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April 24, 2009
Bent to lead physicians? academy Dr. Tom Bent, medical director and chief executive of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, has been named president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians, according to a news statement. His term began April 17. Bent is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UC Irvine and serves on the Academy?s Committee on Continuing Professional Development. Bent said he believes the time is right for health-care reform.
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January 20, 2006
A representative from the Health Insurance and Counseling Advocacy Program will be available Monday to answer questions about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program. The service will be offered at the Laguna Beach Senior Center, 384 Legion St. To schedule an appointment, call (949) 497-2441. Balance and mobility assessments The Laguna Beach Senior Center and the Center for Successful Aging at Cal State Fullerton will offer balance and mobility assessments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
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By Ashley Breeding | January 28, 2010
Caduceus Medical Group, a multi-specialty group serving Orange County from Laguna Beach, is revolutionizing the way doctors interact with patients via a new iPhone application, launched Jan. 12, that aims to enhance patient information and care on a level that no other practice in the nation has reached. “Access to care is the cornerstone of our practice philosophy,” Dr. Gregg DeNicola said. “Giving our patients mobile access is a perfect fit.” The free application allows patients to e-mail physicians, schedule doctor visits, request prescription refills and retrieve directions to the offices through the “Online Concierge Services,” and also provides direct links to twitter, short-cuts to the group’s web-based services including blogs, daily “Health News” features and weekly health-related quizzes that are “fun and informative.
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | April 21, 2011
A local family noted for charitable donations on a global scale selected the Laguna Beach Community Clinic to give where they live. Nick Gross, son of the founders of the William and Sue Gross Foundation, presented the clinic with a $50,000 donation Tuesday. "Although there is a perception that most in Laguna Beach are well provided for, I realize that many of our town's artists, restaurant/hotel employees, domestics, seniors and students, as well as their families, rely solely on the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, because they don't have health insurance and we all have a role in supporting this amazing place we get to call home," Nick Gross said.
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August 24, 2007
The Top of the World Neighborhood Assn. will hold its general meeting at Top of the World Elementary School multi-purpose room on Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. The focus will be wildfire awareness and preparedness. The school is at 21601 Tree Top Lane. The public is invited and there is no charge. Laguna Beach Fire Chief Mike Macey and Battalion Chief Kris Head will provide information regarding fire safety. Due to the near record lack of rainfall this winter, the dry plants in the open space surrounding Laguna Beach will create an especially hazardous fire season.
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By: Barbara Diamond | September 23, 2005
Laguna Beach has ordered Spencer Recovery Center to cease unauthorized use of a motel at 2020 South Coast Highway by Sept. 30. The motel, called the Laguna Beach Inn, was closed to the public Jan. 1. However, the motel is being occupied, city officials and neighbors said, although the owner has not obtained a permit to change the use from short-term lodging, as required by the municipal code. "We believe that periodically, if not more often, the motel is fully occupied," Assistant City Manager John Pietig said Monday.
NEWS
November 18, 2005
American HIV academy awards credentials to local specialist; he plans to provide quick test.Laguna Beach Community Clinic's Dr. Korey Joregensen has been re-credentialed as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Every two years, specialists certified by this organization must take a written examination to show extensive experience in treating HIV-infected people and to prove mastery of a specified body of information crucial to successful treatment. The HIV treatment program at the clinic is funded primarily by the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE)
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April 7, 2011
A letter writer recently wrote a secondhand report (apparently she wasn't there) concerning two seventh-grade skateboarders who allege that a black Mercedes tried to hit them on Skyline Drive on March 28. If that actually happened, it is not noted in the Police Files on page A8, which list reports for March 28, ranging from a fatal crash on Broadway to a stray goat on Dunning Drive. Rather than taking it up with the police, the writer prefers to engage in a potentially libelous smear asking, "Is the driver possibly a member of Speedboarders Neighborhood Action Group?"
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December 3, 2004
Barbara Diamond When was the last time you remember a doctor making a house call? Never? Well, say how-do to part-time Sleepy Hollow Walk-in Clinic doctor Stan Wasbin. "A lot of primary care medicine can be done in homes," the general practitioner said. "There is a need, especially in older folks who have a problem getting out of the house when they are sick, or have difficulty driving or getting a driver and then sitting in an office where everyone is coughing."
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April 24, 2009
Bent to lead physicians? academy Dr. Tom Bent, medical director and chief executive of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, has been named president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians, according to a news statement. His term began April 17. Bent is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UC Irvine and serves on the Academy?s Committee on Continuing Professional Development. Bent said he believes the time is right for health-care reform.
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