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Dr. Kimberly Langdon, M.D.
Board Certified Physician
Kimberly Langdon M.D. is a retired, board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with 19-years of clinical experience. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine earning Honors in many rotations. She then completed her OB/GYN residency program at The Ohio State University Medical Center, earning first-place for her senior research project and placed in the 98th percentile on the national exam for OB/GYN residents in the U.S..
Beside obstetrics, she specialized in gynecologic diseases such as menopause, bioidentical hormones, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, menstrual disorders, vaginitis, infertility, contraception, pelvic pain, sexually transmitted infections, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, and minimally-invasive surgeries. She is sought out as an expert in vaginal infections.
She is Founder of Coologics, Inc., a medical device company. She is the inventor of six patent-pending medical devices for both life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions. Her products are the first and only non-chemical cures of microbial infections.
RN, MSN, BSN, PCCN
Tessa has been a registered nurse since 2010 and currently practices at a large hospital in Texas. She specializes in neurovascular progressive care and has a specialty certification in progressive care nursing (PCCN). She has experience with geriatric populations with neurovascular ailments and other various medical conditions. As a trained educator, she stays up to date on current research and evidence-based practices for nurses.
Tessa is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She graduated from Aspen University with a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education. She also graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English. When not practicing clinical nursing, she spends time contributing as a content and academic writer for various companies. She is passionate about nursing and helping those affected by medical aliments live fulfilling lives.
Elder Law Attorney
Attorney Steven Peck began practicing law in 1981. Within the first few years of his law career some colleagues and friend's parents had endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse. Outraged by such systemic neglect he focused his education on elder and nursing home abuse law to better help his clients and ensure they had the best legal representation.
For over 38 years, Steven Peck's dedication has been unyielding and his approach to client representation and care is deeply respected by his colleagues and clients alike. Steven has extensive trial experience and has recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients in lawsuits.
Certified Caregiving Expert™
Deb Hallisey is a Certified Caregiving Expert™ and the author of Advocate for Mom and Dad. She is a caregiver knowledge expert and advocate for older adults and their families. She has over twenty-five years of experience as a consultant building and enhancing corporate training programs with Ernst & Young and Huron Consulting group, along with smaller boutique firms. Her client base includes Fortune 500 companies across the US and Canada.
Constant travel for her job made it a challenge to be involved in her parents' health and living situation as they aged. In 2015 everything changed when she became responsible for her disabled mother after her father's death. She found herself asking "what do I do?" and "where do I start?" as her caregiver, as her financial adviser, and as her daughter. Figuring out the answers to those burning questions drove home the need to be an effective advocate for our aging parents.
Ph.D., CFIRS, AIRC, FLMI, CHC
Jeanine Joy is a mental health researcher, author, speaker, and trainer. She earned her Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling Psychology because she was interested in developing methods of helping large groups develop healthy habits of thought to help them live their best possible lives. After a decade of primary research that led her to understand the connection between how we think and our relationships, health, and success, she began writing books to share what she'd learned. She is passionate about discovering new research and ways to improve the human condition that she can share with her clients.
Currently, Jeanine is working on her ninth book, Sleep Easy, which provides evidence-based methods of improving sleep quality at any age. Other books include True Prevention: Optimum Health, and Mental Health Made Easy.
With a background in financial services, Jeanine gained an understanding of compliance, insurance, estate planning, wills, and trusts.
Jeanine enjoys helping people, especially senior citizens, find a way to solve a problem.
David C. Wells
Elder Law Attorney
David C. Wells is content and copy writer who focuses on legal writing. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 2002, and has a background in family, employment, and business law, as well as general civil litigation. He has helped people address elder law and elder care issues, both in his professional and personal lives. Mr. Wells obtained his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, and has a B.A. in history from Rice University in Houston. He has two dogs who compete with his writing for his attention.
Certified Financial Planner
Joshua Iversen is a fee-based financial planner who specializes in comprehensive financial planning that incorporates a detailed analysis of Medicare enrollment options and Social Security claiming approaches. He has written extensively on topics such as obtaining healthcare coverage, purchasing insurance and retirement planning. Joshua has also written a college coursebook on the subject of personal financial management.
For two decades, Joshua worked as a financial consultant for independent financial advisory firms including LPL Financial and NPB Financial. After seeing a need for comprehensive planning services designed to assist individuals facing extremely complicated decisions such as those involving healthcare benefit programs like Medicare, he started Syzygy Financial in 2010 to help meet that need. There, in addition to providing in-depth analysis of Medicare and Social Security strategies, he offers advice on investing for retirement and other goals. He also advises on healthcare issues such as coverage options and evaluating long-term care insurance.
Elena Borrelli is a Physician Assistant who has 18 years of experience working in health care. She has worked as a Certified Physician Assistant for the past 10 years. Elena has authored and lectured several courses on various topics including Elderly Abuse and Neglect, Behavioral Heath, Diabetes, Sepsis early detection, Wound care, Pain management, and Surgery. Elena's work experience includes Surgery, Trauma, Women's Health and Primary Care. She is passionate about promoting quality care, disease management and education.
Alexandra Gregg is a registered and licensed dietitian with a private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. After studying Nutrition and Dietetics at Northwest Missouri State she completed her Dietetic Internship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Following her dietetic internship, Allie worked at Mayo Clinic in a variety of areas including nutrition support, geriatrics, neonatology and pediatrics. In addition, she was a regular presenter at Mayo Clinic conferences and educator for dietetic interns.
Today, Allie uses her skills in nutrition to run her own practice and website which has been featured in a multitude of publications including Business Insider, Reader's Digest, Shape, Women's Health, Men's Journal, Parents Magazine, and more.
Mortgage Advisor & Financial Expert
Casey Fleming (Broker # 01821025, NMLS # 135622) is financial advisor with 40 years of experience. He is the author of the well-reviewed book The Loan Guide: How to Get the Best Possible Mortgage and the publisher of LoanGuide.com. He is a subject matter expert on mortgages and other financial planning issues and has been featured in Money.com, Yahoo Finance, U.S. News and World Report, Realtor.com, USA Today, Credit.com and Trulia, to name a few.
Certified Financial Planner
Jim Blankenship is a practicing fee-only financial planner, author and speaker. He has written three books, including the popular 'Social Security Owner's Manual.' Jim focuses extensively on Social Security, retirement plans and income taxes in his writings.
Jim got his start as a financial planner when he tried to find competent, unbiased financial advice for his own purpose, and found there were no local advisers who fit the bill. Always a self-starter, he acquired the CFP designation as well as the EA (Enrolled Agent) designation to provide him with the necessary knowledge. Since he found that others around him were searching for similar advice, he hung out his shingle and launched Blankenship Financial in 2003.
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian who has been been helping people improve their health and well-being for over 17 years. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Practicing in a wide variety of settings, Jennifer has worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, rehab programs, and in private practice. She has counseled clients with a large variety of goals, including losing weight, lowering blood pressure and blood sugar, improving heart health, decreasing GI symptoms (like those found with IBS), increasing strength and fitness, and more.
Alzheimer's Caregiving Expert
Rena is the author of The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver. As a caretaker to her mother who suffered from Alzheimer's and her subsequent advocacy, she understands fully the challenges faced by caregivers of seniors with dementia and brings a unique perspective of the subject. She has been featured on Huffington Post and other major publications.
Medicare Compliance Expert
Jagger Esch is the President & CEO of Elite Insurance Partners & MedicareFAQ.com. Since the inception of his first company in 2012, he has been dedicated to helping those eligible for Medicare by providing them with resources to educate them on all their Medicare options. Jagger lives in the Florida sunshine state and loves boating with his family on the weekends.
Founder & CEO, Well Beyond
Sarah Evans is the founder and CEO of Well Beyond, an international company that advises organizations on water development efforts, and oversees water project execution. She is also the founder and board co-chair of Well Aware, an Austin-based nonprofit that funds and implements clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa.
Dr. Brent Wells
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Brent Wells is the author of over 700+ online articles that have been featured on sites such as Dr. Axe and Lifehack. These articles include various types of information about how you can live a healthy and happy life. He founded Better Health Chiropractic in Anchorage in 1998. Dr. Wells has been a chiropractor for over 20 years and has treated thousands of patients who suffer from varying problems. When he's not working, Dr. Wells can be found coaching kids' soccer, practicing yoga, and doing weight training.
REALTOR® & Relocation Expert
Travis Doss is a graduate of the University of Texas as well as The Acton School of Business. In his nearly 2 decades of real estate experience, he has sophisticated brokerage, leasing, and development transactions experience, and is an expert in senior relocation.
Karen Cay is a Spiritual Counselor at Here Comes Your Sun specializing in trauma and grief healing. She is also a writer, podcaster, and energetic practitioner who teaches courses in various metaphysical sciences and healing modalities. As a former respiratory therapist, she worked with many seniors suffering with various breathing issues such as emphysema and COPD.
Dr. Anthony Odney
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Anthony Odney is a graduate of Southern California University of Health Science where he earned his doctorate of chiropractic. In addition, he has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and kinesiology. Originally from Norway, Dr. Odney became a chiropractor because of his belief that the human body is a marvelous machine that can be "fixed" by chiropractic care. At Better Health Chiropractic in Wasilla, he continues to use a scientific-based chiropractic approach to help patients resolve their medical conditions.