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Archive for June, 2014

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Ahhh, summer!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Please forgive my absence. It’s been a crazy month. I hope everyone is enjoying the spectacular June weather. Not much June gloom this year, but I’ll take temps in the mid-70’s forever!

We are transitioning many employees in the office this month, both medical and lab assistants. Many of our employees are moving on to graduate school, and we are welcoming many new faces. We are doing our best to train them properly. Thanks for your patience with this process. I must say, finding these gems in the mine has been quite a challenge this year. Never have we had so many flaky applicants. It really was disappointing. A lot of careless typos, regurgitated cover letters and poor etiquette from college graduates this year. I’ve never seen anything like it in the many years I’ve been doing this. I’m wondering if social media has just changed people’s behavior in the workplace. Nevertheless, I’m really proud of who we are sending off and who we are welcoming in, so I hope you enjoy getting to know my new assistants.

We’ve been spending a lot of time in our pool, and it reminds me to talk about sun protection in water. Water resistance in sunscreens is really important. I favor mineral based sunscreens (zinc/titanium) because they tend to last longer and usually do not sting the eyes. The term “water resistance” means that the sunscreen has been shown to last in 40 minutes of water. “Very water resistant” which is a term being phased out, means 80 minutes duration.

Our dog Gigi goes a little nuts when we are in the pool. She thinks we are all drowning. As a Belgian Malinois, it is her duty to protect us. This leads to incessant barking which echoes throughout Stone Canyon. The nice thing is that she is so worn out from “rescuing” us that it guarantees she is pooped for the rest of the day. She got 93 likes on Facebook from the Belgian Malinois enthusiasts. This may be almost as many Facebook friends as I have.

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Pasadena Top Doctors

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Thanks again to my peers and colleagues for naming me as a Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor in Dermatology!

On another note, many of you may not know that Ancestry.com offers a DNA analysis called Ancestry DNA. There are other companies which provide the same type of service. For another $5 Promethease.com will upload that data and give you a report on some risk factors (good, bad and the unknown) for multiple medical conditions. Although there is some controversy regarding how this data can be used against you and privacy issues, I find it fascinating. If anything, I think it’s helpful to know what diseases and conditions you might be at risk for and be aware of them.

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