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Dr. Kadesha Collins-Fletcher
Dr. Kadesha Collins-Fletcher|Memory Screening (Workshop)| Dementia: Recognizing the Signs

Specialty:
Geriatric Medicine, Family Medicine

Academic titles

Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas O’Brien | Natural Healing “You are What You Eat” Part 1 & 2

Dr. Thomas  O’Brien 11 Diplomat of American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Masters in Clinical Nutrition / NYIT

TV Host / 4 x Beta Award Health Education Show,

“Ask Dr. Tommy O”

Yvena Bernard, RN, BSN, CRNI;|Protect our Life and Love Ones by Knowing Your Rights as a Patient!
Yvena Bernard, RN, BSN, CRNI | Protect our Life and Love Ones by Knowing Your Rights as a Patient!

Yvena Bernard is a  Registered Nurse with over 22 years of Nursing Experiences.  Her nursing background includes, Public Health, medical-Surgical,  Level 1 Adult ER, Level 1 Pediatric ER, MRI,  Interventional Radiology, and infusion Nursing. She is BLS, ACLS, PALS, and CRNI certified.

She is passionate concerning Patient’s advocacy.  She enjoys empowering the general pulbic.  She has participated in numerous Health fairs, and several medical missions, including international missions to South America, and Africa.

In 2014,  her  dedication to Patient’s advocacy, her concern for  social justice, and  her passion to bring to fruition social equality in health care, led her to attend CUNY Law School.   Currently she is on an approved leave of absence, but is scheduled to return next fall to continue the pursuit of a Juris Doctorate.

She is presently employed as  a Senior Staff Nurse at NYU Langone Medical Center.

 

Dr. Kinga Kiszko | Hypertension

I was born in Lublin, Poland and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. I knew I wanted to practice medicine since I was a child – I was inspired by my father, who as a pediatric surgeon worked countless hours providing healthcare to multiple communities throughout Poland. Through my own experiences as an immigrant growing up in the United States, I decided that as a physician I want to work with underserved populations and immigrant families. For this reason I completed my residency training at the Jamaica Hospital- Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency. My passion for providing quality life-long primary care brought me to the Northwell Health System to further my knowledge of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. In addition, I have a personal interest in functional medicine and place large emphasis on the mind-body-spirit approach to healing. My goal as a physician is to empower my patients by promoting preventative medicine and healthcare literacy, as well as awareness of proper emotional support, nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction.

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Dr. Lawrence Dino Belletti | “Ask The Doctor”

Specialty:
Internal Medicine

Board certifications:

Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic titles

Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Affiliations:

Patricia Garnica | Know Your Numbers!
Patricia Garnica | Know Your Numbers!

Patricia Garnica has been a hospital nurse for over 25 years. When she came to New York City from Colombia, she already had a nursing degree from La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She didn’t speak a word of English when she got to the US and studied English after she arrived.  After passing the nursing board exams, she got a job as a floor nurse, and then became a nurse manager, on a medical/surgical unit in a Queens hospital. In 2001, Patricia joined the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center adult inpatient team at New York-Presbyterian (NYP)/Columbia as a diabetes educator, and today she is the team’s nurse practitioner.

Dr. Irina Mikhaylovna-Dashkova | Fall Prevention | Urinary Incontienence for Women Only
Dr. Irina Mikhaylovna-Dashkova | Fall Prevention | Urinary Incontienence for Women Only

Irina Mikhaylovna Dashkova, MD

Specialty:
Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine

Academic titles

Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Affiliations:

Dr. Isabella Park | To Proxy or Not to Proxy
Dr. Isabella Park | To Proxy or Not to Proxy

Dr. Isabella Park is board certified in Family Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Care. She is a Palliative Medicine physician from the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Health System. She is also the Chair of System BRIDGES at NS-LIJ which is dedicated to create a robust partnership between health system employees and the culturally diverse communities we serve through cultural competency education and community outreach programs. Dr. Park’s interests include projects for advanced care planning in the aging immigrant community.

Dr. Ryan Braverman | Boby by Desing Wellness Chiropractic
Dr. Ryan Braverman | Body by Design Wellness Chiropractic

Dr. Ryan Braverman’s mission is to help as many individuals and families as possible achieve their health needs, wants and goals by providing the tools, knowledge and support to attain them through natural means. He has committed to providing the highest quality care and treatment methods while continually striving for excellence as he guides patients along their lifelong journey to health and wellness.

He graduated top of his class at New York Chiropractic College earning him the honor of Magna Cum Laude and proud member of the Phi Chi Omega honor society. In the tail end of his residency he had the opportunity and privilege to partake in an advance clinical rotation where he was able to learn and cultivate skills that help him in his practice today. Upon graduating, Dr. Braverman was also the sole recipient of the NYCC Clinic Award.

Post graduation Dr. Braverman has committed to endless hours of self-study as well as attending numerous seminars and conferences on a yearly basis in the areas of health, healing and wellness. Through his experience in clinical practice he has understood the importance of whole body healing. This type of healing starts with the root cause of the problem not focusing solely on the symptoms associated with that problem. He fully understands that correcting the structure and function in one’s body will provide a long life of health and prosperity.

Currently Dr. Braverman is focused on treating patients, writing his own book as well as regularly hosting speaking events on all topics related to health. In his spare time he spends time exercising, reading, cycling and spending time with his wife Christina-Ann.

Techniques:

Chiropractic: Diversified, Activator, Flexion/Distraction, Decompression. Arthro-Stim (machine assited)

Soft Tissue: Myofacial Release, Vibrocussor

Nutritional: Weight Loss, Performance Enhancement

Dr. Jeanine L. Cook-Garard, RN, PhD, GNP | Fall Prevention
Jeanine L. Cook-Garard, RN, PhD, GNP | Fall Prevention

Dr. Jeanine Cook-Garard is currently a gerontologic nurse practitioner and a full Professor at Nassau Community College where she has been an educator for 23 years. Health promotion in the community and for the older adult population is her area of expertise. She received the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development International award for teaching and leadership. In the 1990s she began a non-for-profit organization that provides education and nursing services to the under-served communities. For this, she has been awarded both a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Community Nursing and a Citation for Special Recognition for Community Nursing Service.

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Kamic Lewis, DO | Mindfulness: Mindful Living to Take Charge of Your Health

Growing up in Jamaica, Queens and witnessing the disparities of health care inspired me to become a physician for the underserved.My residency training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC reinforced that desire and led to my current position as a Faculty Attending Physician for the Jamaica Hospital-Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Through my role there, I am able to care for the underserved in both the hospital and clinic settings. Over the last few years, it has become very apparent to me how the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected and that the health of each one is integral to allow for the optimal function of each person as a whole. Many chronic diseases are caused by stress and harmful lifestyle choices such as poor diet and lack of exercise. Based on this knowledge, I have used the latest research showing the benefits of preventative medicine, mindfulness, and meditation to help my patients achieve a better level of comprehensive health. My goal is to empower my patients and make them realize the role they play in their overall healthcare management.

Eating Healthy & Exercise
Eating Healthy & Exercise

Yolanda Artis is a native of Long Island, New York. She graduated from Spelman College, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Pre-Medicine. Upon completion of that degree, she later obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn.  She is currently employed as a Physician Assistant at SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn in the Department of Emergency Medicine and she has worked in that capacity for the last 13 years. She holds a national certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant as well a registered license with New York State. In addition, she has certifications in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Educating our youth and our community is her passion. Throughout her tenure as a Physician Assistant, she had been afforded numerous opportunities to do so. In collaboration with Roosevelt School District, Centennial Avenue School and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. she implemented the “Yes We Can” Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative for young girls.  She served as the guest speaker of the Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. open discussion for college bound women entitled  “Are You College Ready?” which focused on making health choices while at college. As part of Zion Cathedral’s own “Ready, Set, No” program she was able to educate youth in the community about the importance disease prevention by the way of abstinence. In addition, she has participated in paneled discussions on an array of topics including: Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Mental Illness in the Black Community.  It is her hearts desire to pour into the lives of others what was poured into her. She acknowledges that what God has blessed her with is not for her alone but it is for others.