Medical Lead Management CRM Launches New Website

    ATASCADERO, CA, July 07, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — After a soft launch in January, LeadAlign (http://www.leadalign.com) is now live with an expanded website to accommodate online sign up and provide more information on the value and importance of lead tracking for medical practices across the country. LeadAlign is a robust online lead tracking system that helps medical practices manage leads and track the performance of their online marketing investments.

“Customer lead management and tracking is more important than ever before,” says Scott Tobin, President of Sector45 Partners, LLC, a full-service online marketing firm that initially developed LeadAlign as a medical CRM tool specifically for its own clients. “We heard from doctors across the country that they needed better tools to see where their leads are coming from and spend more on the marketing investments that really work.”

LeadAlign offers HIPAA-compliant lead tracking, management and analysis through a web-based platform available on any computer or device, 24/7. It allows medical practices to track the source of each lead they receive and follow the customer through a service, procedure, follow-up visit, and beyond. Lead analysis helps to reveal which referrals sources are bringing in the most new business.

“Everyone’s heard the quote about the businessperson who knows that half of his marketing spend is a waste, but he doesn’t know which half,” adds Mr. Tobin. “LeadAlign eliminates that problem. Now a doctor or practice manager can know which marketing channels are bringing new patients and which ones aren’t. It’s super simple to accurately measure return on marketing investments.”

LeadAlign is priced at just $75/month, plus an initial $175 setup fee to install the necessary forms and code on a client’s website. This is a fraction of the cost of other CRM platforms on the market today. The setup process is extremely easy and can be completed in less than a day. Unlike many CRM’s that require a hefty initial investment and long-term contracts, LeadAlign clients only sign up for a month-to-month agreement and can cancel at any time without penalties.

“A lot of lead management systems will sell you on the bells and whistles, but are you really getting the value and are you really going to use all of the one-off features?” says Mr. Tobin. “We’ve streamlined LeadAlign to offer exactly what medical clients need to manage customer leads, get them in the door, and understand where they came from. There’s enough complexity in the rest of running a busy medical practice, and we have worked hard to keep LeadAlign as simple and easy to use as possible.”

LeadAlign can help doctors in a range of medical specialties, including plastic and cosmetic surgeons, optometrists and ophthalmologists, dermatologists, dentists, and other medical professionals and groups who rely on new leads from the web to drive business. All types of customer leads, including online leads, telephone leads, and in-person leads, can be recorded and tracked in LeadAlign for a full-circle picture of how customers are finding the medical practice.

LeadAlign is a product of Sector45 Partners, LLC, a full-service online marketing firm based on the Central Coast of California. Sector45 helps businesses of all sizes succeed online with services including website design and development, search engine marketing, email marketing, reputation management and more. The company’s primary focus is in the healthcare field.

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Denver Plastic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Williams Discusses Rise in Gynecomastia

    DENVER, CO, July 20, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — New statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) show that gynecomastia surgeries continue to rise year after year. Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Williams of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery said his office has seen a rise year after year in gynecomastia patients.

Gynecomastia is the swelling of breast tissue in boys and men. Studies have shown that as many as 40% to 60% of men can be affected to some degree with gynecomastia. There are several techniques for correction of gynecomastia depending on the severity of the physical characteristics of the breast gland itself. The recent statistics released by the ASPS showed:

– Gynecomastia procedures in 2014: 26,175

– Gynecomastia procedures in 2013: 22,939 – increase of 14%

– Gynecomastia procedures in 2000: 20,351 – increase of 29%

“The new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons verifies that there is still a rise in the male population choosing to have plastic surgery,” said Denver gynecomastia surgeon Dr. Christopher Williams. “We see this trend in our practice and we continue to see more men selecting gynecomastia surgery.”

Each gynecomastia patient is different, so the experienced surgeons at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery discuss the best option after examining their patients. Recovery following gynecomastia surgery is relatively easy; patients can expect to be back at work within a week.

“We have created an environment where men feel comfortable entering our office. We understand the sensitivity in any plastic surgery consult and realize it is no different with the male population. We perform these procedures on a very regular basis and invite you into our office for a free consultation to discuss your options,” said Denver Gynecomastia surgeon Dr. Christopher Williams.

Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery proudly serves the Denver, Lone Tree, Cherry Creek and surrounding areas. They offer a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, breast reconstruction, facial rejuvenation and body contouring.

For more information, or to speak to an experienced Denver Gynecomastia surgeon, please contact via phone at 303-706-1100, or fill out a convenient online form on the Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery website.

About The Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery

Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery serves Denver and all areas throughout the state of Colorado. They provide a variety of plastic surgery procedures such as Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks and Breast Reconstruction. Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams are both certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For more information, visit www.parkmeadowscosmeticsurgery.com

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Medical Lead Management CRM Launches New Website

    ATASCADERO, CA, July 07, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — After a soft launch in January, LeadAlign (http://www.leadalign.com) is now live with an expanded website to accommodate online sign up and provide more information on the value and importance of lead tracking for medical practices across the country. LeadAlign is a robust online lead tracking system that helps medical practices manage leads and track the performance of their online marketing investments.

“Customer lead management and tracking is more important than ever before,” says Scott Tobin, President of Sector45 Partners, LLC, a full-service online marketing firm that initially developed LeadAlign as a medical CRM tool specifically for its own clients. “We heard from doctors across the country that they needed better tools to see where their leads are coming from and spend more on the marketing investments that really work.”

LeadAlign offers HIPAA-compliant lead tracking, management and analysis through a web-based platform available on any computer or device, 24/7. It allows medical practices to track the source of each lead they receive and follow the customer through a service, procedure, follow-up visit, and beyond. Lead analysis helps to reveal which referrals sources are bringing in the most new business.

“Everyone’s heard the quote about the businessperson who knows that half of his marketing spend is a waste, but he doesn’t know which half,” adds Mr. Tobin. “LeadAlign eliminates that problem. Now a doctor or practice manager can know which marketing channels are bringing new patients and which ones aren’t. It’s super simple to accurately measure return on marketing investments.”

LeadAlign is priced at just $75/month, plus an initial $175 setup fee to install the necessary forms and code on a client’s website. This is a fraction of the cost of other CRM platforms on the market today. The setup process is extremely easy and can be completed in less than a day. Unlike many CRM’s that require a hefty initial investment and long-term contracts, LeadAlign clients only sign up for a month-to-month agreement and can cancel at any time without penalties.

“A lot of lead management systems will sell you on the bells and whistles, but are you really getting the value and are you really going to use all of the one-off features?” says Mr. Tobin. “We’ve streamlined LeadAlign to offer exactly what medical clients need to manage customer leads, get them in the door, and understand where they came from. There’s enough complexity in the rest of running a busy medical practice, and we have worked hard to keep LeadAlign as simple and easy to use as possible.”

LeadAlign can help doctors in a range of medical specialties, including plastic and cosmetic surgeons, optometrists and ophthalmologists, dermatologists, dentists, and other medical professionals and groups who rely on new leads from the web to drive business. All types of customer leads, including online leads, telephone leads, and in-person leads, can be recorded and tracked in LeadAlign for a full-circle picture of how customers are finding the medical practice.

LeadAlign is a product of Sector45 Partners, LLC, a full-service online marketing firm based on the Central Coast of California. Sector45 helps businesses of all sizes succeed online with services including website design and development, search engine marketing, email marketing, reputation management and more. The company’s primary focus is in the healthcare field.

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Breeder of Champion Borzoi Rita Rice to Serve as VP of National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform (NADBR)

    FORT WORTH, TX, April 16, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — For many years, Rita Rice and husband Bryan Rice have been breeders of Borzoi.

Rita Rice has been a dedicated advocate for purebred and purpose-bred canines for many years. She began showing hounds in obedience, lure coursing and conformation in the 1990s and has become a highly successful competitor in the United States and internationally. From the Rices’ Aria Borzoi kennel have come numerous AKC conformation champions, AKC and ASFA field champions, Best-in-Field winners and grand champions.

Rita Rice is also a volunteer for the National Borzoi Rescue Foundation and has previously volunteered for Greyhound Pets of America. She currently serves as the Treasurer and the Legislative Liaison for the Borzoi Club of America and the Legislative Liaison for the Scottish Deerhound Club of America.

“There have been many attempts to improve dog breeding, but none before has brought together responsible breeders and the rescue community to promote sound business practices and good husbandry,” said Rice, who has agreed to become VP of the National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform (NADBR) and to serve on its board.

“Rita brings us a deep understanding of best practices from a respected home-based breeder, a wealth of contacts from the show and breeding worlds and insight into the best way to achieve our mission,” said Hue Grant, NADBR President.

About National Alliance for Dog Breeding Reform:

NADBR is committed to the goal of ensuring that dogs bred for profit are shown kindness, treated humanely, and bred using only medically sound practices. Connect on Facebook or learn more at NationalAllianceforDogBreedingReform.com.

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Cat Nutrition: A Healthy Diet for Your Cat

Here is an interesting and informative article that could help you in caring for your cat.

HOMEMADE DIET FOOD OPTIONS

Good nutrition is important for the continued good health of your cat. A cat’s diet is generally 60 to 80 percent protein, 20 percent vegetables and 20 percent grain. Homemade foods to fulfill these dietary requirements may include:

Protein Sources:

* Raw ground chuck

* Raw organic chicken

* Cooked chicken, turkey, lamb or beef

Vegetable Sources

* Use finely grated raw zucchini or carrot

* Finely chopped alfalfa sprouts

* Lightly steamed broccoli, carrot or corn

* Baked winter squash, yam or sweet potato

Grain Sources

* Soaked oat bran Cooked barley, millet, oak flakes, brown rice, sweet corn, mashed potato or amaranth

Vitamin Mix

* Vitamin E 400 Iu (international units)

* Vitamin A 10,000 Iu (international units)

* Vitamin D 400 Iu (international units)

Note: Puncture capsules and mix in meal once a week.

Vitamin Mineral Mix

* 2 Cups Yeast powder (Brewers or Torula) yeast is a source of B vitamins

* 1 Cup Lecithin granules

* ¼ Cup Kelp powder; Kelp is a source of trace minerals therefore ¼ Cup of Trace mineral powder may be substituted for Kelp

* ¼ Cup bone meal or 9000 milligrams of Calcium lactate or 5 tsp eggshell powder

* 1000 milligrams Vitamin C (powder) or ¼ tsp Sodium Ascorbate which is a source of Vitamin C

* Mix, refrigerate: 1-2 Tsp added daily to meals.

In addition to these home recipes, you can try pet supplements that can help arthritis and improve your cat’s longevity. When looking at supplements and other pet health products, make sure to choose those using natural ingredients. When purchasing “store-bought” pet food inspect the ingredients list for a mix of 60 to 80 percent protein, 20 percent vegetables and 20 percent grain.

Hope you enjoyed this article and it was helpful to you. If you enjoyed the article or think it was informative please share it and Like it on Facebook.

Source by Carol Osborne

Man’s Best Friend Matched with Returning U.S. Soldiers to Reintegrate into Civilian Life

A nice story about rescuing shelter dogs and training them to become service companions dogs for returning soldiers needing that help, companionship and love that can only come from our best friend.


 

BATTLE GROUND, WA, May 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — The incredible effort to rescue, adopt and train shelter dogs to become service companions for returning US soldiers is getting more attention and creating a waiting list for the group that started the program.

Northwest Battle Buddies came about in 2012 when a former army MP needed to have his beloved Labrador trained to be his Certified Service Dog before he could move into veteran housing. A local dog trainer took on the task at no charge, as a way to give back to this veteran who served. After months of training separately, man & dog were reunited & trained to be a team, just like battle buddies in war. Since then, trainer, Shannon Walker, has worked with and given away dozens more service dogs to qualified veterans.

Research shows that canine companionship helps soldiers cope with the unseen wounds of war, post-traumatic stress. Most of the groups dogs come from shelters and rescue organizations. Some dogs are donated from breeders. It costs about $13,000 to take one dog through the program. The breakdown includes months of training, meals, veterinary & boarding expenses and equipment. Founder of Northwest Battle Buddies Shannon Walker says Our expenses are great. The need for specially trained dogs is much greater.

Northwest Battle Buddies is launching a 60-day campaign to raise $200,000 to train and gift 15 dogs to 15 more US service men & women. Walker says, For God…for family…for country–the reasons are their own. They laid their lives on the line, not knowing the outcome, to serve a cause greater than them. Now they are home facing more battles–private ones. Perhaps now they fight the most difficult battles of all, because they are back in the society they pledged to serve–but everything has changed, because they have been changed.

The fundraising campaign launches Friday 5/23/14, the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend and runs thru 7/31 on the crowd funding website indiegogo.com. Northwest Battle Buddies will post daily updates and new information so people can check in, get more familiar with the organization and watch the campaigns progress.

Northwest Battle Buddies is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to our military men and women who have given of themselves in battle. It provides our returning military men and women with trained service dogs who will assist and support them through their daily lives.

 Read the full article here

Canine Pet Vaccinations for Dogs by Dr Schultz

 The vaccine controversy continues. This is one vets look at pet vaccinations. He sets of a vaccine protocol and timing for puppies and then uses titers to determine if he should re-vaccinate. There is a cost for titer sampling, which not discussed.


 

Every year you receive the “Reminder” postcard from your veterinarian, your dog needs his annual booster shots. Dog vaccinations are very important for the long term health of your puppy or dog. Vaccinating every year is not only unnecessary, these annual vaccines can actually be harming, and in some cases killing, our dogs. Our pets are over-vaccinated. So are our children, but at least we stop at puberty. Our dogs are vaccinated every year for their entire lives!!

The only vaccine required by law is the rabies vaccine. Over-vaccinating can suppress the immune system causing such conditions as arthritis, skin diseases, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, spondylosis, epileptic seizures, loss of motor control and cancer. Changes in behavior are also possible following vaccines.

Have you ever noticed changes in your dog after receiving his vaccinations? Perhaps a fever, swelling, rashes or loss of appetite? These are all indications that your dog may be having an adverse reaction to the vaccines. Imagine what this does to your dog’s health when continued year after year!!

Good news! The American Animal Hospital Association, AAHA, has set new guidelines and recommendations for the United States and Canada.

The 3 core vaccines, Parvo, Distemper and Adenovirus are no longer recommended annually. Parvo and Distemper vaccines last a minimum of 5 years. Adenovirus lasts at least 7 years. The Rabies vaccine is recommended once every 3 years.

All the other vaccines your veterinarian administers are not always necessary. They should be given as needed, taking each individual dog and circumstances into consideration. Be aware that some of these vaccines offer protection for a very short time period.

Dr. Ronald Schultz is a professor and chair of pathobiological sciences at the Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Schultz has been studying and researching canine vaccines since the 1970s. He is part of a community of canine vaccine experts that have made recommendations that have been adopted and used as guidelines by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Dr. Schultz recommends starting a core vaccination program from 6 – 8 weeks old, no earlier. Re-vaccinations should be administered no less than 4 weeks apart. So, if your puppy’s first core vaccines are administered at 7 weeks, the next re-vaccination would be at 11 weeks old and the 3rd would be at 15 weeks old. 2 weeks after the 3rd re-vaccination, Dr. Schultz titers to confirm immunity. I personally titered for immunity every year as part of my annual veterinary visit. My dogs always tested for sufficient immunity so re-vaccination was never necessary.

For rabies, Dr. Schultz administers the first vaccine after the puppy is 4 months old. The next rabies vaccine is given at 1 year and every 3 years thereafter. Your dog would probably titer for rabies immunity, but most states require re-vaccination at least every 3 years.

Most traditional veterinarians do not administer single vaccines, your puppy may be receiving vaccines that are not necessary. To ensure that your puppy/dog is receiving only the core vaccines, ask to see the vial.

As always, I suggest that you consult with your veterinarian to determine the correct vaccine program for your individual puppy or dog.

Source by Margaret Sottilo



Interesting information from a veterinary researcher.