DCMD Dinner - 12/6/17

 
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Such a great night catching up with the members of our DC/Maryland Group on Wednesday, December 6 and hearing what is new and exciting in their fields and their practices.

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Steve Carreras helped debunk some of the myths of addiction and recovery and how physicians, dentists, and attorneys can access his help privately. He also shared ways to mitigate the effects of the illness on their ability to practice.

 

May Kesler discussed her work with Fascia and Myofascial Release. 

 

Shannon Harris talked about the new Medical Facility they opened in Wernersville, PA.

 

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Charlie Wilkes and Susmita Bandopadhyay discussed the growing need and demand for their expertise in diagnosing “Sick Buildings” and investigating the presence of environmental mold, chemicals, and toxins.

 

Jenn Viridis discussed her passion for helping clients extend their practices by removing the burdens of bookkeeping, profit analysis, and tax preparation for healthcare businesses.

 

Greg Ewing shared more information on his upcoming eCompliance portal launch, which will help small and medium-sized practices access compliance information from both a DIY and a full compliance program - complete with an outsourced Compliance officer Service.

 

 

Attended By:
Susmita Bandopadhyay, Environmental Toxicologist
Steve Carreras, Clinical Interventionist
BeLinda Dashiell, Star Compliances
Gregory Ewing, HIPAA Compliance Expert
Shannon Harris, Resource Director
May Kesler, Physical Therapist
Jenn Viridis, Accountant
Charles Wilkes, Environmental/IAQ
Bill Dennis
Francis Ramirez

 

 

If you are interested in participating in future events, we encourage you to contact us.  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our community.

 

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Colombia Dinner - 12/4/17

 
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When our Columbia Group came together on Monday, December 4, the conversation positively emphasized the way clinicians of distinct fields could come together to expand the reach of patient care.

Shannon Harris & Steve Carreras discussed the need for coordinated care and specialized staff in addiction treatment, to create a supportive and dignified environment for people in recovery.

Phyllis Heffner, Gene Sambataro, and Ben Gonzalez exchanged in conversation concerning the dogma of medicine and dentistry, including how well-meaning clinician often regurgitate outdated textbook medicine.

Gene Sambataro, Phyllis Heffner, and Marilyn Blackston examined the use of EFT with coaching, along with other ways to enhance positivity and mitigate anxiety in their patients.  They also addressed the use of micro-nutrients and near-infrared light therapy in stimulating brain function and activity.

Members also added some interesting insights into the fundamental aspects of running a practice, how to improve productivity, and what challenges may arise.

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Greg Ewing fielded questions regarding HIPAA compliance and its practical application in email communication and proper data encryption.

Lew Baker shared plans for helping clinicians and other business owners maximize the value of their businesses and minimize the taxes on proceeds from the sale of one's business. 

Jenn Viridis discussed the metrics of patient costing to inform the direction of practice to increase profitability.

Tomeka Wright shared the challenges of helping the elderly and disabled in finding appropriate care and quality physicians.

 

Attended By:

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Lew Baker, Financial Planner
Marilyn Blackston, Wellness Coach
Steve Carreras, Clinical Interventionist
BeLinda Dashiell, Star Compliances
Gregory Ewing, Public Health Expert
Shannon Harris, Regional Resource Director
Phyllis Heffner, Holistic Child Psychiatrist
Ben Gonzalez,  Functional Physician
Gene Sambataro, Biological Dentist
Jenn Viridis, Accountant
Tomeka Wright, Eldercare Consulting
Bill Dennis
Francis Ramirez

 

 

If you are interested in participating in future events, we encourage you to contact us.  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our community.

 

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Manhattan Dinner - 11/29/17

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Last night’s dinner with our Manhattan Group gave each member a chance to highlight what it is that makes their work unique and how they can help their patients.

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Manju Pradhan focused resiliency and strengthening positive aspects of people.

Joe Askinasi shared with us how acupressure and the cranial sacral approach can help those suffering manage pain and recover movement.

Kristel Carrington highlighted psychotherapy and what that means as a psychiatrist

 

Dana Hockenberry expanded on orofacial myology and its success strengthening the muscles in the face to help those suffering from sleep apnea

Eva Lana shared her vision, Wellacopia, and the importance of establishing significant relationships between clinicians and the patients they are serving. 

Kristen Buery discussed her married approach, which encourages and supports practice transformation - from conventional to integrative

 

 

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Michael Picucci talked about the gift of serving others, and he elaborated on his plans to introduce focalizing to professionals - from body workers to psychotherapists.

Steve Carreras addressed the myths of licensed professionals seeking help with substance abuse, regarding issues of confidentiality and maintaining a license while in treatment and recovery.

Jiuan Heng shared about the purpose of homeopathy and its role in healing and rebalancing one’s energy.

 

 

 

 

Attended By:
Joseph K. Askinasi, Chiropractic Orthopedist
Steve Carreras, Clinical Interventionist
Kristel Carrington, Psychiatris
Jiuan Heng, Homeopath
Dana K. Hockenbury, Orofacial Myologis
Michael Picucci, Holistic Psychologist
Manju Pradhan, Counseling Psychologist
Robin G. Schlenger, Psychotherapist
Jacqueline Sutera, Podiatric Surgeon
Bill Dennis
Francis Ramirez

 

 

 

If you are interested in participating in future events, we encourage you to contact us.  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our community.

 

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Gotham Dinner - 11/28/17

 
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With so much uncertainty in the current state of healthcare, collaboration and communication are more important than ever.  Last night, we had the honor of joining our Gotham Group for dinner and discussion.

Some of our members discussed what lead them towards their careers in the first place and how it has influenced their success.

Michael Picucci [Holistic Psychologist] shared how his blue-collar roots inspired his career path and led him towards earning the NIH award for his research on Trauma and resilience.  Philip Gardiner [Lease Consultant] shared stories of how he was able to help clinicians make their dreams a reality by assisting them with leases over the years.

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We explored some of the tools our members are currently using to help their patients.

 

Jay and Janet Neuhaus [Dental Artists] outlined innovative treatment solutions with oral appliances, which are helping to eliminate sleep apnea in their patients.  Steve Carreras [Clinical Interventionist] discussed the complexity of his protocols in saving professional licenses in Physicians and Lawyers when confronting addiction.

 

Other members focused on what the future may hold for their field and how they can go even further in improving the lives of their patients.

 

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Alexis Mundy [Regional Director] spoke to new and upcoming programs at The Caron Foundation in both Pennsylvania and Florida.  Fabiana Franco [Clinical Psychologist] spoke on the complex undertaking of treating Complex Traumas, with a focus on strengthening the process.  Cindy Levitz [Acupuncturist] outlined her successes in treating her patients and her hope to extend that reach even further.

Lastly, our own Bill Dennis reiterated the countless benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration and its role in changing the future of health and wellbeing.

 

It was an impassioned evening, with conversation so stimulating that we ended up staying later than expected.

 

Attended By:
Steve Carreras, Clinical Interventionist
Fabiana Franco, Clinical Psychologist
Philip Gardiner, Lease Consultant
Cindy E. Levitz, Licensed Acupuncturis
Michael Picucci, Holistic Psychologist
Alexis Mundy, Regional Resource Director for Caron Treatment Centers
Tatiana Kaletsch, Health & Wellness Coach
Jay Neuhaus, Dental Artistry
Janet Neuhaus

Bill Dennis
Francis Ramirez

If you are interested in participating in future events, we encourage you to contact us.  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our community.

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Westchester Dinner - 11/27/17

Last night, at our Westchester Group Dinner, we engaged in a discussion about how our unique skills complement each other’s work and help expand our ability to help our clients.

 

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There are countless benefits to building a community of amazing people who share a passion for healing.  One of these being the relationships that develop when we come together and share our ideas.

How is it that eight different clinicians, with fields varying from acupuncture to dentistry, could come together to help a single patient?

 

The answer is simple: Our members seek to treat each person as a whole.  They understand that if someone is suffering in one aspect of their health, they cannot indeed be well.

By continuing to come together, we are able to strengthen our work together.  This allows us to further convey our passion for our work on a more personal level, while still enjoying the distinct viewpoints each specialty is able to present.  As always, we appreciate seeing new faces and experiencing what novel dialogue their presence will inspire.

 

Attended By:
Birgit Kleinfeld, Homeopath
Sandy Demopoulos, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Steve Carreras, Clinical Interventionist
Jan Zislis - Emergency & Concierge Physician
Robert Rioseco, Cosmetic Dentistry
Evan S. Schwartz, Esq
Mary Heaven, Licensed Acupuncturist
Bill Dennis

 
 
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If you are interested in participating in future events, we encourage you to contact us.  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our community.

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Open House 11/9/17 - Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry

 
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We always look forward to our Open Houses as a way for leading members of the health and wellness field to come together and share their unique perspectives on how best to serve their community.  Last night’s event at the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD was no different.

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Hosted by Dr. Gene Sambataro and his dedicated team, Julian Center is leading the way in a fundamental shift in dentistry.  By focusing on the health of the whole patient and preventative care, they are helping their patients improve not only their physical wellbeing but their lives as well.

Julian Center is not your run of the mill dental practice.

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Their care moves far beyond the status quo of only engaging with patients when treating a toothache or other emergency services performed by dentists.  Dr. Gene Sambataro believes in focusing on compassionate, comprehensive and preventative biological care that truly embraces the philosophy of Hippocrates: “First do no harm.”  These dentists work to help their patients in a way that compliments their health, understanding the harm and risks involved in the use of mercury fillings, fluoride, toxic root canals and gum disease.

One way Dr. Sambataro is helping improve the lives of his patients is through he work with sleep apnea.  In his new book, Stop the Snore (available on Amazon), he helps decode the mystery of what is preventing 1 in 15 people from getting a good night’s sleep.  More importantly, he provides a plan for relief.

 
 
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If you are interested in participating in future events, we encourage you to contact us.  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our community.

 

For information on upcoming events