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StayWell Medical Reviewers and Third-Party Vendors

Our commitment

StayWell makes a significant investment annually 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 

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 Digital Health Content Development Policy.

Credentials of medical reviewers 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 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 (1) to two (2) years based on the expiration date (of the license).

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

 

The clinicians listed in the table are employees of StayWell or work as Independent Contractors 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.

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.

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

Cynthia is the Director of Clinical Content (Digital) for StayWell. From 2000 to 2007, she was the Director of Product Content for HealthInk, Medimedia. Ms. Godsey 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 more than 20 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. She 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 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.

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.

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.

Olivia Walton-Ziegler, PA, MPAS

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

Third-party vendors

VeriMed Healthcare Network (Current)

VeriMed -  http://verimedhealthcare.com/ - editorial teams medically review and create clinical content for StayWell. Digital health content is medically reviewed by VeriMed medical staff and their (medical reviewers) credentials and backgrounds are available upon request. 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/newMentor (Previous)

Motive Medical Intelligence -  http://motivemi.com/ - custom content editorial team created digital health content for StayWell. Digital health content written by Motive Medical Intelligence medical editors was reviewed by StayWell 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

 

Reviewed and Approved by the Quality Oversight Committee: November 30, 2017

Revised: November 2017

Date Last Reviewed: 11/30/2017
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