Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 41 | October 9, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

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Marcus Neuroscience Institute First in Florida to Implement New Therapy for Back and Leg Pain
Robert Levy, MD, PhD, Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the first physician in the state of Florida to use the latest and most advanced form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as a method to treat patients with chronic back and leg pain. The Senza® SCS system, developed by Nevro Corporation, is a spinal cord stimulator that has demonstrated superior results as compared to standard stimulation systems, with patients achieving approximately a 50% greater improvement in pain score than those with traditional SCS therapy.
Pain in general is the most common reason for physician visits in the United States. Chronic pain can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and functionality. There are a variety of treatment options for chronic pain that range from medications to surgical interventions.
SCS offers a treatment option for chronic back and leg pain that uses electrical pulses to alter the transmission of abnormal pain signals to the brain. The Senza System is the only SCS that provides high-frequency (HF), short-duration electrical pulses to the spinal cord at a rate of up to 10,000 per second to effectively block pain.

Conventional, low-frequency stimulation provides typically between 40 and 60 electrical pulses per second and is intended to mask the pain through paresthesias, which are tingling feelings that overlap the pain distribution. In essence, low frequency SCS replaces or lessens one acute sensation with another less debilitating yet distracting one. On the contrary, with the Senza System's use of HF, short bursts of electricity attack the pain signal at its very source.
"It is rare to come across a medical technology that produces such excellent clinical results versus comparative therapies and I am excited to incorporate this into our capabilities at MNI," said Dr. Levy.


Miami-Dade Based Plaza Health Network Announces Appointment of Chairman 
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Plaza Health Network, an award-winning network of seven rehabilitation, skilled nursing and long-term care centers, has announced Ron Lowy, Esq. as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is managing partner at
Lowy and Cook, P.A., a law firm based in Miami which specializes in federal, state, civil and criminal litigation.
In his role as Chairman, Lowy will work closely with other board members and the Plaza Health Network management team to provide leadership and support to sustain the 5-star rated care at Plaza Health Network's centers, and provide strategic fundraising assistance. He has been active on the Board since last year.
"As a well-known attorney with over thirty years of litigation experience, Ron Lowy brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen to Plaza Health Network," said the Honorable Elaine Bloom, Plaza Health Network President and CEO and former Florida State Representative. "And as someone who has known Ron as a colleague and friend for many years, I can also say that he brings tremendous personal integrity, dedication and a true passion for making our community a better place," said Bloom.

Healthcare Roundtable Holds 2nd Annual Event
Hosted by Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, the Healthcare Roundtable held their 2nd annual event celebrating Women in Medicine on September 29, 2015. The panel featured Drs. Geeta Nayyar, Martha Rodriguez and Kris Deeter.

Opening Remarks were provided by Sandra Doman, DC while Claudia Marcelo, DO offered Closing Remarks. The program was moderated by Jodi Laurence, JD. Proceeds benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Healthcare Roundtable will produce their next event on October 27th.

The Florida Health Law Center was the Title Sponsor.