Happy Birthday Barb!

We are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and compassion. Thank you for being so crucial to the lives of our patients and employees.

The world is a better place because you are in it.

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Rest. It is so important to take time off work and enjoy downtime with family and friends.

IPG will be closed on the following days in December:
- Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
- Friday, December 24th, 2021
- Saturday, December 25th, 2021
- Friday, December 31st, 2021
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Wishing you, and your loved ones, a restful & safe holiday season.

Your healthcare used to be a pretty simple relationship between you and your physician. Then, many other players realized money could be made through complexity, regulation, and administrative overhead. Today, many physicians are working for the system because there are no alternatives.

...At IPG we are building something different. We serve a community that wants to bring back the simplicity of a direct physician/patient relationship.

Who does your doctor work for? Do the agencies those doctors work for work for you?

At IPG our doctors work directly for you. No middle managers, no regional administration, no religious hierarchy... Healthcare simplified between a physician and a patient the way it should be.

IPG would like to congratulate our colleague Stephanie Dittmer M.D. for her recent recognition by the Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society for “outstanding contributions she continues to make on behalf of the Medical Society and physicians in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.”

...“Given the amazing quality of physicians in Humboldt County, I am humbled and honored to be recognized in this manner.” Dittmer, responding to receipt of the honor added, “I find that our medical society gives us the opportunity to meet each other with a common goal of working through the challenges of being healers in this health care system.”

The Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society (HDNCMS), founded in 1886, is one of 38 local county medical societies of the California Medical Association, and is also affiliated with the nationwide American Medical Association (AMA). HDNCMS’ membership consists of over 200 physicians whose purpose is to “promote the science and art of medicine, the care and well-being of patients, the protection of the public health, and the interests of the medical profession.”

Way to go Stephanie!

#IPG2021 #humboldtcounty #hdncms

We’re hard at work preparing to open our new clinic in Fortuna, but we couldn’t resist taking a moment for some Halloween fun! Stay tuned to this page for details about our opening and how to become a new patient with us.

Happy Halloween from all of us at Ikigai! ...🧡🎃🖤☠️🧡🎃🖤👻

#humboldtcounty #connectedcare #Halloween2021 #ikigaiphysicians

IPG would like to wish Dr. Stephanie Dittmer a very happy birthday today. Our community is very lucky to have such a caring and passionate physician who is dedicated to improving health outcomes for so many.

Please join me in wishing her the best in the comment threads below!

Medicare covers ambulance transport but only under certain circumstances. Know before you go.

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2021/08/does-medicare-cover-ambulance-services.html

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Does Medicare cover ambulance services?

It’s important to understand key details of Medicare ambulance coverage.

www.cleveland.com

We encourage our community to continue to take precautions because this isn't over yet. Please do yourself, your loved ones, your friends and community a favor and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

...https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/17/1017075240/delta-variant-is-spreading-fast-and-new-cases-are-rising-is-time-to-mask-up-agai

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With The Delta Variant Spreading Fast, Is It Time To Mask Up Again?

The highly contagious delta variant is causing a surge in new cases. Here's what you need to know about how to keep yourself and your family safe.

www.npr.org