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When is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Best Solution for Menopause Symptoms? Jul 1st, 2022

At the end of a woman’s reproductive life, falling levels of estrogen can cause a number of symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal atrophy. One way to get relief from these menopausal symptoms is with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Richard Rawson, DO and the team at Temecula Medical Group in Temecula, California, are experts at providing...

How to Use Concierge Membership with Your PPO Insurance Jun 1st, 2022

If you’re like most Americans, you value having a meaningful relationship with your physician so you can get the personalized care you need when you need it. In fact, a recent survey showed 89% of US adults feel this way, yet nearly a quarter don’t have a primary doctor. At Temecula Medical Group board-certified...

When Should You Visit the ER Instead of Urgent Care? May 1st, 2022

Trying to decide between an urgent care appointment or trip to the ER can be confusing. After all, you can often find many of the same services through urgent care and emergency providers. So how do you know when to head to the ER instead of urgent care? Fortunately, some...

The Role of Collagen and Elastin in Your Skin Apr 1st, 2022

Collagen and elastin are popular buzzwords you’ve likely heard bandied about in health, beauty, and anti-aging circles. But what are they, really? And why are they so important? Could you use a boost of these substances in your skin care routine? What’s the best way to include them?  Our aesthetic...

How to Get Medical Assistance With Concierge Primary Care Mar 1st, 2022

Have you ever been talking to your doctor during an appointment, only to see them glance at the clock because they’re worried about all the patients that are waiting to see them, not to mention the ones they’ll need to “squeeze in”? It doesn’t feel good for either the patient...

Fluctuating Hormones Have You Feeling Out of Sorts? Feb 1st, 2022

Hormone fluctuations are par for the course for both males and females, especially during puberty. Women also see fluctuations during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and the postpartum months. Both men and women experience a dip in hormones as part of the natural aging process, and while this is normal, it can...

Safety Tips for COVID-19 and Other Winter Illnesses on the Rise Jan 25th, 2022

Winter has arrived in Southern California, and with the shorter days and cooler temperatures comes cold, flu, and virus season. This year, we also face the added difficulty of fast-spreading COVID-19.  At Temecula Medical Group, located in Temecula, California, Dr. Richard H. Rawson and our team of providers offer a...

5 Benefits of Medical Weight Loss Jan 12th, 2022

The advent of a new year is always a great time to review the areas of your life where you want to make improvements. It should come as no surprise that weight loss ranks among the more common new year's resolutions, yet two out of three people in the United...

Concierge Medicine: It's Not Just For the Wealthy Dec 1st, 2021

Concierge medicine sounds expensive — even the word concierge implies wealth. However, many clinics are now emphasizing one-on-one doctor visits in their primary care memberships, cutting out the insurance company for basic care and making seeing a doctor easier and more affordable. At Temecula Medical Group in Temecula, California, Richard...

What is The Difference Between Traditional Primary Care and Concierge Primary Care? Nov 1st, 2021

Have you ever felt nickeled and dimed at the doctor’s office? Have you ever wished you had easier access to your primary care provider? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people report frustration with the traditional model of primary care here in the US. We want to change...

Invest in Your Health and Body with Concierge Medicine Oct 5th, 2021

Taking care of your body and "investing" in your health should be a personal, daily commitment, not something you have to do only when you get sick or suffer an injury. Just like skipping dessert at Christmas or trying to join a fun run once a year doesn’t really help...

Kybella®: Ditch the Double Chin Without Surgery Sep 14th, 2021

Everyone has a little submental fat, or a slight double chin. If you lower your jaw to your chest, it’s normal for the skin and thin layer of fat to fold over. However, if holding your head up high doesn’t get rid of the roll under your chin, it might...

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You? Aug 18th, 2021

As you age, your body naturally produces less sex hormones, and this can have radical effects on your body. If you’ve noticed your energy and sex drive dropping off the map, can’t sleep, feel hot all the time, or just can shake the blues, it could be time to talk...

Microneedling with PRP: The All-Natural Skin Treatment that Everyone Is Raving About Jul 20th, 2021

If you’re looking to touch up your face, cosmetic skin treatments like microneedling can help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. When combined with regenerative medicine, you can encourage your body to heal itself. This keeps your skin tight, supple, and youthful long after the treatment is done.  At Temecula Medical...

COVID Vaccination Update: Digital Vaccination Record Jul 9th, 2021

For your information:  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) created the Digital Vaccine Record (DVR) for use by individuals who wish to receive a quick response code (QR Code) for use as proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  If you choose to participate, here is the link to the CDPH site...

COVID-19 update: Masks in Healthcare Settings Jul 9th, 2021

We are so happy to see the world start to make progress to return to "normal"... or our new normal :).     Recent update you might be interested in: From the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings (update from 06/15/2021):  Guidance for Individuals Masks...

5 Major Benefits of Switching to Concierge Medicine Jun 8th, 2021

Concierge medicine is a relatively new approach to primary care that aims to provide a more personalized and enhanced doctor-patient relationship. To gain access to this elevated level of care, patients pay a membership fee to a primary physician, similar to the retainer fee paid to an attorney.  Concierge medicine...