Category: Health Screening

Rick Shinto and the Top Leadership at InnovaCare Health

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InnovaCare Health deals in provider networks and Medicaid programs and Medicare advantage in North America. As a leading provider of managed health services, the firm provides access to affordable, quality healthcare using sustainable and cost-effective models. The company has fully integrated advanced technologies into service provision setting it apart from the other managed health services providers. In 2016, InnovaCare Health announced that it was participating in LAN, a public-private partnership aimed at moving the US health system towards quality-based health models.

At InnovaCare Health, patients come first, and they are guaranteed quality medical care. As such, the firm focuses on strong patient-provider relationships which are greatly emphasized by the firm’s top management. CEO Rick Shinto together with his entire team is driving the growth of the firm using teamwork and qualified professionals. Shinto’s team spirit has endeared him to both clients and colleagues.

Rick Shinto’s Work Experience

CEO and President Rick Shinto of InnovaCare Health Inc. joined the firm from Aveta Inc. where he also served as the CEO and president. He had previously served on the management team of Aveta Inc. Dr. Shinto began his medical career in Southern California as an internist and pulmonologist. He has also served as the CMO of NAMM California and as the CMO and COO of Medical Pathways Management Company. Between 1996 to 1997, he served as the corporate vice president (medical management) for MedPartners before leaving to Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California where he was the CMO. Due to his commitment to service and innovation in the healthcare industry, Dr. Shinto received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. At the yearly “A Tribute to Caring” gala, he was also awarded the Access to Caring Award at Western University of Health Sciences.’

Addition to Leadership Team

In 2016, InnovaCare Health added three executives to the firm’s leadership team. These include Chief Actuary Officer Jonathan Meyers, Chief Accounting Officer Mike Sortino, and Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides.

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Penelope Kokkinides recently rejoined Dr. Shinto at InnovaCare Health as the Chief Administrative Office. She had previously served as the COO at InnovaCare Health and COO and vice president of clinical operations at Aveta Inc. Her work in the health industry has also seen her serve as a COO and executive vice president at Centerlight HealthCare. Her work exploits also took her to Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice where she was the corporate vice president. Visit danielestraus.org to know more about Innova Care.

Oncotarget: Targeting One Culprit at a Time

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In November of 2016, an article was published to Oncotarget about E-Cigarettes and the damage they cause to gums. This was the first-ever study conducted by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D, of Environmental Medicine; A Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

In recent years, E-cigarettes have increased in popularity with the impression that they are a “healthier alternative” to conventional cigarettes. The notion is that the vapors burned from an e-cigarette do not cause the same kind of harm that is caused by conventional cigarette smoke. However, this recent study has shown that the vapors burned from e-cigarettes aggravate cells in our gums by releasing inflammatory proteins. The damage from those aggravated cells can, in turn, lead to different oral diseases.

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Depending on how much and how often a person smokes, determines the damage that may come with the use of e-cigarettes. Another culprit researchers found was that with the addition of flavorings to e-cigarettes, damage to cells may turn out to be even worse. E-cigarettes, like conventional cigarettes, also contain nicotine; nicotine is a major contributing factor of gum disease. Rahman states that more research needs to be done when it comes to the effects of e-cigarettes and would like manufacturers to disclose the chemicals used. His goal is for the consumer to be more informed about what they are inhaling and putting into their bodies.

Started in 2010, Oncotarget is a medical journal which covers research about oncology. It is published on a weekly basis by Impact Journals and aims to inform and educate everyone wanting to know more about medicine. Follow Oncotarget journal on Twitter.

You Could Have Prevented This

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Dr. Andrew J. Manganaro, who is the CMO, for Life Line Screening, knows all about cases of not having preventative screening. He worked in a private practice for thirty-five years, as a cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeon.

He saw many instances of ruptured aneurisms and embolic strokes, which could have been prevented, had the patient known of the disease because disaster happened. He is a strong believer of preventative screening, which is why he joined Life Line Screening, as the Chief Medical Officer, upon retirement of his practice.

Life Line Screening was started by two men, Colin Scully, and Timothy Phillips, in 1993, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau in 1996.They saw a great need for people to get preventative testing, for a greater quality of life. They believe, you should not have to say, “If only I could have been tested, then I would have been forewarned of these complications, I am now enduring. The company is now a huge success, spreading globally.

If you are at risk of cardiac or chronic disease, with a family history, it is recommended that you schedule yourself an appointment. Remember, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Life Line offers an extensive list of screening services, geared to your need. Life Line partners with many different health organizations, to enable you a close location for testing. Don’t wait till it’s too late, go online to: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/. Click on locations, and put in your zip, then schedule an appointment. You can also call 1-800-718-0961. Do it now, you’ll be glad you did.

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