Clinical Conference Speakers

Dean Ornish, MD

Well known researcher, best-selling author, and leading activist will be keynoting and doing a workshop teaching doctors from across the country how to implement his heart disease reversal program that is now covered by Medicare and many other insurers and can be done in a doctor’s office.

 

BIO: Dean Ornish, MD, is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California. He is clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Ornish received his medical training in internal medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a BA in humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.

For more than 32 years, Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. He directed the first randomized, controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer. His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease. In collaboration with Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, he also showed that these lifestyle changes can lengthen telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that control how long we live.


He is the author of six best-selling books, including New York Times’ bestsellers Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; Love & Survival; and his most recent book, The Spectrum.


The research that he and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, The Lancet Oncology, and elsewhere.

Neil Nedley, MD

A well-respected leader in depression and mental health education,
will be presenting a half day workshop on implementing an evidence-based system of evaluating and treating the causes of depression and anxiety.

BIO: Neil Nedley, MD, is a full-time practicing physician in Internal Medicine with emphasis in Gastroenterology, Mental Health, Lifestyle Medicine, and the difficult-to-diagnose patient.

He has provided continuing medical education courses to physicians and health professionals around the world. He has also given numerous health education seminars to general public audiences worldwide.

Because Major Depression has become so commonly seen in internal medicine practices,

Dr. Nedley spent considerable time in medical university libraries researching causes as well as treatments of this debilitating condition. The results of this research brought about the Nedley Depression Recovery Program that is highly effective in treating both depression and anxiety. He now runs a comprehensive residential treatment program for those with treatment resistant depression and/or anxiety which to date, has produced an unprecedented 98 percent response rate in attendees.

He is author of the book, Depression-the Way Out and author of the 8-part DVD Workbook Series that is used extensively in mental health education programs throughout the U.S. and other countries. He designed a test (patent pending) that helps an individual or physician determine the specific operative causes that impair mental performance. The test also determines levels of depression and/or anxiety (if present) and the level of emotional intelligence.

Garry Egger, AM, MPH, PhD, MAPS

Lifestyle Medicine pioneer, author of the most current Lifestyle Medicine text, and Lifestyle Medicine educator for hundreds of physicians in Australia
will be presenting on using Lifestyle Medicine to help not just with our patients, but also with our environment.


BIO: Dr. Garry Egger has qualifications in behavioral biology and epidemiology. He has worked in public, corporate and clinical health for over 4 decades. He is the author of 30 books (including five texts) over 150 peer-reviewed scientific and research articles and numerous popular media articles on health and fitness. Dr. Egger is a Professor of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University and an Advisor to the World Health Organization and several Government and corporate bodies in chronic disease prevention. In the 1990s Dr. Egger initiated the GutBusters, men’s waist loss program, the first of its kind in the world, which has now developed into the Professor Trim’s Weight Loss Program for men. He is one of the initiators, and currently secretary of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA), joint author of the text 'Lifestyle Medicine: Managing diseases of lifestyle in the 21st century and runs training programs in Lifestyle Medicine for doctors and allied health professionals around Australia and the Pacific. He recently (2012) received an Australia Medal for his services to medical education and health promotion. His recent interests and publications concern the link between obesity, climate change and economic growth.


James M. Rippe, MD

E
ditor of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine and author of the first text on Lifestyle Medicine will be giving an update on Lifestyle Medicine in the USA as well as internationally, including potentials and opportunities for Lifestyle Medicine in the future.

BIO: James M. Rippe, MD is a cardiologist, Professor of Biomedical Science at University of Central Florida, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Tufts University Medical School, and the Founder/Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute (RLI) (www.RippeHealth.com).  Dr. Rippe graduated with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with postgraduate training at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Rippe’s organization (RLI) has been the leading source of information in the United States for the past 25 years for how daily habits and actions impact on short and long term health and quality of life.  The RLI Team coined the term “lifestyle medicine” to define this discipline.  Dr. Rippe and colleagues have made over 240 academic presentations at peer reviewed, national and international scientific and medical meetings.  The RLI team has published over 300 academic papers on diverse aspects of health and written or edited 41 books during this period of time.  Dr. Rippe served as Editor in Chief of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health, published in February 2012.  The 2nd Edition of Dr. Rippe’s academic textbook, Lifestyle Medicine will be published in March 2013.

Paul Bendheim, MD

 

Neurologist and internationally recognized for his research on new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, will present the science of lifestyle for the prevention and treatment of early stage cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's, and his experience with a focused, integrated treatment program.  Alzheimer's is one of the biggest issues of great concern to the baby boomers and they are looking for medical help with this issue.

 

BIO: Internationally recognized in the field of neurology research and new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Paul Bendheim is the creator of BrainSavers – a risk-reduction program that ties together brain-healthy nutrition with mental and physical exercise to reduce the risk of memory loss. In addition to his role with BrainSavers, he serves as chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board of Intellect Neurosciences and is a member of the Scientific Review Board of the Institute for the Study of Aging. He lectures internationally and has authored more than 80 scientific articles, book chapters and abstracts.


A board certified neurologist, Dr. Bendheim has previously served in several high-profile positions including the Max Varon visiting professor in the department of neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science, medical director of development for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute; executive vice president and chief medical officer for Mindset Biopharmaceuticals; medical director of the Copaxone division at Teva Pharmaceuticals; and more. He completed his neurological residency and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco.

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD

President of SevaMed Institute, an expert in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Saxena will be teaching attendees utilizing advanced analysis of altered body composition, lipoprotein testing and advanced cardiometabolic markers for earlier identification of metabolic dysfunction and implementation of therapeutic lifestyle change.


BIO: A Board-Certified Family Practice physician whose passion and purpose come to life through her belief that patients make better choices about their health when they understand all the relevant factors that lead to their disease. She has applied the core principle of ‘Patients Powered by Knowledge’ at the SevaMed Institute, where she practices Functional and Integrative family medicine achieving tremendous success with her patients by finding, treating and reversing the root cause of illness.

Dr. Saxena graduated from the University of Florida College Of Medicine through the Junior Honors Medical Program and completed her Family Practice residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as Chief Resident and received an additional Certification in Low Risk Obstetrics. She worked in North Jacksonville helping rural and urban underserved populations have access to respect and education in their healthcare experience. Dr. Saxena opened SevaMed Institute early in her medical career with a targeted vision to create the optimal ‘doctor’s office’ and continues to redefine the medical experience every day for her patients. Her Center for Living Wellness provides the medical home for her patients to participate in advanced clinical lectures, group education visits, healthy cooking classes, a community based organic co-op, and fitness and yoga classes to round out the whole offering.

This is the medicine of the future. Dr. Saxena serves as Clinical Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine helping educate physicians from around the world on how to implement clinically effective programs for reversing heart disease, diabetes, obesity and many other chronic diseases. Also, Dr. Saxena is a Fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.
SevaMed Institute, the Center for Living Wellness and Living Wellness University represent the culmination of Dr. Saxena’s long-held vision for creating a life-changing place for the health-oriented community.


David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP


David Katz, MD, MPH, ACLM President Elect and Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, ACLM President will explore how powerfully the use of feet (physical activity) and forks (dietary pattern)influences health, for good or for ill.  The potential benefits of optimal use of feet and forks will be highlighted.  Obstacles along the road to health will be described, along with what it will take to navigate past them- with emphasis on the role of physicians.  Lifestyle is, potentially, the best of all medicines- but only if we can get it to go down!"


BIO: Dr. David L. Katz is the founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). Katz is Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital (2000) in Derby, CT, and founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation.

Known internationally for expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention, as well as integrative care and patient-centered care models, Katz is active in patient care, research, teaching, and public health practice. He established and formerly directed one of the nation’s first combined residency programs in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for 8 years.


Dr. Katz is a prominent voice in health & medicine in the media. He has published scientific articles, textbook chapters, newspaper columns and 12 books to date. He has consulted on obesity control and chronic disease prevention and is a peer reviewer for numerous leading medical journals.




The next three speakers, Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, ACLM President, along with Anne Wallace, PhD, and Kathleen Jones, MA, from LifeSynch Coaching, Humana will lead a session that demonstrates how cutting-edge findings and tools from the field of positive psychology support behavior change and life-long well-being. The session will highlight experiential exercises for uncovering a person's own intrinsic motivation and reveal participants' key strengths.

Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM


Founder of HealthType - the unique digital coach that highlights the role of personality and positive psychology on health behaviors, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Board Member of the American College of Preventive Medicine

 

BIO: Dr. Liana Lianov serves as the President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Regent on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine at the University of California Davis.

Her company, HealthTypeTM, offers consulting services and develops innovative interventions, including mobile technologies, for helping patients make sustainable health behavior changes. She also coordinates the health and wellness special interest group of the Association of Psychological Type International.

Her previous roles include Vice President of Clinical Operations at Berkeley HeartLab-- where she directed a national cardiovascular disease and lifestyle management program, Director of the Healthy Lifestyles Division at the American Medical Association, and chief of the California Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program and women’s cancer screening programs at the California Department of Health Services.

She is board certified in both preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine and has completed a psychiatry fellowship.


Anne Wallace, PhD, LifeSynch, a HUMANA company

A life coach with an emphasis on changing health behaviors and improving lives

BIO: Anne Wallace is at the forefront of the movement integrating the realm of Positive Psychology into the health and wellness field.  With over 20 years in the health care industry, Dr. Wallace is the Chief Coaching Officer at Hummingbird Coaching Services (a subsidiary of Humana Inc.), developers of the YOUR coaching model.  Combining the principles and best practices of stage-based behavior change and Positive Psychology, along with the development of first generation software to support behavior change online, Hummingbird is a pioneer the delivery of online wellness and well-being coaching.  In her position at Hummingbird, Dr. Wallace oversees coaching innovation, design and quality for programs across a spectrum of areas including health, life, caregiver, parent, and medication adherence coaching.

Kathleen Jones, MA, LifeSynch, a HUMANA company


Personal Health Coach with LifeSynch, a HUMANA company and Founder of Embody Change Life Coaching

 

BIO: Founder of Embody Change, Kathleen Jones has over 20 years of experience in coaching clients toward improved health and well-being. She’s also a Personal Health Coach with LifeSynch at Humana. She holds certifications in Intrinsic Coaching®, Motivational Interviewing, Wellness 360 Coaching, and has completed a certification course through the Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Areas of expertise include behavior change theory and practice, mind/body medicine, stress resiliency, and life balance.

As a certified yoga instructor, she offers both group and private yoga instruction, and teaches mindfulness with her physician partner, Jennifer Caragol, MD through Miramont Lifestyle Medicine.


For over twenty years, Kathleen served as faculty at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program where she taught lifestyle medicine, spirituality in medicine, and worked with resident physicians and patients in all areas of wellness. Along with her residency colleagues, she established the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at the Family Medicine Center.




Stephan Esser, USPTA, MD

A former #1 in US Men's Open Doubles Tennis, frequent presenter and author on lifestyle medicine and health promotion, works with Harvard's Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and is a co-collaborator on www.abeforfitness.com a free exercise video library, will conduct a session entitled Exercise as Medicine: from Z-Lines to Patient Selection.  This high-energy, interactive session, will equip participants with the essential exercise tools for the lifestyle medicine physician. Topics will include muscle physiology 101, leisure vs. lifestyle exercise, the state of exercise science, patient selection and exercise for special populations. Interactive chair exercises, stretching demonstrations and mock-up patient interactions will energize the session.

BIO: Promoter of educating, empowering and motivating individuals toward greater function and vitality, Stephan Esser, MD, is a passionate proponent for lifestyle medicine and is engaged in writing, speaking and clinical care. He is completing advanced training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School in Boston.cine and Rehabilitation at Harvard University in Boston. With a focus on restoring the health of Americans, Stephan Esser MD helps contribute to the prevention and reversal of disease.



The next three presenters, Drs. Gurley, Shane and Lorenzi-Filho, sleep disorder specialists, will be presenting a workshop on the identification and treatment of the common disorders of sleep, with an emphasis on lifestyle and non-pharmacologic treatment options, as well as the latest research on a new throat-specific exercise option.

Virginia Gurley, MD, MPH

Founder and President, AuraViva LLC. Presenting on Sleep Health: New Science and Lifestyle Solutions

BIO: Virginia Gurley has over 25 years experience in healthcare research and services.  Nearly 15 of those years have been spent in physician executive, population health management positions within organizations such as Henry Ford Health System, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Colorado Access, McKesson Health Solutions and Healthways.  Virginia’s expertise lies in clinical product design and development, healthcare information technology, health services research, science translation and preventive medicine. 

Virginia has been a researcher in a wide range of institutions including the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford University, School of Medicine; Department of Community, Family and Preventive Medicine at Stanford.  She was the Director of Applied Research and Clinical Applications for Henry Ford Health System’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and she was Vice President and Sr Medical Director of Innovation & Outcomes Research for Healthway’s Center for Health Research.  Virginia has received research funding from wide variety of organizations including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Cancer Institute.  Her work has been published in journals including CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Psychological Society Observer, Clinical Research and Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

In 2009, Virginia launched AuraViva based in Boulder, Colorado.  AuraViva is dedicated to translating the science of circadian physiology into health promotion and disease management tools for individual, organizations and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Gurley received her BA from Reed College.  She received her MD degree, Alpha Omega Alpha, from University of California, Davis.   Her MPH degree, Alpha Omega Delta, and her Preventive Medicine and Public Health residency were completed at Johns Hopkins University.   

Richard Shane, PhD

Providing insomnia suffers with simple and logical sleep methods

BIO: Richard Shane, Ph.D., has been a psychotherapist since 1978. In 1991, a crisis occurred in his life and he developed serious insomnia. Over years, he resolved this by inwardly observing his own process of eventually falling asleep or back to sleep. From this, he gained unique discoveries about how sleep happens, and created the Sleep Easily method. For the past 18 years, Richard has specialized in working with people with insomnia. He offers his program at New West Physicians in Denver, CO and The Brain and Behavior Clinic in Boulder.

Richard’s sleep method is simple and logical and people report that it feels like the actual way sleep happens. He feels honored to serve people with the gift of good sleep.

He received a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University (1972), an M.A. in Psychology from the New School For Social Research (1977), and a Ph.D. in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University (1991). He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and am a Licensed Professional Counselor.


Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, MD

Linking sleep disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease


BIO: Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho graduated as MD, his residency in Pulmonary Medicine and PhD on Pulmonary Defense Mechanisms at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Geraldo did a Post Doctoral training, under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Bradley, University of Toronto, 1996 – 1998. Returning to the division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo he set up a sleep laborator at the Heart Institute, University of São Paulo in 1999 where he is the Medical Director. Geraldo became Associate Professor, University of São Paulo in 2006. Geraldo actively participates of the American Thoracic Society where he served as the Chairman of the Program Committee, of the International Conference Assembly of Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, American Thoracic Society in 2007-2008. Geraldo is also in the Editorial Board, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from 2008 to present time. Working at a University Cardiology Centre, the main research interest is related to the mechanisms linking sleep disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease.



L Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd

Nationally-eminent child psychiatrist with more than 30 years of academic and clinical experience will present on Nutrion/Lifestyle Treatments for ADHD.

BIO: Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, is a graduate of the Ohio State University. Dr. Arnold is a nationally-eminent child psychiatrist with more than 30 years of academic and clinical experience. He is the author of 9 books and more than 120 articles in professional journals. He is currently studying psychotropic medications for ADHD and Autism and alternative treatments for ADHD and is co-investigator with Dr. Michael Aman on the RUPP project. His recent professional publications dealing with child mental health and ADHD can be previewed in our resources section.

Kent Peterson, MD, FACPM, FACOEM, MRO

President of Occupational Health Strategies and known as "out-standing in his field," Dr. Peterson will present on Executive Wellness: Models for Improving Executive Health Behavior, Corporate Culture, and Population Health

BIO: Kent Peterson, MD, FACPM, FACOEM is President of Occupational Health Strategies, a consulting firm based in Charlottesville, VA, that provides strategic planning, program design, health information management and training services to government agencies, Fortune 500 employers, healthcare companies worldwide. Dr. Peterson has served as president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Senior Vice President of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management, Vice President of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and Vice-Chair of the Medical Review Officer Certification Council. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at New York University and a senior faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute. He has authored 12 books and more than 300 chapters, articles and scientific presentations to professional societies, including the Handbook of Health Assessment Tool and the Handbook of Occupational Health & Safety Software. Former positions include Corporate Medical Director of American Standard, Corporate Manager of Preventive and Environmental Medicine for IBM worldwide, and Executive Vice President of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He long lived on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he was often “out-standing in his field.”

Practice Management Workshop Speakers

The next two speakers, Ken Germano and Jeff Bensky will lead a session on Integrated Lifestyle Management and Experience Design. Learn about how the future success of healthcare delivery is predicated upon an integrated and personalized approach.

BIO: Ken Germano is a 33 year veteran of the health, fitness and wellness industries with leadership positions with for-profit and not for profit organizations.  His leadership positions have included launching CYBEX Fitness in 1982. He was co-founder ,vice president of global sales and marketing for Reebok CCS Fitness. In addition, he served as the  first President of the American Council on Exercise, ACE ®.  He grew ACE into the largest non-profit certifier of fitness professionals in the world.  ACE became a globally recognized entity serving clients in diversified and growing markets. Germano also founded consulting

company, Wellness Fitness Consultants (WFC) that developed and implemented efficiency strategies for launching innovative technologies for new and existing companies in health, wellness and fitness sectors.  His clients included Panasonic, Louisville Slugger, SpeedFlex and Flexolate.

In 1991 Ken created and launched OPERATION FitKids®, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) foundation that increased physical activity opportunities for children through our nation’s schools by establishing and equipping fitness centers at no charge. OFK raised over $7 million  creating 300 centers nationwide. Currently, Ken is the executive director of the Medical Fitness Association, a worldwide group who’s mission supports the successful operation of physician supervised, integrated, outcomes and accountability based facilities.


Germano has served as a special advisor on youth fitness and strength training for the President’s Council and received its distinguished service award in 1992. The US Jaycees, Monsanto and the Presidents Council also recognized him one of 10 “Health American Fitness Leaders” in 1996.  Germano’s educational background includes a BS in pre-medicine science, MA in community and public health and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in community health policy and advocacy.
 

BIO: Jeff Bensky has over 35 years of broad leadership experiences with public and private healthcare markets.  As founder and Chief Executive Officer of two companies, he has significant leadership experiences in developing, marketing and managing profitable businesses. Bensky’s innovative business models have focused on unique customer groups requiring innovative and comprehensive marketing and delivery platforms.  Actively problem solving alternatives and creating these platforms have been fueled by the principles and application of experience design. 

He began his career as a tenure track assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University and helped build a for profit business at St. Louis University Medical Center focused on helping providers and corporations forge integrated health management partnerships in various cities around the U.S. He has also worked with Charter Medical Corporation as a division executive director, and as a senior manager at Price Waterhouse in the national healthcare strategy group.  Over the last 25 years he has founded and managed two businesses and been a partner in an experience design company.  His clients have ranged from Johnson and Johnson, Monsanto, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Florida Hospital (Celebration Health), Baylor University Medical Center, to the Boston Celtics and Miami Dolphins.

Edward B. Noffsinger, PhD


The father of the billable group visit model, will be teaching a half day workshop on how to implement quality group visits.  It is very important that these be done correctly, not just for clinical reasons, but also to avoid potentially serious problems with payers.


BIO: Recently named by HealthSpottr's as one of the Top 100 Heath Care Innovators, Dr. Noffsinger is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of group visits, and an adviser to medical groups and health care organizations around the country and worldwide. Dr. Noffsinger's new book, The ABCs Of Group VisitsundefinedAn Implementation Manual For Your Practice, is a streamlined book specifically focused upon the nuts and bolts of successfully implementing group visits in your practice. It is due to be published by Springer in October-November of 2012. His book, Running Group Visits In Your Practice is a definitive work on group visits. The book is a self-contained toolkit with an accompanying DVD that includes training videos
and examples of all the forms and promotional materials needed to launch a successful shared medical appointment program.


Dr. Noffsinger served as Vice President of Shared Medical Appointments and Group Based Disease Management at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health. Widely published in the field, his work in the area of group visits has been featured in numerous medical journals. Dr. Noffsinger has given well over a thousand invited presentations in the private, public, and governmental healthcare sectors nationally and internationally. He has also been featured in Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, CNN, CNN Headline News, PBS Healthweek, several television stations, newspapers around the country, and in public radio broadcasts both locally and nationally.

 

Daniel Helmchen, MBA


With 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena, Dan will focus on the implementation of the systems for the management of patients with sleep disorders including screening,  scheduling and management, sleep equipment procurement / management including supplies, successful financial management of the sleep program including insurance billing and collection, and the coordination and management of home therapy.  

 

BIO: Daniel Helmchen has been an administrator / manager in the healthcare arena for over 30 years. He has served as Director of Administrative Services for United Western Medical Centers Santa Ana and Anaheim, Director of Adminstrative Operations for Joint Commission, Administrator for several home health and home medical equipment companies, and has management experience within the managed care environment. Dan currently owns and operates several sleep diagnostic and healthcare consulting companies. He consults nationally and internationally with physicians, hospitals, and sleep diagnostic companies. Dan has served on many professional panels and speaks regularly. 

 


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