Meet our Lead Physician: David Medway, MD

We welcome Dr. David Medway to COLFS Medical Clinic in the role of Lead Physician.  Dr. Medway will be working full time from our Escondido clinic. Dr. Medway earned his B.A. in Psychology at UCLA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his medical school education doing honors work at George Washington University in…

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COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy and Lactation

It is always frustrating to ask rhetorical questions to which you do not have clear answers. Such is the case when we look at COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy and lactation. The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted an entire year, as of this writing. For our attention-challenged, instant-result culture, this year has been exceedingly difficult. In our…

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Good News for Those Fully Vaccinated: Masks not Always Required

We received some good news today in the form of an update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new guidelines for fully vaccinated persons certainly loosen the apron strings. Now, CDC states that people who are fully vaccinated may be in the same room without wearing masks. Additionally, fully vaccinated may be…

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Escondido Clinic

COLFS Clinic Escondido Consolidation is Complete!

It’s official! We have consolidated all COLFS Medical Clinic Operations to our office in Escondido. Moving forward, all in-person appointments will be scheduled at 362 W. Mission Ave. Ste. 105 Escondido, CA 92025. We are now open 6 days a week and our excellent team of medical providers are ready to serve you. We know…

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Are They Safe for Everyone?

George Delgado, MD While the causes are not known, we can assume that some had fever, malaise, muscle aches and diarrhea, known vaccine adverse effects. Perhaps some frail elderly cannot tolerate and push through the vaccine’s side effects the way younger people can. Only 4.3% of the patients in the Pfizer-BioNTech study, that led the…

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Therapies for COVID-19

George Delgado, MD Many different medications have shown some promise in treating COVID-19 either in the laboratory or in patients. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were early crowd favorites. There were anecdotal reports of great promise and a (then) unpublished, uncontrolled study by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko in New York that looked very promising. A group associated with…

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Escondido Consolidation

The business of healthcare is challenging and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the pressure we are all experiencing. To ensure that we remain on strong financial footing, we have made the decision to consolidate our medical services to our Escondido office at 362 Mission Avenue, Suite 105, Escondido 92025. This transition will be gradual and…

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COVID-19 Vaccines Explained

George Delgado, MD What usually takes 10 years was accomplished in less than one. The research and development of COVID-19 vaccines, including Operation Warp speed was quite remarkable. Front line medical workers are already being vaccinated. Vulnerable patients in nursing homes should be following soon. Currently, there are two vaccines that have received emergency use…

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Flu Vaccine Season 2020

Flu season is upon us again. At COLFS Medical Clinic, we offer the influenza vaccine to all people age six months and older.  There are some exceptions to the recommendations, mainly related to previous adverse reactions to influenza vaccine. Ultimately, as the patient or parent, it is your decision whether or not you or your…

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COLFS Medical Clinic COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The safety, health and well-being of our patients is of the utmost importance to us as we chart the uncertain waters of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are blessed and honored that many have entrusted their care to us. We want to reassure you that every member of our team is giving 100% in our efforts…

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