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SPEAKERS - by presentation order

 

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers  |  Wednesday, August 5  |  8:00am – 10:00am
Advanced Cardiac Life Support  |  Wednesday, August 5  |  10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 8:15pm
Pediatric Life Support Course  | 
Thursday, August 6  |  8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm
 

Carolyn Frederick, EMT-P


George N. Smith, DO, FACOFP

Dr. Smith is Board Certified in Family Practice, Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Medical Director West EMS. He is Vice President of the West Hospital Authority Board, distinguished past president of the Kiwanis Club of West, immediate past president of the Texas Medical Director’s Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and a member of the Medicaid Advisory Committee for the state of Texas. Dr. Smith is also the recipient of the 2007 Jefferson Award.


Scott Stein, LP, NREMT-P

Scott holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management. He is a Department of Defense consultant on installation preparedness, Homeland Security National Disaster Medical System Safety Officer, American Heart Association Training Center Faculty in multiple disciplines, and International Association of Firefighters Hazardous Materials Instructor. Scott holds a number of professional and teaching certifications including Licensed, Credential Paramedic, NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians), Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer II, Instructor III.


Rodney M. Wiseman, DO, FACOFP, dist

Dr. Wiseman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and later completed his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served his internship at William Beaumont Hospital, Army Medical Center, in El Paso. He is board certified in osteopathic family medicine. Prior to starting his medical practice, Dr. Wiseman served several years in the U.S. Army, serving as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

 

 

Geriatric Workshop  |  Thursday, August 6  |  1:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Sheila Page, DO

Board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, and treats a wide spectrum of patients from the newborn to the elderly, including patients with irreversible and terminal illness. Dr. Page has a special interest in children with disabilities, particularly those whose burden of care is difficult and who have been given little hope for a better quality of life.

 

Dr. Page received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992, after which she completed an additional year of training as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Following an internship at Northeast Community Hospital, Dr. Page practiced family medicine for seven years while working on her board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She has been practicing and developing her skills in that specialty for the last 15 years, and currently has a private solo practice serving the Fort Worth area.

 

The impact of politics on the medical profession and the physician-patient relationship has been a recent focus for Dr. Page. Her interests include policy related to maintaining the integrity of independent physician practices, end of life issues, sanctity of life, and access to care for the severely ill. Dr. Page serves on several medical committees and participates with a variety of advocacy groups.
 
Alvin Mathé, DO

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth Dr. Mathé is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics. In addition to teaching responsibilities at UNTHSC, Dr. Mathé is the Medical Director Palliative Medicine at Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth. In this role he helped open a 16 bed Palliative Care Unit the only Palliative Care Unit in North Texas. Dr. Mathé was also the local principal investigator of the M.O.P.S.E. trial (Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly), September 2004-2007.

 

Nestor Praderio, MD

As President and Founder of Face to Face, a non-profit organization providing Alzheimer’s support since 1998, Dr. Praderio has extensive experience with dementia. He is also President (2011), Medical Staff at Christus Spohn Health System and Medical Director, Department of Behavioral Medicine for Christus Spohn Health System.

 


 

Preventive Care in LGBT  |  Thursday, August 6  |  7:00pm – 7:50pm 

 

Thomas Kaspar, MD - Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease through the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of Texas at Galveston. He is in private practice in Seguin and Corpus Christi.  Dr. Kaspar is also Medical Director of the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, which provides community education, out-reach and prevention, behavioral health and client services including STD testing.

 

Compassionate Communication in LGBT  |  Thursday, August 6  |  8:00pm - 8:50pm

 

Alison Johnson, MS, CHES, CHW, LCDC - Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

Holds a Master’s of Science in Counseling, Emphasis on Addictions from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her undergraduate course work includes Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Specialization in Community Health and a Minor in Nonprofit Management. She is the Director of Outreach and Prevention for the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, which provides community education, out-reach and prevention, behavioral health and client services including STD testing.

 

Cardiovascular Workshop  |  Friday, August 7  |  7:45am – 11:50am

 

Robert Megna, DO, MS, FAARFM, ABOIM, ABAARM, ABIHM

A Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.  He is also board certified in Family Practice, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Holistic Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. He has completed an academic Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine through A4M.  He has a Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida; School of Medicine in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. Dr. Megna has been in private practice for almost thirty years focusing on preventative health and wellness, utilizing an integrative approach with life style modification, nutriceutical, and pharmaceutical care. He has extensive experience in the use of advanced cardiovascular and metabolic diagnostic and laboratory testing in his clinical practice. Dr. Megna is a popular and prolific national speaker on advanced lipid and cardio metabolic biomarker testing and its clinical application in the practice of medicine.

 

Practice Management Workshop  |  Friday, August 7  |  7:45am – 11:50am 


Bruce Maniet, DO, FACOFP

Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas.  Dr. Maniet is in private practice in two north Texas locations, Sherman and Whiteright, Texas.


Kelly Skinner, CMM, CPC, CFPC

Founder and owner of Skinner Medical Billing and Consulting. She holds three coding certifications, CMM - Certified Medical Manager, CPC - Certified Professional Coder, and CFPC - Certified Family Practice Coder. Her extensive experience includes twenty years of accounting and payroll, as well as twenty years of medical office management; supervising a large staff and overseeing front desk, nursing, insurance billing, account receivables, account payables. Kelly enjoys working with physicians to turn problems into payments, and increase revenue through proper coding and office management. 


Matthew Menendez

Vice President, ICD-10 Specialist for White Plume Technologies, LLC. Matthew is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned his degree in Economics. He has conducted over 100 webinars that specifically address ICD-10 and its impacts on physician productivity and revenue cycle efficiency. Under Matthew’s leadership, his team of coders created its own Applied Mapping to route each ICD-9 code to the appropriate code or codes in ICD-10. The Applied Mapping tool has been used to generate Conversion Analysis for a practice’s most frequently used code from ICD-9 to ICD-10, as well as identifying the appropriate risk category for each code.


Jay Baucum

Owner of Edward Sloan and Associates. He has been involved in healthcare sales for over 26 years. Jay began his career working for Data Systems/Versyss selling medical billing systems. From there, he went to work in the nutraceutical/pharmaceutical industry providing cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and respiratory products. In 2009, he purchased Edward Sloan and Associates, a 25 year old collection agency that specializes in healthcare recovery.

 

Cynthia Penkala, CMM, CMPE, CMSCS, CPOM

Director, Practice Management and Vendor Relations, American Osteopathic Association. She is former Senior Policy Analyst, Practice Management Center for the American Medical Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from National Louis University, Evanston, IL, as well as Certificates in Medical Office Management and Medical Billing from the Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL. In her role with the AOA, Cynthia provides assistance to osteopathic physicians and their practices on practice management issues impacting them on a daily basis. She raises awareness of issues that may impact osteopathic physicians and their practices. Cynthia oversees the development of member education to assist physician and represents the AOA on the Specialty Society Insurance Coalition, the Physician Electronic Health Record Coalition and the Primary Care Patient Centered Collaborative.

 

ER/LA Opiods: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care  |  Friday, August 7  |  2:05pm – 5:15pm


Dan Williams, DO

Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. He serves as Assistant Professor of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Marian University, Indianapolis. Dr. Williams earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and completed an Internal Medicine Residency through the University of Oklahoma Department of Internal Medicine.Following residency, Dr. Williams trained with internationally renowned experts in osteopathic manipulation from the United States, Europe and Japan. His training in Europe inspired interest in the benefits of osteopathic manipulation for pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain and he continues to treat women with these concerns. Over the past several years, Dr. Williams has taught and presented to students and medical professionals throughout the United States and Europe. He has designed and published board review books for osteopathic medical students. His medical research includes NIH funded research on the effects of manipulation on low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

 

Nutrition Workshop  |  Saturday, August 8  |  7:45am – 11:50am 

 

Thomas G. Guilliams, PhD

Vice President of Ortho-Molecular Products Incorporated. He is also Clinical Instructor, School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Guilliams undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry was completed in 1990 at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. He completed his PhD in Molecular Biology in 1995 at the Medical College of Wisconsin Ph.D. He has authored several abstracts and peer review publications. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author. His most recent publication is entitled, “The Original Prescription; How the Latest Scientific Discoveries Can Help You Leverage the Power of Lifestyle”.


Robert Roundtree, MD

Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill in 1980 and then completed a residency in family and community medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Roundtree is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and by the American Board of Holistic Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Roundtree opened Boulder Wellcare, Boulder, Colorado, a private practice specializing in individual healthcare consulting. He is a nationally recognized speaker and is the coauthor of five books on Integrative and Nutritional Medicine.

 

Wound Care Basics Workshop  |  Saturday, August 8  |  7:45am – 11:50am


H. Sprague Taveau, IV, DO, MBA, FACOFP

Co-founder of Central Texas Wound Healing Associates, of Killeen, Texas. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, after which he completed a family medicine residency and internship at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. His undergraduate course work, at Oklahoma City University, includes a Major in Psychology, Minor in Chemistry and Military Science. He graduated with highest honors.A highly decorated Veteran of the United States Army, Dr. Taveau’s extensive military training and career span more than twenty-five years and reflect his progression from Army Commander to Division Surgeon. 


Glennon R. Einspanier, DO, FACOS

Board Certified National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He is a 1982 graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri; and a 1987 graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine’s General Surgery Program. Dr. Einspanier is a Veteran Lieutenant Commander of the United States Navy.  Following several years of practice in Chicago, in 1996 Dr. Einspanier relocated to Abilene, TX to practice Surgery, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine before joining Central Texas Wound Healing Associates, of Killeen, Texas.


Katherine Lincoln, DO

Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. Following a Family Medicine Residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY, Dr. Lincoln served as Associate Clinical Professor at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and State University of New York Upstate Medical College. In 2008, she joined Family Care and Minor Emergency Center, in San Antonio, TX and practiced family medicine until her husband’s military assignment brought her Fort Hood, where she joined Central Texas Wound Healing Associates, of Killeen.

 

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment - An Interactive Workshop  |  Saturday, August 8  |  2:05pm - 6:05pm

 

Ryan Seals, DO

Assistant Professor, Department Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Following graduation, Dr. Seals completed an integrated Family Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Seals is board certified in both Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He has worked at UNT HSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2012.


Sharon Gustowski, MPH, DO

Chair, Department of Osteopathic Principles, Practices, and Integration, University Incarnate Word San Antonio. She is a graduate of University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM), and the School of Public Health  She is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Gustowski was a founding faculty member at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2004-2011, and faculty at UNTHSC-TCOM, 2011-2014.


Victoria Chang, DO

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following her role as Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Chang is a staff physician at Baptist Health System, Schertz, Texas.


Carol Browne, DO

Board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and a graduate of University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM). Dr. Browne maintains a private practice in Tampa, Florida.

 

 


Wound Care Advanced Workshop  |  Saturday, August 8  |  2:05pm - 6:05pm


Enoch Hoang, MD, MPH&TM, FACEP, FUHM, FACCWS

Medical Director of the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine department at Adventist MedicalCenter in Portland, OR. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine where he also obtained a Masters degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Irvine and went on to complete a fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and currently practices at Adventist Medical Center in Portland. He is Past-President of the Pacific Chapter of the UHMS and served a 6-year term on the American Board of Preventive Medicine’s Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Board Examination Committee. He is the founder and past-president of the Columbia Wound Care Consortium – a multi-disciplinary, multi-hospital group of wound care providers in the greater Portland metropolitan area. He is the current President-Elect of the UHMS and chairs the Clinical Practice Guidelines Oversight, Membership, and Graduate Medical Education committees.

 

Katherine Lincoln, DO

Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. Following a Family Medicine Residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY, Dr. Lincoln served as Associate Clinical Professor at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and State University of New York Upstate Medical College. In 2008, she joined Family Care and Minor Emergency Center, in San Antonio, TX and practiced family medicine until her husband’s military assignment brought her Fort Hood, where she joined Central Texas Wound Healing Associates, of Killeen.


Ryan Vancura, MD

A Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Metroplex Hospital, Killeen Texas. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kanas.  His previous work experience includes Diagnostic Radiology at Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health and Oregon Health & Science University.

 

 

Risk Management Workshop with Ethics Hour  |  Sunday, August 9  |  8:00am - 12:00pm


Corrine Stern, DO

Chief Medical Examiner, Webb County Texas. She is licensed to practice in both Hawaii and Texas, and brings more than 10 years of experience to her work as the Chief Medical Examiner for Webb County, Texas. Prior to accepting this role, she served as the chief medical examiner for El Paso County. Dr. Stern services as a chief medical officer with the National Disaster Medical System. Dr. Stern attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology. She went on to complete her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Stern also holds a Master of Public Health from American Military University. She completed residencies in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Hawaii and surgical pathology and forensic medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Stern also completed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.


Corrine Jedynak-Bell, DO, MBA

Earned her BSN at Marquette University in the RN to BSN program, and her DO degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was in private practice in Washington over 15 years, serving in many roles including Department Chair and Medical Director for the OB GYN Department. While in Washington, Dr. Bell was involved at WOMA, ACOOG residency site review, and March of Dimes as a board member. She has been a member of the American Osteopathic Information Association serving as a member of the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Bureau for eight years and through the business transition from the AOA to the AOIA.  She received her MBA from the University of Washington in 2005 and worked in the healthcare insurance arena serving as Medical Director for Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser at Premera Blue Cross, culminating as a Chief Medical Officer for a new Medicare Advantage Plan, Soundpath in Seattle, Washington. Moving to Arizona in 2009 as Medical and Operations Director and for Cigna CareToday, she opened eleven sites for care in the community targeting sites in the Hispanic community. She served fellowship for re-entry in 2011,  and most recently as Medical Director for High Risk OB-Gyn Hospitalists in the Banner Healthcare system, Glendale, Arizona. While in Arizona, Dr. Bell has been at Midwestern University, as Assistant Clinical Professor for OB-Gyn since 2011, involved in curriculum  development, and implementation. She has had close student interaction as a preceptor, as had been awarded “Guardian of the Profession” recognition from the AOA.


Roy Martin, MDiv
Assistant Professor, Ethics Department, University of North Texas Health Science Center.


  

 

 

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