Description

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 

AOA CME

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 

 

Handouts

Faculty

David Best DO MS ABAM's Profile

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David Best, DO received his board certification in family medicine in 2005 and addiction medicine in 2014.  He became a fellow with the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2019.  He has been treating patients suffering from opioid use disorder since 2005.   He has been a hospice physician with Heartland Hospice in Traverse City, MI since January 2013.  He has extensive experience in providing long term care and palliative care as the result of being attending physician at the Meadowbrook Long Term Care Facility in Bellaire, MI from 2005 to 2016.

He received his medical degree from Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center in 2002 and completed his osteopathic residency at Garden City Hospital in 2005.  As a National Health Service Corps Scholar he worked for the Bellaire Family Health Center from 2005-2012.  Since 2012 Dr. Best has been in private practice, with his current office in Traverse City, MI.

Dr. Best has served as a member of the MOA Board of Trustees since May 2014 and is currently the President-Elect of the MOA and a member of the MOA opioid safety task force.  He was a member of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) from 2007-2015.  He served as president of the MAOFP from 2013-2014.  He has been on the board of the Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association since 2015 and served as that organization’s president from 2015-2017.

Dr. Best has presented on the topic of opioid safety and opioid use disorder on a national, state and local level since 2011.  Other topics he has presented on include: hospice medicine, wellness, and electronic health record adoption.  He has been involved with medical conference planning and speaking since 2009.  He has been a strong advocate for increased access for patients to receive the standard of care treatment for opioid use disorder.  He has written resolutions to eliminate prior authorization restrictions on buprenorphine maintenance treatment.  Resolutions written by Dr. Best were passed at the House of Delegates for the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) and the America Osteopathic Association in 2015 and 2018.


Marsha Billes DO's Profile

Marsha Billes DO Related seminars and products: 1


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's Profile

David Boes DO Related seminars and products: 1


 Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Practice since 1983, AOBOG certification.
  • EXPERIENCE:
    • 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's Profile

Annette Carron DO Related seminars and products: 2


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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Mary Goldman DO

MSU COM 1980, D.O.

MSU COM-Education Department M.A in Health Professions Education, 2014

Employed at Ascension Genesys in Department of Medical Education as OMT Instructor

Employed at Osteopathic Health Care Associates, Office of Michael Shane Patterson, Utica, MI

Will be offering OMT Instruction at MOA Headquarters monthly once COVID 19 Precautions lifted


Jessica Hedeman DO's Profile

Jessica Hedeman DO Related seminars and products: 1


Dr. Hedeman is the medical director of the movement disorders program within Mercy Health Neurosciences. She is also an associate professor in the neurology department at Michigan State University. 

 
American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Botsford Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital


Scott Kaatz DO'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 iPlaza@hfhs.org 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

Education

  • 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's Profile

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Health Care Partners of Michigan (HCPM)


Ewa Matuszewski is the CEO and co-founder of Rochester, Mich. based MedNetOne Health Solutions (MedNetOne), a health care management/physicians/provider organization offering infrastructure, clinical, and technology services to more than 900 private practice physicians and other independent healthcare providers, including behavioral health specialists. Under her direction, MedNetOne is a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and other advanced primary care initiatives involving physicians and their practice teams.

Throughout her many experiences in leading change, Ms. Matuszewski has promoted a vision of patient-centered health and a culture of organizational excellence.  During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was in the trenches with her physician members, tracking, providing, and distributing PPE packages and creating a back-to-work playbook and best practices training video that provided steps to safely re-open physician practices and were subsequently adopted for use by a variety of employers and workplaces throughout Michigan.

 

Ms. Matuszewski is a popular writer and nationally sought-after speaker on multi-disciplinary team based care, care management strategies following a population health approach, physician recruitment, incorporating technology into primary care, health policy analysis, Accountable Care Organizations, primary care practice management/government interface and quality improvement and validation within physician practices.

Ms. Matuszewski is also the founding Principal of the Michigan-based, IACET-accredited health care learning organization, Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), which designs, develops and delivers educational programs introducing the 21st century model of care to the health care community and medical practice teams.

 

Ms. Matuszewski is active in civic and professional groups including the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) where she is an executive member, the BCBSM Stewardship Council, the BCBSM Organized Systems of Care Workgroup and the Polish American Congress.   Locally, Ms. Matuszewski served on the undergraduate population health curriculum development committee at Madonna University and currently serves on the Oakland University School of Health Sciences Board of Advocacy and Resource Development.

 


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

Anthony Ognjan DO FACP Related seminars and products: 1


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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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

Christopher Provenzano MD Related seminars and products: 1


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 

                                     Macomb 

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

2017-2019                   Medical Director, Davita East China Hemodialysis

 

EDUCATION

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

Kristopher Selke DO, FACC Related seminars and products: 1


Biography

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.

Specialties

  • 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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Biography

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.


Ramona Wallace DO's Profile

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Biography

Ramona Wallace, DO, is a board-certified family physician as well as Board Certified in Functional and Integrative Medicine with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, working primarily at the Family Medicine Residency Program - Battle Creek. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. She earned her medical degree from MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a family practice residency at Michigan State University - St. Lawrence Hospital Family Practice Residency Program. Board Certifications through ABOFM, AOBFM,IFMCP.

After residency, Dr. Wallace worked in Private practice for 17 years in Mid Michigan doing full scope Family Practice including inpatient and obstetrics. In 2009 She moved to Muskegon to work in the the public health field at MFC, Muskegon, Michigan, eventually becoming their Chief Medical Officer. She was instrumental in integrating behavioral and oral health coaches in that clinic and as well as establishing a CARF accredited Behavioral Health facility within the community that integrated Behavioral Health support with medical in that facility.. Under her leadership, the clinic also started using the social determinants of health at a clinical level, which led to the development of community gardens and addressing food deserts within the community by bringing in Prescriptions for Health.She lead the State in cultural integration using the SDOH. She worked diligently with Esther Dyson's Community Accelerator to promote "Wellness" in Muskegon to move the needle on community health. She is passionate about helping people and their community achieve and sustain vitality and wellness.

Dr. Wallace's clinical and research interests include Functional Medicine, Addressing Childhood obesity, supporting allied health services such as CHW in clinical settings, Social Determinants of Health as well as building Resilience.

Education

  • Residency 1993, Family Practice, St. Lawrence Hospital, Michigan State University
  • DO 1990, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
  • DO 1990, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
  • BS 1986, Physiology, Lyman-Briggs College, Michigan State University
  • BS 1986, Physiology, Lyman-Briggs College, Michigan State University

Board/Specialty

  • American Board of Family Medicine (Family Medicine)

In the Media

  • AFFINIA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD. 12/2018.
  • Top Doc Award for Integrative FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE. 10/2018.
  • MOLINA COMMUNITY CHAMPION. 10/2017.
  • DOCUMENTARY MAFP FOOD DESERTS IN MICHIGAN. 06/2015.

Honors & Awards

  • MOLINA COMMUNITY CHAMPION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES. MOLINA, 10/2017


Jason Wasserman PhD's Profile

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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.


Brooke Weingarden MPH DO's Profile

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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.


John Willoughby MD's Profile

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Education

                    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

 


Cory J. Rubin MD, FAAD's Profile

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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).


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