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Upcoming Office Closure:

October 31, 2016 (Mon) DrS off
Nov. 24-25, 2016 (Thu-Fri) Thanksgiving
Thank you for your interest in Fremont Rheumatology. We look forward to working with you to
meet your specific healthcare needs. We will strive to provide you with the best rheumatologic
care and asks that you actively participate in this process.
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PAST EVENTS for 2016
PAST  EVENTS for 2015
Arthritis Support Group in Fremont
Topic: TBD
Next Event Date: pending  (Wed) 3:15pm-4:15pm
Washington Hospital - Anderson Auditorium B at
2500 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94538.
Questions:
Please call 510-791-3450 to RSVP  
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Future Dates: (4th Wed. of each month)
IOVERA
(Focused Cold Therapy)

In the USA, the iovera° treatment is FDA
cleared to block pain at peripheral nerve
sites. e.g
Knee Pain!   How it works?
Walk to Cure Arthritis - Tri-Valley at
Livermore CA
Saturday, May 16, 2015

San Francisco Walk to Cure Arthritis  
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea
Garden Dr. San Francisco, CA 94118
March 7, 2015 (Saturday)  9AM-10:30AM   
Arthritis Supplements Seminar
Have you ever wondered if you are missing key nutrients?
Have you thought about adding a supplement to your diet to help your arthritis?
Are you confused about which supplement to take?

Well, you are not alone.  Barry Shibuya M.D. will review the risks, benefits and
Integrative medicine approach to arthritis with
5 common arthritis
supplements:
glucosamine and chondroitin, turmeric, omega-3, ginger,
and avocado-soybean unsaponifiable (ASU).

Cost: $25/Person. Space is limited to the first 20 participants. and there will be a drawing
for a free omega-3 blood test (normally $150) which will help you decide if you need to add, or
increase your omega-3 intake to your diet.

Agenda.
9:00AM - 9:15AM    Registration
9:15AM - 10:15AM  Arthritis Supplements
Presented by Dr. Shibuya
10:15AM - 10:30AM  Q & A, Adjournment

To learn more about:  Shibuya Integrative Health at Fremont Holistic Center
http://www.fremontholistic.com/ourteam.html
May 30, 2015 (Saturday)  9AM-10:30AM   
Probiotics  (Event Flyer)

Have you been told by your doctor to “eat a healthy diet” or ever
wondered if you are missing key nutrients from your diet?
Have you thought about eating a healthier diet, but are confused
about all the fad diets or how to get started?
Are you confused about which probiotics to take?
Dr Shibuya will review simple strategies for you to incorporate
an anti-inflammatory diet and other ways to promote “gut
health,” like taking probiotics, to lower inflammation and to
promote overall health.  
Most Americans who eat at “Standard American
Diet” (S.A.D.) are nutritionally deficient and have higher levels of
inflammation due to the sugars, white flour and processed foods they
consume.  Inflammation is not only important in causing arthritis, but also
contributes to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aging and memory loss. If you
learn how to eat a healthier anti-inflammatory diet, your inflammation level
will decrease and you may be able to decrease not only your weight, but the
medications you take for the above diseases.

Cost: $25/Person  
Space is limited to 15 participants.

Agenda.
9:00AM - 9:15AM    Registration
9:15AM - 10:30AM  Main Presentation; 10:30AM - 10:45AM  Q & A,

To learn more about:
S
hibuya Integrative Health at Fremont Holistic Center
http://www.fremontholistic.com/ourteam.html
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of
disability: Arthritis!
The event on Saturday features a three-mile and one-mile course. We'll have
information about arthritis and fun activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their
dogs. Let's walk together, support each other and raise funds to find a cure for arthritis!  
Special Note: Our office is forming a team to participate in this walk.
You, your family & friends are welcome to join us for this fun event!!!   
Please sign up with any office staff.  
Event Details here. Thank you!   
Come around 8:30AM - 9AM.    Fees: No Fees

Event Location: LifeStyleRX, 1119 E. Stanley Blvd. Livermore, CA 94550
Event Schedule:
8:30 a.m. . . . . Registration        
9:15 a.m. . . . . Opening Ceremony & Announcements        
10:00 a.m. . . . Walk Begins        
Join us immediately following the walk for lunch including Hot Dog BBQ, awards, live music    
EventBrite
Registration Link
2015 Spring Lupus Mini-Conference: Integrative Health
Saturday, May 23, 2015  from 11 am - 4 pm

Kaiser Santa Clara
700 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Speaker: Christine Elias MD & Barry Shibuya MD
Register here
June 24, 2015 (Wed) 1pm-2pm  Better Breathing Club at WHHS
special presentation:  
Dr Shibuya will be presenting a topic related to
Integrative Health approach to better breathing  
(30-45 minutes for presentation, followed by Q&A)

-- Pulmunary Rehab Services  --  Washington Hospital
2000 Mowry Ave, Suite 210, Fremont, CA  94538 --  please call 510-494-7025 to RSVP
August 26, 2015 (Wednesday) 6pm-7pm  
An Integrative Approach To Pain Management
(introducing Iovera Focused Cold Therapy)

Are you tired on relying on pain medications which gives you side effects or stop working? Have you
wondered about making lifestyle changes: eating healthier, getting better quality of sleep or taking
supplements for pain?   

Well, you are not alone.  Every year, about 100 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the
nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually, says a new report from the Institute Of Medicine. Much of this pain is
preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report.

Dr Shibuya will review simple strategies for you to incorporate in your daily life, to improve your pain,
decrease your dependence on and side effects from pain medications, prevent your need for expensive and
dangerous pain procedures and surgery and to promote overall health.

If you have chronic knee pain, Dr Shibuya will also explain how the Iovera Focused Cold Therapy injection
works and how appropriate candidates are selected for the procedure.
 By learning how to utilize many
different pain treatment modalities, your dependence on (and possible side effects from) pain medications can be reduced.

Cost: $10 /person  Space is limited to 20 participants.

Agenda:
5:30AM - 6:00PM    Registration; 6:00PM - 7PM  Main Presentation; 7PM - 7:15PM Q & A,
Registration
via EventBrite
Dr Shibuya will be a guest speaker for the National Psoriasis Foundation.
A FREE event to help you manage your psoriatic arthritis pain and get moving. Be Joint Smart

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015  10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Marriott Santa Clara
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA  95054

Get the tools to take control of your psoriatic arthritis:
Manage symptoms and minimize joint damage
Determine the best treatment options for you
Reduce inflammation with low-impact exercise, stress management and diet
Better understand the disease by asking a leading dermatologist and rheumatologist questions

A light, healthy snack is included. The National Psoriasis Foundation is offering this event for FREE.
Sign up here
August 22, 2015 (Saturday)  9AM-10:30AM   
An Integrative Approach to address Hormone
Problems
Are you overweight, have diabetes, stressed out, disinterested in sex, depressed or have no energy?
If you are, you could have a problem with your hormones: cortisol (stress), insulin (diabetes), thyroid
(energy) or sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone).

Have you wondered about making lifestyle changes: eating healthier, getting better quality of sleep or
taking supplements to address your hormone problems?
Well, you are not alone. Dr Shibuya will explain how an integrative lab evaluation can help you to
incorporate healthier lifestyle habits into your daily life, to improve your hormonal balance, optimize your
metabolism to lose weight and to promote overall health.

By incorporating many different treatment modalities, both Western (medicines) and non-Western
treatments, Dr Shibuya can help you to decrease your dependence on (and possible side effects from)
medications.

Cost: $25/Person (Space is limited to 20 participants)
Register now!

Agenda:
9:00AM - 9:15AM    Registration
9:15AM - 10:30AM  Main Presentation;
10:30AM - 10:45AM  Q & A,

To learn more about: Shibuya Integrative Health   
http://www.fremontholistic.com/ourteam.html
Registration via
EventBrite
Dr Shibuya will be a guest speaker at the National Psoriasis Foundation
conference
on July 24-26, 2015 talking about Psoriatic Arthritis





Learn about how to manage your psoriatic arthritis! This session will offer information on how
to manage symptoms, minimize joint damage, and live healthfully with psoriatic arthritis. This
presentation will also offer you the chance to adopt an integrated care approach to managing
your disease.  
Note: This event is only for those registered for the 3-day conference!
SimpleTasks Campaign by American College of Rheumatology
What is Rheumatology?
Bone and Joint EXPO
Saturday, October 31, 2015  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404

Plan to join us for the annual Bone & Joint EXPO.  
This one-stop shop for arthritis education and
resources is open to anyone living with arthritis
and related diseases, their family members and caregivers.

The Bone & Joint EXPO features:  Seminar Schedule and Topic
- Seminars about arthritis-related conditions and how to improve quality of life
- Products and services that can ease the daily challenges of living with arthritis
- Arthritis Foundation educational materials and exercise demonstrations
- Opportunities to network with peers and health professionals
- View the Bone & Joint Expo workshop schedule.
Register Here or Call  415-356-1243 to register
Introducing a new service (starting in 2016):
Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) at Fremont Rheumatology
Barry Shibuya MD Inc.

What is Shared Medical Appointment (SMA)?
During a SMA, a group of patients are seen together in a group setting. Patients learn from the
healthcare team and from each other.

While an individual appointment typically lasts 10 to 15 minutes, a shared appointment is 60-90
minutes long, allowing patients to spend more time with the healthcare team. After the group visit
portion, patients will be seen privately for individualized care for about 7-10 minutes.

Note: SMA is similar to your regular office visit – we will track your vital signs, Height and Weight &
update your health summary. The physician will change or renew prescriptions, order tests or
procedures, and review test results, discuss medications privately etc.
 (more...)
New Resources and Notices
Dr.Shibuya’s  Super Shape Up Seminar (Half-Day)
March 26, 2016 (Saturday)   9AM-12PM   Cost $50 / person (limit to 20 participants)

(1) Detoxification, Anti-Inflammatory Diet & IV Nutrients:

Do you want to "shape up" & "clean up" your life once and for all?
Come & learn how Dr Shibuya transformed himself & how you can            
customize your own super shape up.

Dr Shibuya will share with you the information he has gathered from the latest, leading
integrative conferences he has attended.

(2)  Potpourri Pain Management: Are you tired of taking tons of pain pills or have
experienced medication side effects? Come & learn how to better manage your pain with
less pills.

Dr Shibuya will explain how pain psychology techniques (CBT & MBSR), sleep, supplements,
diet & exercise help to reduce pain. Dr Shibuya will also explain how Iovera & Traumeel
injections work for knee pain.  
Register Here!  via
EventBrite
Flyer (1 Page PDF)
Theralogix® supplies safe, effective, evidence
based nutritional supplements, recommended for use
under the supervision of a treating healthcare provider
Call (800)449-4447 to order
with Provider Referral Code (PRC): 094538
2016 Rheumatology Patient&Family Symposium
Date: May 7, 2016 (Sat) 8AM - 3PM  
(More info)
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
(near 880 & Stevenson Blvd)  39900 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA 94560
Trifold Brochure - PDF 2 pages
Upcoming Educational SEMINARS & EVENTS
Tri-Valley at Livermore CA
LifeStyleRX,
1119 E. Stanley Blvd. Livermore, CA 94550
Saturday, May 14, 2016

San Francisco
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Lake Merced, Sunset Parking Lot
The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's
leading cause of disability: Arthritis!
The event on Saturday features a three-mile and one-mile
course. We'll have information about arthritis and fun activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to
bring their dogs. Let's walk together, support each other and raise funds to find a cure for arthritis!  

You, your family & friends are welcome to join this fun event!!!  
Come around 8:30AM - 9AM.    No Fees
Event Location: LifeStyleRX, 1119 E. Stanley Blvd. Livermore, CA 94550
Event Schedule:
8:30 a.m. . . . . Registration        
9:15 a.m. . . . . Opening Ceremony & Announcements        
10:00 a.m. . . . Walk Begins        
Join us immediately following the walk for lunch including Hot Dog BBQ, awards, live music    
Dr.Shibuya’s  Super Shape Up Seminar 2 (Half-Day)
    August 13, 2016 (Saturday)   8:45AM-12PM    
             Cost $50 / person (limit to 15 participants)

(1) Detoxification, Anti-Inflammatory Diet & IV Nutrients:
Do you want to "shape up" & "clean up" your life once and for all?  Come & learn how Dr Shibuya
transformed himself & how you can customize your own super shape up.
Dr Shibuya will share with you the information he has gathered from the latest, leading integrative
conferences he has attended.

(2)  Potpourri Pain Management: Are you tired of taking tons of pain pills or have
experienced medication side effects? Come & learn how to better manage your pain with less pills.
Dr Shibuya will explain how pain psychology techniques (CBT & MBSR), sleep, supplements, diet &
exercise help to reduce pain. Dr Shibuya will also explain how Iovera & Traumeel injections work for
knee pain.  
Register Here!
via EventBrite
Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) for Lupus
on 7/27/2016 (Wed) from 1:30pm - 3:30pm  - Guest speaker from GSK
Topics:
Managing Your Lupus: How Can You Take a More Active Role?
1. The immune system basics and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or just “lupus”)
2. The importance of taking an active role in managing your lupus
3. The resources that can help you monitor your symptoms and communicate with your healthcare
team.
To sign up, please contact our office 510-791-1300
Fremont Rheumatology
Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Auto-Immune Diseases
Barry Shibuya M.D.  and  Christine Elias M.D.
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Medicare Options: What You Need to Know
Dates and Times:  October 11, 2016 10:00 AM -1:00 PM  (Tuesday)

This seminar will explain different options available for Medicare recipients. Learn about options to
supplement your Medicare plan and get an overview of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans.

Who Should Enroll:  Anyone who would like to attend
Instructor: Kristi Caracappa

Washington Hospital (Washington West Building)
2500 Mowry Ave. Fremont CA 94538
Team NPF Walk in San Francisco is taking place on
When:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Where: Justin Herman Plaza  (Registration opens at 8am, Walk begins at 9am)
Register:
www.teamnpf.org/sfwalk
Contact: Lea Berhane,  lberhane@psoriasis.org, 503-546-5566

Please join us! Every dollar raised supports the mission of the National Psoriasis Foundation
(NPF): to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
Fall Bone Health Lecture  by Ysela Jimenez from the Alameda County EMS is talking
about how to prevent falls.  Please join us and bring a friend!  
This event is organized by American Bone Health.

Date:
September 14th, 2016   Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Cost: Free, to RSVP: Please call 510-832-2663
Address: Eden Medical Center
20101 Lake Chabot Road (Conference Center, 2nd Floor), Castro Valley, CA
2016 Fall - Lupus Mini-Conference
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 11 am - 4 pm |
Treehouse Space, San Francisco
Update in Lupus Research
Keynote: Cristina Lanata, M.D.
Register here/ For more info
January 21, 2017 (Saturday) 8:30AM-11:30AM
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (Newark-Fremont)
(Near 880 & Stevenson Blvd)
39900 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA 94560
To Register  by 1/16/2017
Community Exercise Programs
- Around Fremont area