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Edyta Biernat-Kałuża MD, PhD-consultant rheumatologist, internal medicine doctor
Head of Outpatient Rheumatological Clinic and Head of the first in Poland Nutritional and Lifestyle Medicine Center- ORLIK/WARSAW-Poland.
Range of competence with special interest
Amber is a compounding pharmacist in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and a graduate of University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Amber works closely with area prescribers providing office educations on the uses for LDN as well as researching novel ways to formulate LDN therapies. She also provides consultations to patients and providers optimizing therapeutic outcomes and providing safety recommendations. When not working in the compounding lab, Amber enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Timothy Schwaiger received his naturopathic medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe Arizona and completed a two-year residency there in Family Medicine. He holds an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences, a master’s degree in Health Services Management, and has over thirty years of health-related experience. Dr. Schwaiger recently served as Chief Medical Officer at Bastyr University in California before moving to Prescott with his wife, Debra in 2016. He rejoined Bastyr University California in September 2018 as an adjunct faculty. He also has a private practice at the Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego.
Dr. Schwaiger has been in practice since 1999 and loves being a naturopathic physician. He uses naturopathic modalities as well as an integrative approach to pain management and cancer therapy, using adjunct therapies such as low dose naltrexone, trigger point injections, melatonin, nasal glutathione, acupuncture, medicinal mushrooms such as Trametes versicolor, and IV therapy. He is very experienced in the use of hormones, including thyroid, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
As a Naturopathic physician he can help individuals with non-pharmaceutical approaches to blood pressure, depression, anxiety and insomnia. He works with all age groups and has a wide scope of practice.
Dr. Marcus is currently the Director of Clinical Muscle Pain Research at Weill-Cornell Medicine in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery. He has focused on the study of pain throughout his career, with a special interest in muscle pain. He is a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and is currently on the BOD of the American Board of Pain Medicine.
His recent publications include two journal articles, entitled “A Comprehensive Protocol to Diagnose and Treat Pain of Muscular Origin May Successfully and Reliably Decrease or Eliminate Pain in a Chronic Pain Population” (published in Pain Medicine, 2010) and A Preliminary Study to Determine if a Muscle Pain Protocol Can Produce Long‐Term Relief in Chronic Back Pain Patients (published in Pain Medicine, 2013), three academic textbook chapters entitled “Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Pain” (published in AAPM Textbook of Pain Medicine, 2012), “Muscle Pain: Pathophysiology, Evaluation, and Treatment” (published in Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 2016), and “Outcomes Assessment” (published in Surgical Management of Pain, 2012), and two books published by S & S, Freedom from Pain and End Back Pain Forever.
He started and co-directed the first pain center in New York City at Montefiore Hospital from 1978-1984, then established and directed the Lenox Hill Hospital Inpatient Pain Center from 1984-1998. From 1995-1998, he also directed the Princess Margaret Pain Treatment and Functional Restoration Center in Windsor, UK. He received a $500,000 grant from Medtronic to study outcomes at pain centers for the American Academy of Pain Medicine in 1990.
He has 3 patents on his approach to evaluate and treat muscle pain and is currently working on producing an instrument that will allow most clinicians to identify and treat specific muscles that are the source of common back, neck and shoulder pains.
My "Why" - It was a motorcycle accident at age 16 that made me want to study medicine.
I was admitted to our local Hospital in Germany with what turned out to be a torn ligament in my knee. It was after hours and the young doctor admitting me told me I was going to be a cripple now for life. I now know he probably meant well, wanting to scare me so I would not ever ride a motorcycle again- but I had the worst night and didn't get a wink of sleep. The next day the doctor's supervisor told me this could be addressed with routine
Dr. Ingels is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and more than 25 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ingels completed a residency program at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Dr. Ingels is a licensed naturopathic physician in the State of Connecticut and a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in the State of California, where he maintains practices in both states. He is also Board Certified in Integrated Pediatrics.
Dr. Ingels has been published extensively and is the author of two books, The Natural Pharmacist: Lowering Cholesterol and Natural Treatments for High Cholesterol. He has also written a chapter on allergy desensitization for autistic children in “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” and is the author of the upcoming book, “The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan To Fight The Inflammatory Autoimmune Response And Overcome Lyme Disease Permanently” due in Spring 2018.
Dr. Ingels’ practice focuses on environmental medicine with special emphasis on Lyme disease, autism and chronic immune dysfunction, including allergies, asthma, recurrent or persistent infections and other genetic or acquired immune problems. His practice is comprised of both children and adults. He uses diet, nutrients, herbs, homeopathy and immunotherapy to help his patients achieve better health.
Ingels Family Health, directed by Dr. Darin Ingels is an international leader in the treatment of Lyme disease, autism and chronic immune disorders, integrating the best of conventional and natural approaches to your healthcare. Visit DarinIngelsND.com for more information and to start your journey to better health.
Chair of the European committee of ILADS
Pol De Saedeleer graduated from the University of Louvain in 1991 as a Doctor in Pharmaceutical Science. In addition to his PharmD, Dr. De Saedeleer also has two Master’s degrees: the first in Nutritional and Phytotherapeutical therapies at IMPB in Louvain-La-Neuve, and the second in Homeopathic Practice at VSU in Ghent. As the head of a Belgian compounding pharmacy and Scientific director of two research-focused nutritional laboratories, Pol De Saedeleer has taken a particular interest in dealing with immune-related pathologies. Dr. De Saedeleer presents at medical conferences and workshops throughout Europe, including A4M, ILADS, and the German Borreliose Society, where he provides evidence-oriented medicine and pharmaceutical and nutritional recommendations to improve patient health. In addition to his role as the Chairman of the European ILADS Commission, Pol De Saedeleer is also the chair and organizer of the International Conference of Chronic Pathologies in Antwerp, an annual international conference with a high turnout of medical professionals and experts, and one of the largest European conferences with a strong focus on sharing and exchanging information between physicians. Website
Dr. Yoon Hang "John" Kim has been practicing integrative medicine and acupuncture since 1999. As a residential fellow at the University of Arizona, he trained with Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Kim is currently serving as the director of integrative medicine at the University of Kansas Health System. His decade of work as the director of an integrative medicine practice has been published in the book Tao of Healing: A Story of Georgia Integrative Medicine. As an integrative health consultant to hospitals, academic institutions, and clinicians, Dr. Kim has helped to establish numerous integrative medicine practices.
He is founder of the Integrative Health Studies Certificate Program at the University of West Georgia, where he has also served as a member of the faculty. He is the author of two books and author of more than 20 articles on integrative medicine.
During his studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kim was named a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow. After graduating, he undertook a residency in the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kim completed the UCLA MEdical Acupuncture Training Program for Physicians, and holds a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from San Diego State University.
November 14th - Melissa Coats, ND, FABNO
Dr. Coats graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor’s degree in biology; she then went on to achieve her Masters in bioethics from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Subsequently, Dr. Coats earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. She is a board certified naturopathic oncologist and is known as a fellow of the board of naturopathic oncology (FABNO) which puts her in a unique group of physicians whom specialize in naturopathic oncology. She is a past President of the SCNM Alumni Association and current Board Development Chair of Tempe Boys and Girls Club. She is a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In 2017 she was named one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Coats offers general naturopathic medical care and focuses much of her time in oncology and natural options for mental health support. Dr. Coats practices with a broad scope of treatment options from acupuncture to clinical nutrition to help you achieve optimal health.
John Herr, R.Ph., FIACP, graduated from Saint John’s University in 1984 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. As a pharmacy student, John was launched into the trajectory that his career would follow when he began practicing compounding in 1983. Since that time, John has practiced in several different compounding disciplines, ultimately specializing in pediatrics, integrative medicine, pain management, and sterile compounding.
John worked at several different retail pharmacies before he purchased an independent retail pharmacy in May of 2000. At Town & Country, John began to develop the pharmacy’s compounding business by serving the needs locally of patients in the community. The compounding business grew so successfully that John was able to open a dedicated, compounding-only laboratory in 2003. Town & Country Compounding became such a successful business that John was able to sell the retail store, enabling him to pursue his passion for compounding full-time.
John is an active member of the compounding pharmacy community. John is passionate about advocating for our industry: he attends IACP’s Compounders on Capitol Hill annually, as well as engaging individual lobbyists to support our causes. Over the years he has served on numerous pharmacy boards in order to support and give back to the profession, including: IACP – Past President and Executive committee member, IACP – Foundation Board, Garden State Pharmacy Owners, Cardinal Regional Advisory Board, Cardinal National Advisory Board, Community Specialty Pharmacy Network Board, and MHA Specialty Pharmacy Board. He also speaks frequently at patient and professional events on a wide variety of topics in order to educate both the public and healthcare professionals on the value of compounded medications in today’s healthcare system.
John has been professionally recognized numerous times over the course of his career. John has been named the PCCA Compounding Pharmacist of the Month and the PCCA Pharmacist of the Year in 2008. John reports that his greatest honor has been receiving an award from the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care organization for the Hospice Pharmacist of the Year, as John has dedicated much of his career to formulating compounds to help with symptom management at the end of life.
John is also passionate about helping patients in pain. John has worked with many practitioners and patients over the years creating non-opioid transdermal cream combinations to help with several types of pain such as inflammatory, muscular and neuropathic pain. He also has been an advocate of using Low Dose Naltrexone for over 20 years.
Dr. O'Bryan is a world expert on gluten and it’s impact on your health. He is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.
He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the Gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com.
Dr. O’Bryan is considered the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. He holds adjunct Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences.
He has trained thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of food related disorders and the development of individual autoimmune diseases.
His 2016 critically acclaimed ground-breaking book, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives us the tools to identify our dis-ease process years before the symptoms are obvious.
Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., MPH, MS spent her first twenty years of practice as an emergency room physician with the Detroit Medical Center and then the next twenty years as an Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine specialist. She is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She has been featured on CNN, PBS, and many other television networks, has been interviewed in numerous consumer magazines, and has hosted two of her own radio shows. She is a regular contributor for Fox News Radio. Dr. Smith is currently the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Dr. Smith is also the co-director of the Master’s Program in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. In addition, she is the Director of Medical Education for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She is the author of the best-selling books, “HRT: The Answers,” “Vitamins Hype or Hope,” “Demystifying Weight Loss,” “What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More,” “What You Must Know about Women’s Hormones, “Why You Can’t Lose Weight.,” and ary
“What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It, “What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders,” and “What You Must Know About Allergy
Relief,” of which she is a co-author. Her newest book: “What You Must Know About Autoimmune Diseases,” is scheduled to come out this fall.
Dr Shawn Tassone, MD, PhD is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. He holds a medical degree, in addition to a PhD in mind-body medicine. In his 20 years of practice, Dr. Tassone has seen over 40,000 women and is a highly regarded patient advocate. As an integrative health practitioner, Dr. Tassone believes that you should have an active role in your care. His work includes studies and publications on spirituality in medical care, whole foods to heal the human body, and integrative medicine. Dr. Tassone has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, NBCNews Online and Stanford MedX.