Dr. Dhanda speaks to Lakeport Civic Club

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Dr. Paula Dhanda, guest speaker and Toni Stewart, LWCC president at the club’s March 6 meeting.

Lakeport >> The Lakeport Women’s Civic Club (LWCC) hosted gynecologist Dr. Paula Dhanda at its regularly scheduled meeting and luncheon at the Riviera Country Club Restaurant on March 6.

Not only is Dhanda known here in Lake County for delivering thousands
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25 things I tell my precious daughter — For parents and girls

IMG 0588 225x300 25 things I tell my precious daughter — For parents and girls

My daughter’s first mission to Nepal

1. You are unique in all the world. There is only one you.

2. Be a leader, not a follower.

3. Be Kind. Always.

4. Love yourself first.

5. Be yourself. Love what you love. Do what you want to do. Don’t tolerate any judgment.

6. Everyone has flaws. No one is perfect. Not even your parents.
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Mrs. Sybill Storz supports Humanity

IMG 1846 300x225 Mrs. Sybill Storz supports HumanityI was invited to speak at the Karl Storz company about the use of their state of the art surgical instruments that they generously donated to Worldwide Healing Hands.  During my visit they shared with me their core values one of which was:
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Letter to Mrs. Sybill Storz

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Dear Mrs. Storz,

Nowhere in medicine are global disparities more striking than in surgery.  I did not realize this until I began volunteering on medical missions in developing countries.

When I was in Chad in 2009, there was an anesthesia
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Women on 20s

Screen Shot 2015 03 22 at 12.20.38 AM 300x190 Women on 20s This is a campaign called Women On 20s.  It’s an effort to convince the President that “now is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency” and they are shooting for the $20 bill.  The website is www.womenon20s.org and they are currently taking votes for the best candidate.  Express your voice on this important initiative!

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Healing Hands: Frustrations with formularies

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I am just as frustrated as you are about your drug formulary plan. I evaluate your needs and prescribe the most effective medication for your condition. I make every effort to check your plan to see what is on your formulary but this is often
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Join our Hike 4 Healing

How far would you walk for medical care?  In Nepal women traveled an average of 100 miles, most of it on foot.  Join our hike and help us in our effort to save mothers!

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Hike supports Healing Hands

KELSEYVILLE >> “How far would you walk for health care?” With that question, Worldwide Healing Hands (WHH) invites individuals of all ages to take part in the second “Hike 4 Healing” on April 25.

In addition, WHH seeks sponsors for the event
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Individual Freedom vs. Public Health – A Physician’s Perspective

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The risk of these preventable communicable diseases is far greater than the risk of the vaccination.

How do we balance public safety and personal choices? In a well functioning democratic society, everybody has a responsibility to accept a social contract in order to protect its citizens from preventable disease. The recent movement not to vaccinate children jeopardizes the public well being. If the majority of people held absolute freedom of individualism above what should be an equal responsibility to the community there would be chaos.
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Kelseyville High School students raise money for Worldwide Healing Hands

FullSizeRender 1 300x180 Kelseyville High School students raise money for Worldwide Healing HandsRecently my son John Paul had to give a presentation to his 10th grade English class about something that was meaningful or sentimental to him. After much deliberation and many suggestions from family members he asked me for
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