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2020 Autumn CME Program (On Demand)

Total Credits: 17.75 including 17.75 AOA Category 1-A Credit


The Autumn On Demand CME event will offer 17.75 credits with great speakers and sessions presented virtually. The sessions included were originally aired during the live Online Autumn CME Program Nov 7-8, 2020.

Target Audience

Local/regional residents, attending physicians, specialty physicians and nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze changes in the practice of medicine.
  • Develop new skills resulting in better patient care/treatment plans for patients.
  • Review current and relevant data.
  • Disseminate updated information & discuss evidence-based topics 


The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates the Autumn Scientific Convention for a maximum of 17.75 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.  

If you have any questions regarding AOA CME, please contact the CME office at 517-347-1555 x112

Summary of Financial Disclosures

All planners, reviewers, faculty presenters have nothing to disclose.

Commercial Support Disclosure 

No commercial support was provided for this activity 




David Best DO, MS, ABAM's Profile

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David K. Best, D.O. 3721 Kennedy Place Williamsburg, MI 49690 (231) 675-4808 cell Employment Physician and co-owner, Best Medical Services, PLLC November 2012 to present Primary Care and Addiction Medicine Traverse City, MI Hospice Physician, Heartland Hospice, Traverse City, MI January 2013 to present Physician, Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Gaylord, MI December 2015 to July 2017 Physician, Bellaire Family Health Center, Bellaire, MI August 2005 to January 2013 Medical Director, Bellaire and East Jordan Family Health Centers March 2010 to March 2012 Analytic Chemist, Upjohn and Pharmacia and Upjohn, Portage, MI January 1994 to August 1995; August 1997 to July 1998 Internship, Residency, Board Certification Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI July 2002 to July 2005 American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Board Certified in 2005 with re-certification in 2014 American Board of Addiction Medicine, Board Certified in 2014 Education Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine August 1998 to June 2002, D.O. Wayne State University August 1995 to May 1997, M.S., Basic Medical Sciences Kalamazoo College September 1990 to May 1994, B.A., Chemistry Foreign Study, spring 1992, Caen, France Conference and Community Presentations Cannabis Update April 2021 Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Conference Cool Springs, TN Hospice Update May 2021 Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA)Virtual Spring Conference Safe Opioid Prescribing Update March 2021 Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Osteopathic Association Virtual Conference Cannabis Use Disorder Update Nov 10, 2019 MOA Fall Conference Grand Rapids, MI Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Presentation October 11, 2019 Western Michigan University College of Medicine Presented to Psychiatry Residency Department Kalamazoo, MI Managing Pain While Minimizing Risk Sept 26, 2019 Metro Health, University of Michigan Health Grand Rapids, MI June 23, 2019 MSU-College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Conference Traverse City, MI May 18, 2019 MOA Conference Southfield, MI Michigan Osteopathic Association and Legislative Update June 13, 2019 Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association Conference Mackinac Island, MI Compliance Monitoring for Controlled Substance Prescribing November 18, 2019 MOA Conference Grand Rapids, MI Why Hospice, Why Now? June 14, 2018, Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association Conference Mackinac Island, MI Federal and State Controlled Substance Prescribing Laws Update May 20, 2018, MOA Conference Southfield, MI Opioid Use in Adolescence Update Jan 19, 2018, Michigan Association Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) Conference, Bellaire, MI Opioid Use Disorder Update May 19, 2017, MOA Conference, Southfield, MI Opioid Epidemic Presentation and Panel Discussion Feb 15, 2017, Michigan Society of Account Executives (MSAE) Legislative and Public Policy Conference, Lansing, MI Opioid Use Disorder, Prevention, Intervention and Self Care Jan 19, 2017, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) Conference, Bellaire, MI Opioid Use Disorder, Panel Discussion MOA Fall Convention, Grand Rapids, Nov 2016 Navigating Pain Management Seminar, Acme, MI, Oct 2016 American Osteopathic Association Conference, Anaheim, CA, Sept 2016 Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring Convention, Dearborn, MI May 2016 Update on Opioid Maintenance Treatment with Buprenorphine Presentation to Catholic Human Services Clinical Staff at Traverse City office in June 2014 and at Gaylord Office in August 2014 Presentation at Munson Hospital Grand Rounds in January 2015 Presentation at MAOFP Conference in August 2015 Healthcare Advocacy and Financial Planning Review for Students and Residents April 2014, Family Practice Club, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine May 2014, Family Practice Resident Clinic, Munson Medical Center Use of Buprenorphine in Management of Opioid Dependence in Underserved Areas February 28, 2013, Webinar for Prescribers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) Childhood Obesity Update August 2, 2012, MAOFP Conference, Acme, MI Opioid Prescribing Risks May 18. 2012, Michigan State Medical Society Conference, Ypsilanti, MI Opioid Addiction and Case Studies May 17, 2012, MOA Conference, Dearborn, MI Office Based Opioid Treatment and Case Studies November 1, 2011, American Osteopathic Assoc. Conference, Orlando, FL Appropriate Pain Management and Risk March 2011, Staff Meeting, EJFHC Electronic Health Record Implementation at a Federally Qualified Health Center January 2011, MAOFP Conference, Bellaire, MI Other • Conference Chair, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, 2016, 2017 • Treatment Advocate, Indivior, January 2016 to present • President, Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association, June 2015 to June 2017 • Trustee, Michigan Osteopathic Association, May 2014 to present o Secretary Treasurer, May 2019-2020 o President May 2021-2022 • Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2012 to present • Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) o President, August 2013 to August 2014 o Education Committee Chair, August 2009 to August 2012 o Board of Directors Member, July 2007 to July 2015 • Office Based Opioid Treatment Certified Provider, January 2005 to present • Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services Task Force, 2010 to 2013 • Associate Professor, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, 2010 to 2016 • Managing Ambulatory Health Care Seminar, Harvard School of Public Health, October 4-7, 2010 • National Health Service Corps Scholar and Loan Repayment Program, 1998 to 2012 • Kalamazoo College Baseball, 1991, 1993-1994 • Interests include biking, boating, running, swimming, camping, tennis.

Marsha Billes DO's Profile

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Dr. Marsha Billes is a dedicated and compassionate Family Physician who has been successful at combining traditional and integrative medicine to reduce chronic disease and promote wellness. She is Board Certified in Family Practice, and Integrative Medicine and she is also Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been using Yoga Therapy and Measured Yoga Therapy in her practice as an additional modality for assessing the health of her patients- both individually as well as teaching chair yoga therapy in a group for the past 3 and a half years.

Dr. Billes graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 and did her Internship and Family Practice Residency at Beaumont-of Farmington Hills in 1990-1992.   She was also Chief of Staff at Beaumont-Farmington Hills (previously known as Botsford Hospital) in 2003. She continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor through MSU-COM. She thoroughly has enjoyed teaching medical students and P. A students and she has spent 26 years in private practice.  Dr. Billes has also been a National Speaker on Diabetic Neuropathy and treatment with forms of methylated folate. She currently practices at The Beaumont Weight Control Center in Canton as well as supervising the Wellness Program at Envision Health -a program which she actually helped develop.

She is also doing Integrative Medicine consults there in addition to using Yoga Therapy. These techniques that she will share with us today have helped lower blood pressure, stress and hemoglobin a1c levels as just a few benefits that Yoga as Medicine can provide. 

Dr Billes also serves as a Director on the Board of Life In Yoga Institute and she continues to work with Dr Rajan Nayarayan using the Biowell machine which uses photonic imagery to assess stress, vitality and energy levels and organ system balance using  pre and post readings with Yoga therapy techniques.

She is very excited about sharing these various modalities which have been life changing for her patients and have enhanced her life personally.


David Boes DO, FACOOG's Profile

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 Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Practice since 1983, AOBOG certification.
    • Private Practice  
    • Associate Professor at MSU-COM, Female Reproductive: Teaching Medical Students in Pre-clerkship curriculum and Clerkship.
    • Residency training.  Program Director: 1994-2015 (McLaren Greater Lansing); Metro Health-UM Health, 2015-2020.
  • Past President, ACOOG
  • AOBOG: Board examiner, Vice Chair, AOBOG.
  • ACGME OB-GYN RC: Ex-Officio member representing AOA


Annette Carron DO, FACOI, FAAHPM, CMD's Profile

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Dr. Carron serves as attending physician in the department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI. She is a certified medical director, certified in hospice and palliative medicine as well as Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. She has spoken frequently on pain management, hospice and palliative care, including helping present the American Medical Association Educating Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) curriculum. Dr. Carron is also Assistant Clinical Professor Internal Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as current president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Hanady Daas MD's Profile

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Brief Biography

Dr. Daas is a staff infectious diseases specialist and the medical director of infection prevention and Epidemiology at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn.

Dr. Daas is a board certified internal medicine and infectious diseases physician.

2002-  graduated from medical school at the university of Jordan and moved to the US in 2006 to seek further training in Internal Medicine

 2009 - completed internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and pursued fellowship in infectious disease in Ascension Health System.

2011-  graduated from the infectious disease fellowship program and joined a private practice at Detroit Medical Center where to practice Infectious diseases specialty until November 2019 before moving to Beaumont Health system.

Doctor Daas received multiple awards during her career including TOP DOC by the Detroit Hour publication and is currently an MPH candidate at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. 

Mary Goldman DO's Profile

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Employed at Osteopathic Healthcare Associates, office of M. Shane Patteson, DO, Utica, Michigan to perfom Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 1980 and Masters in Health Professions Education in 2014, a joint treaching effort between MSUCOM and MSU Education Department. Internship and Family Medicine Residency at Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center, Detroit Michigan in 1981. Osteopathic Manual Medicine Instructor in Department of Education at Ascension Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan, OMT Clinic at Downtown Flint Campus. Board Examiner American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners. 

Scott Kaatz DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM, Henry Ford Health's Profile

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Biography: Scott Kaatz is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University and a Hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he serves as the Medical Director for Professional Development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine. He attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.  Later in his career, he earned his Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford University.

He has a long standing research interest in anticoagulation and thromboembolic disease and was the Medical Director of the Anticoagulation Clinics for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI for15 years.

Dr. Kaatz is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow Society of Hospital Medicine. He is President of the Anticoagulation Forum and past President of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America and the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

He also has serves on the Medical Scientific Advisory Board of the National Blood Clot Alliance and has served on the National Certification Board of Anticoagulation Providers.

He has participated in many research studies with an emphasis on anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, peri-procedural anticoagulation and venous thromboembolism prevention, diagnosis and treatment; and has published over 250, articles, book chapters and abstracts in this field.


Detroit Free Press April 28, 2020

by Tresa Baldas                                                          

DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System’s first patient to receive an infusion of convalescent plasma was Dr. Scott Kaatz, a Henry Ford Hospital doctor who took care of some of the first COVID-19 patients during the early days of the coronavirus’ discovery in metro Detroit.

Senior Staff Hospitalist Dr. Kaatz, 62, Medical Director for Professional Development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine and who  has no underlying medical conditions, said he “came as close to death as you can be,” while being treated by his colleagues at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

“Six days ago, I was on the ventilator; now, I’m home taking care of myself,” Dr. Kaatz said by phone from his home in metro Detroit on Sunday, April 26. “I got really, really lucky, and I’m fortunate to be cared for by an incredibly skilled team.”

In fact, Dr. Kaatz received five different experimental medical therapies during his treatment: Convalescent, plasma, Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, Steroids,   Interleukin 6

“Did some, all or none of them work? We don’t know,” said Dr. Kaatz. “I’m hopeful that as the science progresses, we may know. Knowing that at Henry Ford there are all of the options available was certainly peace of mind for my family.”

Beginning with his residency in 1984, Dr. Kaatz has worked at Henry Ford Health System for a total of 31 years, currently as a hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. His jobs entails caring for patients on a general medical floor. And while there is no telling where he contracted COVID-19, he was in contact with some of the first positive COVID-19 patients.

That led to a family discussion about his wife, Meg, a long-time nurse with medical conditions that put her at risk with the virus. The family, concerned that she could be exposed if Dr. Kaatz became ill, had been discussing her temporarily moving from metro Detroit to Texas to stay with their adult son during the pandemic.

“Within a couple of days of me seeing my first patient, Meg left home on March 15,” Dr. Kaatz said. “So that was easy; we protected her.”

On Sunday, March 29, Dr. Kaatz awoke with signs of illness: a slight fever and headache. Worried it could be COVID-19, he called his division head and said he wasn’t coming in to work at the hospital.

“It wasn’t I was so sick I wasn’t able to work,” he said. “It was I couldn’t come in and be contagious.”

Within the next six days, his symptoms deteriorated. His fever never climbed high. But “crushing” body aches and “significant headache” accompanied the tell-tale dry cough. He made two trips to the Henry Ford Hospital emergency room in six days. But since chest x-rays and his oxygenation looked ok, he was sent home both times.

That changed April 4, when he was admitted with shortness of breath and worsening fatigue. April 5 began a devastating spiral in the ICU – leading to intubation and the ventilator on April 12. His hospital colleagues didn’t know if Dr. Kaatz was going to pull through. Neither his wife, the nurse now in Texas with their son, nor his daughter still in metro Detroit, were able to visit.

“The nurses held up my phone to do FaceTime, just before they put me on the ventilator,” Dr. Kaatz said about the virtual visit with his family on Easter Sunday. “I knew the statistics; my wife had worked in a step-down unit, so she did too. So we had the opportunity do a potential goodbye.”

His colleagues, as they were doing with all patients, used the knowledge they had at the time to do what they could. Unable to lie prone while awake, Dr. Kaatz was flipped on his stomach for three days while sedated and on the ventilator. They ran through the list of experimental treatments, desperate as his oxygen levels and conditioned worsened.

Then things started to improve. Just under a week later, Dr. Kaatz woke up on Saturday, April 18. On Monday, April 20, he was extubated and taken off the ventilator.

When he awoke, with tubes still preventing him from talking and his phone stowed away, the Henry Ford nurses helped him FaceTime with his family.

“They would take their personal phone, put it in a bag, call my wife and we would connect with their personal phones,” he said. “That’s how dedicated the Henry Ford team is. And we literally played charades to communicate.”

The topic of their first conversation after he awoke: his facial hair.

“I’ve never had a beard, and I get a scruff beard,” he said, laughing about the jokes after going through that period of extreme stress. “And she looked at me and said, ‘Dang I should have pulled the plug.’”

Now, Dr. Kaatz’s concern has turned to his father, Dick Kaatz, a funeral director from Michigan’s thumb region now intubated and fighting for his life at Henry Ford Hospital. As they do with all patients, doctors there are using their knowledge in a battle with the virus. He has not received convalescent plasma, which continues to be scarce and reserved for only the sickest patients.

And while it was one of many treatments used on him so he doesn’t know if it worked, Dr. Kaatz says he hopes to donate plasma so the option can be used for others. Henry Ford has been working with donors who are Henry Ford Health System employees who tested positive for COVID-19, recovered and show no signs of disease. Donors who qualify either have a negative COVID-19 test at least 15 days after their positive test or have been symptom-free for at least 28 days after testing positive.

Donors must meet regular volunteer blood donor criteria and have a donor form signed by a doctor. The plasma collection takes place at a blood center collection site and takes about one hour. Donation can be repeated at weekly intervals, and one donation can provide between one and four doses of plasma. Those who may qualify and would like to be evaluated for donation can email for more information.

The plasma donations are kept at a central blood center and are available to any hospital in Michigan with FDA- and IRB-approved plasma programs that are working with that blood center.

“I will be donating in a couple of weeks; I’m already plugged in,” said Dr. Kaatz. “If you’ve had this disease, there are opportunities to help others who are desperately sick. We’ll track this and get some clues.”

Carrie Leff DO's Profile

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Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics


  • Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL, 2001

Residencies & Internships

  • Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, Internal Med/Peds, MI, 2006
  • Beaumont Hospital - Farmington Hills, Internship, MI, 2002

About Me

Biographical Statement:
I am a board-certified pediatrician and internist with a special interest in women’s and adolescent female health. Our medical needs change with each decade of life. As a pediatrician and internist, I have developed skills that allow me to listen, treat and respect the women I care for.

I am specifically trained to help transition adolescent girls who are outgrowing their pediatric practices to a medical home that will better fit their needs. The comprehensive care that I provide for this group of patients, includes:

  • Primary care for adolescents
  • Treatment of dysmennorhea (period problems)
  • Contraception
  • Routine gynecological care
  • Treatment of adjustment disorders and mood issues
  • Coordination of care and medical treatment of patients with eating disorders

In 2015, I founded a program called Turning Teen. This program provides educational workshops to help transition adolescents through puberty without shame or embarrassment. Developing these programs has deepened my understanding of the current medical and psychosocial issues that teens and tweens face. I enjoy sharing this knowledge to help parents successfully navigate their children through this often difficult transition.

In November of 2019, my first book, “Celebrate your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls,” was released. This book is a body-positive guide to puberty for girls ages 10 and older.

After women move through their childbearing years, they are often in need of a primary care medical home. Their medical needs have changed and so should their physician’s approach. I enjoy getting to know women both medically and personally to help me understand them completely. My clinical interests regarding adult female patients include:

  • Menopause
  • Sexual health
  • Breast health
  • Contraception
  • Treatment of mental health issues

I am passionate about my career and my family, and am the mother of three growing daughters who challenge and inspire me daily. I consider myself a professional multitasker, a frequent thinker and believer in the power of girls and women.


Ewa Matuszewski BA's Profile

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Ewa Matuszewski is the CEO and a co-founder of MedNetOne Health Solutions and a champion of innovative primary care and chronic care initiatives, including the Community Care Travel Team, which received the Eagle Award from the Greater Detroit Area Health Council in 2010.  Her areas of expertise include health policy analysis, physician workforce strategies, physician practice environment, primary care team leadership, primary care practice management/governance interface and quality improvement and validation within physician practices.  Ms. Matuszewski is also a practice mentor with the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Practice Enhancement Forum, a guest lecturer at the Doctors’ Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, a member of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium and co-chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP) Patient Centered Medical Home Committee. She is also a founding member of the Michigan Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainers Organization, American Medical Group Association and the Michigan Primary Care Consortium.

Kevin McKinney's Profile

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Kevin A. McKinney has more than 30 years of experience in the legislative and political process. McKinney worked for the Senate Majority Leader/Minority Leader for seven years in a variety of positions, including staff director and committee aide to the Senate Administration and Rules Committee. McKinney left the Legislature in 1986 to join a Lansing based multi-client lobbying firm as its first associate.

In September of 1991, McKinney established McKinney & Associates, a multi-client lobbying and consulting firm. The firm specializes in telecommunications, health policy, auto no-fault insurance, grassroots advocacy, PAC development, and government procurement—grants and contracts.

In 2003 McKinney helped with the development and formation of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) and currently serves as the coalition legislative coordinator.
A 1979 graduate of Michigan State University, McKinney is involved in numerous community and civic activities including past president of Lansing 2000 Inc., former chair of the Greater Lansing Convention/Exhibition Authority, former chair of Lansing's Principal Shopping District Board of Directors and currently serves on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and Board of Directors. McKinney also served on the statewide Board of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

Anthony Ognjan DO FACP's Profile

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Dr. Ognjan is a fellow of the American College of physicians (“FACP”); and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Microbiology and Public Health in 1975 and from Ferris State College with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1978.

Dr. Ognjan completed a one-year rotating internship at Detroit Osteopathic–Bi County Community Hospital system (Detroit MI) in 1984; completed a residency in Internal Medicine (1987) and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases (1989) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Ognjan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Infectious Diseases by the American College of Physicians (“ACP”) He has completed the American Osteopathic Association (“AOA”) Health Care policy Fellowship (2007), and is a graduate of “Leadership Macomb” (2007)

Dr Ognjan has been a staff member of McLaren Macomb Hospital, (Mt Clemens, Michigan) Henry Ford Macomb Medical Center (Clinton Township MI) for over 20 years. He has experience as a Pediatric Pharmacist (Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit MI); Correctional facility Infectious Disease Clinician (Macomb County Jail, Macomb MI) and Staff Emergency Room Physician (Henry Ford Hospital Fairlane, Dearborn, MI)

Dr. Ognjan holds clinical teaching faculty appointments, with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan; and with the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa.   He is involved with the mentoring, and education of high school students, Pre-Medical and Medical Students; Interns and Residents; Attending physicians, and the public. He has performed as a medical media expert regarding a variety of medical topics, for local (Michigan and Metro Detroit area) Radio, Television, Print and Internet organizations and media outlets.

Dr. Ognjan has been recognized, and has received professional awards and honors, for teaching, education, research, community and professional involvement and activities. He has published articles; has presented many scientific abstracts, and continues his lecture activities regarding a variety of infectious disease syndromes, and medical topics, including: HIV, Wound infections, Antibiotics, Vaccinations and other infectious disease syndrome and topics.

Dr. Ognjan is very actively involved with his local community, Michigan state, and National public health initiatives, and affairs. Including the appointment to state sponsored committees, by several governors’ offices for epidemiology, education, and Health Care Policy affairs and activities.

Dr. Ognjan is very active with professional organizations, with over 20 years of active membership in the American Medical association, (“AMA”), the American College of Physicians (“ACP”) the American Osteopathic Association (“AOA”), and the Michigan Osteopathic Association (“MOA”). For the Michigan Osteopathic Association, he is Vice Chair MOA’s House of Delegates, Member of MOA’s Educational committee, Governmental Affairs committee, and Chairs the Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (“MOPAC”), on a national level, he is a member of the American Osteopathic Association Political Action Committee. (“OPAC”).



Lawrence Prokop DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM's Profile

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MSU Health Care

Dr. Lawrence Prokop, received his first Bachelors of Science degree in Anthropology, Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 1974, and his second in Biology, with Distinction from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1976. In 1980 he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and from Michigan State University. Dr. Prokop completed his residency at the The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1984.

Dr. Prokop returned to Michigan State University to work as an Assistant Professor for two years in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and then he accepted a position at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.. While in Washington D.C. from 1986 to 1992 he was also an attending physician at the Washington Hospital Center, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University, and he was the Medical Director of the Amputee Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Programs from 1990 to 1992. In 1992 he became a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitating Facilities (CARF) and left Washington to open a private practice in Florida. From 1992 to 2003 he worked in his private practice as well as being the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Transitional Care Unit in Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton Florida, and the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Institute of West Florida, West Florida Hospital in Pensacola Florida.

Dr. Prokop is the recipient of several Board Certificates and Honors and has lectured and published extensively on a variety of Medical Rehabilitation topics. He is actively involved on committees and with the professional organizations he belongs to.

Christopher Provenzano MD's Profile

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July 2008- present      Nephrologist and Partner: St. Clair Specialty Physicians P.C.

DBA St. Clair Nephrology, Roseville, MI


July 2008- present      Nephrologist: St. Clair Nephrology Research, Roseville, MI


3/2020- Present           Medical Director, Select Specialty Macomb 

5/2018-Present            Internal Medicine Residency Program Director,                                McLaren Macomb Hospital 

2015- Present              Director, Section of Hypertension, Ascension St John,

                                     Nephrology Fellowship Program.     

2015- Present              Medical Director, Davita Partridge Creek Hemodialysis     

2014- Present              Quality Committee, St. Clair Specialty Physicians                              Quality Improvements through EMR for Hypertension 

2014- Present              Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, McLaren 


2013- Present              Medical Director, Hema-Tech Inc.                                              2012- 2020                  Director of Utilization, Select Specialty Macomb 

2017-2019                   Medical Director, Davita East China Hemodialysis



1999- 2003                  American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

                                    St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles. Doctor 

                                    of  Medicine

1994- 1997                  University of Detroit Mercy

                                    Detroit, Michigan, B.S., Biology

1993-1994                   Western Michigan University

                                    Kalamazoo, MI

Amy Sanborn DO's Profile

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Amy Sanborn, DO, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Sanborn earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed her internal medicine residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and her geriatrics fellowship at Detroit-Wayne County Health Authority in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Sanborn works for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Kristopher Selke DO, FACC's Profile

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Dr. Kristopher Selke, DO is a Cardiology Specialist in Byron Center, MI and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Selke has more experience with Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Pennsylvania - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus.


  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Zafar Shamoon DO FACOEP's Profile

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Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP

Board certified in emergency medicine 

Chief of emergency services Beaumont Dearborn 

Assistant emergency residency director Beaumont Hospital Trenton /Dearborn 

Clinical assistant professor MSUCOM

Was adult emergency director of Rochester general hospital in NY, one of the busiest ERs in the country 

Graduate of MSUCOM



George T. Sinas Attorney, Associate Member of CPAN General Counsel's Profile

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George T. Sinas teaches Michigan Automobile No-Fault Law at Michigan State University College of Law. He is a partner with the Lansing firm of Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre PC, which focuses its practice on automobile negligence, personal injury and no-fault insurance law. Mr. Sinas is a past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Negligence Law Section and a former member of the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions. He has been recognized in every edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" since 1989 in the field of personal injury litigation. In 2015, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel presented Mr. Sinas with its "Most Respected Advocate Award” and, in 2014, he was named a "Champion of Justice" by the Michigan Association for Justice. In 2013, Mr. Sinas was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as its “Lawyer of the Year" and in 2003 he received the “Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award” from the Ingham County Bar Association. Mr. Sinas has also received the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s “Legacy Society Professional Service Award” for his work representing victims of serious brain injury. He currently serves as general counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), and frequently writes about Michigan auto no-fault law and presents lectures on the topic for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Sinas earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School.

Katie Tucker's Profile

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Catherine ("Katie") Tucker, JD

Katie Tucker is a personal injury attorney who specializes in advocating for the rights of individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in Michigan auto accidents, and for the rights of their medical providers

Katie leads the Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s no-fault medical provider practice group. In that role, she diligently pursues claims for payment from no-fault and other insurers for unpaid charges for treatment rendered to injured patients by a vast array of Michigan medical providers. Katie has represented providers of physiatry, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, vocational therapy, skilled nursing and attendant care services, as well as residential accommodations, in trial and appellate courts across the State. With her tenacious and detailed-oriented approach, she has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars of unpaid bills for members of the Michigan medical community.

In recognition of her work, Katie was named one of Michigan’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2019.  In addition, she was recognized among the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Trial Lawyers association in 2019.  She has also been named a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers for the past three consecutive years (2018, 2019 and 2020).

Born and raised in East Lansing, Katie earned her undergraduate degree, with high honors, in Economics from Michigan State University and her law degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. With deep roots in Mid-Michigan, she is committed to serving residents in the greater Lansing area, as well as representing clients throughout the State. She was admitted to practice in Michigan in 2012 and sworn in before the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2019.

In addition to working on behalf of her clients, Katie Tucker is active in the Mid-Michigan legal community and has served in various leadership roles since she began her law career in 2012. She served as a longtime board member and President of Ingham County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and as an ex officio member of both the Ingham County Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Foundation. For the past several years, she has also served as President of the Mid-Michigan Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. In these roles, she has organized events, raised funds, and volunteered her time for organizations including Legal Services of South Central Michigan, the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing, Volunteers of America, Cristo Rey Community Center, EVE, and Helping Women Period.

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Ramona Wallace D.O. IFMCP, is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at WMED. Currently in Battle Creek teaching in the Family Medicine Residency Program. She became Certified in Functional Medicine in 2018. Since then she has piloted a Functional Medicine Residency track. Prior to coming to Battle Creek, she worked in Muskegon at a FQHC and developed various programs to address the disparities in care, focusing on nutritional insecurity as well as building community resilience. Her current focus of research is to develop a nutritional deficiency data base. 

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Dr. Jason Adam Wasserman is currently Associate Professor of Foundational Medical Studies at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where he also holds an appointment in Pediatrics, is the course director for the Medical Humanities and Clinical Bioethics curriculum, serves as Faculty Advisor on Professionalism, and conduct ethics consultations for area hospitals.  His first book, At Home on the Street (Lynne Rienner Publishers 2010) addressed the issue of homelessness, while his current scholarly work focuses on clinical bioethics as well as integrating social science into clinical medicine.  The second edition of his book Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals (with Brian Hinote) was published in 2020 by Rowman and Littlefield.  He has authored numerous articles in journals such as Social Science and MedicineAmerican Journal of Bioethics, Hastings Center Report, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, JAMA-Pediatrics, Journal of Clinical Ethics, Journal of Preventive Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Dr. Weingarden is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She earned her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in California. Dr. Weingarden completed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital and fellowship at Wayne State University. She received a Master’s in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She works at the Birmingham Maple Clinic where her areas of specialization include psychiatric evaluations and management of children and adolescents. This includes early childhood evaluations, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, thought disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Weingarden also works as an Oakland County school consultant, works once a month at a boys’ residential facility in Detroit and does some consulting work at a foster care home.

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                    University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL

                    Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow

                    July 2016-Present

University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

                    Internal Medicine Resident

                    July 2013 – June 2016

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI

                    Medical Doctorate

                    August 2009 – April 2013

                    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

                    B.S. Biology

                    August 2005 – April 2009

Licensure & Board Certifications

                    Pulmonary Medicine Board Certified: 2019-Present

Internal Medicine Board Certified: 2016-Present

States Licensed: Illinois

                    DEA Number available upon request

                    ACLS/BLS Certified


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Dr. Cory Rubin is a board-certified dermatologist through the American Board of Dermatology. He has been in practice since 2014. Dr. Rubin has opened a new practice, the Michigan Dermatology Institute, which is located in Waterford, Michigan. The core mission of his clinic is to provide trustworthy, high-quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is free of conflicts of interest for patients and their families.

Dr. Rubin received his undergraduate degree from University of Rochester and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his medical degree at Sydney Kimmel Medical Collage at Thomas Jefferson University and also graduated Magna Cum Laude. For his residency, Dr. Rubin was University of Michigan trained.

Dr. Rubin was born and raised outside of Philadelphia but has called the Detroit suburbs home since 2007. He is happily married to his wife Barb with 5 kids and 2 dogs.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, ice hockey and traveling. He is also an Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWBSOM).