Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo provides an overview of the procedures of the US Preventive Services Task Force. She reviews the importance and challenge in making recommendations tailored to the needs of diverse and underserved communities and discusses the current approaches in the context of several recent recommendations. CME.BibbinsDomingo.0223.2017.kbd (004)
Dr. Mary Mercer, Dr. Neda Ratanawongsa and Kara Meyers provide an interactive presentation that reflects on perspectives and emotions that influence communication with patients about chronic pain management. RCC Primary Care Directors Mtg 4.26.2017
Dr. Soraya Azari addresses how to develop empathic and sensitive ways of communicating with patients suffering from chronic pain. She covers ways to improve recognition and diagnosis of opioid use disorder, and skills to be able to explain the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy with patients. CHN_meeting_Pain_2017_Final_SA
The National Weather Service is predicting increased temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area through Wednesday. Prepare for the heat by pulling the shades down during the day and keeping the windows open at night. Drink water and try to keep out of the sun. When it is very hot outside, stay inside, preferably in [...]
San Francisco Health Network Dental Services What Services Are Provided? Basic dental services like cleaning, fillings, and simple tooth removal Who Is Eligible? COVERED SERVICES PROVIDED FOR SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS ONLY: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH NETWORK MEMBERS WITH MEDI-CAL -- Basic scope of dental services covered HEALTHY SAN FRANCISCO PARTICIPANTS -- Emergency dental care only [...]
Dr Kristy Yuan provides an overview on workup, treatment, and sequelae of ischemic strokes. She reviews common presentations of stroke, and discusses when urgent evaluation is necessary. Medications used for secondary prevention are reviewed.
Dr Alexandra Brown reviews common presentations of headaches in primary care. She reviews red flags, when to get imaging, and cases where imaging is not necessary. A list of medications used to prevent and treat headaches are provided.
Our Patient Advisors have been deeply involved in the development of the Hypertension Equity Workgroup being led by LaKisha Garduño, M.D., who is a physician at Potrero Hill Health Center. Some of the main goals of this Workgroup have been to empower hypertensive African-American patients who receive care in the SFHN by [...]
Get your flu shot! It's good for your health and for your family's health. Your SFHN primary care clinic has flu shots. Call your primary care clinic or visit http://188.8.131.52/primary-care-3/ to schedule your flu shot. Why should I get a flu shot? Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes [...]
The Patient Advisory Council (PAC) at Potrero Hill Health Center meets the first Friday of every month. The council consists of diverse patients who work in collaboration with staff on quality improvement projects to impact the quality of care patients receive at Potrero Hill Health Center, and impact every patient in the San Francisco Health [...]