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StayWell makes a significant investment biennial to medically review content and support its commitment to current high standards of accuracy. Content is developed in conformance with current Practice Guidelines of government agencies and medical specialty organizations. For new content, the staff is exclusively dedicated to developing health communication solutions that are evidence-based, easy to understand, and behavioral-change focused.

Our Quality Oversight Committee meets on a quarterly basis and make updates to accommodate new medical practices and knowledge.

Our medical reviewers and authors

The following table lists the credentials and backgrounds of StayWell employees and independent contractors who clinically review health/clinical content on this site. StayWell medical reviewers are asked to review content in their specialty to assure that stated facts and recommendations are evidence-based.

Health content is clinically reviewed or developed by a minimum of two clinicians and one of the clinicians is an expert or specialist in the area pertaining to the condition under review or being developed. Health content is medically reviewed and updated as appropriate when medical advances or new guidelines arise. Please review our Editorial Policy and Evidence-based Health Content Development Policy.

Credentials of medical reviewers and authors are verified with their state professional licensing or medical board to ensure that debarment or the suspension or revoke of licensure has not occurred. If a medical reviewer or author does not have a current professional license, then s/he will not perform any clinical duties until a professional license has been obtained and verified by their state licensing or medical board. After hire, the process to verify certifications and/or licenses of medical reviewers or authors occurs every one to two years.

For background information on our clinical reviewers, editors, and medical illustrators, please review StayWell Clinical Reviewers, Editors, and Medical Illustrators.

 

The people listed below work or freelance for StayWell.

Richard F. Alteri, MD

Dr. Alteri is a medical editor for the American Cancer Society (ACS) National Home Office in metro Atlanta. He has held positions as a supervisor, medical technologist, clinical research coordinator, and medical author during the past 18 years. Dr. Alteri develops, revises, and edits content related to all aspects of the cancer experience for ACS.

Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Bass is a board certified physician who specializes in both pediatrics and internal medicine.

Trina Bellendir, MSPT, CLT

Ms. Bellendir is a certified physical therapist.

Valerie Benjamin, MSN, APRN- BC

Ms. Benjamin is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 27 years of professional clinical experience. She specializes in primary and urgent care pediatrics, and the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy.

Judith A. Berry, PhD, APRN-BC

A freelance editor and writer for KSW, Ms. Berry is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a board-certified adult and family nurse practitioner. In 2006, Ms. Berry received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and has almost 30 years of professional experience in health care.

William J. Bogus, OD, FAAO

Dr. Bogus has a private Optometric Practice; National Vision Service Plan State Professional Representative; Fellow - American Academy of Optometry.

Kim Deneris Brown, MSN, APRN- BC

Ms. Brown is a board certified nurse practitioner who specializes in obstetrics and pediatrics.

Kevin Chamberlain, DO

Dr. Chamberlain specializes in Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT.

Heather M. Clark, MS, CGC

Ms. Clark is a certified genetics counselor, certified by the American Board of Genetics Counseling since 2005. She has worked in the Department of Human Genetics at a major academic medical center since 2003. Her current field of practice is Lysosomal Storage Disease, where she is involved in clinical counseling and research.

Brent L. Clyde, MD

Dr. Clyde is board certified in neurological surgery. He is employed at Wasatch Neurological Surgery, PC, in Bountiful, Utah. Dr. Clyde received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has almost 20 years of professional experience in the field of neurological and general surgery.

Darren Cutter, MD

Dr. Cutter is an Interventional Neuroradiologist who specializes in diagnostic radiology in Georgia.

Stephen Eakle, DDS

Dr. Eakle is professor of clinical dentistry and chair of the section of patient care in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California. Dr. Eakle is a 1972 graduate of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry.

Jesmin Ehlers, MD

Dr. Ehlers is an attending emergency physician at Emergency Medicine Care, LLC in Olathe, KS. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Mark G. Flammer, MD

Dr. Flammer is an attending emergency physician at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, UT and Pioneer Valley Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Donna Freeborn, PhD, CNM, FNP

A freelance editor and writer for StayWell, Ms. Freeborn is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a board-certified nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner. In 2008, Ms. Freeborn received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and has over 35 years of professional experience in health care.

Cynthia Godsey, MSHE, APRN-BC, MSN, FNP

Ms. Godsey is the director of clinical content for StayWell. From 2000 to 2007, she was the director of Product Content for HealthInk, Medimedia. Cynthia has a master degree in Advance Practice Nursing and in Health Education. She also has a master’s certificate in Clinical Informatics. In addition to Cynthia’s work with StayWell, she has 17 years of experience as an APRN (advance practice registered nurse) in primary and specialty care clinics; eleven years as a director and planner for nonprofit organizations and multiple State, Federal Public Health Programs; and five years' experience as an RN. Ms Godsey lived in Botswana Africa for two years and during the past eight years, she has worked with a Utah based voluntary organization to plan and conduct sustainable health programs in Mexico, Peru, and most recently, in Nepal.

John Hanrahan, MD

Dr. Hanrahan is a board certified physician who specializes in Family Medicine.

Ronald Karlin, MD

Dr. Karlin is an attending emergency physician at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Kimberly Larson, APRN, FNP-BC

Ms. Larson is a board certified family nurse practitioner and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, trauma, emergency/urgent care, dermatology, aesthetics, and nutrition.

Teresa A. Lyle, RN, MN, CPNP

Ms. Lyle is a freelance editor for StayWell. She has 30 years of pediatric nursing experience in critical care, neurology, neonatology, and cardiology. Teresa received her certification as an advanced practice nurse in 1994, and has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) in the Department of Neonatology and Neurology for several major academic institutions. She is a published author of teaching guides, textbook chapters, and journal articles. Ms. Lyle is currently working as an advanced practice nurse in an adult congenital program at a major teaching hospital in the metro Atlanta area.

Amanda J. (Johns) Moloney, PA, MPAS

Ms. Moloney is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in pain medicine, urgent care, and orthopedics.

Gail A. Nelson, MS, APRN-BC

Ms. Nelson is a board-certified advance practice registered nurse who specializes in psychiatric mental health in the state of Utah. She is an assistant professor at the Westminster College School of Nursing and is self-employed as a clinical nurse specialist. Ms. Nelson has almost 40 years of professional experience in health care.

Sheralee D. Petersen, MPAS, PA-C

Ms. Petersen is a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular diseases. Sheralee is also a registered dietitian.

Deborah Plasman, BSN, PA-C

Ms. Plasman is a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in hepatology and gastroenterology.

Susan Quaal, ACNP-BC, APRN, PhD

Ms. Quaal obtained her Ph.D. from the University (Univ) of Utah and received training in cardiovascular physiology, mechanical assist for the failing heart and management of the patient with advanced heart failure, arrhythmias and hemodynamic monitoring at the Arizona Heart Institute and Univ of Utah. Susan was employed as an Advanced Practice Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner at the Dept of Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 30 years. She is the author of 3 books on the subjects of intra-aortic balloon pumping and mechanical assist for the failing heart and numerous publications. She is a past board member of the American Heart Association, Arizona Heart Institute, Univ of Louisville Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Inha University, Seoul, Korea, advance practice curriculum development, Univ of Capetown College of Nursing advanced practice curriculum development and Charing Cross Hospital, London, England, Coronary Care Unit Board of Directors. Her research interests include hemodynamic monitoring and air transport of the patient requiring intra-aortic balloon pump support.

Susan Roux, ARNP-BC

Ms. Roux is a board certified nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric psychology.

Mandy L. Snyder, MSN, ACNP-BC

Ms. Snyder is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who works in a Clinic/Structural Heart Program. Her specialty areas include: cardiovascular disease, cardiology, stroke, acute and chronic respiratory failure, complex wound management, thoracic critical care, pathophysiology, emergency care, and post-op care to critically ill cardiovascular patients.

Dennis Stempler, MD

Dr. Stempler is a board certified emergency physician who has thirty years of experience and practices in the field of Emergency Medicine in CA.

Christopher Stock, PharmD

Mr. Stock is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Utah and Michigan. He is employed at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Stock received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah and has over 25 years of professional experience as a pharmacist.

Olivia Walton-Ziegler, PA, MPAS

Ms. Walton-Ziegler is board certified physician assistant who specializes in internal medicine and palliative care.

Stephanie Zimmer, APRN-BC

Ms. Zimmer is board certified nurse practitioner who specializes in women’s health.

VENDORS

VeriMed Healthcare Network (Current)

VeriMed - http://verimedhealthcare.com/ - editorial teams medically review and create clinical content for StayWell. Health content is medically reviewed by VeriMed's medical staff - credentials and backgrounds available upon request - and StayWell's digital content team. Please click on the following links to review VeriMed's policies and procedures for clinical content development, review, and updates, and the credentials of their editors and reporters:

  1. About the Company - http://verimedhealthcare.com/our-consultants.php

  2. Medical Content Writing - http://verimedhealthcare.com/content-writing.php

  3. Medical Content Review -  http://verimedhealthcare.com/content-review.php

Motive Medical Intelligence™ (Previous)

Motive Medical Intelligence (f/k/a newMentor) - http://motivemi.com/ - custom content editorial team creates clinical content for StayWell. The content is written by Motive Medical Intelligence's medical editors and clinically reviewed by StayWell's digital content team. Please click on the following links to review Motive Medical Intelligence's policies and procedures for clinical content development, review, and updates, and the credentials of their editors and reporters: 

  1. About the Company - http://motivemi.com/why-motive/

  2. Product Information - http://motivemi.com/resources/#product-information

  3. Clinical Decision Support Services  and Analytics Services- http://motivemi.com/why-motive/#the-motive-difference

  4. Privacy Policy and Terms of Service - http://motivemi.com/legal-compliance/

  5. Leadership / Management Team - http://motivemi.com/why-motive/#our-team

HealthDay® (Previous)

Health Day - www.healthday.com - custom content editorial team also creates clinical content for StayWell. Please click on the following links to review HealthDay's policies and procedures for clinical content development, review, and updates, and the credentials of their editors and reporters:

  1. Health News - Custom Content - http://www.healthday.com/health-news-custom-content.html

  2. Editorial Policy and Guidelines - http://www.healthday.com/healthday-editorial-policy.html

  3. Editors and Reporters - http://www.healthday.com/healthday-editors-reporters.html

  4. Management Team - http://www.healthday.com/healthday-management-team.html

 

Approved by the Quality Oversight Committee, September 2016

Revised: August 2016

Date Last Reviewed: 12/14/2015
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