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University of Westerm States hires new functional medicine doctor for clinic system


Portland, Ore (PRWEB) March 13, 2015

University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, recently added Rachel Fischer, MD, MPH to the UWS clinic system. Dr. Fischer’s background in preventive and functional medicine also earned her a role as a faculty member in the new Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine (NWCLFM) at UWS. In this role, she will serve as the Integrative Therapeutics distinguished professor of functional medicine, teaching functional and preventive medicine to students in the HNFM program.

Functional medicine integrates the most recent Western medical data and practices with a focus on prevention and reversing disease progression through nutrition, exercise, stress management, as well as with drugs, supplements or therapeutic diets.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Fischer join our clinic and teaching staff. Her experience as a medical doctor with a background in functional and preventive medicine not only broadens the scope of services we can provide to patients, it also aligns with the goals and visions of the university’s new Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine. She shares in our belief that treating disease must start with finding the root cause,” Dr. Will Evans, provost and executive vice president at University of Western States said.

Dr. Fischer obtained her medical degree from University of Utah, where she also completed two years of medical residency in internal medicine. Dr. Fischer then completed her residency and fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine at University of Washington. Additionally, she completed a Master of Science with a focus in epidemiology from University of Utah and a master of public health focused in environmental health from University of Washington. Dr. Fischer is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is currently pursing certification by the Institute of Functional Medicine.

“While my experience and education made this position a perfect fit for me,” Dr. Fischer said, “ultimately, it was the people and their shared belief that a transformation in patient care is necessary to address the complex, chronic diseases that so significantly impact public health.”







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Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. Focuses on Helping Older Adults Maintain/Restore Their Functional Independence


Shirley, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

Providing strength and aerobic conditioning – to improve balance and mobility – is important in helping older adults maintain their independence. Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. is featuring the Balance System™ SD and BioStep® 2 Semi-Elliptical Cross Trainer at the upcoming conference venue in Orlando, Florida for ICAA, MFA and Athletic Business.

The Biodex Balance System SD offers training modes to improve balance, increase agility, and develop muscle tone. Training includes static and dynamic balance exercise, weight shifting, increasing limits of stability and improving reaction time. System generated reports provide motivating feedback. The device includes a comprehensive Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program with an integral test that can quickly and accurately identify “potential fall” candidates.

The BioStep 2 helps strengthen the muscles specifically associated with mobility, walking and balance. The device provides a zero impact, safe and comfortable total body workout in both forward and reverse directions. The fluid motion is forgiving on knees, ankles, hips, and lower back. The low impact motion reduces the jarring impact often associated with other recumbent steppers.

Simple to use, these Balance & Mobility devices are suitable for physical rehabilitation under the direction of a therapist, or wellness centers where minimal supervision is available. Whatever the starting point, patients/members can progress through the various levels at their own pace.

“Biodex understands the value older adults place on maintaining their independence. A wellness program with a plan to improve balance and mobility helps meet this goal,” states Don Gronachan, Vice President Physical Medicine Sales. “We offer the Balance System SD and BioStep 2 for strength building and total aerobic exercise.”

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. manufactures rehabilitation devices for all disciplines of physical medicine including Senior Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine/Orthopedic, Neurorehabilition, Post-Acute Care and Wellness Conditioning.

The ICAA, MFA and Athletic Business conferences takes place November 13-14, 2014, Orlando, FL. Visit Biodex in the Athletic Business pavilion, Booth #423 for a hands-on product demonstration.

If you are unable to attend and want to learn more about Biodex products, programs and protocols contact Biodex directly at 1-800-224-6339 (Int’l 631-924-9000), visit our website, http://www.biodex.com, or email us at info(at)biodex(dot)com.    

About Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes medical devices for physical medicine, nuclear medicine and molecular and medical imaging. It also provides balance assessment for concussion management as well as a fall risk screening and conditioning program. The Biodex commitment to innovative excellence spans more than 60 years. Our customer-driven support is why leading medical facilities around the globe call Biodex first.







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