March 2015 - In This Issue:
The Independent Physicians Association of Lee County
(IPALC) will host its inaugural health fair to give the public an
opportunity to hear and discuss health issues that are important to
them and members of their family. This event is free to the
Guests will have the chance to visit some
Independent Physician tables where they can have free screenings
completed, gather information
and goodies, and speak with representatives and
prizes will be given away from some of our member
refreshments will be available to all attendees.
have the chance to attend multiple Physician Talks on various
topics of interest:
- Dr. Raymond Kordonowy, Internal
Medicine and Lipidologist, will host discussions on the
Healthcare Marketplace, Wellness Metrics, and Obesity
- Dr. Robert Brueck, Plastic Surgeon,
will discuss Facial Cosmetic Surgery;
- Dr. Joseph Magnant, Phlebologist,
will discuss Varicose Veins and Vein Disease;
- Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad, Pulmonologist,
will discuss Lung Disease Screenings;
- Dr. Job Timeny, Podiatrist, will
discuss Foot Drop Surgery;
- Dr. Khalid Sabha, Hospitalist, will
discuss the Hospitalist Model;
- Dr. Sunil Lalla, Pulmonologist,
will discuss Bronchoscopy;
- Dr. Moses Shieh, Bariatric Surgeon,
will discuss Bariatric Surgery.
No pre-registration is required;
however, if you have questions regarding the event, you may contact
Brennan, IPALC's Project Manager, at (239) 628-3224.
Spring 2015 Patient Event
(12600 University Drive, Fort
Come join our IPALC physicians for an event
involving forums, Q&A sessions, screenings, free information
and swag and much more!
Thank you to the community at large,
who support the vision of IPALC and the leaders who devote
their time, talent and treasure to keep goals in focus.
Without the patients of Lee County, the Physicians of Lee County
Click here to find an independent doctor in Lee County.
Welcome to our
2nd patient newsletter. The response to our first newsletter was
very encouraging- thanks! We are looking forward to offering a
public patient event next month. Stay tuned for our announcements.
The purpose of
this planned event is to let the community know more about the Independent
of Lee County.
At the event we anticipate offering brief topic-based lectures with
question and answer opportunities provided by your local physician
talent. We are reviewing the list of topics provided by our first
newsletter readers to help us discuss what the public is interested
in. The doctors of IPALC
are independent, private practice physicians and physician groups.
We work for you, patients and not insurance companies or a hospital
owner. Our primary focus is excellent patient-centered care.
This year marks
the 50th year anniversary of Medicare. 50 years since its inception
there have been numerous "revisions" of the Medicare
program, the most recent being the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare). This latest attempt to manage health care through
the federal government has created tremendous additional stress on
the health care market. No one including Medicare beneficiaries can
avoid the impact of this legislative act.
president of IPALC,
I feel it is imperative that our local community come up with a
more realistic and market based health care market. The present
bureaucratic favored laws are creating a massively complex delivery
system which favors large systems such as hospitals and difficult
to navigate insurance networks for getting to your doctor. It is
silly to have to be forced into such a system. Doctoring is
actually a "cottage industry". This means more local and
specific care models work best. Different geographic areas have
different health and social concerns. Having a system driven from
Washington DC is unlikely to take care of the Fort Myers/Lee county
areas needs and concerns.
The doctors of
trying to forge ahead on our own to help solve our own market needs
while maintaining optimal patient care. We are business owners and
thus we understand that paying more and more in insurance premiums
and taxes just to have the financial resources invested, diverted
and pumped into inefficient and ineffective delivery systems is
insanity. It is going to take brave action and conviction to step
away from imposed solutions that we can see will not improve care
or costs concerns for the average buyer.
I hope that IPALC can be a
source for excellent health information, excellent physicians and
more transparent care for this community. Our association of
doctors is working on a HIIPA compliant method of patient
referral collaboration from our main website. This would allow
independence to continue but leverage the synergy of mutually
interested collaboration. This is a better way to "get the job
done". This is just one example of things we are presently
working on. I appreciate your interest in our organization and
doctors. We appreciate your patronage and please seek your doctor care from IPALC.
Raymond W. Kordonowy MD ABIM ABCL,
President of IPALC
like to offer you a different feature physician each
month to help you learn who our Independent Physicians are in
you begin reading our newsletter, if there is a specific group or
physician in Lee County you wish to know more about, send an
email to email@example.com
so that we may feature that physician or group.
Specialty: Hematology and Oncology
Dr. Syed Zafar, M.D is a Hematologist/
Medical Oncologist with extensive training in clinical hematology
residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University in
Detroit, Michigan, he was selected to be a Chief Medical Resident
by the program leadership. As a result of his compassionate care,
dedication and leadership skills he was recognized by the Arnold P.
Gold Foundation and awarded the prestigious Gold Humanism Award and
inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
early training he has been academically very active, conducting
high quality research studies. He completed his clinical fellowship
at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He has been an institutional
principal investigator for numerous translational and clinical
research projects in gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Zafar has
published several scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters in
peer reviewed journals such as American journal of Clinical
Oncology, Journal of Geriatric Oncology and Nutrition Reviews. Dr.
Zafar was also awarded the prestigious Elkin Grant to study novel
treatments in pancreatic cancer at Emory University. In addition,
he has presented his work nationally in various meetings and
conferences. He has also lectured about contemporary management of
various malignancies in didactic conferences.
In his free
time, he enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Click here to send Dr. Zafar and
his staff a message.
of our IPALC Physicians are posting blogs on a regular basis.
We have even been enjoying some posts from new
physicians. Please be sure to check the News & Articles section of the IPALC
website on a regular basis.
Raymond Kordonowy has published a FREE RECIPE E-BOOK on the IPALC
website. It is full of recipes that are not only
healthy, but delicious too! Please take a moment to
download the e-book and encourage your friends to do the same.
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