Here's to a
             2016 !

Welcome to another new beginning, a refreshing "new chapter" in the story of your - and your claimants' - lives. We've heard the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." In that same train of thought, we at Global Neuro and Spine Institute realize that "it takes a TEAM to restore an injured body." Working together, we can provide comprehensive, superlative care to minimize the loss and maximize the return to a full and productive life for each of our patients. Let's make 2016 the best year ever! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Deborah V. Appleyard, MD, MPH

Global Neuro and Spine Institute
Dr. Deborah Appleyard

We are over-the-top excited to introduce Deborah Appleyard, MD, an exceptional physician and our first orthopedic surgeon, who is joining the team of outstanding physicians at Global.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of     Medicine with her MD degree in 2004, Dr. Appleyard went on to complete five years of residency training in orthopedic surgery at Brown University in Providence, RI. She rounded out her education with a one year fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery, also at Brown University, followed by another one year fellowship, dedicated to surgery of the spine at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
With her husband and four small children, Dr. Appleyard moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2011, where she founded her practice, OrthoCaribbean, and developed a spine surgery program at the local hospital on St. Croix. After three and a half years of dedicated service to the people of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Appleyard and her family are pleased to now call beautiful South Florida their home.  

Dr. Appleyard provides personalized, evidence-based treatments for her patients here and includes the entire spectrum of care in her treatment plans.  Individualized strategies range from lifestyle modifications and physical therapy, to selective pain blocking injections and rarely to even more advanced interventions, such as state of the art and minimally invasive surgical procedures.  

Dr. Appleyard is extremely pleased to join the experienced and diverse team at Global Neuro & Spine Institute in 2016 and she will work collaboratively with them to provide patients with total access to the most modern and effective means of treating disorders of the back and neck.   

More AMAZING facts about your body

We published a few amazing facts about the human body in a recent Comp Post and will continue to add to that list from time to time.
Here are a few more amazing facts about your body:
  • The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
  • It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher IQ.
  • A human fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
  • That gurgling rumble-thought to be your empty stomach-has a scientific name: "borborygmus." The sound is actually caused by gases from the contents moving in the small intestine, not by the stomach.  
  • It is possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you could live.
There's only ONE "you" ...
beware those who want to pose as "you"!
Vital Identity Theft Tips from the FBI and Law Enforcement Agencies 

...because all it takes is ONE time to inflict serious, sometimes permanent damage.  

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S., claiming more than 10 million victims a year. Following are tips from the FBI and various law enforcement agencies to help you take responsibility for your most irreplaceable "asset" - your own identity.
Some valuable "do's" and "don't's":
  • Shred or cut up all credit card receipts and old bank statements and bills before throwing them away.
  • Remove your name from mailing lists for pre-approved credit lines and telemarketers.
  • Keep your PIN number hidden when you use an ATM.
  • Use your work phone and/or address on your checks. 
  • Photocopy both sides of credit card, your license and any other key contents of your wallet. That way, you will have phone and account numbers to quickly call in case of theft.
  • Give out personal information via the phone, mail, or Internet unless YOU initiated contact;
  • Carry information like your Social Security Number (SSN) or any PIN numbers or passwords in your purse or wallet;
  • Put your SSN on your checks or other identifiers.
  • Write complete account numbers on checks or other documents; instead use the last 4 digits.
Global Holiday Party, 2015

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