The Puberty Brain Explained

  Oh, how I wish I’d had this explanation when I was treating the few “tween” patients I’ve had come through my clinic. You can bet I’m holding onto it for the future. I don’t normally have a pediatric practice, but from time to time my patients bring their children and grandchildren in. And when Read More »

Breakfast Soup

Soup for breakfast only sounds weird until you’ve tried it. Once you see you good you feel with that warm nourishing bellyful, you won’t look back. AND it’s so much healthier than those danishes and bagels (no offence to bakers). Start your day off with warm, energy-packed food and enjoy your baked goods at your Read More »

A Few Words About Bone Broth

What is bone broth, and why do we eat it? For those of you who’ve come into the office, you may have gotten advice to incorporate bone broth into your diet. It’s not only a fad, but we’ve also been getting healthy eating bone based soup for generations (chicken soup anyone?). The advantage of making Read More »

Calm Your Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety is described in many different ways. It can feel exhausting, baffling, frightening, and frustrating—all at the same time. For many people, symptoms sneak up suddenly and out of the blue. For others, it can be a predictable reaction to specific situations or events, such as insects, tight spaces, or social situations. That said, anyone Read More »

Beating the Heat – Eating in Summer

The weather outside is Frightful!  Today (Friday) it will ONLY be in the low 90s, up from the low 70s earlier this week. Tomorrow will be than mid-90s and Sunday will be a mere 105. Monday is the hottest day at 107 and then it will SLOWLY go back down to the low 90s. So Read More »

TriWest Alliance Provider

TriWest Alliance We received super exciting news. As of 4-29 (although we just got the notification), Dr Vickery is now a TriWest Alliance Provider! Who is TriWest Alliance? If you know what that means, you’re probably a veteran or family member. If you don’t know what this means, well you can probably guess now. Yes, Read More »

Treating Pain with Acupuncture

There is an irony when it comes to using acupuncture to treat pain… Frequently patients who seek out acupuncture for their pain, do so as a last resort. They’ve tried everything else, from physical therapy to medications to surgery. It’s ironic because frequently acupuncture is effective in treating pain when nothing else has worked. Pain Read More »

Dipping another toe into the water controversy

(See what I did there?) Because I want you to be smiling when you click through to this article, which will shake the very foundation of the world for some of you. This is the second in an infrequent foray into the controversial world of over-watering ourselves. Here’s an article from the New York Times, Read More »

CA Business and Professions Code 657

Here’s the California code that allows for same day payment discounts to patients. If you’re not sure about a practitioner accepting your insurance, see if they have a same day payment rate (sometimes erroneously referred to as a cash discount), and perhaps even refer (politely) to CA B&P Code 657. 657. (a) The Legislature finds Read More »