Men and Miscarriage: Grief Experiences

Mariana Marin Estrada, Ministry Operations Assistant In the past few decades, awareness regarding miscarriage and stillbirth has increased. Miscarriage is defined as the death of a preborn baby before the 20th week of gestation and stillbirth is a death after the 20th week of gestation. More couples have been vocal about their experiences and sought…

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Weight Management

We are excited to announce that we are now offering Weight Management as a service under Dr. Medway. Our approach to Weight Management is from a nutritional to wellness to a prescription weight loss approach. Sessions with Dr. Medway includes a thorough medical intake, counseling on habit changes, and possibly prescribing weight loss medication to…

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COLFS Provides Gap Insurance

COLFS Provide Medical Fee Assistance for Families in Need. We’re here to help in tough times. Make an appointment today!

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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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Natural Procreative Technology for Infertility and Women’s Health

Naprotechnology stands for natural, procreative technology. It is a women’s health science designed to evaluate and treat female diseases in a scientific, comprehensive and ethical manner. It was founded by Dr. Thomas Hilgers, a Catholic Obstetrician and Gynecologist, who felt inspired to seek out ethical solutions to female medical problems after reading the encyclical, Humanae Vitae, by…

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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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What’s Wrong with “The Pill” and Other Hormonal Contraceptives? 

The pill and other artificial hormonal contraceptives are not safe and natural. Natural methods of fertility awareness management provide a safe holistic alternatives.

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What is Natural Family Planning?

  Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to methods of family planning that do not use artificial hormones or barrier methods in order to avoid pregnancy. Instead, couples learn to identify when the woman is naturally fertile in her cycle and avoid intercourse on those days when trying to postpone pregnancy. Alternatively, when they discern that…

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