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Claudia Tellez

Our guest this week is the Medical Society of Northern Virginia’s Executive Director Claudia Tellez.

She develops and manages Health Information Technology (HIT) programs – Health Information Exchange (HeaLixVA) and Telemedicine (DoctorsTelemed). DoctorsTelemed is the only telemedicine network in the country initiated by physicians supported by the Medical Society of Northern Virginia Foundation. This telemedicine network of community physicians currently deliver medical care on demand for nearly the same cost of an average co-payment.

For more information see the website at Medical Society of Northern Virginia

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Dakota Access Pipe Line – DAPL

Our guest is Stephanie Staie, an environmentalist with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Santa Barbara who is taking an active role in the Dakota pipeline controversy. With her lineage to the Lakota Sioux, she is requesting people not to support the major banks that are providing financial capital for the pipeline. So join the conversation on this provocative subject this Sunday.

 

 

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Fidel

We’ll cover current events such as the death of Fidel Castro and what that means for Cuba and America, Trump’s latest round of appointees and much more!

 

 

 

 

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Frank Smith, Jr.

 

Our special guest for the first half hour is Frank Smith, Jr. who is a civil rights activist, politician in Washington, D.C. and is an advocate for DC Statehood.  At the completion of this interview join us as we discuss this past week’s world & national news . . . especially the new developments in the Presidential race!  

 

 

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Rebecca Brightman, M.D., Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Brightman

Please join Maria and her conversation with Dr. Rebecca Brightman about Hormone Replacement Therapy and menopause. It is a very informative interview about the latest developments in the field.

Dr. Brightman is a Board Certified OBGYN in private practice in New York City since 1990. Her particular areas of interest include: the management of perimenopause, menopause, contraception, pre-pregnancy counseling and obstetrics. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and is also a NAMS certified menopause practitioner. Dr. Brightman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and received her Medical Degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1986. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Brightman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is a Voluntary Attending at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Brightman serves on the advisory board of Women’s Day Magazine and she has been quoted in other popular magazines and blogs for women. She has discussed women’s health issues on NBC-The Today Show, CBS-The Morning Show, CBS Evening News, Fox-The Morning Show, ABC-World News Tonight, Yahoo’s-The Shine and Katie’s Take with Katie Couric. She has spoken at the 92nd Street Y, has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as in Letters to the Editor of the New York Times. She is on an Advisory panel for TEVA Women’s Health and JDS Therapeutics and is also a Women’s Health Expert for L’Oreal/Vichy Laboratoires and Proctor and Gamble. Dr. Brightman is also listed by Castle-Connolly as one of the top physicians in the New York Metro Area. She is married to an Ophthalmologist and has two sons. Her passions include: spending time with her family, friends, and her 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as well as fitness, reading and fashion.
Board Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners-1987
Certification-American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG), 1992
Recertification-ABOG, 2013

Privileges: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, ATTENDING, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Teaching Appointments: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Professional Education: Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioner, 2013
Residency and Chief Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology-Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY. 1986–90
M.D.-Mt. Sinai School of Medicine 1986
B.A., magna cum laude-University of Pennsylvania 1982

Society Memberships: Member of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), 2013
Fellow-American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 1993
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Alumni Association
University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association