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Physicians Join SalusCare
Two more physicians have joined the medical staff of SalusCare, Inc., the region’s
largest provider of treatment for individuals with mental health and substance use
Dr. Heather Pittman has joined as a pediatrician in children’s outpatient services.
Dr. Adrienne R. Eisner has joined as a psychiatrist in adult outpatient services. Dr.
Pittman and Dr. Eisner will see patients with appointments at the Ortiz Campus at
2789 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers.
Dr. Pittman is part of SalusCare’s expansion of children’s outpatient behavioral
health treatment, enabling the non-profit to treat more children and adolescents, and
reduce wait times for appointments.
She is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, where she
received her bachelor of science degree in nursing. She received her doctor of medi-
cine degree from Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherlands-Antilles.
This was followed by an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of
Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga.
Dr. Pittman has worked as a pediatrician in Florida and is board certified by
the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of
Dr. Eisner earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of
South Florida in Tampa; masters degree in health services administration from St.
Joseph’s College of Maine; and her doctor of medicine degree from St. Mathew’s
University in Belize. She completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at the
University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Eisner taught medical students at the University of Florida Department of
Psychiatry and volunteered at the Helping Hands Clinic in Gainesville, where she con-
ducted psychiatric assessments and medication management. She is a member of the
Florida Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association.
SalusCare fees are charged on a sliding scale, based on family income. In many
cases, private insurance is accepted. SalusCare is a United Way partner agency.
For more information, call 275-3222 or visit www.SalusCareFlorida.org.
Department Of Health
Announces New Director
Christian Bax, JD, MBA, is the new director of the Office of Compassionate Use
at the Florida Department of Health. His first day with the department was July
Bax received a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Alabama and a
juris doctorate degree from Florida State University. He also earned a master’s of busi-
ness administration degree from the FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson
Previously, Bax co-founded CBK Consulting, a company with expertise in navigat-
ing medical marijuana regulations in Nevada and Washington. The department is confi-
dent his educational and professional experience make him the right choice to get this
product to children with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer as safely
and quickly as possible.
The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in
Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
For more information about the Florida Department of Health, visit www.florida-
Adrienne R. Eisner, MD
Heather Pittman, MD
Free Balance Screening
Unintentional falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among Florida
residents age 65 and older and the fourth leading cause of death due to injury
Attend a free balance screening to find out about your fall risk and what you can do
to get help to improve your balance and minimize your risk of falling.
A balance screening participant will complete a questionnaire prior to going
through balance testing stations manned by licensed physical therapists. A summary of
test results and findings will be reviewed during an exit interview with a licensed physi-
The screenings will be held at the Lee Memorial Outpatient Center at the
Sanctuary, 8960 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200, in Fort Myers on August 4 from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 343-9460.
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regarding a fraudulent transaction to
aid them in restoration of their rights;
authorizes the court to issue orders to
correct a public record that contains false
information; increases penalties for medi-
cal identity theft and makes it a crime to
knowingly provide false information that
becomes a public record.”
The Identity Fraud Institute inaugural
luncheon will be held on Wednesday,
September 23 from noon to 2 p.m.
at Hodges University Naples campus.
Speakers will include Sheriff Kevin
Rambosk of the Collier County Sheriff’s
Office, State Representative Kathleen
Passidomo of the Florida House of
Representatives, District 106, Senator
Garrett Richter of the Florida Senate,
District 23 as well as Congressional
Aide Enrique Padron from the Office of
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida
25th Congressional District. A list of
workshops to raise awareness in the
Southwest Florida community will be
announced as well.
For sponsorship opportunities or to
purchase tickets, visit hodges.edu/identity
or call 513-1122.
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experience for your child, it’s also a learn-
Schwartz recommends The Read-
Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease as a
great resource for parents looking for
good stories that lend themselves to being
read out loud.
So whether you decide to practice
vocabulary or just join the library read-
ing challenge, the most important role
of the parent in summer reading is to
be encouraging. Help your child have
enjoyable, positive reading experiences,
and you’ll see his skills mastery and confi-
Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at
Florida SouthWestern State College,
where she teaches psychology and
education courses. She is also a nation-
ally certified school psychologist and
consultant for School Consultation
Services, a private educational consult-
ing company. Questions for publication
may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.
com. Not all questions submitted can
be addressed through this publication.
Joggers 5K Race
Registration for the 2015 Cops and
Joggers 5K Race is under way.
Runners, walkers or anyone that
just wants to come out for a night of
fun are welcome. The race is scheduled
for Saturday, October 10 at Centennial
Park. The fun filled evening is from 5
to 10 p.m. The race starts at 745 p.m.
There will be food, music, police dem-
onstrations, children’s games and other
This year, there are specially made
police oriented LED medals for the top
three males/females in each age group.
Entry fees on or before October 8 are
$20; $25 on October 9; and $30 on
October 10. Youth entry fees (17 and
under) are $15 befor October 8.
All proceeds from the race goes to
the Fallen Officer Memorial Fund and the
Brotherhood Ride, an organization that
supports the families of fallen police offi-
cers and fireman.
Register online at www.ftmyerstrack-
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