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 are MDPrevent's health services providers and program facilitators:
Steven S. 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 surgical 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.
Debbie Bomford, ANRP-C
Debbie Bomford earned her RN undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Debbie followed her passion to help people be empowered to improve their health and wellness through providing health education and support for patients with Diabetes and their caregivers. She has been a Nurse Diabetes Educator for 17 years and is also a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer. Debbie has experience with both Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology, as well as Diabetes Education Centers in hospital settings and in Family practice. Debbie helps patients develop a personalized plan for their lifelong wellness and provides primary medical care.
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.
Yolanda Serrano, RN, AP, DOM
Yolanda has a Master's Degree in Orinetal Medicine, a Nursing Degree, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist. From a young age, she had a natural desire to study medicine, and follow in her father's footsteps. She started as a volunteer helping at the local hospital in my hometown in Ecuador, South America. It was there that she first learned to have compassion and respect for life and human beings in need. After graduating from the School of Obstetrics at the Central University of Quito Ecuador in 1983, she began practicing medicine in both private and hospital settings before relocating to the United States.
She began her medical career in the United States hospital system in 2007 after graduating as a Registered Nurse from County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey with a deep understanding of the modern biomedical human body and how it works. With an appreciation of both Western (allopathic) and Eastern (Complementary) medicine, she always dreamed of combining the two together into a more holistic, natural and sincere approach to caring for a person's whole being. Yolanda started her journey of combining Western and Eastern medicine by obtaining a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I continued to add to my knowledge by studying CranioSacral Therapy and receiving certification from Upledger Institute International in Florida.