Contributing Experts
Russell J. Ricci, M.D.

Dr. Ricci is a former general manager of IBM's Healthcare Industry, has held senior level positions in the healthcare industry including technology organizations, payor organizations, service providers, non-profit organizations and trade associations, and governmental and research institutions.

Patricia E. Adams, LMFT

Patricia E. Adams, LMFT is a family therapist and current President of Zeitgeist Wellness Group. She has more than 16 years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

Vishal Advani, DDS

Dr. Vishal Advani, DDS is currently a dentist at Elk Grove Smile Center. While earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University in New York City, Dr. Advani learned about the latest techniques and advancements in dentistry from some of the top faculty in the country.

Brent Amaya, DDS

Dr. Brent Amaya, DDS is currently a dentist at Diamond Dental. He is a member of the Oklahoma Dental Society and the American Dental Society.

Nima Amjadi, MD

Dr. Nima Amjadi is the Chief of Cardiology at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and specializes in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Amjadi specializes in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. He has an emphasis in Interventional Cardiology.

Neel Anand, MD

Dr. Anand, MD, Mch Orth is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of Spine Trauma at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. His primary area of research interest involves minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal disorders and trauma in adults and children.

Terese Andino, DDS

Dr. Andino is a Marquette University Dental School graduate who considers educating her patients about oral disease and their systemic diseases a hallmark of her practice. She is knowledgeable in periodontal disease and how it relates to systemic diseases.

Jocelyn Ang, MD, FAAP

Dr. Jocelyn Ang MD, FAAP, is an Infectious Diseases Specialist on staff at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Stanley H. Appel, MD

Stanley H. Appel, M.D. is the Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished Endowed Chair for the Treatment and Research of ALS, Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, The Houston Methodist Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Rebecca Axline, LCSW

Rebecca Axline, LCSW is Supervisor, Advanced Practice Social Worker at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. She continues to provide program development and clinical intervention with a primary focus of helping patients and family members cope with the stress of diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and illnesses.