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Community Spotlight Jingle Bell Run Episode 3 - Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Silverstein

Today we speak with a champion!

As our Community Spotlight continues with the Arthritis Foundation and their signature event the Jingle Bell Run, we are here today with Dr. Jeffrey Silverstein of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates and he is serving as Medical Champion for this year’s Jingle Bell Run. 

Dr. Jeffrey Silverstein - Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Silverstein is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained orthopedic surgeon who treats both adult and pediatric patients. His expertise covers orthopedic trauma of the upper and lower extremities, hip and knee joint arthritis, and sports medicine injuries.

Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Silverstein received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and his Medical Degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by additional fellowship training at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Silverstein is trained in the latest orthopedic care of traumatic fractures. For patients with hip and knee arthritis, he offers both non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical options include physical therapy, custom bracing, medication management, cortisone and gel injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell therapies. When his patients require hip and knee replacement surgeries Dr. Silverstein may perform less invasive techniques including muscle sparing incisions, partial knee replacements, custom patient specific implants, and robotic assisted surgeries. 

During the course of his medical training, Dr. Silverstein was awarded numerous honors and has been published in medical journals. He is a frequent speaker throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. He has offices in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Venice with hospital privileges at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

About the Jingle Bell Run

Now in its 23rd year, the Jingle Bell Run in one of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature events that is held nationwide during the month of December annually. 

This event provides a robust opportunity to partners to capitalize on the visibility and accessibility to the direct audience of the Arthritis Foundation which is comprised of community members including doctors, nurses, physical therapist, afflicted individuals and families suffering daily from arthritis.  (More info in the PDF download with this episode.)

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Community Spotlight Jingle Bell Run Episode 2 - Mercer Family

Jaydin Mercer is a rock star!

As our Community Spot Light continues with the Arthritis Foundation's signature event the Jingle Bell Run we had the pleasure of chatting with Jennifer and Jaydin Mercer.  They are a local family who shared their personal arthritis story with us.

Jaydin will be serving as the Youth Honoree for this year’s Jingle Bell Run. Remember her name because this girl is a rock star!

Jaydin's Story

All I really remember was the pain. Not really how it happened, just how much it hurt me to have it. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Three big words that mean a lot to me now but did not register in my mind back then. I was only four-years-old, so I did not understand what was happening. 

The first medicine I began taking was medication to reduce the swelling, but it just increased my stomach aches. After switching my medicine, I soon had to be put to sleep for steroid injections in the left knee. While this was going on, we also figured out that I had Uveitis, a type of Arthritis in my eyes. It causes them to inflame, which can lead to blindness if not treated.  Today, I manage my Arthritis by taking my NSAID twice a day, receiving a shots every Saturday, and getting a blood draw every six weeks. Staying active and eating healthy also help me stay happy and feel as good as possible!

Despite having Arthritis, I am able to play soccer, train in Martial Arts, maintain straight A’s for three years, and get into the gifted program. 

As the official Youth Honoree, I have a chance to help others going through the same problems as me. The foundation also made it possible for me to go to Camp Boggy Creek for a family weekend last fall and a whole week this summer. I can now help raise money for this great foundation! I am honored to raise awareness about something that others might overlook or not understand and show them that this is a serious issue for people of all ages. We should be working together to find cures and other ways to help. I am proud to represent the Arthritis Foundation!

About the Jingle Bell Run

Now in its 23rd year, the Jingle Bell Run in one of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature events that is held nationwide during the month of December annually.

This event provides a robust opportunity to partners to capitalize on the visibility and accessibility to the direct audience of the Arthritis Foundation which is comprised of community members including doctors, nurses, physical therapist, afflicted individuals and families suffering daily from arthritis. (More info in the PDF download with this episode.)

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Outtakes and Jokes with Jo Ann Koontz

BONUS: Outtakes & Jokes with Jo Ann Koontz

This short bonus episode is some outtakes from before our interview with Jo Ann followed by some bad jokes by Ed.

About Jo Ann Koontz

Jo Ann M. Koontz is an attorney and CPA practicing in the areas of real estate, business organizations, and taxation. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University in 2001, where she specialized in accounting. Jo Ann obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2003, and earned her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University in 2006. She represents clients in a wide variety of business and real estate matters, including commercial and residential real estate transactions, short sales, S corporation, partnership and LLC formation and reorganizations and the tax implications of business and real estate transactions, including purchases and sales of assets and equity interests.

Jo Ann has been representing clients before the IRS for over 15 years in all tax controversies, including audits, appeals and collection matters and provides tax planning services to clients in connection with real estate and business transactions. She began working in public accounting in 1998 and has been handling these types of IRS issues since that time. She advises clients of potential tax consequences of contemplated transactions prior to entering into agreements for the transaction, so that together, working with the client, exposure to tax liabilities can be minimized. In order to maximize the effectiveness of tax planning strategies, Jo Ann encourages holding an initial consultation as early as possible, even before the transaction begins to take shape.

Koontz & Associates
1613 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-225-2615
https://www.koontzassociates.com

On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/KoontzAssociates

https://www.facebook.com/KoontzParkinCPA

The 1031 Exchange with Jo Ann Koontz

What is a 1031 Exchange?

We could just read this out of the IRS code, but we are friends with an expert lawyer and CPA so we thought it would be more fun to ask her. This week we interview real estate law and taxes expert Jo Ann Koontz of Koontz & Associates.

About Jo Ann Koontz

Jo Ann M. Koontz is an attorney and CPA practicing in the areas of real estate, business organizations, and taxation. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University in 2001, where she specialized in accounting. Jo Ann obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2003, and earned her Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University in 2006. She represents clients in a wide variety of business and real estate matters, including commercial and residential real estate transactions, short sales, S corporation, partnership and LLC formation and reorganizations and the tax implications of business and real estate transactions, including purchases and sales of assets and equity interests.

Jo Ann has been representing clients before the IRS for over 15 years in all tax controversies, including audits, appeals and collection matters and provides tax planning services to clients in connection with real estate and business transactions. She began working in public accounting in 1998 and has been handling these types of IRS issues since that time. She advises clients of potential tax consequences of contemplated transactions prior to entering into agreements for the transaction, so that together, working with the client, exposure to tax liabilities can be minimized. In order to maximize the effectiveness of tax planning strategies, Jo Ann encourages holding an initial consultation as early as possible, even before the transaction begins to take shape.

Koontz & Associates
1613 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-225-2615
https://www.koontzassociates.com

On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/KoontzAssociates

https://www.facebook.com/KoontzParkinCPA

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Community Spotlight - Interview with Dr. Yonker of Sarasota Arthritis Center

We're BACK! 

After a short hiatus we are back in the studio this week featuring two major changes!  First, we will be releasing episodes multiple days each week as we are turning segments into episodes. The second change is our brand new segment "Community Spotlight"!  While we like talking real estate and LOVE checking out the best places for food and cocktails for "The Local Flavor" we wanted to start featuring community organizations that help make Sarasota an even better place to live!

We are kicking off our first episode for Community Spotlight with the first in a series of episodes to promote a great local event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation - THE JINGLE BELL RUN!

Dr. Richard Yonker - Rheumatologist

Today we had the change to sit down with experienced rheumatologist Dr. Richard Yonker of Sarasota Arthritis Center to learn about the several types of arthritis and how arthritis affects everyone.

Dr. Yonker attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa where he received his D.O. degree. Dr. Yonker's internship was completed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Parkview Hospital. Dr. Yonkers' residency in Internal Medicine was completed at the Albert Einstein Medical Center-Northern Division in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His fellowship in Rheumatology was completed at the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida. In 1984, Dr. Yonker joined the Sarasota Arthritis Center.

About the Jingle Bell Run

Now in its 23rd year, the Jingle Bell Run in one of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature events that is held nationwide during the month of December annually. 

This event provides a robust opportunity to partners to capitalize on the visibility and accessibility to the direct audience of the Arthritis Foundation which is comprised of community members including doctors, nurses, physical therapist, afflicted individuals and families suffering daily from arthritis.  (More info in the PDF download with this episode.)

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