REACH Wellness & Recovery, helping patients with a full range of behavioral health issues

September 29, 2017
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Dr. Alix Nassiri, a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Physician, an Anesthesiologist and Founder of REACH Wellness & Recovery, a cutting-edge brain institute based in the Los Angeles area joins eHealth Radio and the Rehab and Addiction Prevention Channels.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Alix Nassiri discuss the following:

  • How is REACH Wellness & Recovery's approach different from other rehab & mental health facilities?
  • What inspired you to launch REACH Wellness & Recovery?
  • You recently opened a new state-of-the-art REACH Wellness & Recovery facility in Burbank; can you tell our listeners about the cutting-edge services that REACH provides?
  • What advice do you give to someone struggling with addiction? What’s the first step to recovery?
  • What are you thoughts on the Opioid epidemic in this country?
  • What are the benefits of Ketamine therapy? Who should consider Ketamine treatment?
  • You are committed for REACH to make its mark in Washington DC. What is your motivation behind this and what do you hope to accomplish?

 

Dr. Alix Nassiri is a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Physician, an Anesthesiologist and Founder of REACH Wellness & Recovery, a cutting-edge brain institute based in the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Nassiri founded REACH Wellness & Recovery 4 years ago in Pasadena, and recently launched a new state-of-the-art REACH facility in Burbank to help patients with a full range of behavioral health issues, ranging from substance and alcohol use disorders, to depression, PTSD, general anxiety disorders, OCD, and Chronic Pain.

REACH is one of the few institutions in behavioral health that is physician founded and operated, and incorporates a multidisciplinary team approach to care, along with cutting-edge medical therapies. The combination of this groundbreaking medical care with an innovative and sophisticated treatment that is individually tailored to each patient, has made REACH the go-to facility for those seeking the absolute most advanced care possible. With services ranging from both outpatient detox to concierge in-home detox with 24 hour nursing care, Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Intravenous NAD+ infusions, EMDR, Psychotherapy, counseling, toxicology testing, and pharmaco-genetic testing and medication management of psychiatric meds.

While in the past addiction was the main focus of care, Dr. Nassiri and his team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Therapists, and other specialists, manage the full range of mental and physical health issues, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Bi-Polar disorders, OCD, chronic binge eating and other varying disorders.

Dr. Nassiri utilizes cutting-edge medical therapies from Ketamine Infusion, Alpha-Stimulation, NAD+ infusions, and other medications to help restructure and reconfigure the traumatized mind and allow for more traditional behavioral health modalities to have their intended effect.

“All people have to navigate the human condition, which brings with it variable stressors and anxieties, often accumulating over time and creating a chronic traumatic experience that can no longer be processed with our built-in, innate coping mechanisms. Some people turn to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, while others, become completely crippled or unregulated by their mind, unable to function on a daily basis. Our approach at REACH is radically different, by not just medically detoxing the patient, but using an advanced medical approach to help attenuate the effects of this cumulative trauma, and from there paving the way for the care of the complex patient via a multidisciplinary approach; addressing all components of the brain from a 360 degree angle.” – Dr. Nassiri

Dr. Nassiri is a graduate of University of California, where he was a Regent scholar, and went on to complete medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. Upon graduation from medical school, he completed an intensive one-year internship at Riverside University Health System Medical Center. He then completed a three-year residency in Anesthesiology through Western U/OPTI, training at Riverside University Health Center, Cedars Sinai and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. During that time, he had a wide range of exposure to patients with chronic pain, mental health and substance and alcohol use disorders.

Dr. Nassiri is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association of Addiction Medicine, American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists, California Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Nassiri serves as the Medical Director for the country’s second oldest rehab center, a non-profit based in Pasadena, the Bishop Gooden Center. He oversees both their primary Mental Health program; and also their substance abuse program. Dr. Nassiri is also the Medical Director for Ridgeview Ranch in Altadena, Refuge Recovery in Los Feliz, and Awakenings in Agoura Hills. He is also on staff at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, and Chief of Anesthesia for Southern California Anesthesia Providers in the La Canada-Flintridge area.

He has been named as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” people by Pasadena Magazine, as well as voted one of the Top Doctors in the area. He has completed humanitarian medical missions overseas, and he has been interviewed by local and national media, including NBC, CNN, FOX and CBS.

Dr. Nassiri is fluent in English, Persian, French and medical Spanish.

 

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Websites: www.ReachDetox.com | www.ReachKetamine.com

Call or text for more info: 323-351-6136

Rabbi Mark Borovitz on Addiction & Criminal Rehabilitation Expert and Author of Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah

September 4, 2017
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Rabbi Mark Borovitz, author of Finding Recovery of Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness and Senior Rabbi at Beit T'Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention, Health News and Rehab Channels.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Rabbi Mark Borovitz discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your upbringing in Ohio and what led you to a life of crime.
  • When did your addiction begin to surface and how did it begin to show itself?
  • How did you finally become clean?
  • Today, you are the Senior Rabbi at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles - tell us about the program and what makes Beit T'Shuvah unique.
  • Your latest book, "Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness" outlines your treatment methods, can you tell us more about your book and how this can help others in recovery.

 

Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, CEO, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease.

As the CEO and Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles, Rabbi Mark’s leadership is unparalleled. Community members, addicts, educators, dignitaries, and executives all seek his wisdom; a blend of street savvy, and wise rabbinic teachings. When working with people, he is living proof that change is possible; when speaking to the congregant, he stands for the hope that every man has a higher purpose. After being released from prison in 1988 he began his work at Beit T’Shuvah. Over the past twenty-eight years, he has helped co-create one of the most exceptional approaches to addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation and reintegration in the world.

In early 2004, Rabbi Mark was one of seven people invited to a round table discussion with President George W. Bush about faith and recovery. The Rabbi was also mentioned in President Bush’s speech before the first conference on Faith-Based Initiatives. He is a highly sought-after feature speaker at many seminars all across the nation discussing spirituality and recovery, including CASA at Columbia University and Spirituality Day at Northwestern University.

As his organization has grown, Rabbi Mark’s unique take on addiction treatment (“Addiction is a hole in the soul. It is a spiritual malady that says there is something inherently wrong with you. Recovery is about understanding that You Matter and you are a holy soul.”), has solidified him as an expert and visionary in the field. He co-authored his biography, The Holy Thief: A Conman’s Journey from Darkness to Light for which the rights were recently optioned.

The story of Mark Borovitz and his work is also featured in a chapter of the book, Stalking Elijah by Roger Kamenetz, and he and his wife Harriet Rossetto, Founder and Executive Vice President of Beit T’Shuvah, are the subject of the exclusive art book, Two Broken People created by acclaimed Director and Producer, Jack Bender.

Rabbi Mark has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across the world, including Israel’s largest publication, Haaretz Daily Newspaper. Rabbi Mark Borovitz’s tireless efforts have been the driving force behind the robust and growing movement that is Beit T’Shuvah. His newest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing), will be released March 21st, 2016.

 

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Website: www.rabbimark.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabbimarkborovitz
Twitter: @Rabbi_Mark

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Physiatrists: Doctors Getting Rehab Patients Home Sooner, More Safely

August 2, 2017
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Dr. Steve Gnatz, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Rehab Channels. IRC provides rehabilitation physicians (also called physiatrists) to more than 300 skilled nursing facilities across the country to improve patient care and get rehab patients home sooner.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Steve Gnatz discuss the following:

  • You are a physiatrist and Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Can you please tell us what a physiatrist is?
  • In terms of rehab, your group, Integrated Rehab Consultants, provides an interesting service. Can you please explain?
  • Why is physiatry in skilled nursing facilities so hot right now?
  • How do physiatrists make patient care better in skilled nursing facilities?
  • Should patients going into rehab after something like a stroke or orthopedic surgery look for a facility with a physiatrist?

 

Steve M. Gnatz, M.D., M.H.A., is the Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Rehab Consultants, a nationwide group of physiatrists practicing sub-acute rehabilitation. He holds a faculty appointment as Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Gnatz served as Medical Director of PM&R at Loyola between 2004 and 2014. Prior to that, he was Medical Director and EVP for Medical Services at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. He also previously held the position of Medical Director of the Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri. At the University of Missouri, he was Professor and Chair of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) between 1996 and 2001.

Dr. Gnatz received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received a master’s degree in health administration (MHA) from the University of Missouri.

He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and the well-regarded book EMG Basics. An avid lecturer, his CV lists over 100 presentations to audiences of all types on a wide variety of topics.

Dr Gnatz remains very active in organized medicine, currently holding the position of President of the US Bone and Joint Initiative – the US National Action Network sanctioned by the World Health Organization – with the goal of minimizing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in America. He is also Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2005-2006) and has held many other leadership positions in professional associations.

 

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Website: www.irehabconsultants.com

ModeraXL created to help overcome addictions

June 20, 2012
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Eric Lapp, one of the principal owners of Medical Support Solutions, LLC, the parent company of ModeraXL, also owns the Raleigh House for Hope addiction care centers in Denver, Colorado and joins eHealth Radio's Addiction Prevention Channel. Eric has dedicated his life to assisting people with the process of recovery from substance abuse without the use of pharmaceutical drugs by addressing the bio chemistry needs naturally.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Eric Lapp discuss the following:

  • Can you tell me a little about your background and how this led to the creation of ModeraXL?
  • What is ModeraXL and how does it work?
  • What is the rate of success that you have seen with ModeraXL?
  • What are some things you are doing to help others who have struggled with addiction to overcome their addiction?
  • Where can listeners go to purchase ModeraXL for themselves or a loved one?


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ModeraXL is an all-natural powder created to help overcome addictions ranging from cigarettes to alcohol to more severe drug addictions. It has been specially formulated with amino acids to provide nourishment to the brain with nutrients commonly lacking during the addiction period. ModeraXL is unique in that it targets the brain directly, leaving the addict feeling better and diminishing cravings within days. Cofounder Eric Lapp was in rehab 14 times before finally being introduced to a treatment similar to ModeraXL. Now Lapp owns the Raleigh House, a treatment center. By using ModeraXL in patients’ recovery, they are seeing a 75% success rate. This is much higher than traditional treatment centers, who typically only see a 25% success rate.


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Links: moderaXl.com


Changing the way we perform bodyweight training with Bryce Taylor

April 17, 2012
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Changing the way we perform bodyweight training with Bryce Taylor


Bryce Taylor, a practicing Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana joins the show.  Aside from treating orthopedic and sports medicine patients, he develops integrated core training exercise content, in collaboration with other fitness professionals for his invention, the Halo Trainer.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bryce Taylor discuss the following:

  • What is the Halo and why was it invented?
  • How does it work?
  • Why would you want to stabilize a ball—isn’t that the point, to be unstable?
  • How long has it taken for your product to move from conception to the marketplace?
  • Where is the Halo Trainer available and how does somebody find out more about it?


TIP: The Halo Trainer is a uniquely designed handlebar apparatus to augment traditional equipment such as the stability ball, BOSU, or even TRX to make exercises easier or harder, and always appropriate.


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Bryce Taylor is a practicing Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Aside from treating orthopedic and sports medicine patients, he develops integrated core training exercise content, in collaboration with other fitness professionals for his invention, the Halo Trainer.  He has created over 300 progressive exercises for the Halo, a unique and versatile handlebar apparatus that will change the way we perform bodyweight training.


Bryce has been a lecturer for national conferences and meetings for Physical Therapy, Sports Chiropractic, and Sports Medicine.  He looks forward to introducing an element of rehab into mainstream fitness to exercise enthusiasts and casual exercisers from competitive athletes to active aging, and even our frequently ignored older adults.


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Links: halotrainer.com