Addiction

Title: Addiction Medicine-Suboxone
Location: Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center- 4th Floor
Provider: Robert Bales, MD | Facilitator: Samantha Szpotowicz
Schedule: Weekly appointments, every Thursday | 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Description
Goal: The goal of this SMA is to help manage patients’ recovery to addiction. This SMA is for people who have an addiction to opiates and are established patients of Dr. Robert Bale. Patients of Dr. Bales who are on a stable dose of Suboxone, should attend this SMA monthly. Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction. Together with a doctor who understands opioid dependence, SUBOXONE can help you manage your physical symptoms and cravings, allowing you to work toward your recovery. Each month there will be a different topic of interest related to comprehensive addiction therapy.

Provider Information
Robert Bales, MD is a board certified family medicine specialist with a special interest in addiction medicine. Dr. Bales joined Cleveland Clinic in 2011. He conducts this SMA with facilitator Samantha Szpotowicz.

Patient Population
All established English speaking patients of Dr. Robert Bales who are on suboxone therapy and who are in possession of their faculties and do not have a highly contagious disease at the time of the group appointment.

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
Established patients on Suboxone therapy should call Dr. Bales office at 330.888.4000 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Number
330.888.4000


Be Well Moms

Title: Be Well Moms
Location: Westlake Medical Center
Provider: Susan Klein, CNM
Facilitator: Andrea Dunn, RD
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.

Description
Appointments are conducted by a nurse-midwife and a registered dietitian. The goal is to improve pregnancy outcomes through medically monitored weight management and nutritional guidance during the preconceptual, pregnancy and post-partum stages. To welcome the healthiest possible baby into the world, you’ll want to do everything you can to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Optimizing your weight before pregnancy and continuing on a healthy path after delivery will create a brighter future for you — and your child. Be Well Moms visits include individual appointments and shared medical appointments. The shared office visits bring patients together for education and support. Patients benefit from a longer visit with their healthcare expert in a setting that encourages asking questions, and sharing concerns and experiences. This environment also offers an opportunity to learn from the healthcare team and from each other. During shared visits, patients can also be seen in a private exam room for individual care, as needed.

Patient Population
Women before, during or after pregnancy

How interested patients can set up an appointment
To schedule an appointment before, during or after pregnancy, call 216.444.6601 and ask for Be Well Moms.

Contact Number
216.444.6601

Title: Be Well Moms
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Provider: Niki Pearce, CNM
Facilitator: Gillian Culbertson, RD
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

Description
Appointments are conducted by a nurse-midwife and a registered dietitian. The goal is to improve pregnancy outcomes through medically monitored weight management and nutritional guidance during the preconceptual, pregnancy and post-partum stages. To welcome the healthiest possible baby into the world, you’ll want to do everything you can to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Optimizing your weight before pregnancy and continuing on a healthy path after delivery will create a brighter future for you — and your child. Be Well Moms visits include individual appointments and shared medical appointments. The shared office visits bring patients together for education and support. Patients benefit from a longer visit with their healthcare expert in a setting that encourages asking questions, and sharing concerns and experiences. This environment also offers an opportunity to learn from the healthcare team and from each other. During shared visits, patients can also be seen in a private exam room for individual care, as needed.

Patient Population
Women before, during or after pregnancy

How interested patients can set up an appointment
To schedule an appointment before, during or after pregnancy, call 216.444.6601 and ask for Be Well Moms.

Contact Number
216.444.6601


Center for Functional Medicine

Title: Center for Functional Medicine
Location: Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Providers: Aunna Herbst, DO and Melissa Young, MD
Facilitator: Health Coach
Schedule: 1 p.m. Tuesdays or 3 p.m. Thursday, 4 total sessions

Description
Center for Functional Medicine (CFM) SMAs are an extension of the medical office visit, and is conducted by Functional Medicine physicians with a Health Coach as the facilitator. The appointment is exactly 90 minutes and held in the company of up to 15 other patients who would also like to benefit from having extra time with their healthcare providers. The appointment begins and ends on time and there is no time spent in the waiting room. During the appointment patients will have time to share details of their history and symptoms, explore the Functional Medicine Matrix, and activate an elimination/reset diet to begin a life of wellness.

Patients will participate in a group discussion setting in which they will share and learn from each other while being supported by the Center for Functional Medicine team. The appointments consist of 4 sessions that take place every other week at Chagrin Falls Family Health Center, 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays OR 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

This appointment format provides more time for provider and group interaction. Center for Functional Medicine SMA's will:

  • Teach you helpful self-management skills and about the root causes of disease
  • Promote the positive determinants of health – especially the awareness that ‘Food is Medicine’
  • Allow you to share experiences and tips with fellow patients
  • Give you more face-to-face time with Functional Medicine experts - physicians, health coaches, and others - so that your questions and concerns are addressed

Provider Information
The providers are Aunna Herbst, DO and Melissa Young, MD.

Patient Population
All established English-speaking Functional Medicine patients following their initial New Patient Visit, but before their First Follow Up appointment.

New Patient -> SMA -> First Follow Up

How interested patients can set up an appointment
To schedule your appointment today, please call Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Chagrin Falls Phone: 800.232.0263 | 440.893.9393

Contact Number
216.445.6900


Chronic Heart Failure

Title:Chronic Heart Failure
Location: Euclid Hospital
Provider: Donna Walker, CNP
Facilitator: Renee Marincic, RN
Schedule: Weekly, Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Description
Goal: This SMA is for heart failure patients’ first visit to the Congestive Heart Failure Center and for those heart failure patients who were recently discharged from Cleveland Clinic. A family member is encouraged to attend this important appointment. The appointment includes an assessment of the patients’ Chronic Heart Failure (CHF); review of medications, their side effects, and taking as prescribed; discussion of nutritional needs and how to read food labels; discussion of what is heart failure, daily weights, signs and symptoms; smoking and alcohol cessation. Patients receive a copy of Your Guide to Managing Heart Failure.

Provider Information
Each appointment will be staffed by a Certified Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dietician, Clinical Pharmacist, and Registered Nurse.

Patient Population
All established English speaking patients who are being discharged from the hospital or ED discharges for CHF. Patients who will be new to the Heart Failure Center with the diagnosis of heart failure may also be scheduled at this time for their first appointment.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
All first-time heart failure center referred patients can request this shared medical appointment by calling 216.692.8679.

Contact Number
216.692.8679


Diabetes - Management

Title: Management of Diabetes
Location: Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center
Provider: Leighanne Hustak, CNP
Schedule:
The second and fourth Tuesday of every month | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Description
Goal: This SMA is for adult patients with diabetes who require a follow up visit. This is run under the guidance of Leighanne Hustak, CNP. This appointment will address education and improved self-management for patients with diabetes. In many cases, you can control diabetes through better nutrition, a healthy weight, physical activity, and regular checkups with your health care team.

Sometimes medication is also necessary, which your health care provider will determine. Medication, if prescribed by your doctor or nurse practitioner, is a crucial component of diabetes management and should be taken as directed. Some medications need to be timed with meals, and if so your doctor or nurse practitioner will instruct you on appropriate timing. What, when and how much you eat are all important factors in managing diabetes. With the help of your health care professional, you should develop and follow a meal plan based on your individual needs.

Provider Information
Leighanne Hustak, CNP is both a graduate of Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing with a degree of family nurse practitioner and also received her doctorate in Nursing. She is a certified family nurse practitioner with special interests in diabetes education and management. She joined Cleveland Clinic in 2010 with the department of Community Internal Medicine.

Patient Population
All English speaking, established patients, who have been seen at Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center and who are in possession of their faculties and do not have a highly contagious disease at the time of the group appointment.

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
Patients can schedule this diabetes management SMA by calling 216.986.4000.

Contact Number
216.986.4000


Diabetes - Prediabetes

Title: Improving the health of patients with PREDIABETES
Location: Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center
Provider: Aphrodite Papadakis, MD | Facilitator: Susan Perez
Schedule: The first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m.

Description
Goal: The goal of this SMA is to provide an environment that allows patient to work on preventing diabetes. This Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) is for patients who fall into the category of Pre-Diabetes and who also have either High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterolor both. Patients will have the opportunity to have specific concerns addressed in a way that benefits the entire group. This will be 90 minutes of focused time with the healthcare team. Patients are encouraged BUT NOT REQUIRED to attend monthly appointments for 6 sessions.

Provider Information
The SMA will be led by family medicine specialist Aphrodite Papadakis, MD. The other members of the health care team are Certified Nurse Practitioner Susan Perez and registered nurse, Carol Krestel.

Patient Population
This SMA is for adult patients with a HgbA1C between 5.7 and 6.4 OR a fasting blood sugar over 100 AND a diagnosis of either high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or both.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
Patients can schedule this diabetes management SMA by calling 216.839.3900.

Contact Number
216.839.3900


Dizziness

Title: Dizziness SMA
Location: Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center
Provider: Amy Johnson, CNP | Facilitator: Julie Honaker, PhD, CCC-A
Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Description
Goal: This SMA is a first visit appointment for patients with symptoms of dizziness and imbalance to the Head and Neck Institute. At this SMA, the providers conduct a 90-minute visit; this includes a private exam and group discussion with 4-6 patients focusing on dizziness-related conditions. During the SMA, the providers will perform an evaluation and make appropriate management recommendations. Patients will also receive counseling and educational resources pertaining to their dizziness-related conditions. This appointment is offered at Cleveland Clinic main campus (Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.) or Beachwood Family Health Center (Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.).

Provider Information
Each appointment is staffed by a Certified Nurse Practitioner and an Audiologist who specializes in dizziness disorders.

Patient Population
Patients who are new or established within Cleveland Clinic who wish to receive an initial evaluation or second opinion on their dizziness-related condition may be scheduled for this first appointment.

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
All interested and referred patients can request this Dizziness SMA by calling 216.444.8500.

Contact Number
216.444.8500


Healthy Living

Title: Healthy Living SMA
Location: alternating between Elyria and Lorain Family Health Centers
Provider: Vaishali Flask, MD and Radhai Prabhakaran, MD
Facilitator: Jennifer Brubaker
Schedule: Mondays | 5:30 pm

Description
The Healthy Living SMA treats children with excess weight and provides excellent care in managing medical problems associated with being overweight. This SMA brings together up to 10 patients with our comprehensive team of healthcare providers with expertise in childhood weight management. We will work with your child to develop strategies to make healthy lifestyle changes. Patients learn from our team and each other in an environment that encourages asking questions and sharing. Family members are welcome to participate with their child.

Provider Information
Vaishali Flask, MD and Radhai Prabhakaran, MD

Patient Population
Children 8-17 years of age with a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 85th percentile.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
To schedule, please call 440.204.7400

Contact Number
440.204.7400


Lifestyle - Rheumatology

Title: Lifestyle Medicine - Rheumatology SMA
Locations: Lorain Family Health Center and Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center
Provider:
Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR
Schedule: Lorain Family Health Center: Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center: 1st Monday at 10 a.m. and at Noon

Description

  • Shared Medical Apts focused on Lifestyle Medicine
  • This includes 6 visits, with introduction visit and more focused apts on the 5 steps towards a healthy lifestyle (Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Stress management and Supplements)
  • The sessions include 5 to 10 patients
  • Sessions are about 90 minutes long
  • Visits are usually covered by health insurance as regular office visits

Provider Information
Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR, is a Staff Physician who specializes in evaluating and treating rheumatic and immunologic disease at Cleveland Clinic Lorain and Avon REJ, Family Health and Surgery Centers. She also specializes in evaluating and treating metabolic bone disorders, such as osteoporosis, osteopenia and paget's disease of the bone. She is also board-certified by the American Board of Rheumatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Patient Population
Adult Women and Men interested in Healthy Lifestyle and in learning about the Whole Plant Based nutrition
Patients who attend have chronic health conditions, including rheumatologic diseases and osteoporosis

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
For Lorain, call 440.204.7400
For Richard E. Jacobs, call 440.695.4000

Contact Number
For Lorain, call 440.204.7400
For Richard E. Jacobs, call 440.695.4000


Multiple Sclerosis

Title: Gilenya First Dose Education Session
Location: Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research
Provider:Marie Namey
Schedule: The first Friday of every month | 8 a.m.

Description
Goal: This Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) for people (both male and female) with multiple sclerosis. The goal of this SMA is to educate patients regarding a new oral Multiple Sclerosis (MS) medication named Gilenya. Gilenya is an oral disease modifying treatment for MS. Gilenya was approved to reduce relapses and disability progression in patients with relapsing forms of MS. For patients with ongoing disease activity, intolerable side effects, or trouble with the previously-available MS therapies, Gilenya is an appropriate option. After being administered Gilenya, patients are monitored for 6 hours after their first dose and are observed for any potential side effects or allergic reactions.

Patient Population
All established English speaking hearing adult multiple sclerosis patients who have been seen by a Cleveland Clinic neurologist at the Mellen Center before this visit and who are in possession of their faculties and do not have a highly contagious disease at the time of the group appointment.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
Interested patients can call Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center at 216.445.7132.

Contact Number
216.445.7132


Oral Surgery

Title: Oral Surgery SMA
Location: Main Campus
Provider: Michael Horan, DDS, MD, PhD
Facilitator: Vicki Slamen and Danielle Higginbotham
Schedule: 4th Thursday, 2 p.m.

Description
Goal: 3rd Molar (Wisdom Teeth) Surgery; ~4-6 pts; Any patients with symptomatic 3rd molars that their general dentist has recommended be evaluated for extraction. Patients are required to bring a referral from their general dentist and current x-rays. If x-rays are unavailable or not current will be required to have new x-rays taken at the time of the appt.

Patient Population
Average age of patients is 16-24 but all patients regardless of age are welcome and encouraged to attend male/female; impacted teeth/ disturbance in tooth eruption/ pericorotintis/ caries/ periodontal disease/ odontogenic cysts

How interested patients can set up an appointment
Patients are required to bring a referral from their general dentist and current x-rays. Please call 216.444.6907

Contact Number
216.444.6907


Osteoporosis

Title: Osteoporosis - New Consults
Provider: Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR | Facilitator: Beth Gunselman
Location: Avon-Richard E Jacobs Health Center
Schedule: The last Friday of every month | 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Description
Goal: This Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) is for women with osteoporosis. The goal of this SMA is to educate those who have been recently diagnosed as having osteoporosis, osteopenia, bone loss or who recently had a metabolic bone consult. Dr. Al-Ashkar conducts this SMA with certified adult nurse practitioner Beth Wilson.

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. Literally meaning "porous bone," it results in an increased loss of bone mass and strength. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain. Generally, it is not discovered until weakened bones cause painful fractures. Most of these are fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine.

Although osteoporosis occurs in both men and women, women are four times more likely to develop the disease than men. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prevent osteoporosis from ever occurring. Treatments can also slow the rate of bone loss if osteoporosis is present. After age 50, one in two white women, and one in four white men will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetimes. An additional 30 percent have low bone density that puts them at risk of developing osteoporosis (including African Americans). Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 2 million fractures each year, and this number continues to grow.

Provider Information
Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR, is a Staff Physician who specializes in treating rheumatic and immunologic disease at Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center, where she serves as Section Head of Medical Specialties. She is also board-certified by the American Board of Rheumatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her special interests include adult rheumatology and osteoporosis.

Patient Population
Both male and female patients with diagnosis of osteoporosis, osteopenia, bone loses or who have recently had a metabolic bone consult.

All established English speaking, post-menopausal women, older than 50 years of age who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteopenia, bone loses or who have recently had a metabolic bone consult. Cleveland Clinic Employees enrolled in the Employee Health Plan may be scheduled for the SMA.

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
Interested patients can request an SMA appointment by calling 440.695.4000.

Contact Number
440.695.4000


Parkinson's Disease

Title: Taking Control of Parkinson's Disease
Location: Mellen Center, Patient Education Library, Main Campus, 1950 East 89th St., Cleveland, OH
Provider: Hubert Fernandez, MD
Facilitator: Janera Scott, PA and Meaghan Clark
Schedule: Third Friday of every month, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Description
Goal: We will discuss topics important to the management of diabetes. These will include a discussion of diet and exercise, medications for diabetes along with goal-setting for weight loss and management of hypertension and cholesterol. We will also address preventive care to avoid diabetic complications. We cover the standards of care. We refer to it as ABCDEF: review A1C levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, diet, eye care, exercise and feet issues.

Provider Information
Dr. Fernandez is an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders who has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers. After completing his medical training, he joined the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and served as Associate Director of the Movement Disorders Unit and Neurological Director of its Functional Neurosurgical Program. In 2003, Dr Fernandez relocated to the University of Florida, where he eventually became Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Neurology prior to joining Cleveland Clinic. An active and productive researcher, he has initiated or participated in over 50 clinical trials and has published his findings in well over 300 articles and abstracts on Parkinson’s disease, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and other movement disorders. He has nearly 40 published book chapters and books to his credit, and has served on the editorial board of Movement Disorders and is currently an editorial board member of the American Journal of Clinical Neurology, European Neurological Journal, and Clinical Neuropharmacology.

Patient Population
All established English speaking patients recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease will benefit from this SMA including those seeking more information regarding their Parkinson’s diagnosis, and/or who require mind and body care requiring additional time with their physician.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
For more information on this Shared Medical Appointment, please call the Center for Neurological Restoration at 216.445.1108.

Contact Number
216.445.1108


Preventive Medicine

Title: Preventive Medicine with a Physical Exam
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Provider: Pelin Batur, MD | Facilitator: Leighanne Hustak
Schedule: First and third Mondays of every month, 1:30 p.m.

Description
Goal: This Shared Medical Appointment is an innovative and interactive approach for your annual physical. This is a health and wellness focused appointment with private physical exam. You will join up to 5 other women in a setting that encourages asking questions, learning from one another by sharing experiences, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Your individual questions, concerns, and medication refills are addressed during this SMA.

Provider Information
Pelin Batur, MD is a board-certified internist at Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from medical school at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where she completed the accelerated, 6-year BS/MD track. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Cleveland Clinic. With the goal of providing more comprehensive care in all aspects of women’s healthcare, she then completed specialty fellowship training in women’s health at Cleveland Clinic. Her practice now consists of seeing women’s health consults as well as a general internal medicine patients (both men and women).

Her areas of expertise include contraception (especially difficulties with multiple hormonal options), abnormal bleeding (pre or post menopause), breast concerns (including options for high risk patients), osteoporosis, headache, polycystic ovaries, menopause (discussing all types of hormone therapy). She also performs specialty procedures including colposcopy (for evaluation of abnormal pap smears), IUD insertion (contraceptive), endometrial biopsies (for evaluation of heavy menstrual bleeding), cervical polyp removal, vulvar biopsies, and ductal lavage (a procedure for women at high risk for breast cancer).

Dr. Batur runs them with Registered Nurse Lori Sherwood. Lori serves as the behavioral health specialist and facilitator.

Patient Population
All established English speaking, hearing adults who are in possession of their faculties and do not have a highly contagious disease at the time of the group appointment.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
Established patients can schedule an SMA by calling 216.986.4000.

Contact Number
216.986.4000 ext. 6333


Wellness

Location: Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Specialty Center, 1950 Richmond Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Located next to Legacy Village. Free, private parking available in attached parking garage.
Please call 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4, for the schedule of the SMA that interests you.

Title: Acupuncture
Description: To increase accessibility for patients, and to address the concerns over the potential out-of-pocket costs of this treatment. This method allows a group of patients to receive treatment at the same time in one room. Patients remain fully clothed, and simply roll up their pant and shirt sleeves while sitting in recliner chairs. A one-hour initial consultation and private acupuncture treatment is required prior to the Acupuncture SMA. Medical conditions to be treated will be discussed, and a treatment plan will be formulated that is specific to each patient.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: Brain Health and Wellness
Description: This preventive program addresses healthy adults of any age who wish to keep their memories clear and their cognition razor sharp over time. Brain Health & Wellness is a good fit if for an experienced professional who wants to stay at the top of their game. It is also a good fit for adults concerned about occasional memory lapses including those associated with aging.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: Brain Health Wellness

Description: Common health problems that can affect your memory include menopause, Parkinson’s disease, depression and anxiety, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis and alcoholism. Whether you have one or more of these conditions, or others, you can take steps to protect your cognitive (thinking and understanding) abilities. Cleveland Clinic Brain Wellness is a series of shared medical appointments that will last two hours and take place every other week. In six in-depth appointments over three months, we will help you optimize your brain health. In shared medical appointments, you participate with other people who have similar concerns. Shared medical appointments provide more information than individual appointments because participants learn from others’ comments and interactions with professionals. Participants are responsible for insurance co-pays for each session and there is a one-time $40 charge for materials.

Contact Number: 216.448.8500 or 877.331.9355 (toll-free)

Title: Living Well after Breast Cancer
Description: Those who have been treated for breast cancer, may be eligible. This series of appointments provide guidance to help patients improve their health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of recurrence. These uniquely designed medical appointments offer extended time with medical oncology and lifestyle medicine providers — in the company of others who share similar health concerns. Discussions and practical experience will focus on lifestyle changes that positively impact health, including: how to transition to healthy eating, how to safely increase physical activity, and how to recognize and manage stress.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: Integrative Pain Management
Description: A series of uniquely designed medical appointments, giving you extended time with integrative medicine providers in the company of others who share similar health concerns. When chronic pain does not improve with medication, injections or surgery, or when the treatment of pain creates new problems, Pain Management Shared Medical Appointments in the Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine can help. Integrative pain management experts use less invasive forms of treatment to manage pain. They will empower you to manage your symptoms and thus take control of your life.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: Lifestyle Essentials
Description: Practitioners offer to tools to help you improve your health and well-being through lifestyle changes, with a focus on hypertension, hyperlipidemia, prediabetes and/or type 2 diabetes. Each session will address one key lifestyle feature of a chronic disease. Discussions and practical experience will focus on lifestyle changes that positively impact health.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: Pregnancy

Description: Integrative medicine practitioners provide education and resources to properly nourish and nurture the mind and body during pregnancy. Through a series of instructional lectures and hands on experiences, participants will gain a greater understanding about how mom and baby are affected by mom’s nutritional and emotional state. Sessions will allow the participant to sample yoga, acupuncture, meditation, hypnosis, massage, and Reiki therapy.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: Living Well after Prostate Cancer
Description: Designed for those with a diagnosis of prostate cancer and are on active surveillance, or have been treated for prostate cancer. This SMA provides extended time with urology and lifestyle medicine providers, in the company of others who share similar health concerns. Each session will address a key lifestyle feature of a chronic disease, including healthy eating, physical activity and stress management.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

Title: TRIM-LIFE®
Description: An integrative medical weight management program. In TRIM-LIFE, participants will learn mindfulness, relaxation and yoga techniques during three-hour weekly sessions. We will also teach you powerful hypnotic tools. The goals are to help participants reduce stress eating, abandon yo-yo dieting and overcome food addictions.
Contact Number: 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
For more information about Shared Medical Appointments with the Center For Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, visit clevelandclinic.org/wellnessSMAorcall 216.448.HEAL (4325), option 4, if you have questions.


Weight Management (Medical)

Title: Medical Weight Management
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, M61
Provider: Archana Gorty, MD | Facilitator: Toni Housiaux, RN
Schedule: Tuesdays | 9 a.m. - 10:30 am

Description
Goal: The goal of this SMA is to provide comprehensive medical monitoring of weight loss with the high protein diet, including the measurement of body fat percentage and muscle mass. Chronic disease management and the promotion of wellness will also be addressed.

  • Learn more weight management and the protein sparring modified fast diet program

Provider Information
Archana Gorty, MD came to Cleveland Clinic in 2010 after she completed her fellowship in Preventive Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She is board certified in internal medicine and public health and general preventive medicine.

Patient Population
All established patients of Dr. Gorty who are English speaking, hearing adults who are ambulatory and in possession of their faculties and do not have a highly contagious disease at the time of the group appointment.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
All patients should first have had an individual consultation with Dr. Archana Gorty prior to scheduling for the group. Otherwise, established patients can simply request the weight management SMA by calling 216.445.2224.

Contact Number
216.445.2224


Women's Health - General (Preventive Medicine)

Title: Mood Disorders in Women
Location:
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Provider: Lillian Gonsalves, MD | Facilitator: Jerilyn Hagan
Schedule: Mondays | 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Description
Goal: The medical management for anxiety and depression. This group will provide support, education, and handouts as needed to keep patients functioning and out of the hospital.

Provider Information
Lilian Gonsalves, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Gault Women’s Health Center. She is a Cleveland Clinic-trained, board-certified psychiatrist with interest and expertise in mood disorders in women, chronic pain and psychological aspects of the medically and surgically ill patient. She has also successfully used the group model for medication management in women with anxiety and mood disorders.

Patient Population
Women 18 and over with mood and anxiety disorders. We exclude severe personality disorders, psychotic and demented patients.

How interested patients can set up an appointment
Call 216.636.5860 - ask for Gail OR
Call 216.444.2197 - ask for Jeri

Contact Number
216.636.5860


Women's Health - Menopause

Title: Menopause, Osteoporosis and Hormone Therapy
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus | Main Campus, Crile Building - A10 Specialized Women's Health
Provider: Holly Thacker, MD | Facilitators: Joceyln Smith, Natasha Haas
Schedule: There are 2 types of Women's Health Shared Medical Visits
Women's Health Issues SMA: Weekly most Fridays | 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Physical/Annual SMA: Once per month on Mondays | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Description
Goal: This Shared Medical Appointment addresses medical issues of women related to menopause, osteoporosis, hormone therapy, sexual health, and any other female health concerns. Patients are seen individually in the context of a shared group setting with the attending physician, nurse and ancillary health care members. Patients often schedule bone density and mammograms on the same day. These tests are done within our facility. Patients in the Physical/Annual Exam SMA also are examined in a separate exam room first. Shared visits are not appropriate for urgent medical problems.

Provider Information
Holly L. Thacker MD, FACP, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health and Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, recently published her second women’s health book “Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause.” At the end of 2008, the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Institute was gifted with the National Speaking of Women’s Health and Dr. Thacker now serves as the Executive Director.

She was honored by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and the Journal of Women’s Health with the "Lila Wallis Women’s Health Award" in recognition of Dr. Thacker’s lifetime achievements, accomplishments, motivation, mentorship, energy and enthusiasm for women’s health, education, and research during the AMWA annual meeting and Women’s Health 2009: The 17th Annual Congress, in Williamsburg, VA.

Patient Population
Women who have medical issues related to menopause, osteoporosis, hormone therapy or other issues of women in mid life .

How interested patients can set up an appointment
All patients should first have had an individual consultation with Dr. Holly Thacker within the Center for Specialized Women's Health. Interested patients can call 216.444.3024 to schedule.

Contact Number
216.444.3024


Women's Health - Pregnancy

Title: Back Pain in Pregnancy
Location: Solon Family Health Center Physical Therapy Suite
Provider: Fredrick Wilson, DO | Facilitator: Laura Taylor
Schedule: One Saturday per month
For new patients: 9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. | For established patients: 11 a.m. - Noon

Description
Goal: This goal of this SMA is to reduce back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy with the help of the partner / spouse. This SMA offers women and their partners medical advice and education for women who are suffering from back pain and pelvic pain related to their pregnancy. Both must attend the appointment for this to be effective. Dr. Frederick Wilson, along with physical therapist Barb Domsic PT, will work with patients that have been referred by their Obstetrics and Gynecology provider.

Discussions will include the topic of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). This is a system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body by balancing body structure with manipulation. Manipulation is the therapeutic application of manual pressure or force. Oftentimes, structural problems in the spinal column can affect the nerves that radiate out to the various organs, thus contributing to disease. OMT is typically used to treat musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back pain, neck pain, pelvic pain, sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries, and tension headaches. While osteopathic and chiropractic techniques overlap, they are not identical. As a general rule, chiropractic manipulation uses direct thrust techniques on the spine (HVLA), while osteopathic practitioners - such as Dr. Wilson - use other, gentler techniques, as well as HVLA.

Provider Information
Fredrick Wilson, DO is an osteopathic medical specialist who treats patients with back and neck pain. He uses traditional conservative medical treatments and incorporates osteopathic spinal manipulation when appropriate. He has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic since 1997 and has been the Director of the Solon Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health since 2000. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and is certified in osteopathic manipulation by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

Patient Population
All established English speaking women who are pregnant and have back and pelvic pain; who are in possession of their faculties and do not have a highly contagious disease at the time of the group appointment.

How interested patients can schedule an appointment
Women who are pregnant can talk to their OB/Gyn specialists and see if this SMA is right for you. You can then request a SMA appointment by calling 440.519.6800.

Contact Number
440.519.6800