The Village Doctor Newsletter – Week of September 11, 2023

Happy September? For as unhappy as I am at the implosion of the PAC-12 and the relative demise of the so-called “student-athlete”, I am over the moon to share with you that Dr. Maia Mossé has started at The Village Doctor. Happy September, indeed!

You will recall that Maia is Stanford through and through, and so it should come as no surprise that she and Dr. Milt McColl (who also bleeds red and white) have, in their few short days together, become such a bundle of TVD enthusiasm, energy, and medical magic.

All Right Now!

Are any of your friends or family considering joining a concierge medicine practice? Drs. Mossé and McColl would be delighted by an introduction. Of course, this also holds for our talented Pediatric team, Drs. Jackie Phillips and Sky Pittson. We’ll let that little thing about USC slide…


Eric Weiss, MD, September 11, 2023.

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In the hustle and bustle of back-to-school season, where schedules often clash and responsibilities pull us in various directions, there’s one time-honored tradition that holds an enduring charm: the family dinner. Read more to learn that gathering around the table or kitchen island to share a meal has an important value that goes far beyond the food on our plates.

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For this month’s newsletter, I thought it would be interesting to take a deep dive into “Healthy Aging”. To do so, I decided to read and then summarize the book “The Science and Art of Longevity” by Peter Attia.

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Surf’s Up! I am happy here to give a shout-out to my friend Marcus Chait and his powerful 16-year-old daughter, Zoe, who is well on her way towards a career as a professional surfer (!). Now, there is a fantastic local filmmaker who is working on telling Zoe’s story. Gaby Scott has been following Zoe on her surfing journey, putting together a really beautiful documentary. The rough cut is already having some success at various film festivals, and now Gaby is making a final push to do some sound and color correction. Gaby has funded this entire project herself and just needs some help to get it to the finish line. Check out the film trailer HERE. If you happen to feel compelled to contribute, I know that every dollar means a lot to Gaby and would be greatly appreciated. You can go to the GoFundMe page HERE.

Most of you know that we also support another local endeavor, SOUL Food Salon, founded by Woodside’s very own Dr. Jeanne Rosner. SOUL (seasonal, organic, unprocessed, local) Food Salon inspires, empowers, and educates our community on how we can all live a healthier life and help create a healthier world in the process. 

Jeanne recently announced this year’s SOUL Food Salon’s partnership with One Tree Planted. Their goal is to help the reforestation effort in California to promote environmental conservation and protect biodiversity habitat.

Trees play a vital role in creating clean air and water and a healthy climate. With your valuable contribution, they will be able to help restore areas affected by wildfires throughout California and enjoy vital ecological benefits such as habitat restoration and erosion control. 

Together, let’s rebuild California’s forests so that we can continue to enjoy their natural beauty for many years to come.

To learn more about One Tree Planted, click HERE.

To learn more about SOUL Food Salon, click HERE.

Thank you, Dr. Rosner, for all that you do.


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Yours, in health and resilience,

Eric and the TVD MD team…