COME JOIN US! Miles for Migraine Event San Diego November 5th, 2022

The 4th Annual Miles for Migraine Event for San Diego will be at Liberty Station Park in San Diego. Our office has formed a team called OC Migraine. Please consider joining and/or supporting our team. All proceeds go to increasing migraine awareness and funding migraine research.

Dr. Susan Hutchinson is the Team Captain. We are currently at the top of the leader board for number of team numbers and amount of money raised. We truly support any level of support you can offer including joining our team & participating in this fun event, joining our team to raise money to support this worthy cause, or donating.

For those interested in participating & learning more about this event, use the following link:

https://raceroster.com/events/2022/58354/miles-for-migraine-san-diego-2022/teams

Our practice will provide and pay for a post-event brunch for all participating with our team. Options for this event include walking a 2K, running a 5K, or simply enjoying some activities at the venue while cheering on those of us running or walking. Booths featuring treatments for migraine will provide educational value to this event.

For those interested in donating to our team or to one of us as an individual, here is the link:

https://raceroster.com/events/2022/58354/miles-for-migraine-san-diego-2022/pledge/team/387564

Thank you for any level of support you may be able to provide.

For any questions, please direct those to our office website: info@ocmigraine.org

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Newsletter 2022

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Dear Patient,

Happy 2022! We were all hoping that COVID-19 would no longer be an issue but it continues to be a part of our daily lives. At our office, we are continuing to practice safe precautions in limiting any potential exposure when entering our office. To that end, please consider converting a recheck appointment into a virtual appointment. For those of you who are coming in physically for an appointment please notify us if you feel ill in any way and we can reschedule your appointment. Your well-being is our highest priority and much can be accomplished in a virtual visit.

Some updates to share with you:

  1. Prior authorizations will no longer be done for generic medications. In many cases, the cash price for generics may be less than the copay amount. To find the best cash price for any generics you may be on, go to either GoodRx.com or www.Costplusdrugs.com.
  2. For name brand medications, please remember to activate your savings card before going to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription; failure to do so may result in delays in getting your medication.
  3. When you need a refill do not call our office-ask your pharmacy to fax us the request. This lessens the chance of medication error.
  4. All billing will be done by you and your insurance company-we will provide the information you may need to do the billing.

Dr. Hutchinson is on a 6-week Sabbatical to write 2 handbooks on Migraine-one for the individual with migraine and one for the busy PCP. Her passion is now education, teaching, & writing as she moves into semi-retirement. Please know that she has a high degree of confidence in both Dr. Molly Rossknecht, Neurologist with a Fellowship in Headache, and Allison Kennedy, a PA trained in Neurology including headache.

We ask for your patience as the beginning of a new year brings changes in insurance formularies in regards to medications, increased prior authorization requests, and changes in insurance. Please notify us if your insurance has changed as of this New Year.

We wish all of you good health, joyful times with family, and lives free of the burden of migraine & mood disorders.

Sincerely,

Dr. Susan Hutchinson & Dr. Molly Rossknecht & Staff

 

Dr. Susan Hutchinson Contributes to “Migraine Management for the Nurse Practitioner: Acute and Preventive Therapies to Reduce Burden of Disease” Continuing Education

Dr. Susan Hutchinson has contributed to the continuing education webcast “Migraine Management for the Nurse Practitioner: Acute and Preventive Therapies to Reduce Burden of Disease”. The intended audience for this activity is nurse practitioners and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with migraines. You can learn more by visiting https://www.mycme.com/courses/migraine-management-for-the-nurse-practitioner-8009

Join Us For Miles For Migraine

Miles for Migraine Event San Diego

Saturday November 6th

Join us for the 3rd Annual Miles for Migraine San Diego Event. Due to COVID, this event has been changed to virtual so we won’t be running along beautiful Mission Bay as we did in 2019. However, our practice has still formed a Team and we plan to join together on Saturday, November 6th, for a walk at Crystal Cove followed by breakfast at the Beachcomber.

Our team is called OC Migraine. Feel to join our team and participate with us in person or virtually by doing an activity on your own that day. All funds raised will be used to raise awareness of migraine and to advance migraine research. To learn more about Miles for Migraine, visit www.milesformigraine.org

Donations are welcome and any size donation is appreciated. The link to donate is

https://sd.milesformigraine.org/pledge/team/335299

In coming weeks, we will be asking for donations in lieu of fees normally charged to complete forms and write letters.

For any questions, feel free to email us at info@ocmigraine.org

Thank you!

 

Orange County Migraine & Headache Center

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Orange County Migraine & Headache Center’s Response to COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, public health authorities are stating it is necessary for everyone to maintain social distance for your safety and the safety of all of our communities. We therefore strongly urge you to either turn your next visit into a phone visit or postpone your next office visit unless it is absolutely unavoidable. If you feel it is necessary to come in to the office, for example you are due for a Botox procedure or need a nerve block, then only come in if you are healthy, not running a fever, not coughing, and not short of breath. We may take your temperature and will ask additional screening questions before allowing you to enter our exam rooms.

If you are not feeling well, particularly with a cough, shortness of breath, or a fever, you should not come to the clinic and instead contact your primary care provider for further directions. The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly and daily and we expect to update this guidance as the situation changes.

At this time we are still staffing the office, answering our phones, and handling prescription issues as well as prior authorizations. Employees are asked to stay home if not feeling well. In addition, extra precautions are being taken by our landlord in cleaning handrails, elevator buttons, and other areas used often.

In summary, please keep your follow-up appointment but allow us to turn your visit into a phone visit instead of an in-person visit. You will get the same amount of time we would give with an in-person visit, prescription refills will be handled, and any needed prior authorizations will be handled. Thank you for your patience in this evolving situation.

We pray for good health for all of you,

Dr. Susan Hutchinson & Dr. Molly Rossknecht

March 19, 2020

OC Migraine Wins “Miles For Migraine” Award!

On Saturday, November 9th, 2019, Orange Country Migraine & Headache Center participated in the Miles for Migraine Walk and Run in San Diego, CA. Sixteen OCM staff members and patients participated! Additionally, Orange County Migraine & Headache Center took home the prize for raising the most donations of any team. Over $3,000!

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or donated for this very worthy cause, in which proceeds go to migraine and headache research.

 

OCM Migraine Team (to the left)

 

Dr. Susan Hutchinson

The Racers

Miles for Migraine Event San Diego, Saturday November 9th

Please join us for this fun walk/run event at beautiful De Anza Cove in the San Diego Area. You have the option of a 2-mile walk or a 5K or 10K Run. The event is to raise awareness of migraine and raise funds to advance migraine understanding and research.

The address for this event is 3000 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA. It starts at 9 am. Race packets can be picked up the morning of the event or the afternoon before. For specific details on race packet pick-up, see the website.

Our office has formed a team called OC Migraine. Feel free to join our team in this inaugural event. For those joining our team, we will have logo shirts printed with our team name and we will gather together before and after our walk/run for photos. Dr. Hutchinson has signed up for the 10K and her office manager, Norma, the 2-mile walk.

The goal for our team is to raise $2000. Dr. Hutchinson and Norma have already made personal donations to our fund. Please join us & help us meet our goal.

To learn more about Miles for Migraine, the website is www.milesformigraine.org

If you are unable to participate but would like to donate the link is https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22686/miles-for-migraine-san-diego-2019/pledge/participant/15

Any size donation is appreciated. Please make a difference in lifting the burden of migraine!

For any questions, contact our office at 949-861-8717 or email us at info@ocmigraine.org

Sincerely,

Orange County Migraine & Headache Center

September 5, 2019

OC Migraine & Headache Center Angels 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Was A Blast!

We had a great time at the Angels 5K run which benefited the Angels Charities which help children throughout Orange County! Dr. Hutchinson took 3rd place in her age group! We appreciate everyone who came out and joined us! We look forward to next year’s event!