Rick Shinto: InnovaCare Health’s Top Leadership

Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto, InnovaCare’s President, and CEO started his career as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. Dr. Shinto holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of California. Later on, he enrolled at the New York University for a degree in Medicine. Dr. Shinto is credited for being a force of change within InnovaCare Health. He is instrumental in the success it enjoys today.

According to a recent PRNewswire, Dr. Shinto won the annual award of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur in New Jersey. Ernst & Young award recognizes most successful entrepreneurs who demonstrate success and excellence in personal commitment, financial performance, and innovation. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award was presented at a special gala held in Hyatt New Brunswick on June 27th, 2012. Dr. Shinto expressed his honor for receiving such a prestigious award. While at Aveta, Dr. Shinto focused on providing quality services to members and partners; therefore, he feels grateful for being recognized for committing to excellence. As the new winner of New Jersey’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Dr. Shinto is now qualified for the national entrepreneurial awards.

Having worked as the Chief Medical Officer of NMM California, Dr. Shinto has over two decades of experience in healthcare and clinical operations. Before joining NAMM California, Richard Shinto served as the Chief Medical Officer of Cal Optima Health Plan before his way up as the Vice President of MedPartners’ managed care. He is also an author of several medical and healthcare-related articles.

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Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope has recently rejoined InnovaCare as its Chief Administrative Officer. She has over 20 years of experience specializing in government health plans, Medicaid and Medicare. Throughout her career, Penelope has gained extensive knowledge in developing healthcare processes and clinical programs geared towards improving Medicare industry. InnovaCare Health announced the addition of three top executives in early 2016 to increase the organization’s professional integrity and expertise. The three top executives including Penelope Kokkinides brings an added layer of expertise that positions InnovaCare amid increased competition in the industry.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is Puerto Rican’s leading Medicaid and Medicare plans providing healthcare-related services throughout the nation. Currently, InnovaCare’s membership has increased to over 200,000 subscribers served by more than 7,500 service providers. Besides, InnovaCare partners with the government of Puerto Rico to operate two Medicaid plans that offer extensive health care coverage through a coordinated model. InnovaCare Health commits to developing sustainable care models that are innovative and affordable.

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Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides’ Great Work at InnovaCare

Managed health care programs is one of the best things that ever happened to the American people. InnovaCare has been stewarding the provision of managed healthcare services in Texas. To make it even better for their patients, they have joined an initiative by the Health and Human Services to reform their services. The move shows that the company is interested in providing affordable yet quality services.

Were it not for the leadership team at InnovaCare, most likely, this provider would still be lagging behind. The most notable leaders in the company are Rick Shinto, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare and Penelope Kokkinides who is currently the Chief Administrative Officer. Both individuals have been very instrumental in the growth of InnovaCare Health. Their extensive knowledge and experience in various fields within the medical industry has seen them grow InnovaCare to new heights of excellence on a year- to- year basis.

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About Rick Shinto
Rick Shinto, InnovaCare’s CEO, attained his bachelor’s degree at the University of California. He was then admitted to the State University of New York, School of Medicine. Shinto then progressed to get his Master’s degree at the University of Redlands.

His career began at Southern California, where he worked as a pulmonologist. In the year 2008, he was hired at the Aveta Inc. He worked for 4 years before moving to InnovaCare Health. He was hired as the Chief Executive Officer, a role that he has held till now. Recently, he added three leaders to the executive board of the company, Penelope Kokkinides being one of the most notable additions.

Penelope Kokkinides
Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare in the year 2015, as the Chief Operating Officer. Her outstanding job at the company saw her get a raise to the rank of Chief Administrative Officer.

Kokkinides attended Birmingham University where she had her bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological studies. She then furthered her education at the University of New York University, graduating with a Master’s degree in Social work and a Masters’ degree in Public Health from the Columbia University, School of Public Health. She then undertook a post-master program advanced degree in Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

Prior to joining InnovaCare, Kokkinides worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare. In total, she has over 2 decades of experience in the clinical medicine industry.

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ORGANO Expands its Business into Turkey

ORGANO has expanded into Turkey, increasing to 39 the number of nations in which the global gourmet company is conducting business. It is most fitting that ORGANO has finally begun operating in Turkey, which opened the first coffee house six centuries ago.

The opening of the latest ORGANO branch was considered a “significant achievement” by Bernardo Chua, who is the company’s founder and CEO. Chua noted on Facebook that the branch in Turkey should help unite the company’s current operations in Europe, Africa and Asia while, at the same time, providing an expansion into what he describes as a “diverse and dynamic” region. The country’s long-standing association with brewed beverages should also give Turkey an appetite for gourmet coffee.

The ORGANO product line in Turkey will include its Gourmet Black Coffee, Gourmet Mocha, Gourmet Hot Chocolate, King of Coffee and Espresso UNO. The operation in Turkey will be managed by Paul Jarvis, who has served as the regional vice president of the company’s branch serving Europe, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The appointment was made directly by Chua, who founded Organo Gold in 2008.
Known as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the field of direct sales, Chua is from the Philippines, where he also launched his business career with the creation of Gano Excel. His leadership helped the company expand into Hong Kong and North America. Moving to California, he would become the president of Gano Excel USA.

In 2008, Chua founded Organo Gold, which is actually an amalgam of companies operating under two principal names. The company changed its name to simply ORGANO in 2015. Over the last decade, Chua has directed his attention on selling everyday products, including coffee and tea. His success has been marked by honors given those in the corporate world, including the Dangal ng Bayan Award for Business and the National Consumers Quality Award.

The many products sold by ORGANO are easily identified by the fact that they contain Ganoderma, a mushroom first used in China for its medicinal effects. Shi-Jean Lee, a doctor who gained fame during the Ming Dynasty, once praised the consumption of Ganoderma as a way to achieve good health and a long life. The use of Ganoderma allows ORGANO to produce high-quality products that are of moderate cost. The company sells its products through a network of independent distributors and directly to consumers in the United States and Canada.  Check out YouTube, where Bernardo Chua speaks about his product, to his very company.

Solo Capital Partners LLP Gains Quick Grip on Financial Market

Solo Capital Partners is an international company that offers boutique financial services. It is also called Solo Capital Limited. It was established in 2011 by a financial strategist and investor extraordinaire, Sanjay Shah. This was after Shah gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in financial markets during his employment years. The company is registered in London and fall under the jurisdiction and regulations of the United Kingdom.

Solo Capital is run by 3 directors headed by Sanjay Shah as the CEO. It has about 20 to 49 permanent employees and does not have any subsidiaries. The company provides financial services to its clients and has gained a lot of popularity due to its sound advice, business acumen and high returns on investments. It also offers agency brokerage services, investment management, safeguarding and securities lending.

The company has hired a team of experienced professionals. They provide actionable solutions that are backed by knowledge and experience in financial investments. This has propelled the firm to the top. By 2015, Solo Capital boasted of about £67.45 million in assets under management. It earned a £15.45 million net worth and enjoyed cash flows amounting to £30.26 million.

Specialized Services Offered

It handles proprietary trading in commodities, derivatives and FX. Its consultancy services are inclusive of sound investment advice, performance strategies that work and utilizing the full potential of human capital. The company is also involved in many professional sport investments. It deals with talent acquisition, commercial representation, offering advisory services as well as asset management and performance.

About Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah is a shrewd businessman born and raised in London, UK. In 2009 shah decided to become his own boss, after ten years of employment. Due to his extensive background in financial services and a wealth of experience in sound investment techniques, he established Solo Capital in 2009. Since then he has toiled to establish his own empire with an incredible 39 companies under his ownership. In 2011, shah paid himself about £19 million after enjoying a successful year.

Under his management, Solo Capital has grown to become a premier financial investment firm operating in London. His network of companies spans across London, Luxembourg, Dubai, British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands and Malta. He has employed a team of professional managers to help him manage and grow his empire. As of 2016, Shah’s Net worth was estimated to be $280 million.

Autism Rocks

Soon after his four year old son was diagnosed with autism, shah started Autism Rocks to help create awareness and support for the disease. The philanthropic businessman had in the past helped needy kids from India to get autism care and treatment. Autism Rocks organizes musical concerts and invites well known artists to perform. All proceeds are used for autism research.

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Autism Rocks and Autism Research

Autism Rocks is a charitable organization that’s devoted to educating people all over the planet about autism. Autism is a mental condition that’s characterized by trouble with communication and with establishing connections with other human beings. Signs of autism typically emerge during childhood. The aim of the organization isn’t only to educate people regarding the existence of the condition but also to raise money for its continued research. Autism Rocks is headquartered in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2014.

The charitable organization aims to help individuals who have autism by promoting a sense of community, encouraging recreational activities and sharing art. The organization organizes musical performances on a regular basis. They frequently recruit prominent musical acts for these performances. The objective in aligning with high-profile performers is to bring more attention to autism. Bringing more attention to the condition can help increase channels for raising money. The organization’s launch party was held in London, United Kingdom at the Cafe De Paris. This was on May 20th, 2014. Legendary musical artist Prince performed at the party. Prince was accompanied by 3RDEYEGIRL, his backing band. Established DJ Trevor Nelson also performed at the event. Autism Rocks had yet another exciting event several months later on September 28th, 2014. This event took place at KOKO, a concert venue located in London’s bustling Camden Town district. Rock ‘n roll superstar Lenny Kravitz was the main act at this event. DJ Fever also performed. Other big names that have performed at events for Autism Rocks include Drake, Michael Buble and Snoop Dogg. These concerts haven’t only taken place in London, either. They’re also taken place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Businessman Sanjay Shah is the mastermind behind Autism Rocks. He’s a prominent philanthropist and entrepreneur who is native to the United Kingdom. He was born in the autumn of 1970. He’s the owner of Solo Capital Partners LLP, as well. Shah currently lives in Dubai. He is the father to three children. Shah works as the organization’s CEO (Chief Executive Officer).

Charity has always been something that has been important to Shah. He regularly made donations via Plan International before starting Autism Rocks. These donations were to sponsor youngsters in India who were in need. His passion for the philanthropic world, however, skyrocketed in 2011. In 2011 he found out that his youngest son had autism. This diagnosis made Shah carefully think about what he could do to aid his little boy. After some time, he decided that the smartest option out there would be to concentrate on encouraging research and advancements within the autism field. Although Shah is the head of Autism Rocks, he also is on the Autism Research Trust as a trustee.

Sergio Cortes, Brazil healthcare

Brazil ranks 125 on the World Health Organization (WHO) list that is not so good for an emerging economic power, a popular tourist destination and especially the place where 2016 Olympics will be held. However, Doctor Sergio Cortes is one of the most experienced medical doctors in Brazil. Cortes has been in the industry for more than 25 years. He holds a degree in hip surgery. Cortes serves as the secretary of health in Brazil County. Recently Cortes was promoted by the president-elect as the minister of health in Rio De Janeiro after his commitment to uplifting people’s lives through his website, published in Portuguese. He has documented how to prevent debilitating diseases through living active, healthy lives. For example, 17% of the people in Brazil suffer from obesity, and it can be reduced by only walking he says.
Cortes, 44 years old, married with three children is expected to improve the health condition of the people in Brazil. Having served as a Brazilian volleyball team doctor for nine years(1994-2000), he understands how exercises are essential to the human body from experience. Cortes’s passion for working with other doctors at the international level to curb diseases that are brought by unhealthy living hasn’t gone unnoticed for he has received recognition from many.
He has listed swimming, yoga and pilates to prevent osteoporosis (a medical condition where the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue due to deficiency of calcium or vitamin D). The exercises will help in avoiding back pain, fatigue and improve body posture. The elimination of processed foods, cold drinks, and food in diet and drinking two liters of water daily is paramount to a human being wellness he says. He has worked on how to avoid ruining a child’s self-esteem and instead recommended ways to improve it. He has documented about new diseases like zika virus and Chikungunya fever, their symptoms, how are avoided and treated. Nobel Prize Committee have recognized his interest in the well-being of the people of Brazil as a candidate for the award in medicine.
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North American Spine Offers Spine Health Solution To Athletes

For most athletes, one of the most common sites of injury is the spine. A typical athlete, whether amateur or professional, places tremendous pressure on the spine. It does not matter if the sport is football, tennis, or running. In any sport, the spine absorbs a lot of pressure and stress from the physical activity as the athlete twists and turns his body, endures great impact, and stretches beyond his limits. As the body is subjected to this consistently extreme demand to perform, even the athletes in the best physical condition will eventually develop back pain and spine problems, especially at the lower spine.

To add to the problem, athletes often do not pay attention to their signs of injury. When they experience pain, they often take some pain medicine, bite the bullet, and continue in their sport. They avoid bringing attention to their pain because they do not want to be benched or be taken out of the game. In doing so, they do more harm to their bodies than good, until their back pain becomes so bad that they finally succumb to seeing a doctor.

Depending on the extent of the spine injuries, some injuries can be treated by physical therapy, by a series of chiropractic treatments, and perhaps by a course of medications. However, sometimes injuries are more extensive. In that case, surgery may be recommended.

The good news is that spinal surgery no longer needs to be an invasive procedure. North American Spine is a laser spine center in Texas that uses a minimally invasive spine surgery procedure called AccuraScope. This procedure uses a laser and a high definition camera no bigger than a coffee stirrer. The camera is inserted into a small incision on the spine and is moved up and down in order for the doctor to identify the site of injury. The laser is used to treat the problem. AccuraScope can be used to relieve pressure on nerves, to treat herniated or bulging discs, to treat arthritis, and other spine conditions. Patients experience little down time and recover much quicker.

To an athlete, being able to shorten recovery time without compromising healing is very important. They are often anxious to get back into competition. North American Spine understands the patient’s need to get back to normal life, especially for athletes. Their AccuraScope surgical procedure is an effective option for spine patients who do not want conventional spine surgery.

Sports Injuries Specialist Dr. Daniel Amen Helps Regular Joes, Too

Dr. Daniel Amen is an American psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist director of the Amen Clinics and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s gained quite a bit of notoriety in the past for helping athletes. However, he’s quickly become America’s most popular psychiatrist helping out average Joes, too.

Amen Clinics offer medical services for patients with disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and more. His clinics use the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as a diagnostic tool for identifying what he says are sub-categories of brain disorders.

Dr. Daniel Amen has done studies for the National Football League on brain injuries affecting professional athletes and he is also a post-concussion consultant. In 1978, he received his undergraduates degree in biology from Southern California College, then his doctorate in 1982 from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Daniel Amen completed his general psychiatric training in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and his training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for child and adolescent psychiatry. He then completed 200 hours of training at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Education to obtain his radioactive materials license.
Dr. Daniel Amen then fulfilled the required 1,000 hours of reading scans under clinical supervision. Amen is also double board certified by the Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry.

Amen’s uses SPECT scans of the brains activity to compare the activity of a patients brain to a healthy brain. Amen’s clinics have the world’s largest database for neuropsychiatry of functional brain scans. By 2009 Amen stated that he had scanned 50,000 people at a cost of about $170 million.

Dr. Daniel Amen says that he prescribes both non-medicative and medicative courses of treatment, depending on each case. He also conducts a before-and-after SPECT scan to assess how well the treatment is working.

Dr. Daniel Amen’s clinics provide brain scans for former and current National Football League players. Amen made the beginning diagnosis of brain damage in Tom Dempsey an NFL kicker. During medical scans and examinations, Amen discovered three holes in Dempsey’s brain and other damage. He has also diagnosis and provided therapy for Paul Kariya, a hockey player for his concussion issues and went on to advise him to retire which he did.