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AOMA 42nd Annual Fall Seminar: Practical Practice (On Demand)


Total Credits: 20.0 including 20.0 AOA Category 1-A, 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1



Description

Practical Practice

AOMA 42nd Annual Fall Seminar
On-Demand
Available December 1, 2022

Agenda

Disclosures

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures: The following faculty and/or planning committee members have indicated that they may have a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company that could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.

Speaker Disclosures:

  • Dr. Goedken discloses she is on the Speakers' Bureau for Lilly.
  • Dr. Leff discloses he is n the Speakers' Bureau for Abbvie, Alfa Sigma, Salix. 
  • Dr. Acevedo-Mogharbel discloses she is on the Speakers' Bureau for Novo Nordisk.
  • Dr. DeRosa discloses that she is the Medical Director and on the Board of Directors for Belmar Pharma Solutions.

Disclosure of Unlabeled/Unapproved Use of Drugs and/or Products: 

  • Dr. DeRosa will discuss the unlabeled/unapproved use of Exosomes.
  • Dr. Orenstein will discuss the unlabeled/unapproved use of Brincidofovir and Tecovirimat.
  • Dr. Sullivan Ainsa will discuss the unlabeled/unapproved use of Alteplase and Tenecteplase

Planning Committee Disclosures:

  • Dr. David Leff discloses he is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Abbvie, Alfa Sigma, Salix.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. All other faculty and planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Accreditation
The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of 20.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AOMA designates this activity (Live In-person and Internet Enduring) for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AOMA Grievance Policy: The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Accreditation Requirements and ACCME Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be submitted in writing to Teresa Roland, Director of Education, by mail to AOMA, 1951 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85015, or email teresa@azosteo.org

 

Handouts

Faculty

Karen Acevedo-Mogharbel, DO's Profile

Karen Acevedo-Mogharbel, DO Related seminars and products

Arizona Preferred Primary Care


Dr. Acevedo-Mogharbel graduated from Nova-Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her Internship and residency were completed at St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center 2000-2003.

Dr. Acevedo-Mogharbel is board certified in family medicine. She has been a preceptor for Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2017. She has her own practice that she started in 2004. She is a past president of the Arizona state society of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians.

She is Married, Mother of 4 accomplished children and Amma to 3 grandbabies. She enjoys outdoor bike riding, spin class, crocheting, adventure, mythical and sci-fi movies.

Dr. Acevedo-Mogharbel discloses she is on the Speakers' Bureau for Novo Nordisk.


Alphonse M. Ambrosia, DO's Profile

Alphonse M. Ambrosia, DO Related seminars and products

Medical Director of Outpatient Services

Cardiovascular Assoc. of Mesa


Dr. Ambrosia is an interventional cardiologist specializing in coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, stroke and carotid artery disease, coronary angiography and angioplasty, carotid angioplasty and stenting, TEE, PFO closure, renal artery angioplasty and stenting, and TAVI procedure.

Dr. Ambrosia is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He received his osteopathic medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Ambrosia practices with Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa. 

Dr. Ambrosia has no disclosures.


Michael E. Bays, DO's Profile

Michael E. Bays, DO Related seminars and products

physician


Dr. Michael Bays graduated from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in 1990. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Metro Health Center in Eerie, PA in 1995. Dr. Bays founded and maintained a solo private practice in Branson, Missouri for 14 years. In 2009 Dr. Bays returned to his roots in Tucson, Arizona where he continues to serve as Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Health Care System.  Dr. Bays is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. One of the highlights of Dr. Bays’ career is mentoring the brilliant young otolaryngology residents from University of Arizona College of Medicine.  In 2020, the residents awarded Allied Clinical Faculty of the Year to Dr. Bays.

In his spare time Dr. Bays and his wife of 22 years, Kaci enjoy their cabin in Flagstaff and spending time with their children Austin and Parker, and their granddaughter, Lincoln Lily. Dr. Bays is also an avid CrossFit athlete, lecturer, writer, actor and co-host of “The Hollow Tube” podcast.

Dr. Bays is board certified in in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He completed The Dr. Andrew Weil Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in 2008 and has studied shamanism for over twenty years.

Dr. Bays has no disclosures.

 


Geoffrey Comp, DO, FAWM's Profile

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Valleywise Health/Creighton Phoenix


Dr. Geoffrey Comp completed medical school at KCU-COM in Kansas City, and emergency medicine residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH before returning back home to Arizona. He is currently an Associate Program Director for the Creighton University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona (Formerly Maricopa Medical Center). Dr. Comp participates as a leader, mentor, and advocate for wilderness medicine and EM medical education at various levels of education and training. His professional and research focus includes wilderness medicine, physician wellness, mentorship, as well as innovation in medical education. He is constantly seeking out opportunities to combine his interests through collaboration and personal outdoor exploration.

Dr. Comp has no disclosures.

 


Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE's Profile

Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE Related seminars and products

Hormonal Health Institute


Dr. Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE, is a dynamic professional on a mission to change the face of women’s health and wellness. As a respected, internationally recognized authority on women’s hormonal health, Dr. DeRosa understands the range of health issues women face leading up to and during menopause as she herself was in full-blown menopause by the age of 35.  Dr. DeRosa has more than 25 years experience in the medical field, both on the pharmaceutical side and in clinical practice. In 2009, she founded DeRosa Medical, which quickly became eponymous with bio-identical hormonal healthcare. She eventually sold her company in the fall 2017 in order to focus on new opportunities including re-opening another hormonal health practice, DRM Integrative Health.

Dr. DeRosa’s enthusiasm for educating patients on the realities of menopause and the risk factors hormonal health imbalances has never waned. It was the driving force behind her first bestselling book, How Your Doctor Is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide.  Her book, along with its controversial title, caught the attention of the public, media and the medial community. In fact, she received an avalanche of requests from physicians across the country wanting to learn more. In 2018, she heeded their call by launching The Hormonal Health Institute: Executive Instruction for Medical Professionals, a hormonal healthcare consultancy designed to instruct medial providers and provide practice development training on bio-identical hormonal replacement therapies.

In addition, to her educational and clinical activities, Dr. DeRosa serves as the medical director for Belmar Pharma Solutions where she provides clinical and scientific technical support for all aspects of the business as well as clinical expertise for internal and external customers.

Dr. DeRosa is a member of the International Menopause Society, European Andropause and Menopause Society, International Society of the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and a researcher on women’s health issues. Dr. DeRosa is a Past President of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association.

An avid cat lover, in 2017, Dr. DeRosa launched Kare For Me a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to providing grants, support and funding for local, no-kill animal shelters and scholarships for students pursuing a degree in veterinarian shelter medicine.

Dr. DeRosa resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. DeRosa discloses that she is the Medical Director and on the Board of Directors for Belmar Pharma Solustions. 

Dr. DeRosa will be discussin the unlabeled/unapproved use of Exosomes.


William H. Devine, DO's Profile

William H. Devine, DO Related seminars and products


Dr. William Devine has always had an interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). He comes from a family of osteopathic physicians, and with his medical school he expanded his interests in manual medicine. He has interests in medical education, medical history, medical research, and medical health policy.  He integrated osteopathic concepts and philosophy into his present osteopathic manual medicine practice. He is nationally and internationally known and respected as a lecturer and author of topics in osteopathic manipulative medicine. His skills and interests were enhanced early from his experiences while serving as a USAF MC physician with his last duty station at Luke AFB, Arizona under the Tactical Air Command (Vietnam War). As an osteopathic family physician his skills and interests expanded including hospital committee chair positions, executive committee, and board member. Teaching residents and postgraduate education at hospitals and through the Arizona Academy of Osteopathy, American Academy of Osteopathy, and the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association. As president of the Arizona Academy of osteopathy he brought many programs to medical students, residents and practicing physicians. He was a very active family practitioner for over 25 years, utilizing osteopathic principles and methods fully in his military and private practice. He was one of the founders of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and served for 26 years. He has been honored with may awards over the years for his service to osteopathic medicine and teaching.

Today he is recognized by many medical organizations nationally and internationally in his medical specialty of Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM & OMM). He has coauthored two textbooks on Clinical Counterstrain Osteopathic Manipulation and has written and coauthored chapters in five medical textbooks, and research papers. He is board certified in family medicine and OMT, as well as neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine.  His practice in now is focused only on the field of osteopathic manipulative medicine and he continues to teach post graduate medical education.

Dr. Devine has no disclosures.

 


Elanie Estrada's Profile

Elanie Estrada Related seminars and products

Division of Developmental Disabilities


Elanie Estrada is a Corporate Compliance Manager working for the Department of Economic Security-Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES-DDD) for the last 6 years. Her primary responsibilities include managing the Program Integrity Unit (PIU) which is comprised of two teams: the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Team, and the Monitoring & Oversight (M&O) Team. PIU's main focus is on: a) implementing initiatives to prevent, reduce and correct FWA, b) implement stronger audits and enhance oversight functions, c) increase data sharing and partnerships with providers and the community, and d) heighten compliance awareness with the provision of education, technical assistance and collaboration. Elanie also works closely with the DES Office of Inspector General and the AHCCCS Office of Inspector General in addressing and processing referrals for suspected FWA and Misconduct.

Elanie graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, and an MBA in International Business Management from Western International University in Phoenix, AZ.  Elanie is an experienced professional in the oversight of managed care organization processes including health care compliance, privacy practices, Medicaid/Medicare regulations and management systems within the public health sector. Elanie has been in the field of human services for 28 years. She has a very diversified background working in different public health programs such as in residential, rehabilitation services, behavioral health crisis, and long term care among others.

When she's not working, Elanie enjoys traveling, playing with her two dogs Maia and Athina, and spending time with family and friends.

Ms. Estrada has no disclosures.


Karen Everitt, JD, BSN, RN's Profile

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Vice President of Risk Management Services

Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA)


Karen B. Everitt, JD, BSN, joined Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) in June 2019 as vice president of risk management services. Karen has over 30 years of critical care nursing, legal, and medical professional liability insurance experience and history of successfully driving change. Her team contributes to MICA’s historically outstanding service and mission to protect and defend the practice of medicine with research-driven expertise, effective risk assessments and consultation, and pertinent liability and risk management content. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Auburn University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama. Karen is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Health Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Society for Health Care Risk Management.

Ms. Everitt has no disclosures.

 


Charles Finch, DO's Profile

Charles Finch, DO Related seminars and products

Midwestern University - AZCOM


Education, Chair of Integrated Medicine: Dr. Finch graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He did his Emergency Medicine residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, and currently worksr as an emergency physician in Scottsdale. Dr. Finch has been with MWU/AZCOM since 2000. In addition to his duties as Department Chair, he is the director of the longitudinal ultrasound curriculum, teaches in the second year Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, and directs courses in Emergency Medical Services, Ultrasound, and Introduction to Radiology. Dr. Finch is Past Chair of the NBOME COMLEX Level 2 CE, and is an item test writer for the NBOME and USMLE board examinations. Dr. Finch serves as the Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, and is currently the Chair of the Annual AOMA Case and Poster Forum. Dr. Finch completed a Health Policy Fellowship with the American Osteopathic Association in 2002, and the Costin Institute for Medical Education in 2005. In his free time, Dr. Finch serves as the Founder and Camp Director for Camp Paz, a statewide bereavement program for children and adults who have experienced a death in their life.

Dr. Finch has no disclosures.


Jefferson Holm, PT, DPT's Profile

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Advanced Neurologic Rehabilitation


Dr. Holm is a native Phoenician, graduating from Corona Del Sol High School and Arizona State University.  He enjoys hiking, body surfing, snow boarding, and spending time with his family.  Dr. Holm completed his physical therapy education at the University of Pittsburgh.  In 2015, Dr. Holm was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Neuro Clinical Specialist. Dr. Holm is the Owner and Physical Therapist at Advanced Neurologic Rehabilitation. Professional interests include brain injury, stroke, and vestibular rehabilitation. 

Dr. Holm has no disclosures.


Gary C. Gailius, DO's Profile

Gary C. Gailius, DO Related seminars and products

Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic


Gary Gailius, DO, program director of the ONMM-3 Residency, has been working with resident and medical student education at Midwestern University and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2012. He is a graduate of MWU-AZCOM in 2009 and of the NMM/OMM Residency Program at St Barnabas Hospital in 2012. His professional experience includes designing the current residency curriculum and participating as residency faculty for over 9 years. He has also been course director for the OMS-2, OMS-3, and OMS-4 osteopathic courses throughout the last 8 years. In addition, Dr. Gailius had practiced OMM at the MWU multispecialty clinic since 2012 with a focus on cranial osteopathy, prolotherapy/PRP, and sports medicine. He is a member of the AOA, AAO, AOMA, AOAPRM and Cranial Academy.

Dr. Gailius has no disclosures.

 


Michelle Lynn Goedken's Profile

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Regency Specialties


Dr. Goedken is a double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon practicing in Tucson, Arizona. She completed medical school at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, IA, where she also dual degreed and earned a master of science in anatomy degree. After medical school Dr. Goedken completed a traditional rotating internship at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital (Athens, Ohio) followed by dermatology residency at Affiliated Dermatology (Scottsdale, Arizona). She has been practicing general and surgical dermatology for the past 6 years. She is currently starting her own practice, Desert Dermatology, in Oro Valley Arizona. Dr. Goedken enjoys full spectrum dermatology care to patients of all ages. In Addition to clinical work, she advocates for skin cancer education and prevention as Mrs. Arizona International 2022. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Dr. Goedken discloses she is on the Speakers' Bureau for Lilly. 

 


James F. Keane, DO, MEd, FACOI, FACP's Profile

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Assistant Professor/Medical Director

ATSU - SOMA


 

Dr. Keane was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. In 1994, Dr. Keane moved to Arizona to pursue a career in writing. He instead was drawn into the field of education and policy, at first working at Arizona State University and receiving a master’s degree in higher education. Dr. Keane later served on the research staff for the Arizona State Senate and then briefly as a lobbyist for Arizona’s cities and towns. An interest in traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health related activities eventually led him to leave public policy to attend medical school.

Dr. Keane graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz. and completed an internal medicine residency in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Since completing residency, he obtained a second certification in integrative holistic medicine and extensive training and experience in osteopathic manipulative treatment. He has worked in the in-patient and outpatient medical environments and has participated with several professional organizations including the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and others. 

Dr. Keane enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, meditating and spending time with loved ones.

Dr. Keane has no disclosures. 


Gwen Levitt, DO, DFAPA's Profile

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Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist

Maricopa Integrated Health System


Dr. Levitt is an adult and forensic psychiatrist in the Phoenix area. She completed her training at Maricopa Medical Center. She is employed full-time at Maricopa Integrated Health System on one of the adult inpatient psychiatric units. In her private practice she provides consultations for criminal and civil matters and provides fitness for duty evaluations in many arenas.

Dr. Levitt has no disclosures.


David B. Leff, DO's Profile

David B. Leff, DO Related seminars and products

Central Arizona Medical Associates


Dr. Leff is a gastroenterologist in private practice in Mesa, Ariz. He has been with Central Arizona Medical Associates for the past 19 years. He is also an adjunct assistant professor, Division of Clinical Education, Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Leff is a graduate of Des Moines University in 1991 and did his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. During his fellowship, he was involved with early hepatitis C treatment options, and when he moved to Arizona, he became a member of the Board of Directors for the American Liver Foundation – Arizona Chapter. Dr. Leff currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board.  He has served as the Assistant Medical Director for Central Arizona Endoscopy for the last nine years and recently became a member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association in 2016.  He speaks for a number of different pharmaceutical companies on the topics of hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Leff discloses he is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Abbvie, Alfa Sigma and Salix.

 


Sristi Nath, DO's Profile

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Nath Psychiatry


Dr. Sristi Nath is board certified in both adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. She practices both psychotherapy and medication management, for patients who require it, with a wide range of psychiatric issues in Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Nath lived as a teenager in Scottsdale, and she graduated from Chaparral High School. Dr. Nath completed her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and medical degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University.

Dr. Nath completed her General Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Hawaii. She then returned to Scottsdale with her family in 2007. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Nath is an assistant professor at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. She has also lectured at medical and mental health conferences on various psychiatric topics, including Physician Burnout, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS), Child Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Contemporary Economic Factors associated with receiving current mental health treatment. Dr. Nath is a strong proponent of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients on healthy eating and exercise regimens.

Whether individuals are struggling with mood and anxiety symptoms or simply require help to reach their next level of potential, Dr. Nath has been trained in the latest in psychotherapeutic modalities to help people achieve their personal goals.

Dr. Nath has no disclosures.

 


Robert Orenstein, DO's Profile

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Mayo Clinic Arizona


Dr.  Robert Orenstein is a professor of medicine and a senior fellow in the Academy of Educational Excellence at The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He has been the Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic Arizona since 2012.  He is board certified in infectious diseases, internal medicine and certified in Travel medicine and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  He served as the Editor-in-Chief for the American Osteopathic Association from 2013-2020. Dr. Orenstein is an alumnus of the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received numerous awards for his educational efforts, including receiving the 2019 American Academy of Osteopathy’s, Academy Award, its highest service award for a non-member and the 2021 recipient of Mayo’s Above and Beyond Clinician Award.

Dr Orenstein practices infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix campus where he sees complex inpatient and outpatient consultations in general and transplant infectious diseases. He is the founder of the Mayo Clinic Microbial Restoration Therapeutics Program and the C. difficile treatment program. He has played a leadership role in organizing Mayo’s response to both the COVID-19 and Monkeypox public health emergencies. He is currently leading a CDC/Arizona Department of Health Services sponsored Emerging Therapeutics Consortium focused on health equity and improving education on emerging infections across the state.

Dr. Orenstein will be discussing the unlabeled/unapproved use of Brincidofovir and Tecovirimat.


Sarah Sullivan Anisa, DO's Profile

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Dr. Sarah Sullivan Ainsa attended Midwestern University and completed her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003.  Upon completion of her residency in neurology in 2007 through Michigan State University’s Statewide Campus System at Garden City Hospital, she took a position as general neurologist with Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospitals. She continues to serve as the Medical Director for their primary stroke programs for over 10 years.  She worked in private practice with Northwest NeuroSpecialists for nine years before returning to hospital employment in 2018, and now works as a Neurohospitalist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and traveling.

Dr. Sullivan Ainsa will be discussing the unlabeled/unapproved use of Tenecteplase.


Jessica R. Zeman, DO's Profile

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Banner Medical Group


Dr. Zeman has lived in Arizona since 1989, only leaving the state to complete osteopathic medical school in Iowa and Internal Medicine residency in Massachusetts. She returned to Phoenix to complete her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care after she realized people can spend up to 6 years of their lives shoveling snow. Dr. Zeman also completed additional training in lung transplant medicine before joining a private practice and later transitioning to solely critical care, primarily practicing at Banner Del Webb Medical Center near Surprise. She is married to her high school sweetheart who is an amazing SAHD (stay-at-home-dad) to their 4 girls, ages 2 to 20 years old. She spends her rare free time aspiring to actually learn how to play drums.

Dr. Zeman has no disclosures.


Matthew Williams's Profile

Matthew Williams Related seminars and products

Arizona Attorney General's Office


Matt Williams is a prosecutor with the Health Care Fraud and Abuse section of the Criminal Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  This unit is referred to nationally as the Arizona Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  In this position Mr. Williams works closely with investigators to prosecute crimes involving fraud, theft and abuse of patients by providers or within facilities that receive Medicaid funds.  Mr. Williams serves on several committees which include the Attorney General’s Office Task Force Against Senior Abuse (TASA), the Arizona Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program Task Force, and the Yavapai County Overdose Fatality Review Board. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office Mr. Williams served as a prosecutor with the Mohave County Attorney’s Office where he specialized in drug investigations with the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team and served as an Arizona Auto Theft Authority prosecutor.  Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University.

Mr. Williams has not disclosures.



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