Eric Lefkofsky considers Chicago his home, and as such he tries to give as much back to the community as he can. His work on a number of important boards including the Board of the Art Institute of Chicago, his postition as Charmain of the Board of Trustees of Steppanwolf Theatre, and his philanthropic foundation, the Lefkofsky Fund are all a part of that. In a differnt way, so is his new Chicago based geonomics startup, Tempus, of which he is one of the co-founders as well as the CEO Lefkosky has been in the tech startup business for some time, and already has the success of one major Chicago based start-up to his credit.
Tempus was created to help analyze data of cancer patients in order to create a database that would better help oncologists understand what kind of treatments work best for which cancers. They are able to analyzize and organize the data from multiple differt kinds of cancers and analyze the geonomes in order to create a more complete picture.
Recently Tempus entered a partnership with the Mayo Clinic to help expand on the data that they already had. Through the new partnership with the Mayo Clinic, the staff at Tempus, of which thier 100 employees include computational biologists, software engineers they are analyzing the data of 1000 patients. Currently the company is able to process the data of 5,000 patients per year. They plan on expanding and hiring more employees this year to increase their capacity. These employees work toghether to create a database of information, which oncologists can then decide how to use.
The Mayo Clinic is giving Tempus data on 1000 of its cancer patients. These are being treated for a variety of cancers, including early and advanced breast cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer.
Tempus and Erik Lefkosky hope that this database can help change the way patients are treated. The hope is that the database will further help oncologists understand which courses of treatement work best for differnt cancers. The hope is that patterns will emerge and that there will be much less guesswork for oncologists.
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Prostate Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases to affect older men. One of those affected by the deadly disease was former Republican Presidental candidate Mitt Romney. After early detection and a surgical procedure, Dr. David Samadi offers a healthy outlook for the politician.
The prostate in question was a slow-growing tumor. Once the tumor was detected, Mr. Romney underwent a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at the University of Irvine Hospital. Mr. Romney was one of over 161,000 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the last year.
So how common is prostate cancer? In older men, it is extremely common. In fact, six in ten men over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The most common age for a man to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is around the age of 66. Mr. Romney was 70 years old when the procedure was performed.
While Mr. Romney is the highest profile politician to undergo prostate surgery, he is not the only political figure to undergo the procedure. In fact, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State Colin Powell underwent a procedure for his prostate in 2003. Before that, former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry underwent a similar procedure in the year 2002.
After reviewing a number of prostate cases, Dr. David Samadi strongly recommends surgery over radiation. One of the main reasons Dr. Samadi recommends surgery is to prevent the side effects associated with chemotherapy. Citing the increased number of deaths of chemotherapy patients as opposed to surgery patients, Dr. Samadi is an avid proponent of having patients go under the knife. In Dr. David Samadi’s own words, the survival rate of men who have their prostate’s removed by surgery is one hundred percent. Seeing that Mr. Romney opted to have surgery on his prostate, it appears that the former presidential candidate and the possible future Senatorial candidate will be on the road to a full recovery.
Dr. David Samadi is a Urologist as well as the head of the Urology Department and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lennox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Dr. Samadi received his undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. Apon graduation, Dr. Samadi received his medical training at the Montefiore Medical Center in Creteil, France.
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Dr. Mark McKenna a medical doctor who got his license in surgery and medicine in Georgia and Florida state board of medicine examiners. He has a passion for medicine ever since he was a young boy and has worked hard to achieve his dreams. His father is too a doctor and he has worked with him before he became a surgery and medicinal doctor to help him grow who he is now.Dr. Mark McKenna harbors vast skill in community development. He is also a huge advocate for societal projects.
Dr. Mark McKenna is originally from New Orleans. He graduated from the University of Tunale. Dr. Mark McKenna started to practice medicine after completing his medical training. He was practicing medicine with his father by then. He helped in rebuilding of New Orleans. He married Gianne McKenna. Dr Mark McKenna has been blessed with two children, a girl and a boy. He is a hardworking man who says he wakes up early in the morning and first takes care of her family before leaving for work.
McKenna is qualified to offer medical services in different jurisdictions. He has also been extensively linked to societal projects that aim at making the world a better place. The ShapeMed was later sold to Life Time Fitness Inc.on November the same year.He then served Life Time Fitness Inc. as a National Medical Doctor until July 2016. Dr. Mark McKenna became the CEO/Founder in July 2017, of OVME, technology enabled, a consumer facingmedical aesthetic company that is reinventing elective healthcare.
The idea for OVME came from working in the medical aesthetics industry for ten years. He noticed, when practicing medicine, many opportunities to disrupt the industry.He says that he has found the combination of active goal setting is a recipe for success and meditation. Dr. Mark McKenna advices young people not to always be in a hurry to finish up with education because its okay to be slow because speed without limit and direction is dangerous and useless. He is a mentor to the youth people who may want to become surgeons in their future lives.
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Dr. AviWeisfogel founder and owner of Dental Sleep Masters, with his knowledge of sleep apnea, helps dentists to identify patients or potential patients that have sleep apnea so that they may receive the treatment needed.
Dr. Weisfogel started his dental practice in 1999 when he founded Old Bridge Dental Care in New Jersey. He began to research the world of sleep and how dentists, as well as doctors, can help people who have sleep disorders. Healthy Heart Sleep established by Dr. Weisfogel in 2010. This company works with doctors around the globe with advice on how to establish and manage sleep labs.
Owner Unlimited Sleep Patient was established in 2012 and began giving lectures to dentists on how to help sleep, patients. Then in 2014, he founded Dental Sleep Masters as a further way to help dentists to serve their patients with the use of oral appliances to treat the sleep disorders they have.
Dr. Weisfogel has said that repetition and being able to take constructive criticism has helped him to improve to strengthen projects.
Recent research has shown a connection between sleep apnea and serious medical conditions. Diabetes, strokes and cardiovascular disease all fall in that realm. This connection has prompted a sense of urgency and further study to find treatments for sleep apnea.
There is approximately 90% of people who have sleep apnea that is never diagnosed. Dr. Weisfogel recognizes that this is an issue that needs to have more awareness, and he is doing all he can to bring this disorder to light. He is adamant about finding solutions that will be a benefit for the general public.
The treatment for sleep disorders is expected to increase in the coming years as more research breakthroughs come to light. Dentists who are treating sleep apnea patients may find that they can now devote a large part of their practice to diagnosing and treatment.
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Within the first 15 years of his practice, he received multiple awards for Best Dentist in his area.
Some people are in the first stages of major health problems, but since no symptoms manifest, the conditions will continue to develop.
Life Line Screening is a procedure that gives peace of mind for those who are concerned about their health. They help individuals discover pre-existing issues they might have, so they can bring it to the attention of their health care providers, in which they will proceed with the appropriate care.
Life Line Screening started out in the year 1993, in Florida and has continued to extend it services all across the U.S as well as London and Australia. More than 8 million people have taken advantage of this testing service. Click here to know more.
The three major ways Life Line experts are able to detect what is going on is through ultrasound, finger-pricking blood test and cardiography. The staff is thoroughly trained and employs the latest technology used by hospitals on the cutting-edge of medicine.
These specialist work in cooperation with board-certified doctors, to make sure you are getting top quality care. This process goes beyond a regular annual physical, these are highly advanced test created for preventive care.
Although we do not take the place of visiting your physician, we can enhance your appointments by helping you have a discussion with your provider on what is crucial to your immediate health.
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InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of health care in North America. They believe that the relationship between patients and providers should be strong and they build models of managed health care that are innovative, cost efficient and quality made. They have strong values when it comes to running their company, some of which include a patients come first mentality. Their most important goal is to deliver top quality medical care for their patients.
InnovaCare also believes in strong leadership in order to grow as an organization, and that philosophy shows with Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides.
Rick Shinto, who is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare has shown very strong leadership skills in the present and in the past. He graduated with his bachelors from the University of California, and received his medical degree from the State University of New York.
Before becoming the CEO of InnovaCare, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of another organization, Aveta Inc, for four years, and before that he was part of the management team. He has a lot of experience in the management and planning of healthcare companies. In fact, he has over twenty years of experience in managed care, both clinical and operational. Prior to being a CEO, he served as a Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California. Even before that he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management company.
Penelope Kokkinides, is the current Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. She received her bachelors degree in biological science and classical language from Binghamton University. She holds two masters degree’s, one in social work and another in public health. She also holds an post masters advance degree in alcohol and substance abuse.
Previous to her role as Chief Administrative Officer, she has also been the Chief Operating Officer as well as the Vice President of Clinical Operations. She has over 20 years of health care experience, especially in government programs such as medicare and medicaid. She has extensive knowledge in developing clinical programs and managing health care operations.
Leadership like this makes it possible for InnovaCare to uphold their values of strong leadership, and allows the organization to grow.
Avi Weisfogel is a dentist that practices in New Jersey. He also grew up in that area, specifically in the town of Old Bridge. He studied Biology and Psychology at the Rutgers University and obtained his bachelors degree from this school and launched Old Bridge Dental Care upon graduating. At New York University he obtained his dentistry degree which is a dental college.
wanted to help others so he started teaching others how to treat problems with sleeping such as Sleep Apnea. He has a ton of experience
helping people with sleep problems and has been in this business for over sixteen years. He has taught many people that problems with sleeping can be related to dentistry and how well patients take care of their oral hygiene.
Since Avi Weisfogel cares so much about children and dentistry he wanted to start a fundraiser that would help a charity called Operation Smile. This charity helps children get medical procedures to cure deformities. One of the deformities that Operation Smile sees the most is cleft palate. They also help children who have cleft lips.
There were two people that started this wonderful charity. Kathleen who was a nurse and her husband William Magee started this organization. William Magee was a plastic surgeon that saw the need for such a organization to exist to help children whose parents would otherwise not be able to pay for these much needed operations. They both knew the importance of helping these children get the surgeries that they needed in order to lead a happy and healthy life. They originally only helped children in the Philippines but have since grown to other places around the world.
This charity needs donations so that they can supply the tools to the volunteers that make trips to parts of the world to help children in need. They need to pay for the trip for all the volunteer doctors and medical staff to make sure they have enough people to get the job done right. Operation Smile helps children in many different countries, six in all. Operation Smile has preformed over a fourth of a million surgeries on children since they started the organization. If you would like to help Avi in his mission to raise money for this wonderful charity you can head over to his GoFund Me page. There you can donate to help children get the much needed surgeries that can change their lives.
2014 was a good year for Nobilis Health and its predecessor Northstar Healthcare. In January, Northstar closed on the acquisition of two imaging centers and an urgent care clinic in Houston while its CEO, Dr. Donald Kramer, was named one of Becker’s ASC Reviews “100 Physician Leaders to know in the ASC industry.” By the end of June 2014, Northstar reported record revenues and had received a few “buy” ratings from stock analysts. In September, Northstar acquired ownership of a hospital and surgical center businesses that were owned and operated by First Surgical Partners in Houston. In November, Athas Healthcare merged with Northstar, and Chris Lloyd became the new CEO of Northstar which subsequently changed its name to Nobilis Health.
Headquartered in Houston, Nobilis owns and manages healthcare facilities in Texas and Arizona including a hospital, several ambulatory surgical centers, two MRI facilities and an urgent care center. Over the years the company has developed and managed over 100 surgical centers and has become an innovator in marketing services. Their marketing efforts have been used to educate patients on the health related issues they are dealing with, attract patients to use the services of Nobilis and to recruit physicians to become service providers through the company. They provide patients with information about illnesses and their symptoms, treatment options and how to have helpful and active communication between themselves and their healthcare provider.
Nobilis has highly qualified, board-certified and fellowship trained surgeons who specialize in general surgery including spine and orthopedic surgery, podiatry, pain management and many other specialties. The physicians have a vested interest in the success of Nobilis because they are equity partners in the company and they assume all management authority in the company-owned facilities. This model helps Nobilis attract and retain the best healthcare professions in their field while implementing more efficient operational and marketing strategies.
By the end of 2014, Nobilis record revenues that have fueled continuing growth efforts 2015. Nobilis had a record revenue of $84 million and its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) also hit a high of $10.4 million. EBITDA is not used to indicate a company’s financial performance, but it is used to measure how well a company manages and allocates its resources and its capacity to service its debts. Based on Nobilis’s strong 2014 financial record, they were able to close on a $25 million debt financing facility with GE Capital to help fuel their growth efforts this year which included the purchase of Victory Plano Hospital in July.
Nobilis is proving that they have a successful healthcare model that has fueled the growth of the company. The company continues to retain current healthcare professionals and attract new ones. If the company’s finances continue to grow and remain strong, Nobilis can become a nationally recognized healthcare provider.