Dr. Robert Rodvien
California Pacific Medical Center
2100 Webster St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
More about Dr. Robert Rodvien:
Dr. Robert Rodvien, the founder of the Coumadin Clinic at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, identifies some reasons why people need different doses of Coumadin. Certain genes control how Coumadin is broken down by the body and how Vitamin K is … Continue reading
Hospice is a Medicare benefit that offers care at home, the availability of several support services for those in need, and active cancer care if that is medically appropriate. Dr. Andrew Lasher is interviewed in order to understand and maximize … Continue reading
Know your insurance. Keep your primary care physician involved. Befriend nurses or office personnel. Have friends at meetings. Get professional help from other health care professionals. If needed, ask for a second opinion.
Guided imagery is a way to enable you to psychologically relax so you can understand your feelings and beliefs more completely. The goal is to have less emotional and physical symptoms.
Women with epilepsy can be safely taken through pregnancy with a very high probability of a normal fetus, and no increase in problems to the Mother as well. The newer drugs are safer for Mom and baby.
Women with epilepsy may need to change medicines to stop seizures, to enhance the quality of the life for the woman or to protect the baby of a pregnant woman. There are numerous drugs available at this time.
The total change when you leave the hospital on Coumadin can modify Coumadin doses significantly. Get a blood test, an INR, very soon after you leave so you can anticipate these changes in Coumadin dose.
Shock, confusion and fear are some of the emotions that cancer patients often experience upon receiving a diagnosis. Close friends and family members often share these feelings and are uncertain of how to respond. In this episode, clinical Oncologist Dr. … Continue reading
Pain meds can change your sensitivity to Coumadin and lead to an increased risk to bleed or clot. For mild or moderate pain, Tylenol with or without codeine is safe. Avoid drugs like persistent Advil (Motrin) and aspirin.
Dr. Robert Miller defines what a neuropathy is (an abnormality in a nerve), why different neuropathies cause different symptoms, what the usual causes of neuropathy are, and what the relationship between cancers, cancer treatments and neuropathies are.
You, family members or friends need to understand what should be done after the hospital. Know about the activities desired, foods, wound care, medicines, when to see the doctor next and when to call him or her.