The Village Doctor Newsletter – Week of August 7, 2023

Friends and neighbors!

We all know the expression “time flies”. You know that moment when something which has been in the works a long, long time is finally happening, and you go, wow, has it really been 10 years? Well, The Village Doctor and I are having one of those moments right now.

More than a decade ago, after having worked with Maia Mosse as a Stanford undergraduate, we joked, wouldn’t it be fun if one day you could join us at The Village Doctor? And here we are, many years, and even more awards and accolades later, and I get to announce that Dr. Maia Mosse will be joining The Village Doctor family next month as our newest specialist in Internal Medicine.

Over all those years, Dr. Mosse has been a Stanford superstar. Here is a snippet from her bio:

During her time at Stanford, Maia has received many awards for excellence in clinical care, including in medical school the Gold Humanism Honor Society award for her commitment to humanism in my clinical practice with patients. As a medical resident, she received the Wolfsohn award in her first year for “exemplary professionalism, teaching, and dedication to patient care.” In her final year of residency, she received the “Patient-Centered Medicine Award” from the Stanford Department of Internal Medicine.

Additionally, Maia received a Fulbright grant to conduct a pilot study on diabetes education in Honduras at a non-profit community clinic.  Her commitment to community service has also been acknowledged with numerous awards, such as the Stanford Walk the Talk Award and MundoFox38 Excelencia Latina award.

As I like to say around here, “wow”!

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Mosse to The Village Doctor team. If you or your friends would be interested in a “meet and greet” with her, please just give us a call at the office.

And separately (unless Maia is a pickleball star and I don’t know it yet), let’s talk a bit about the newest sports rage to descend on our local courts – pickleball! Have you considered going from zero to pickleball hero? Not so fast! While pickleball is soaring as America’s latest rage, it’s also serving up a spike in “I-hurt-my-knee” moments. Experts warn of 67,000 ER pop-ins, 366,000 outpatient “ouchies,” and 9,000 surgeries screaming ‘I shouldn’t have done that!’

Did I mention also that August 8 is National Pickleball day?

Help us celebrate this and join me and the Co-Founder of DexaFit and pickleball fanatic, Amy Stanbery for an “Instagram Live on Tuesday, August 8, at 9:30 am for a dive deep into the net of injury prevention, stretches, and tricks to keep you on the court and out of the clinic.

Our Instagram “handle” is @villagedoctor or you can click directly through to our link here. You can learn more about Amy and her DexaFit program at her website here and on Instagram here.

In health, and care, and pickleball,

In health, and care,


Eric Weiss, MD, August 7, 2023.

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It seems our “Village Square” has been full of sad news as of late, and unfortunately I must share more of the same. My first news is, however, balanced with something wonderful, but as you see, the overarching arc is one of loss and heartache.

It saddens me to share here that one of The Village Doctor’s dear friends died this past June. But not before touching many of our hearts, and also changing the face of cancer treatment at Stanford University. Even before the doors to the Laurie K. Lacob Pavilion at the Stanford Cancer Center opened, Laurie was changing lives. Laurie was a long-standing philanthropist and supporter of Stanford Medicine. She served on the board of Ronald McDonald House Stanford and the board of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and was a longtime member of the Stanford Cancer Council and Under One Umbrella Committee.

Godspeed, Laurie, you were amazing and we will all miss you. Please read more about Laurie and the Laurie K. Lacob Pavillion at Stanford here.

To leave you with something a little more upbeat, let me remind you all of a fine local tradition which takes place again this coming Labor Day weekend (Sept 2, 3, and 4), the 60th annual Kings Mountain Art Fair! The Fair showcases juried original art by over 120+ independent artists and 20 Kings Mountain artists. The Fair is in-person and online. You can visit with the artists at the Fair or shop their websites for extraordinary art. 

If you are unable to shop, please consider making a donation to support the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire. Brigade. The Fair’s proceeds support this important community resource which protects all of us in Woodside and on the Peninsula from wildfires and assists in medical aid and rescue. The Fair is run 100% by volunteers who work hard to support the Fair and KM Fire department. You can learn more about this fun event here.


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Yours, in health and resilience,

Eric and the TVD MD team…