October 20, 2009 ~ U.S. Healthcare on Life Support with Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg from Cardiovascular Associates in Cherry Hill.  

Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg

Stephen E. Weinberg, MD, FACC, FACP was born and raised in New York. He attended the University of Delaware and has a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He then received his MD degree from Hahnemann Medical College in 1971 and trained at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. in internal medicine. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1978. From 1974 to 1976, he was in the Air Force and was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City as a Captain and then Major. He served as chairman of the Department of Medicine. He joined Cardiovascular Associates in Cherry Hill in 1978 and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ/SOM. He is the author of a book entitled “U.S. Healthcare on Life Support: Resuscitating the Dying System”. Dr. Weinberg has lectured in various regions of the country on healthcare financing and also at the Wharton Healthcare MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania. His hobbies include photography, traveling and gardening. He married to Denise, for 39 years, who graciously puts up with his travel lust.

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October 20, 2009 ~ U.S. Healthcare on Life Support with Dr. Stephen E. Weinberg

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October 13, 2009 ~ Dr. Javier Morales on Diabetes Management

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Javier Morales, Internal Medicine from Advanced Internal Medicine Group.

Dr. Javier Morales

Dr. Morales is in private practice with the Advanced Internal Medicine Group in New Hyde Park, NY. After having graduated from UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, his medical training included residencies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and North Shore University Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident.  He serves on multiple committees at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. and in addition to several publications, has served as principal investigator for several different studies and clinical trials. He is active in the educational sector having presented at many Pri-Med symposiums.  He also serves as clinical instructor for several nurse practitioner programs, physician assistant programs, in addition to the internal medicine residency program at North Shore University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital.  In addition to being an avid musician and percussionist, Dr. Morales is fluent in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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October 13, 2009 ~ Dr. Javier Morales on Diabetes Management

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October 6, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added™ “Open Forum.”  

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October 6, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum




September 29, 2009 ~ Vascular Disease and Diabetes with Dr. Joseph P. Costabile

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Joseph P. Costabile, Vascular Surgeon from Virtua Surgical Group.  

Dr. Joseph P. Costabile

Dr. Joseph P. Costabile grew up in North Jersey and graduated from The Pingry School in 1972. He attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated with a B.A. in 1976 with majors in both Chemistry and Bacteriology. Dr. Costabile subsequently graduated from UMDNJ, RutgersMedical School, Camden in 1986. Dr. Costabile stayed on at Cooper Hospital for his General Surgery Internship and residency.  Upon completing his General surgery training, Dr. Costabile then did a trauma fellowship at Cooper hospital’s trauma center until 1992.  Dr. Costabile completed a Vascular surgery fellowship at Robert  Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J. in 1995 and then rejoined the faculty at Cooper hospital from 1995 until 1998.  Dr. Costabile joined Surgical Group of South Jersey in 1998 until the present.  Dr. Costabile is involved with the United States Navy Reserves and has a commission as an officer and general/trauma and vascular surgeon.  Dr. Costabile has also completed two tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Costabile is very proud to serve our nation and our men and women in uniform. His areas of interest in vascular surgery are venous disease, endovascular surgery and wound care.  His hobbies are fishing, skiing and fitness training. Dr. Costabile is married to Yolanda for the past eleven years, but as she puts it only nine years together, due to his overseas deployments.

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September 29, 2009 ~ Vascular Disease and Diabetes with Dr. Joseph P. Costabile

 


 

 

September 22, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added® “OpenForum.”

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9/15/09 ~ Peripheral Vascular Disease with Dr. Elias A. Iliadis

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Dr. Fallon and “guest co-host” Dr. Steven Kaufman (filling in for Kitty) will interview Cardologist Dr. Elias A. Iliadis from Cooper University Hospital.  

Guest Co-host Dr. Steven Kaufman, Endocrinologist

Dr. Kaufman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University, and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is an assistant professor of Medicine at Cooper University Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Dentistry. He practices clinical endocrinology, regularly teaches medical students, interns and residents, and is a regular contributor to medical journals.  Dr. Kaufman is the co-principle investigator of the Camden Citywide Diabetes Collaborative. This multipronged, citywide effort aims to improve diabetes care at the patient, practice, and community level within Camden.

His hobbies include playing with his family, running marathons and reading non-fiction books.

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Dr. Elias A. Iliadis

Clinical Cardiologist Elias A. Iliadis, M.D., will answer your questions about diagnosis and treatment for PVD, and heart disease. Dr. Iliadis is Medical Director of Noninvasive Vascular Intervention, Cooper Heart Institute; Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Memorial Hospital of Salem County; and Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS at Camden. He is board certified in Internal Medicine in three and two cardiology specialties Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Iliadis graduated from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed an internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology was a Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. Iliadis’ special interests include: coronary artery disease and intervention, heart attack care, peripheral vascular disease and intervention, nuclear cardiology and noninvasive vascular disease assessment. He sees patients in his office in Voorhees.

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September 15, 2009 ~ Peripheral Vascular Disease with Dr. Elias A. Iliadis

9/08/09 ~ Diabetes Management and Education with Endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Furlong

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Furlong from  Jefferson Medical College.  

Dr. Kevin Furlong

Dr. Furlong graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology at Thomas Jefferson University.  Currently, he is an assistant professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College where he teaches medical students, interns, residents and fellows.  He has won many teaching awards and is listed as one of the top internal medicine teachers for the Thomas Jefferson University residency program.  In addition, he is also director of inpatient endocrinology services at Jefferson hospital.  He is principle investigator on many clinical trials related to diabetes and obesity.  In addition he has written many articles and lectures extensively on diabetes and obesity.

His hobbies include playing with his family, working out, playing golf , tennis and playing drums.

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September 8, 2009 ~ Diabetes Management and Education with Endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Furlong

9/01/09 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with Special Guest Gina Capone

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added™ “open forum,” with special guest Gina Capone.  Gina just returned from The Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, FL., where she attended the “Mastering Your Diabetes” class.  

Gina Capone is a long-time diabetes advocate and social media entrepreneur, having created and contributed to numerous diabetes websites, blogs and other social community forums over the last decade. In 2000 she co-founded Diabetes Talkfesthttp://Diabetestalkfest.com, a site dedicated to hosting live chats with clinical and research professionals in the field of diabetes, where she moderates the weekly discussions and authors the Diabetes Talkfest Bloghttp://DiabetesTalkFest.com/blog. She also serves as the community manager of Juvenation.org, the JDRF type 1 social website for people with diabetes and their families, and is an expert patient blogger on Health Central. healthcentral.  Among her ongoing efforts as an advocate for all diabetes patients, Gina has created and currently manages the CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) Anti-Denial Campaign website cgm-antidenial.ning.com, providing members with crucial information for helping those with diabetes obtain coverage for continuous glucose monitors and also The Diabetes OC (Online Community) the diabetesoc.com showcasing diabetes bloggers weekly.

Gina’s newest venture is the creation of a comprehensive online diabetes directory which will be coming soon.

In addition to her extensive internet and social media background, she is also a graphic designer with over 10 years experience in the field and she is always looking for more opportunities!

Gina and her husband live in New York, with their son CoCo, a Yorkshire terrier. They are looking forward to expanding their family outside of the canine category as soon as her A1c goes down into baby range.

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September 1, 2009 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum with Special Guest Gina Capone



August 25, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  

 

 

Edward B.Ruby, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Dr. Edward B. Ruby was born in Philadelphia and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He graduated Atlantic City High School in 1963 and then obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.  He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in June, 1971 and then completed an Internal Medicine residency at York Hospital in York, Pa.  His Endocrinology Fellowship was performed at Pennsylvania State University Hospital in Hershey, Pa.  Following his Endocrine Fellowship, he entered the United States Army as a Major at Landstuhl, West Germany serving as the Endocrinologist for the Armed Forces in Europe for two years.  Since returning to the United States, he has worked at Thomas Jefferson University as an Assistant Professor in Medicine in the division of Endocrinology in Philadelphia and has served as the Chief of Endocrinology at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, Pa.  Dr. Ruby is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.  Dr. Ruby enjoys the practice of endocrinology, especially caring for all of his patients, and thoroughly enjoys teaching the internal medicine residents and medical students at Thomas Jefferson University and Mercy Catholic Medical Center.  He has been selected as one of “The Best Doctors in America” from 1996-present and has received Best Teacher Awards on several occasions from the Internal Medicine Residency programs at and Thomas Jefferson UniversityMercy Catholic Medical Center.
Dr. Ruby has served as President of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society and is also a Fellow of The American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a member of The Endocrine Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.  He is also certified in the field of Bone Densitometry (interpreting bone density studies for osteoporosis).

Dr. Ruby’s hobbies include wine collecting, traveling, and gardening.  However, his favorite things to do are having long distance calls with his beautiful daughter, Alisa, and son-in-law, Dr. Isaac Bash, from Santa Monica, California (almost every night) and spending his life with his wonderful wife of 39 years, Michelle.

Dr. Edward B. Ruby has two offices:

1015 Chestnut St/Suite 910/Phila., Pa. 19107—215-955-7285

1501 Lansdowne Ave./Suite 203/Darby, Pa. 19023—610-534-6260

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August 25, 2009 ~ Endocrinologist Dr. Edward B. Ruby from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


 


8/18/09 ~ Family Medicine and Diabetes with Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken.   

Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken

Suzanne VanDerwerken, M.D. grew up in California and attended college at Brigham Young University. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in family medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey, where she served as chief resident. After practicing emergency medicine and then several years of private practice in family medicine, she joined the faculty of the Underwood-Memorial Family Medicine Residency in 1994. Dr. VanDerwerken is currently the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in both Family Medicine and Adolescent Medicine.

Suzanne’s interest in diabetes is both professional and personal.  In addition to treating patients in the office and hospital, she serves on the advisory board for the Underwood-Memorial Diabetes Education Program. Suzanne has over 33 years of personal experience as a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus and received a kidney-pancreas transplant in 2000.

Suzanne and her husband Joseph live in southern New Jersey with their 3 teenage daughters. She volunteers as an art history teacher in the local elementary school and works with her church youth organization.

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August 18, 2009 ~ Family Medicine and Diabetes with Dr. Suzanne VanDerwerken