Hoag Breaks Ground on Irvine Expansion
The sun shone huge in the sky during the groundbreaking of the Sun Family Campus at Hoag Irvine this summer, a perfect backdrop to what Hoag President and CEO Robert T. Braithwaite calls “the brilliant future that lies ahead.” To a welcoming crowd of city officials, hospital administration, physician leaders and community members, Braithwaite said … Read MoreRead More
The “How to” Guide to Having Your Baby at Hoag
For more than seven decades, more women have trusted Hoag to deliver their babies than any other hospital in the county. At our two Hoag campuses, in Newport Beach and Irvine, close to 8,000 babies are delivered yearly – this is the second highest in the state of California. It is almost an Orange County … Read MoreRead More
Newport Beach Emergency Department Expansion Will Feature Dedicated ‘Fast Track’ Space
To meet the needs of a growing community, Hoag’s Newport Beach Joan & Andy Fimiano Emergency Department is expanding – and improving the patient experience. Among the new features that patients will notice when the expansion opens in 2024 is a dedicated ED Fast Track site, which is designed to serve low acuity patients with … Read MoreRead More
Hoag For Life
I want to lose weight. Are the new ‘weight-loss’ drugs right for me?
There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about Mounjaro®, Wegovy® and Ozempic® for patients looking to lose weight. Although they are all in the same medication class known as Incretins, Wegovy is FDA-approved specifically for weight loss in patients with obesity, while Ozempic® and Mounjaro are FDA-approved for type 2 diabetes … Read More
Can taking supplements reduce my risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Science shows that a Mediterranean diet rich in plant-based foods and healthy fats is best for reducing our risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Still, it’s impossible to overlook the advertisements for brain-heath supplements. The brain-health supplements market is lucrative and unregulated; advertisers don’t have to prove their claims. The credible research that has been … Read More
What can I do to reduce my risks of gynecologic cancers?
Several factors such as age, race, family and personal history, obstetric and menstrual history, and use of oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy may impact a woman’s cancer risk. Additionally, lifestyle recommendations such as not smoking, managing weight, exercising, reducing stress, maintaining a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and prioritizing quality sleep may reduce your risk … Read More
When do I go to primary care versus urgent care versus the emergency room?
I enjoy serving as a primary care physician and guiding my patients throughout their health care journey. When it comes to unexpected situations, I want to make sure I empower my patients with knowledge, so they know how to seek the care they need. Primary Care – This is for annual exams, follow-up visits, non-emergent … Read More
Q: How does a maternal fetal medicine specialist help an OB/GYN and mother-to-be?
A maternal fetal medicine physician, also known as perinatologist, is an obstetrician gynecologist who gets further training in the care of women with high-risk pregnancies and diagnosing and managing fetal related issues. Utilizing the specialized training they help mothers-to-be by consulting and following high-risk pregnancies. Specifically, the mother may have a medical problem such as … Read More
What is active surveillance when diagnosed with prostate cancer, and when is it appropriate?
Some types of prostate cancer are diagnosed in advance of being clinically relevant. This happens because the cancer is slow growing or because the man has other health concerns that should be prioritized. Active surveillance is an approach that avoids the harms of over-treatment while still preserving the option to going forward. Men on active … Read More
How does Hoag Medical Group’s primary care differ from other medical groups?
I chose to be a part of Hoag Medical Group because it is comprised of our community’s leading doctors. With specialties in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, rheumatology, allergy & immunology, endocrinology, infectious disease, sports medicine, diabetes and HIV medicine, I am able to provide my patients with access to primary care as well … Read More
The “How to” Guide to Having Your Baby at Hoag
For more than seven decades, more women have trusted Hoag to deliver their babies than any other hospital in the county. At our two Hoag campuses, in Newport Beach and Irvine, close to 8,000 babies are delivered yearly – this is the second highest in the state of California. It is almost an Orange County … Read More
Elevating Gynecologic Oncology Care at Hoag
For more than 30 years, Hoag has been Orange County’s most trusted choice for gynecologic oncology care. With a growing high-risk genetics program, nationally recognized robotic surgery leadership and distinguished physicians at the top of their field, Hoag continuously sets – and then exceeds – the standard of gynecologic oncology cancer care. As part of … Read More
The Truth About Mammography
January Lopez, M.D., director of breast imaging at Hoag Breast Center, wants to set the record straight: “Mammograms save lives,” she said. “Schedule your annual mammogram. It is the most important screening tool you have against breast cancer.” Dr. Lopez is a board-certified, fellowship trained breast radiologist, and a champion for the type of preventive … Read More