Florida’s Thrive Dentistry OnSite takes on challenge of preventative dental care for residents of assisted living facilities

November 27, 2015

Dr. Don J. Ilkka creator of Thrive Dentistry OnSite to improve and manage the oral health of Assisted Living/Memory Care residents, through the services of mobile dentistry joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Health Information & Health News Channels. Thrive Dentistry OnSite delivers primary oral health care to residents of assisted living and memory care facilities located in Florida.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Don J. Ilkka discuss the following:

  • Thrive Dentistry Onsite is described as a mobile dentistry. What is a “mobile dentistry” and how does a mobile dentistry differ from a routine visit to one’s dentist?
  • What prompted you to create mobile dentistry and care for people who live in assisted living facilities?
  • What is different about treating residents in an assisted living or memory care facility? Are their needs any different than a regular patient?
  • Why is the mobility component so important in addressing the needs of assisted living facility residents?
  • Does the preventive dental care provided by Thrive Dentistry OnSite differ from a traditional dentistry? Is the equipment used any different? Where did the equipment come from? Is it the same kind of equipment used in a regular dentist office?
  • How do assisted living and memory care facility managers view the presence of a mobile dentistry at their facility?

Duration: 10:50

Thrive Dentistry OnSite Founder Don J. Ilkka, DDS had personal family experience the effects of lack of oral health care in a memory care facility. He became a passionate champion to rectify the status of care for residents of Assisted Living/Memory Care facilities. After several years of field research and development, Thrive Dentistry OnSite™ was created. Its mission is to improve and manage the oral health of Assisted Living/Memory Care residents, allowing them to live healthier and happier lives, through the services of mobile dentistry.

Dr. Ilkka received his B.S. from Michigan Technological University and is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. He started his practice in Leesburg, Florida in 1982. Dr. Ilkka Served on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Dental Association and is the liaison between the Board and the Florida Board of Dentistry. In addition, he is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida School of Dentistry. Dr. Ilkka also volunteers with St. Luke's Medical & Dental Clinic in Eustis, Florida as its Dental Director.

Website: www.thrivedentistryonsite.com

Incorporating more vitality in your life

November 25, 2015

Jasmine Kaloudis who works with people that want to cut out things that deplete them and fill their bodies, work and homes with people and practices that revitalize and nourish them in her vitality coaching practice joins eHealth Radio and the Health & Personal Development Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jasmine Kaloudis discuss the following:

  • What are reasons that someone would want to have more vitality in their life?
  • How does one start to incorporate more vitality in their life?
  • What does your day look like if you don’t have any vitality?
  • What does your day look like if you have more vitality in it?
  • How does one get started with all of this?

: 9:17

Jasmine Kaloudis has a background in movement, bodywork, natural and holistic health and spiritual inquiry that lends itself to fostering an atmosphere of dynamic play, nurturing and growth. Originally from sunny San Diego, Jasmine has lived all over the globe from places like Korea, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Chile and Germany and her multicultural perspective is beneficial with working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Throughout her 15 year practice and teachings, Jasmine has experienced how yoga and meditation are tools which allows us to experience our selves more fully and more richly.  She specializes in working with yoga beginners, the stiff and inflexible, pregnant women and couples.


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ITelagen, the One-Stop Shop for IT and EHR infrastructure

November 24, 2015

John O’Keefe, CEO of ITelagen, the “One-Stop Shop” for IT and EHR infrastructure, all for a flat monthly subscription fee again joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John O’Keefe discuss the following:

  • What was the turnout like for ITelagen at the 2015 NextGen ONE User Group Meeting?
  • Was there anything of interest announced at the show?
  • Remind our listeners what ITelagen has to offer to both NextGen clients and/or practices nationwide.
  • What should prospects now be on the lookout for from ITelagen?  What’s new for 2016?

Duration: 10:48

As ITelagen’s founder and lead visionary, Mr. O'Keefe brings over 13 years of technology and help desk automation experience to the company. Mr. O’Keefe began his career as a technical analyst for one of New York’s leading technology groups. It was here that he provided strategic marketing advice to companies such as Novell, Intel and IBM, assisting them with new product offerings and positioning. In 1996, responding to his vision of help desk support automation, Mr. O'Keefe founded Fine Point Technologies where he served as CEO/CTO for 9 years and designed help desk automation systems for the world’s leading service providers including Verizon, Earthlink and Telmex. Mr. O’Keefe defied the dot-com odds and grew the company past the post dot-com era to a profitable organization with offices and customer’s worldwide.

Again in 2005, leveraging his expertise in help desk support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe exited Fine Point Technologies and founded ITelagen, a flat-rate IT service that leverages support automation to prevent problems before they can occur.

Having three patents-pending in various support automation technologies, Mr. O’Keefe has been featured on CNN, CNET and in numerous magazines and is recognized as an industry leader in help desk automation. Mr. O'Keefe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a New York State licensed EIT. He serves as the Chairman on ITelagen’s Board of Directors and an advisor to the Board of Fine Point Technologies, Inc.

Website: www.itelagen.com

Specific value drivers that a PEO offers to healthcare companies

November 24, 2015

Mark Sinatra, CEO at Staff One, an ESAC accredited PEO offering HR consulting, premium employee benefits, workers' compensation and risk management, compliance management and payroll and tax administration joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Mark Sinatra discuss the following:

  • Tell us more about Staff One and what a PEO does?
  • What are a few unique benefits that employees can ask their employers about?
  • How are PEOs helpful to employers and employees when offering benefits?   
  • What are some specific value drivers that a PEO offers to healthcare companies? 
  • What year-end tips do you have for health care management personnel or business owners as applies?

Duration: 13:27

Mark Sinatra is CEO of Staff One. Before joining Staff One, Mark co-founded Gordian Capital, a private investment company that focuses on making long-term investments in lower middle market companies. He has worked in the private equity, investment banking, consulting, and business process outsourcing industries. He came to Staff One with some impressive roles under his belt at companies that include Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Andersen, RR Donnelley and also The Parthenon Group.

Mark is actively involved in the PEO industry as a Board Director of both ESAC and NAPEO.  When he’s not working, Mark is helping in the community. He is a Board Advisor to The Kikulu Foundation, a Board Director for First3years, a partner with Social Venture Partners – Dallas, and a volunteer with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. Mark also is a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) - Lone Star Chapter.

He is an MBA graduate of the Wharton School of Business, and holds a BA in Economics from Fordham University.  Mark earned the SHRM-CP Certification in August 2015.

Website: www.staffone.com

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The Truth about your Health, Identifying Problems and Providing Solutions

November 23, 2015

Jane Barthelemy, a gluten-free, Paleo chef, author, health practitioner and guide in your journey to health and happiness joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Nutrition & Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jane Barthelemy discuss the following:

  • Sugar has a bad wrap!  Can you tell our listeners why it is bad for you and how you can still satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while remaining healthy and conscious?  Tell us about your “Aha” moment.
  • Please give us your advise on how to end food cravings and addictions.
  • Can you explain what GMO’s are and why they are not good for you. What is your best advise on how to avoid them, when it seems like they are in everything.
  • What is your definition of Paleo? And what made you decide to write 2 Paleo books? ("Good Morning Paleo" and "Paleo Desserts")
  • Recently we have been experiencing increasing rates of illness in the world like obesity, heart disease diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s.  These rates are high enough from a few years ago to be considered an epidemic.  What do you contribute this to?  Food, lifestyle or both?

Duration: 16:22

Jane Barthelemy followed a variety of restrictive diets to improve her health. After struggling with conventional wisdom, she found a way to enjoy all her favorite foods without the associated guilt. With great care and attention, Jane studied the ancestral diet, and re-created traditional recipes by cutting out artificial calorie-dense foods. Jane published Paleo Desserts and Good Morning Paleo and shares her recipes online at JanesHealthyKitchen.com, so that everyone can improve their health.

Jane is also a health practitioner in Santa Fe NM.  She is an MBA, CBP (Certified Body Talk Practitioner), CRM (3rd Level Reiki Master), Licensed Accunect Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Certified MogaDao Qigong Guide, Sacred Sexuality Instructor, developer of her Personalized Weight Loss Program, Body Detox Cleanse, Gluten-free Re-Patterning, Deep Skin Beauty Program, Post-Surgery Scar Therapy, and DRM Dietary Reset Method comprehensive personal diet test with electronically imprinted vials. Jane teaches Qigong and Taoist lifestyle classes.  Jane is revolutionizing the healthy lifestyle.

Websites: janeshealthykitchen.com | fiveseasonsmedicine.com

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Introducing the IDEAL IMPLANT®

November 23, 2015

Dr. Nina Naidu, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Manhattan, NY again joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk to us about the IDEAL IMPLANT®. Dr. Naidu specializes in breast augmentation and congenital breast deformities.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Nina Naidu discuss the following:

  • What is the IDEAL IMPLANT®?
  • What are your recommendations for someone who is considering the IDEAL IMPLANT®?
  • What are reasons someone would choose (this specific procedure)? the IDEAL IMPLANT®?
  • What does the breast augmentation procedure with the IDEAL IMPLANT® entail? What is recovery like? 
  • What are the complications associated with the IDEAL IMPLANT®?

Duration: 6:31

Dr. Nina S. Naidu is a female plastic surgeon in New York who takes great pride in providing her patients with the safest and most effective techniques to enhance their natural beauty. She is committed to providing highly personalized and compassionate care at all stages of treatment, including at the initial consultation, during surgery, and throughout the recovery process. While patient safety is the top priority, every attempt is also made to make the experience as comfortable and simple as possible.

Dr. Naidu completed her undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. After completing her general surgery and plastic surgery training at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center, she performed an additional year of fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Naidu is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her practice focuses on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body, with a special emphasis on breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. Her reconstructive practice focuses on skin cancer excision and reconstruction. In 2008, Dr. Naidu launched her own skin care line, Anokha, a natural line formulated from botanicals and actives native to South Asia.

Dr. Naidu is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a reviewer for the international aesthetic journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is an investigator in the Breast Implant Follow-up Studies (BIFS) trials. Dr. Naidu maintains privileges at several prominent New York hospitals including New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center; Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital; and the Center for Specialty Care.

Website: www.naiduplasticsurgery.com

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Overcoming Failure to Launch Syndrome in Young Adults

November 22, 2015

Dr. Robert Fischer, M.D., Psychiatrist and Executive Director at Optimum Performance Institute joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels to discuss overcoming Failure to Launch Syndrome in young adults.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Robert Fischer discuss the following:

  • The term “Failure to Launch Syndrome” has been turning up more and more these days in everything from psychology articles to pop culture. What does it mean, in a clinical sense, when a young adult is failing to launch, and how common is it?

  • Your transitional residential program for young adults, Optimum Performance Institute, and your specialized Roanne Program for young adults with Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD traits have been the nation’s leaders in overcoming failure to launch in young adults for over a decade. What are the steps involved in overcoming, and is there a final common pathway to a happy, independent life, despite variations in diagnoses?

  • What are the first steps one should take, whether they be the young adult themselves, a concerned parent, therapist, etc. if they suspect that a young adult is having a failure to launch to the next stage of development due to a mental health issue or learning disability?

Duration: 11:36

Robert “Bob” Fischer, M.D., is a psychiatrist and the Executive Director and co-founder, with his wife Anne, of Optimum Performance Institute and the Roanne Program. He also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, School Of Medicine in the department of psychoneuroimmunology and the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Dr. Fischer has a strong desire to reach and serve young people who are suffering from a variety of mental health issues to help them discover their passions, transform, and to be equipped to build a life that they truly feel is worth living by overcoming Failure to Launch issues.

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Can Lasers Regrow My Hair?

November 21, 2015

Dr. Ken Anderson, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and Founder of Anderson Hair Sciences Center, located in Atlanta, GA joins eHealth Radio and the Hair Health and Plastic Surgery Information Channels. He is here to discuss low-level laser therapy in hair restoration and regrowth.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Ken Anderson discuss the following:

  • What is low-level laser therapy?
  • Who is a good candidate for low-level laser therapy?
  • How does low-level laser therapy work?
  • What results can be expected of low-level laser therapy?
  • What would you recommend for those looking for low-level laser therapy?

Duration: 11:35

Dr. Ken Anderson is the Founder and Director of the Anderson Hair Sciences Center. He is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing hair restoration surgery exclusively since 2003.  He began in private practice in Beverly Hills, California in 2003.

In 2008, Dr. Anderson was recruited from California to join the Emory Facial Center, a satellite office of the main Emory Hospital dedicated to facial cosmetic surgery, to offer hair restoration to Emory Healthcare patients.  His educational contributions include several Grand Rounds Lectures presented to the Emory Department of Dermatology, and the Emory Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Anderson is also committed to education of physicians in the community, and has delivered educational talks to the physicians of Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, GA, as well as to the Department of Family Medicine at Mercer University in Macon, GA.  He has been an invited lecturer on hair restoration around the world, including Canada, Japan, and Ecuador.

In 2012, he won the Okinawa Award for a presentation about Follicular Unit Extraction procedures, delivered to the Japan Society for Clinical Hair Restoration.

Website: www.atlantahairsurgeon.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenAndersonMD
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Why Everyone Should Use Telemedicine

November 20, 2015

Michael Okhravi, CEO of DocChat that lets patients communicate with doctors through real-time video which guarantees to connect patients to doctors in 15 minutes joins eHealth Radio and Health Care & Technology & Telemedicine Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Michael Okhravi discuss the following:

  • How can telemedicine help you improve your health?
  • Who can most benefit from telemedicine?
  • What ailments can be treated through telemedicine? 
  • What is the future of medicine beyond telemedicine?

Duration: 10:40

Mike Okhravi has a passion for building products that people will love. Driven by a desire for efficiency and results, Mike spent several years perfecting his knowledge of the Healthcare industry as a Business Developer for Emergency Medical Care.

Through his experiences, he became aware of the expansive list of problems within the Healthcare industry, driving him to co-launch DocChat. Because his desire for medical reform comes from personal experience, Mike understands the importance of strong doctor-patient relationships, which is hard to find in such a vast industry.

When he is not creating new ways to restore the medical industry through technology, Mike drinks wine and plays basketball, but not usually at the same time. Mike can be reached at mike@docchat.io, on Twitter, or on LinkedIn.

Website: www.docchat.io

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Facebook: facebook.com/docchatapp
Twitter: @docchatapp

A Non-narcotic, Non-addictive approach to Pain: Calmare Therapy

November 17, 2015

Dr. Stephen J. D’Amato, the chief medical officer at Calmare Therapeutics, a medical company, researching, developing and commercializing its flagship medical device - the non-invasive and non-addictive Calmare® Pain Therapy device joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pain Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Stephen J. D’Amato discuss the following:

  • Living with pain is a major issue in this country with many of us living with different types of pain. Can you tell us how is pain treated today?
  • Can we be doing a better job of pain management? 
  • What is Calmare Therapeutics working on?  How does your device work? 
  • You have mentioned you have treated many using this device, what has been the responses to date as you treat many patients with this device? 
  • Not all pain is the same, what types of pain does Calmare treat? 
  • Where can listeners get more information about Calmare Therapy? 

Duration: 22:05

Dr. D’Amato has been practicing medicine in Rhode Island for 35 years. Over the past six years, he has been the foremost Calmare® Pain Therapy Device practitioner with over 1000 patients treated in his medical practice. His efforts with Calmare have established new innovative ways of treating many different chronic pain diagnoses including Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) and Phantom Limb Pain Syndrome. Dr. D’Amato will oversee all medical treatment issues and research topics regarding Calmare, globally.

Prior to Calmare, he was the medical director and staff physician at North Providence Medical Services in North Providence, Rhode Island. During that time, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, Roger Williams Medical Center Campus in Providence, RI. He has been part of the medical staff of St. Joseph Hospital’s Fatima Unit and Medical Director of Mineral Spring Primary Care Associates, both in North Providence, RI.

Dr. D’Amato received his medical degree from the University of Padua – Italy in 1976. He is a licensed medical doctor in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. He attained Fellow status after his first board certification process in Emergency Medicine, and granted "lifelong status" after his third certification as a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He is also a managing partner of CALMARx Pain Relief, LLC, in West Warwick, RI.

Website: www.calmaretherapeutics.com | www.cprcenters.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Calmaretherapeutics