We call ourselves Preventioneers, because we are prevention-pioneers.
Margaret Mead once wrote:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Here is MDPrevent's health care team:
Sara Levine, MD
Dr. Sara Levine is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. She graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Levine completed a residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center, a Case Western Reserve University affiliated program in Cleveland, OH. She has completed Advanced Clinical education in Child and Adolescent Obesity from the University of California, San Francisco.
Steven Charlap, MD, MBA
Dr. Steven S. Charlap received an MD from New York University School of Medicine, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed a residency at New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center. In 1989, he founded and became Chief Service and Medical Officer of HealthDrive, which he grew to become the largest US provider of medical and dental services to extended care facilities. Over nearly twenty years, a two-time Inc. 500 company, HealthDrive served more than five million patients in over 1,500 facilities across 13 states. In 2000, Dr. Charlap published Making Sense of Nursing Homes-A Guide for Families.
During his tenure at HealthDrive, Dr. Charlap witnessed how unhealthy lifestyles contribute to heart disease, dementia, diabetes, stroke and even some forms of cancer, which often result in costly, invasive and reactive medical treatments.
In response, Dr. Charlap developed the concept of MDPrevent- a medical practice focused on helping patients make lifelong and lasting improvements to their lifestyles to enjoy more healthy years. Dr. Charlap is an experienced coach, speaker, mentor, and educator whose unbridled energy and passion drives MDPrevent.
Jessica Kordansky, PhD
Dr. Jessica Kordansky earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, her Master of Science, Education Specialist in Counseling and her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Degrees from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Kordansky is the recipient of multiple honors and awards and participates in ongoing continuing education.
Dr. Kordansky’s professional experience includes individual, couples, older adults and group therapy in the areas of stress management and biofeedback concentration, mindfulness, social skills, conflict resolution, diversity awareness, grief and loss, and ADHD.
Lisa Siemens, MS, RD
Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Master of Science in Nutrition Degree from New York University, New York. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in both Florida and New York.
While in New York, Lisa developed an intensive nutritional curriculum for the New York Academy of Medicine which was aimed at pre-doctoral medical students. Lisa was consulted and hired to redesign school lunch programs to improve the nutrition in children’s daily diets and to create a local television program on a variety of nutrition/health topics which aired extensively. She also has experience in administering wellness programs, facilitating health screenings, and has provided consultative evaluations for hundreds of participants during educational health fairs.
Lisa’s private practice clinical experiences include nutritional consultations and evaluations in the management of diabetes, weight loss, and cardiac rehabilitation.