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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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Five Ways to Waste Your Health Care Dollars

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 7:00am
Undoubtedly we Americans are a consumer driven society. We love to buy and do so at times when we really shouldn’t. Yet on other occasions we don’t buy when we really should have. When it comes to healthcare, we exhibit the same kind of illogical behavior: We go out and buy health products which are at best at waste of money and at worse downright dangerous. And we pass on great health related purchases. Here, taking a cue from Letterman,… Read More » 0

Passive Smoking and Hearing Loss

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 7:00am
If your teenager doesn’t seem to respond when you ask him  for umpteenth time to please stop tweeting, texting or engaging in yet another mindnumbing online game, it might not be that he’s not listening. Some teens suffer hearing loss from the usual culprits: turning that Ipod on max volume and blasting some for you indecipherable hip hop into unsuspecting ears. If you happen to be a smoker, then your kid just might be suffering hearing loss from passive smoking.… Read More » 0

Stepped on a nail?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 7:00am
Remember how much fun it was to run barefooted, your feet brushing along the freshly cut grass? Remember also how your cosmic high was smashed to smithereens, as soon as your foot stepped on that rusty nail?  Puncture w0unds are all too common. For the most part these wounds are relatively benign, but some caveats are in order. Believe it or not, you are better off if you stepped on something without shoes rather than with shoes. Why? The object,… Read More » 0

Stretching: The Bottom Line

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 7:00am
I have nothing against stretching. In fact I spend about five minutes after running, biking or walking  with various stretches. I try not to bounce, which is a common mistake among males, who for God knows why, seem to think that briefly touching the toes (or for those of us who can’t quite make it there, perhaps the ankles) demands bouncing upward again and again. I have also tried yoga, which for a middle aged guy may have not been… Read More » 0

Should I Care About A Mallet Finger?

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 7:00am
Fingers are really important. Just think for a moment of all the tasks that your fingers do. Since these little guys have so many functions, they have evolved to have extensive nerves, muscles and joints. Unfortunately, with all this complexity comes a greater chance of injury. One of the injuries involves the end of the finger. If a crush injury occurs right over the end joint or DIP as its nom de guerre is known, it could tear the attachment… Read More » 0

TV and Chitos: The Ugly Truth

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 7:00am
Watching TV may actually shorten your life span. Granted, the dramatic soap operas, the cheesy commercials and the overpaid yet under skilled actors contribute to a less than stellar experience. But for God’s sake: ESPN? Mash reruns? Saturday night live? Sedentary behavior, ie sitting and not doing much else has been associated with a greater risk of death. How much or rather how many years lost had never before been studied-until recently. Well, a study in Australia contains some disturbing findings.… Read More » 0

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