause of tooth sensitivity is periodontal disease caused by receding gums. What […] 0

France Just Banned Sodas At Schools

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:00am
France has just banned free refills of soda and other sugary drinks. Just why is this newsworthy? Well, it turns out that about 1 in 6 Europeans are obese and the rate is rising. Here in America the rate is much higher at about 1 in 3 (and 70% of […] 0

Are Female Doctors Better?

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:00am
As a male, I fully understand that I compared with females I am more challenged in areas of common sense, finding things (except for beer), understanding relationships and of course responding to criticism about my physical prowess. And yes I know that what I just wrote is a huge generalization. […] 0

What To Do After Cancer

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 7:00am
You’ve completed your cancer treatment and are ready to get back to normal activities. Here are few suggestions to keep yourself healthy. First of all make sure that you keep regular appointment with your primary care provider and if advised your oncologist as well. This is because even though the […] 0

Is Marijuana Good Or Bad For You?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 7:00am
Marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states. Some advocates for marijuana claim that is without serious side effects which is not true. On the other hand those who are dead set against marijuana maintain that it has no medical use whatsoever which is also not true. Based on […] 0

Is Your Appendix Really Useless?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:00am
The appendix has been thought of as a useless remnant of evolution. Everyone’s got one and now and then and accept causing appendicitis. A couple of curious and intelligent scientist completed the study which suggests otherwise. Looking at over 20 species of animals, they found that The appendix had been […] 0

When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:00am
When should your child go to school if he or she has an infection? The answer is not as easy as it seems. Infections such as colds are very contagious. Sure most kids do quite well with colds. However some children, especially those with asthma or more serious illnesses such […] 0

Dental Health Important In Pregnancy

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:00am
If you’re pregnant, your dental health can affect your babies well-being. This may sound of the wall but what goes in your mouth that is your nutrition can help with your babies nutrition. If you have bad teeth, you are more likely not to eat a well-balanced diet. If you […] 0

White Wine and Melanoma Connection

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 7:00am
Melanoma is much more rare than other skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous skin cancers. Unfortunately it is much more deadly than any skin cancer. It is estimated that about 16,000 Americans each year die from melanoma. By far the greatest but not the only risk is sun […] 0

Can Belly Pain Be From A Heart Attack?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 7:00am
Wouldn’t it be great if all diseases presented exactly the way that they are described in medical textbooks? In medicine we call this a classical presentation. Unfortunately for many if not most diseases the most common presentation is not that way. The problem comes when patient ignore symptoms because they […] 0

More Medications More Interactions

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:00am
It is truly important that you take all medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. What if you go to say a specialist and he or she prescribes another medication? Be sure to let the specialist know what other medications you are taking. This is because there are many, many […] 0

Do Not Share Your Prescriptions

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:00am
Sharing medications might at first seem like a good idea. After all, medications especially prescription ones, are expensive and you need to see a doctor first to even get the medication. And it turns out that about 37% of Americans do in fact share prescription medications. Without a doubt this […] 0

Why Your Child Needs An Early Bedtime

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:00am
Early bedtimes for young kids,according to a recent study, decreases the risk of obesity later in life. About 17% of American children are obese. And obesity in childhood greatly increases the chance of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. In the study it was found that 4 year […] 0

How Much Should We Exercise?

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:00am
Do you have to be an exercise fanatic to be healthy? Well a recent published peer reviewed study (which in other words means that its findings can be taken seriously) revealed that no you don’t Exercising as little as two days a week reduced the risk of dying, getting cancer […] 0

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