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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 17, 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDs, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - July 2015 (PDF)


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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Cedars-Sinai Brings Urgent Care to Culver City

The new urgent care center in Culver City is designed to treat patients who suffer from a range of non-life-threatening medical conditions and symptoms.

Cedars-Sinai is expanding its urgent care services to Culver City with a new facility that will offer convenient and affordable medical care for adults and children seven days a week.

The new Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care, at 10100 Culver Blvd., opened June 24. It is Cedars-Sinai's second urgent care facility. The first is at 8501 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

The new Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care is staffed by board-certified physicians and physician assistants. It is at 10100 Culver Blvd. in Culver City.

The new center is staffed by board-certified physicians and physician assistants. It is designed to treat patients who suffer from a range of non-life-threatening medical conditions and symptoms, including ear infections, respiratory infections, diarrhea, sore throats, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, fever, chills and the flu.

Urgent care offers a valuable alternative for many patients. The services are typically less expensive than those provided by the Emergency Department (ED). Most insurers also attach a lower co-pay to urgent care visits than to ED visits.

"Cedars-Sinai and its trusted physicians are now serving the Culver City community," said Tom Gordon, chief executive officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network. "Whether patients are feeling sick or experiencing an injury, Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care is an affordable, time-saving solution for expert walk-in family medical care."

Patients experiencing medical emergencies such as sudden onset of chest pain or bleeding should still visit the Emergency Department. Those needing medication refills or referrals for other medical services also should first consult their primary care physicians.

The new urgent care center is open weekdays from noon-9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. The phone number is 310-423-3333.

In late July, the 8,000-square-foot facility housing the new urgent care center will add primary care offices. Robert Gross, MD, and Steven Witlin, MD, two prominent Culver City physicians who are part of Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, will move their practices into the new building.