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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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Dr. Rick Tietz on allopathic medicine 2018-03-12T14:00:26Z
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Heart Attacks Without Chest Pain

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 7:00am
All heart attacks present with chest pain, right? No, this is another one of those myths which circulate and can cause major problems. Some patients will think-heck I don’t have any chest pain so no worries. And sometimes, if they don’t, a heart attack can be missed. About 25% of heart attack victims will die on the scene, so this is no small thing, if the heart attack is not treated. Women, who endowed with the X chromosome and in most… Read More » 0

Just how to Outline a Report in APA Format

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:38am
A frequent crossword to entertain their readers is featured by many magazines. I’m planning to step out of my typical thirdperson writing voice for a moment. I believed it ironic that our universities were judged not adequate by people that haven’t set feet in them, so I published a letter to my local newspaper. Naturally, my notice generated a flood of opinions in the newspaper’s online newsgroup. Several remarks originated from arm chair educators and anti – teacher, anti –… Read More » 0

The best way to Produce any Poem.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:10am
Writing any composition is focused on observing the planet inside of as well as all around anyone. Some sort of poem can be with regards to anything at all, coming from like to this rusty checkpoint for the aged village. Creating beautifully constructed wording will help you be a little more eloquent in addition to enhance ones linguistic design. On the other hand, it truly is tricky to learn in which you should start out. Although poems publishing is really… Read More » 0

Another Writing Website Comes under Scrutiny. Non-achiever or Shining Star?

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What About Urgent Care?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:00am
If you sprain your ankle do you really need to be seen in the emergency room? Not only will you pay  with high out of pocket costs, you also will very likely have to wait for hours to be seen and treated. Urgent care centers, which are almost everywhere, are  very capable of managing minor complaints such as minor injuries and colds. If insured, expect to pay a lower deductible or maybe even nothing if you go to an urgent… Read More » 0

Dirty Business by US Chamber of Commerce

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:00am
According to a recent NY Times article, the US chamber of commerce is actively involved in fending off foreign laws which might hurt tobacco companies.It seems that our business organization is especially busy in third world countries, where smoking generates quite a bit of money for tobacco companies. Sure most of the population there is malnourished, lacks basic needs such as clean water and medical care. What the heck? In the name of profit why not add smoking to the… Read More » 0

Why Kids Should Be Vaccinated

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 7:00am
Vaccinations prevent diseases. Vaccinations are very safe. In fact, your child is much more likely to die driving to school than from a vaccine. Yes, I know about the studies which claim an association between childhood vaccination and autism. These studies have been discredited by every reputable medical organization. Vaccines have saved countless lives. Why then do some parents refuse vaccinations? These are reasonable and concerned individuals, who feel that vaccines increase risks for autism and other unknown diseases. It… Read More » 0

A New Test For Heart attacks?

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 7:00am
Heart attacks are deadly. About 25% of heart attack victims will die immediately and the rest have an increased risk of having another heart attack. There are blood tests which measure heart enzymes. These will be elevated when a heart attack occurs. Problem is how to determine just who is at increased risks for such heart attacks. Yes classic risks such as high blood pressure, elevated lipids, diabetes, prior heart attack and family history do help stratify patients. A recent… Read More » 0

Do You Really Need That Antibiotic?

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 7:00am
What about antibiotics? It used to be that they were thought of as the next best thing to apple pie. Take a few and those nasty colds got better-or did they? It turns out that those colds are caused by viruses. And guess what? Antibiotics don’t work against viruses. You assume that because you took the antibiotics and then a few days later, felt better that the antibiotics worked. Problem is that you would have gotten better anyways. You don’t… Read More » 0

A Primer on Stitches and Wound Glue

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 7:00am
If you cut yourself when do you need stitches? When will skin glue work? Of course not all wounds need to be closed. If the skin is torn off, there probably won’t be anything to grab on to to suture it together. Unless the wound is large, you can wash it out carefully with soap and water frequently. You should watch out for signs of infection such as redness, pain, discharge and fever, If these occur you will need to… Read More » 0

Exercise and Passing Out

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 7:00am
What should you do if your child passes out while exercising? While most of the time it is nothing serious, there are some pretty dangerous conditions which might be present. Many things can cause kids to pass out. For example, not drinking enough and exercising too hard, having a low blood sugaror being too hot. Some kids do use recreational drugs and these can at times make a person weak enough to pass out. Today we’re going to talk about… Read More » 0

What To Do About Tennis Elbow

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 7:00am
For the past few months I’ve been struggling with tennis elbow. You might think this is odd because I don’t even play tennis anymore. However, I do mountain bike and lift weights. These type of activities are just some of the many physical stressors that can lead to tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is basically an inflammation of an area on the outside of the elbow where some tendons attach to the bone. If you pull hard enough or work the… Read More » 0

Be Aware Of Your Medications

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 7:00am
Prescription drugs have to be sure saved many lives.  Yet sometimes too much of a good thing is not so good. A good example of this happened recently to a friend’s father. He is an elderly gentleman who already was on quite a few meds for heart disease, high blood pressure and irregular  heart beats. He was put on a mild narcotic for a sprained shoulder and not unexpectedly developed constipation. He then went to his doctor, who examined him and… Read More » 0

Occipital Neuralgia

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 7:00am
First of all, sorry about not having a blog for last week. It might have been a senior moment, but to be truthful I was in the midst of moving into a new home with my wife. This week I’d like to talk about a particular type of headache called occipital neuralgia. Yes, the name is long and hard to pronounce, but this condition does occur fairly frequently. The occipital nerve supplies among other areas the back of the scalp… Read More » 0

Low Testosterone: A Marketing Ploy

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:00am
As a middle aged guy, there are times when I feel tired. Sure I wish that I could have my six pack abdomen back, not have to wear reading glasses and be able to throw a ball more than 10 feet. Could it be not just from getting old but from a so called low testosterone? If you would believe some manufacturers of testosterone gel, I might be one of the countless middle aged guys suffering from low testosterone syndrome.… Read More » 0

Valley Fever: Payback For Desert Fun

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 7:00am
Hanging out in the desert is great, especially if you’re from somewhere with winter snow and sleet. Instead of taking 10 minutes just to get dressed to go to the store, you can walk outside in shorts and short sleeved shirt. Great! There’s  got to be a payback, since nothing good in this world comes without some consequences. Well, one might be Valley fever Valley Fever, or cocccidioidomycosis, is a fungal infection which at times can cause some serious problems.… Read More » 0

Does Marijuana Work Against Pediatric Seizures?

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:00am
A new study gives some hope that medical marijuana might help with childhood seizures. 200 children suffering from seizures were given an extract from marijuana. Specifically the extract contained no THC or the stuff that makes you feel high. Instead, it was formulated into marijuana oil containing CBD or cannabidiol. Seizure frequency was reduced by about 50%-a remarkable result to be sure. Other studies have suggested that CBD might be an effective measure against seizures. All currently available antiseizure medications… Read More » 0

Diet Soda: Not Really Diet At All?

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:00am
You would think that diet soda would be a better choice for weight control than its sweetened cousin regular soda, but according to a recent study, this might not be the case. For 10 years data was collected about several hundred (749) Mexican Americans over 65 and European Americans over age 60. And like about a fifth of the American population who drank a diet soda on any given day, daily diet soda drinkers, along with occasional diet soda drinkers,… Read More » 0

Wealth And A Good Night’s Sleep

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:00am
Lack of sleep or insomnia is truly a serious problem. In fact, insomnia has been linked to multiple diseases including cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.Let’s not forget that driving while tired causes about 80,000 traffic accidents a year, a thousand of which are fatal.  To make matters even worse lack of sleep causes increased mortality: In other words you are more likely to die, if you don’t get enough sleep. What is enough sleep? Generally, at least… Read More » 0

OMG: Goodbye Y Chromosome

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 7:00am
Pity the poor Y chromosome. Sure, it makes us males male and plays a huge role in the genes which control testosterone production. Yet of the 46 human genes it is by far the smallest. Not only that, but according to a recent Scientific American article, it has become even smaller. About 200 to 300 million years ago, that scrawny Y chromosome shared about 600 genes with its much more robust X partner. Recently the number of genes in common… Read More » 0