The Village Doctor Newsletter – Week of April 8, 2024

I’m feeling nostalgic. Twenty years ago “today” (April 6, 2024) The Village Doctor was incorporated in the State of California. This week I’ve thumbed through those documents, our original lease, draft copies of patient agreements, early financial spreadsheets, and perhaps best, old photos of the office when it was being built out, young Weiss kids standing in the construction site, or Steve, our first hire, staffing the early iteration of our front desk. “Wow”.

Here we are, twenty years later, all grown up, but I hope still practicing “old fashioned values, modern medicine”, the tag line dreamed up all those years ago. Thank you all for being part of our journey, and here’s to the next twenty years!


Eric Weiss, MD, April 6, 2024

Pediatrics - Newsletter


Are you tired of mealtime battles with your picky eater? In this brief but informative article, an experienced pediatrician shares expert tips and advice to help parents of young children navigate the challenges of picky eating. Say goodbye to stress and frustration at the dinner table, and hello to happy, healthy eaters!

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Internal Medicine - Section Baner Newsletter


Obesity, a multifaceted health concern affecting millions globally, demands innovative solutions beyond conventional diet and exercise regimes. Amidst the array of medications and therapies, GLP-1 agonists, such as Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro, emerge as a beacon of hope, offering a novel avenue for weight management in obese patients. Their efficacy, coupled with safety profiles, marks a significant stride in combating the obesity epidemic.

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In the pursuit of holistic well-being, the realm of medical and aesthetic therapies continues to evolve, offering innovative solutions to enhance our health and vitality. Among these advancements, Red Light Therapy (RLT) has emerged as a powerful tool with diverse benefits spanning muscle recovery, skin health, and cellular rejuvenation. Let’s delve into the multifaceted advantages of RLT and explore different modalities available for harnessing its potential.

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As you all know, The Village Doctor is proud, and honored, to participate in the ups and downs of our patient’s lives, optimizing wellness, or nurturing back to health, all the while getting to know the entire family. However, before your new family member arrives and is able to join our concierge pediatric practice, you need an equally excellent and compassionate “concierge obstetrician”. Up until now, there has not been one to introduce to you. However, that has all changed. I am now delighted to introduce my friend and colleague, Dr. Justin Thompson!

I’ve known Justin since his residency days at Stanford (did I mention that TVD turns twenty this month?), and he is just as wonderful, talented, and personable today as then. Inspired, dare I say, by the TVD model, Dr. Thompson recently launched his own concierge obstetric practice, Dedicated Pregnancy Care, in Palo Alto. In his words:

Throughout my ten years as an ObGyn in the Bay Area, I developed a passion for a more personalized approach to pregnancy care. In 2023 I founded Dedicated Pregnancy Care. Our goal is to foster a safe, calming, and supported pregnancy experience. The continuity of having all of your prenatal visits, delivery, and postpartum care with one doctor provides a level of reassurance that can not be matched in the large corporate health care system. Combining this with 24/7 access to your doctor and delivery at Stanford Children’s Hospital ensures our patients receive the most personalized pregnancy care possible while giving birth at one of the top medical centers in the world.

Congratulations, Justin, and welcome to the broader TVD team. We’re all delighted to be working with you.

OK, last update. One of our Village Doctor families has these oh-so-cute black Labrador retriever puppies for sale to great homes available May 11.  Email [email protected] to inquire.  I can vouch for the family, but haven’t met the puppies (much too dangerous, how could one be introducted and not want to take one home?!). But maybe the timing is right for YOU and your family!

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Yours, in health,

Eric and the TVD MD team…