DC Dinner Meeting 10/16/17

 

Another great night with our DC Group exchanging ideas and discussing different means of overcoming obstacles that may arise within our practices.

Dr. Steve Carreras reminded us of the importance of taking care of ourselves and our community, by discussing how consequential the first steps in addressing substance abuse for licensed professionals - such as Physicians, Dentist, and attorneys.  Alice Paxton shared about the difficulties and limitations that can hinder the availability of quality care, along with a perspective on the nursing experience.

Susmita Bandyopadhyay and Charles Gant shed some light on potential conflicts of interest in remediation and testing, regarding environmental toxins.  They also explored some of the notable instances that occur within their testing - one being the family dynamic in which one member will become ill but not the other.

Dr. Phyllis Heffner reminded us of the importance of thinking outside the box, by discussing some of the alternative and differential diagnosis for depression and anxiety.  She addressed how Holistic Psychiatry could benefit countless Americans currently being treated for these issues.

Some exciting events and opportunities were presented throughout the dinner.

Shannon Harris discussed some potential opportunities for growth by referring to programs in locations such as Florida that cater to affluent communities and are in need of culturally competent practitioners to serve them.

Gregory Ewing shared a complimentary portal for all members that will help them ease the burdens of running a practice while Lew Baker gave us a lesson on how to be a thriving financial consumer, and encouraged us to demand what we deserve from our financial institutions

Dr. Ben Gonzalez shared his upcoming event, Advanced Hormone Evaluation & Replacement Course Agenda, for physicians practicing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) who want to learn how to go beyond the basics of HR
Dr. Gonzalez is offering any active Metro Collaborative member will receive $350 off of ticket price.  (For more information on the event)

Unfortunately, due to clinical emergencies and travel issues, we were missing nine members this event.  We were still able to have an exceptional evening and took the opportunity to share some great ideas and our unique perspectives in addressing issues within health care.

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.

Members In Attendance
Lewis Baker, Financial Planner
Susmita Bandyopadhyay, Environmental Consultant/IAQ
Benjamin Gonzalez, Functional and Integrative Medicine
Alice Paxton, Care Management
Gregory Ewing, Healthcare Compliance
Steve Carreras, Interventionist
Charles Wilkes, Environmental/IAQ
Phyllis Heffner, Psychiatrist
Belinda Daschiel, Healthcare Compliance
Shannon Harris, Substance Abuse Outreach

Members Missed
Gregory Johnson, Attorney
Robert Williams, Psychotherapist
May Kessler, PT
David Walls-Kaufman, Chiropractor
Susan Bodiker, Health Coach
Lisa Smith
Jennifer Robertson
Charles Gant
David Fishman

For information on upcoming events

 

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Sara Simon

Asbury Park, NJ

Sara Simon is an Integrative Health Coach and a freelance blogger with a passion for collaboration between health and wellness professionals.  She is currently working to expand her own practice and help others find creative new ways to expand theirs.