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Lunch & Learn: Alteplase: To Treat or Not to Treat
Alteplase: To Treat or Not to Treat In this educational webinar, TeleSpecialists’ Regional Medical Director, Dr. Theresa Sevilis, provides an in-depth stroke-neurologist discussion on IV alteplase, including real-life cases of “Would you treat with alteplase?” and the results. Variation in Practice​ Indications for IV alteplase​ Contraindications​ Relative​ Absolute​ Please visit the TeleSpecialists Learning Center for more information and to view this webinar.
Lunch & Learn: Decoding Sleep: A Provider’s Guide to Sleep Medicine
Decoding Sleep: A Provider’s Guide to Sleep MedicineIn this informative webinar, TeleSpecialists’ Director of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Raina Gupta, shared information on: The importance of Sleep Correlations with sleep issues and health Sleep apnea Sleep Studies: Decoding the numbers When and who to refer Why telemedicine works well for Sleep Medicine Please visit the TeleSpecialists Learning Center for more information and to view this webinar.
Lunch & Learn: EMS – A Critical Link to Emergency Stroke Care
This Lunch & Learn webinar will be focused on our EMS partners and their vital role in the treatment of stroke patients. It will also serve to help to educate EMS and paramedics about stoke and their patients. Dr. Sevilis and Dr. Behravan will cover the following topics:  The basic mechanism of stroke and why strokes happen Why time matters Stroke treatments: Review of exclusion criteria for tPA Anterior/posterior stroke Field assessment tips Open Q&A
Lunch & Learn: Seizure vs Status Epilepticus – June 25, 2020

Our second Lunch & Learn webinar will focus on the neurological events of seizures and status epilepticus in the emergency room. In this webinar, we’ll cover topics such as the difference between generalized and partial seizures, characteristics of partial seizures, what are subclinical seizures, and different forms of status epilepticus. Because seizures and status epilepticus can have multiple different presentations, it is important to be aware of this since these conditions can be easily overlooked in the ED and hospital settings, which can lead to delays in treatment or appropriate […]

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NRTRC Virtual Conference

NRTRC TAO Virtual Conference! Telehealth 20/20: New Perspectives, Innovation Insights & Expanded Vision of Care Delivery. According to the NRTRC website the virtual conference has been revised and will include the following: Telehealth101 Telehealth Policy Panel – four nationally renowned telehealth attorneys will share the latest updates in federal and state policies, including reimbursement, HIPAA, broadband options and more Telehealth Technology Showcase and Telehealth Technology during COVID-19 led by national experts from TTAC  

Webinar: Bringing 2020 Focus to Telemedicine Reimbursement

This informative presentation will tackle even the most complicated telemedicine reimbursement questions. With all the changes in healthcare in 2020, we want to help ensure that your facility can be adequately reimbursed for the telemedicine services it provides. We’ve enlisted a panel of experts with diversified knowledge in telemedicine reimbursement and billing to answer your tough questions. Interested in a link to the webinar?

2020 International Stroke Conference

Find out why the world’s experts in cerebrovascular disease return year after year to the 2020 International Stroke Conference. From researchers to rehab specialists, physicians to paramedics, there’s something for everyone who works with the science of the brain.   Want to set up a meeting at ISC 2020 and talk about how telemedeicine can benefit your stroke patients or just say hi? Email us at info@tstelemed.com

American Organization for Nursing Leadership 2020

As the national professional organization of more than 9,800 nurse leaders, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is the voice of nursing leadership in health care. Previously known as the American Organization for Nurse Executives (AONE), the organization changed its name in 2019 to better align with its core mission and vision.   Want to meet up at AONL 2020 and talk about reducing door-to-needle times or even just to say hi? Email us at info@tstelemed.com

The 14th Annual Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium

October 23 – 25, 2019 Boston, MA The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) was established as an independent organization in 2006 to improve stroke care in an 8-state region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey). The NECC improves and reduces disparities across the northeast region through collaboration, coordination, and dissemination of best practices within the stroke systems of care. Read more… 

ACEP

October 27 – 29th Denver, Colorado In October, more than 8,000 emergency medicine professionals will arrive in Denver, CO for the largest, most prestigious show in emergency medicine. Our attendees come highly motivated to participate in our advanced educational programs. They also look forward to the exhibits and view them as an extension of the educational experience.

Nattasha Acevedo, MD

Dr. Acevedo received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and did her neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She went on to do a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Emory School of Medicine in Atla nta, Georgia and then joined private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She likes running, paddle boarding and spending time with family.
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Bernadette Borte, MD

Dr. Borte received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Her areas of interest include inpatient neurology and acute stroke. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Borte joined the TeleSpecialist family in March of 2019.
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Mazen Almidani, MD

Dr. Almidani is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and board certified in epilepsy, as well as neurology with special  qualification in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Almidani is happily married with 4 children. His oldest son has autism and his daughter has complicated seizures; both were a drive for him to become a neurologist. Dr. Almidani enjoys soccer, running and spending time with his family. He is very involved with his sons’ therapy and helping with daily challenges. He is double board certified in Pediatric and Adult Neurology and Epilepsy. He sees children and adults. He also participates in charities for children in Syria who may be underprivileged and/or affected by the war. Dr. Almidani joined TeleSpecialists in August 2020.
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Amanda Cheshire, MD

Dr. Cheshire received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She did a fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cheshire is double board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She enjoys traveling, reading and music. She currently resides in Viera, Florida.  Dr. Cheshire joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.
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Jessica Floyd, MD

Dr. Floyd completed her neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida followed by fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology with focus in EEG and epilepsy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She has particular interest in hospital neurology and patient education as well as the blossoming specialty of lifestyle medicine. She strives to take advantage of every encounter with patients and medical staff to empower them to do their own research into how daily thoughts, choices, and habits can add up to create greater and longer-lasting brain and neurologic health for ourselves and our loved ones. She lives in Florence, South Carolina with her awesome husband of 13 plus years and three beautiful children. She is an avid yogi, astrologer, and lover of food and all things neurology! Dr. Floyd joined the TeleSpecialist family in July 2017.
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Nancy Futrell, MD

Dr. Futrell received her medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also did her neurology residency at the University of Utah as well as a research fellowship in cerebral vascular disease at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has authored 2 books and 50 peer reviewed papers. 
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Rebecca Jimenez-Sanders, MD

Dr. Jimenez Sanders received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her medical degree from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her neurology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she also did a specialized headache medicine and facial pain fellowship. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and her two daughters. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian languages, and enjoys photography, baking, boating, and biking.
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Cory Lamar, MD

Dr. Lamar received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship and residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology, with a concentration in epilepsy. He currently resides in Florida and enjoys outdoor activities.
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Clifford Meyers, MD

Dr. Meyers received his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Rochester, where he also did a neurophysiology fellowship. Dr. Meyers resides in Webster, New York with his wife and daughter. When not doing teleneurology, he enjoys playing sports with his wife and daughter.
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Tao Tong, MD

Dr. Tong received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her neurology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she also did a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship.  She currently resides in College Station, Texas. Dr. Tong is married with two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.
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Shubhangi Chumble, MD

Dr. Chumble attended BJ Medical School. She is a board certified neurologist with a subspeciality interest in sleep medicine. Dr. Chumble did her residency at Howard University in Washington DC and has practiced neurology since 2001 in private and corporate settings. She lives in Melbourne, Florida and loves the sunshine state. Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, cooking , traveling and meeting new people. She also loves to do stained glass, pottery and painting. She joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.
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