Join us on Saturday for Caregiver Resource Day to get information regarding the changes in Healthcare for the Santa Clarita Valley. Our Speakers include:
Jane McNamara has been an attorney for 24 years. Her Valencia Law practice, "the McNamara Law Firm", focuses on guiding seniors and their families through complex issues involving dementia, illness, long-term care, and asset protection. Her Law Firm assists with eligibility for Medi-Cal, VA benefits, and other public assistance, and helps the senior client pay for their expensive care without going broke. Her team of professionals includes Nurse Advocates, Public Benefit specialists, Attorneys, and other legal professionals, who work with the client and their family to maintain the highest quality of life possible.
Dr. T. Vo is board certified in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Age Management Medicine and is also certified in Aesthetic Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Rochester, New York, and then continued on to complete is MD. He completed his fellowship in pain management at UCLA and his residency in anesthesiology and general surgery at U of R Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. His publications relevant to his presentation include, 1) "Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for neuropathic pain: How do we explain continued widespread use?" (2009) Pain: 143: 169-171. 2) Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management: Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain and Spasticity, (2011) 3) AAPM Textbook of Pain Medicine-Interventional Section. Chapter 16-Epidural (Cervical/Thoracic/ Lumbar/Caudal) Blocks/Injections. Dr. Vo is currently affiliated with Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Antelope Valley Hospital, and Antelope Valley Surgery Center and operates the Southern California Spine and Pain Institute in three locations, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Ventura.
Michael Cohen, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor Infectious Disease. Dr. Michael Cohen has trained and practiced in Southern California for the past 26 years. He completed medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine then went on to internal medicine internship and residency at the Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara. He then returned to Los Angeles to complete an infectious diseases fellowship and Masters Degree in Molecular Pharmacology at UCLA. He has been working in private practice in Los Angeles and as teaching physician for infectious diseases at Olive View UCLA Medical Center since 1997. Dr. Cohen’s clinical interests include general infectious diseases, Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), HIV, Hepatitis C, chronic wound care, staph infections, diabetic foot infections, outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy, and critical decision making. Dr. Cohen resides in Valencia with his wife and daughter. He believes in solving difficult medical problems with the utmost respect and compassion for the patient and their families using the power of communication and all resources in the UCLA Health system.
Dr. Vijay Trisal completed his house physician and internship in Kashmir, India and at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India. He completed his general surgery residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, MI followed by his fellowship in surgical oncology at City of Hope in Duarte, CA. Currently he is a surgical oncologist with the City of Hope and a member of the NCCN committee which helps formulate guidelines for the treatment of melanoma both nationally and internationally. His specific interest lies in the study of novel genes that may help in early detection and treatment of melanoma and the use of isolated limb infusion delivering high dose chemotherapy to treat locally recurrent disease. Dr. Trisal holds board certification /licensure in the following, Board Certified in General Surgery, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Basic Microsurgery Course. Dr Trisal received Best Resident of the Year “Providence Hospital,” Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI and was captain of the college cricket team as well as winner of inter-college championship, Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
Pam Geyer, JD, RN-BC, CFN, FACFE, DABFN, CHS-III, is manager of the Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery Program and the Pain Management Program for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Ms. Geyer has a Bachelor of Science from University of St. Francisi, Joliet, Illinois. She is board certified as a nurse and in pain management. She attended law school earning a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. She has a diploma from American Board of Forensic Nursing and is an experienced forensic investigator with certifications as a forensic examiner and forensic nurse. She is also a forensic consultant that provides expert analysis in all areas pertaining to litigation, healthcare and related subjects. Ms. Geyer has honorably served our county as a Reserve Officer in the United States Army. As the manager of the Joint and Spine Program Ms. Pam Geyer takes pride to ensure the highest level of standards and quality is being implemented. She is in alliance with several professional organizations, such as: American Nurses Association, American Society of Pain Management Nurses, and National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, to ensure the highest level of standards and quality is being implemented. She is diligent in her quality and management, which has helped the hospital receive accreditation from the Joint Commission for the Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery Program, earning the gold seal of quality. Ms. Geyer is also an administrative chair for the Physician Ortho/Spine Medical Co-Management Group, a group developed to ensure excellence within joint replacement and spine surgeries. Ms. Geyer is a determined, compassionate, positive individual striving for excellence and quality throughout all of healthcare.
Dr. Ramya Malchira earned her medical degree from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangalore, India. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey and residency in Internal Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Malchira completed her fellowship in Nephrology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. Dr. Malchira joins the faculty in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at UCLA and has a clinical practice in inpatient and outpatient in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Her clinical interests include chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, kidney stones, kidney transplant, glomerulonephritis and primary care. In addition to her outpatient practice in Santa Clarita, she sees patients at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Malchira speaks English, Spanish, Hindi and Kannada.
Lori Michiel has applied her Lori Michiel Fitness methods since 1980 to help "50- Somethings," achieve more energy, vitality and ease movement despite conditions like arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, post-stroke, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. Lori Michiel is trained by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the Gold Standard in Fitness industry. To receive this certification, a personal trainer must demonstrate a comprehensive background in, and mastery of, functional anatomy, human movement science, physiology, and kinesiology, as well perform a functional assessment and develop a program design. Lori’s certifications include, Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) - NASM since 2006, Certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Instructor, NASM Senior Fitness Expert (SFE), NASM Optimum Performance for Seniors (OPS), Certified Silver Sneakers Trainer, and IDEA Health and Fitness Member. Lori evaluates all clients for their physical strengths and challenges prior to their initial sessions. Each session is customized, yet all have an element of balance, strength, aerobic, and flexibility. Sessions are available in the home or at LMF Studio in West Hills, CA.
JUST ADDED! Stay for Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - The Senior Resource Alliance of Santa Clarita is proud to sponsor an afternoon community event centered on the connection between exercise and a healthy mind and body. 1:00 – 1:30pm Lunch hosted by the Senior Resource Alliance 1:30 – 2:00pm Exercise and Wellness Dr. Ramya Malchira, UCLA Health 2:00 – 2:30pm Interactive Physical Fitness Program Lori Michiel, NASM – CPT 2:30 – 3:30pm Continuum of Care – Real Life Family Stories Senior Resource Alliance of Santa Clarita ... See MoreSee Less
25th Annual Caregiver Resource Day
May 9, 2015, 8:30am
College of the Canyons - Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA 91355
A day for family caregivers to get the information and support they need.
Four Steps to Protecting your Assets and Your Independence
McNamara Law Firm, PC – An Elder Law and Life Care Planning Firm
Changes in Healthcare in the Santa Clarita Valley
Dr. Michael Cohen, Infectious Diseases, UCLA Health System
Dr. Shamel Sanani, Hematology & Oncology, City of Hope
Pam Geyer, JD, RN-BC, CFN, FACFE, DABFN, Manager Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery Program, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Comprehensive Pain Management: Myths and Realities
Thuong D. Vo, MD
Southern California Spine & Pain Institute
Registration fee includes all sessions, resource materials, access to vendors, and continental breakfast. Make your reservation early; seating is limited.
Leesa Miller Volunteer Leesa Miller is busy attending night school and raising three children. Before sending her children off to school, Leesa prepares their meals for the day. Then she heads over to the SCV Senior Center and… Read More