Dr. Douglas Severance, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • family medicine

Location:

  • San Ramon, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.

    Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effects on the frontal areas of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to English helps Spanish-speaking children in the United States do better in school, a new study shows.

    "It is important to study ways to increase Spanish-speaking children's English vocabulary while in early childhood before litera...Full Article

  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Medications vary depending on the level of care needed. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, explains the phases of treating opioid addiction. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

    But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even sli...Full Article

  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    There are measures in place, by the medical community, to help prevent addiction. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about what insurance companies and doctors can do to regulate how narcotics are being prescribed. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    If you are predisposed to addiction, it is important to avoid drugs and alcohol. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about being proactive and finding less risky alternatives for managing pain. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    A person might start abusing painkillers to get high and then develop an addiction to avoid withdrawal symptoms, says addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD. In this video, he shares how addiction occurs when painkillers are used inappropriately. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    There is evidence to support that addiction is a disease. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about the biology behind addiction and how that does not need to control a person’s behavior. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    People who suffer from emotional pain such as anxiety or depression, and people with a genetic predisposition are vulnerable to addiction, says Douglas Severance, MD. In this video, he explains why these groups are at high risk. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    If you have a family member who has a problem with addiction, it’s important not to be critical or judgmental. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about how to best help someone by providing a concrete action plan. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Identifying the problem as an addiction is the first step and, for a lot of people, the biggest hurdle. Watch addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, share how AA and NA have the right model for dealing with addiction. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Addictive chemicals interact with the pleasure center of the brain, which interfere with natural sources of rewards. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD talks about the changes that occur in the brain from a chemical dependency. Read More
  • Douglas Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Nicotine in cigarettes is extremely addictive. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, shares how an addiction to nicotine may be harder to break than a chemical dependency to opioids. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

    "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medic...Full Article