Introducing the Premier Membership!

Hoag Concierge Medicine is proud to offer our newest membership tier to help you maximize all the benefits we have to offer!

We Stand Out

We are different from the standard healthcare you might be used to. Hoag Concierge Medicine is free from the constraints of the traditional healthcare model so that we can provide you with a healthcare experience like no other. This includes a designated care team to efficiently manage and tailor a health and fitness plan to keep you healthy. 

Standout Benefits

Stay Well – The Premier membership includes home visits during sick days, so that you can stay home and take care of yourself in comfort. You have up to four visits per year!

Exceed Your Goals – Take advantage of our health and wellness coaching to be guided in your personal care goals.

Find Your Fit – Receive an introductory pack of three personal training sessions with our trainers, who pair fitness goals with nutrition guidance!

Access More – Receive a 10% discount on in-house specialty services, including acupuncture, personal training sessions and cosmetic injections!

How It Compares

Here are just some of the benefits of our Premier membership – at $6,600 annually ($550/mo) – and how it compares to the Signature membership – at $4,740 annually ($395/mo):

membership benefits

Get Started

If you’re ready to experience the Hoag Concierge Medicine difference, and would like to learn more about the Premier membership, call us today at (949) 490-7376!

 

Health Trends to Monitor in 2022 

2022 presents many exciting challenges, opportunities and innovations in the complex world of healthcare! Hoag Concierge Medicine is proud to have a team of world-class physicians who continuously work to stay informed and ahead of the trends that are shaping medicine. 

Our enhanced clinical services combine medicine and technology, providing comprehensive and cutting-edge testing that gives patients the most efficient ways to achieve and maintain optimal health. 

Here, we have gathered our thoughts on health trends to monitor in 2022:

Nutrition

  • No matter how far we progress in our understanding of health, it will always boil down to the basics of a good lifestyle, like having a healthy diet.

Mental Health

  • The psychological effects of the COVID pandemic will continue and our mental health resources will continue to be impacted. 
  • Meditation:
    • Increased need for reliance on tools like mindfulness and meditation. The number of people practicing meditation has tripled since 2012, and the trend seems to show that number continuing to climb. Read more about the benefits of meditation here!
  • An increased emphasis on healthy sleep

Supplements

  • People will continue to explore options outside of traditional allopathic medicine. 

Technology

  • Advancements in tech will range from ongoing improvements in:
    • Wearables, data collection, potential for earlier intervention in health to transform health outcomes
    • 3d printed microneedles that could serve as a platform for noninvasive, self applicable vaccines
    • Artificial intelligence, precision medicine
    • Increasing use of predictive analytics and AI for both medical diagnostic use and care management
    • Connecting the hospital to the home.  Beyond wearables, the ability to evaluate and monitor patients remotely will help to shorten hospital stays and keep people home where they can be more comfortable, and recover faster using less resources.

Digital Health

  • Telehealth became more acceptable from a patient, a provider, and an insurance perspective, but so did the exploration of apps to treat health issues
  • Pushing healthcare facilities further out to where patients live and work.  Deploying things like “diagnostic hubs” and “virtual care stations.”

Concierge Medicine

  • Increased demand for concierge medicine with pressure placed for primary care due to reduced PCP supply and increased access pressure.

Hoag Concierge Medicine’s team of nationally recognized, board-certified physicians are focused and committed to providing you with the highest level of care to ensure you are protecting what’s most valuable: your health and wellbeing. 

If you are ready to invest in your well-being and see what a difference Hoag Concierge Medicine can make in your life, give us a call to request a free consultation and facility tour today.

 

Omicron / COVID Update

Our offices remain open during this most recent spike in COVID cases and we are here to care for you and your family. In fact, we are adding new patients at an unprecedented rate as the community seeks the level of support you’ve come to expect from us. We appreciate your confidence and trust.

As you might expect, we are getting many calls regarding the rapidly changing COVID environment. To help navigate the most up-to-date information regarding the recent wave of COVID infections, you may find the below resources helpful in the event you or a loved one gets exposed or tests positive for COVID.

Variants

The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) has rapidly increased in prevalence and now makes up >90% of the cases in Orange County. While Omicron appears to spread faster than previous variants, it may be less likely to cause severe pulmonary disease. Because there are still Delta variant infections in the community, and it is often difficult to distinguish from Omicron it is very important to monitor blood oxygenation if you do get COVID. This can be done using a simple, finger clip-on device available at most drug stores known as a pulse oximeter. Vaccination remains a very important part of prevention of severe disease and death.

What to do if you do get infected

We recommend a simple checklist which includes:

  • Inform your doctor you have tested positive
  • Isolate yourself from others and wear a well fitted mask over your nose and mouth if you must be around other people or animals
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Check and monitor your oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter, target numbers above 95
  • Take daily supplements including Zinc and Vitamin D
  • Keep in contact with your physician regarding your symptoms, oximetry below 95% or any worsening shortness of breath

The CDC website also has reliable information about what to do in the event you test positive for COVID and are infected.

Testing

Testing is an important part of keeping you and others safe. There are several testing options.

Rapid Antigen Testing can be used to help determine if you have COVID. RAPID Antigen tests are available over the counter and can be purchased online or at pharmacies. We recommend you start by confirming your infection is COVID by using one of these simple, self-administered tests at home. Even if the Rapid Antigen test is negative, monitor your symptoms and avoid contact with others until your symptoms resolve. If they worsen, contact your doctor about retesting, perhaps with PCR.

Here is a CDC Overview on what types of testing are helpful and when to use them.

Hoag Concierge Medicine members have access to same-day (drive-up) testing if they need it, virtual appointments, and access to connect with their physician directly by mobile and texting.

Medical Treatment

Patients’ Monoclonal antibodies have been a critical treatment option for COVID infections in patients who are not hospitalized. Monoclonal antibodies effective against Omicron are in very limited supply. Unfortunately, there may be less efficacy of the major monoclonal antibodies against the Omicron variant. Thus, if you do not have severe symptoms it may make sense to bypass this treatment. Each case is different so please discuss this with your physician.

There are exciting new treatments recommended by the CDC which will be available in the near future. One new option which is available in limited supply is Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets, co-packaged for oral use). This was just approved by FDA-EUA on December 22, 2021 for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID symptoms in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 88 pounds) with tested positive for COVID and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID symptoms, including hospitalization or death. Another oral treatment is Molnupiravir which was approved for emergency use (EUA) by the FDA on December 23, 2021 for those 18 years or older; however, it should not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding patients.  Special precautions are also needed for those who are able to become pregnant.

Information about COVID, new variants and treatments continue to change daily. Our goal is to keep you informed as new information becomes available.

We are here to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Your Hoag Concierge Medicine Team

CDC COVID-19 Information

Hoag COVID-19 Website