Every year, The Orange County Register brings together experts in a variety of fields to discuss important issues relating to health, longevity and improving the quality of life.
9:00 – 10:15 am
Finally new non-surgical options to relieve nerve pain & numbness in your back,
legs and feet & bone-on-bone hip & knee pain
Dr. Phillip Yoo, DC, Director and Founder, LaserMed Pain Institute
Suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy is debilitating. Symptoms include: numbness/swelling, burning pain, leg cramping, afraid of falling, pain when you walk, sharp electrical-like pain, difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort, prickling or tingling sensation in hands & feet, feels like you’re walking on marbles. In this presentation, Dr. Yoo will discuss: what REALLY causes peripheral neuropathy, three crippling effects of neuropathy, dangers associated medications and new, state-of-the-art options available for people who suffer from unrelenting neuropathy.
Growing up as a medical doctor’s son, Dr. Phillip Yoo D.C. was instilled with an inquisitive nature to look beyond obvious symptoms to uncover the root cause of problems. In addition to studying pre-med at Michigan State University, Chiropractic at the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, and completing continuing education seminars at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Yoo D.C. spent over 20 years conducting hands-on research around the world. In doing so, he discovered how to combine traditional and alternative medicines to treat chronic pain.
Laser Med Pain Institute is a sponsor at the expo.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Strong At Heart: Aging Into Wellness
Alan J. Viglione, MD, Internal Medicine Physician,
Edinger Medical Group
In this presentation, Dr. Viglione will review six of the most important components to heart health as they correlate to wellness and longevity. You’ll learn why and how they matter, as well as tips and tricks to keep your heart healthy in the years that matter most.
Dr Viglione is an Internal Medicine Physician at Edinger Medical Group in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach. He completed his Master’s Degree Molecular Biology at UC Santa Barbara, attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Certified Personal Trainer with active interests in fitness/nutrition and preventative medicine. He views health as a collaborator effort to promote a better state of emotional and physical wellbeing.
Edinger Medical Group is a Sponsor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
The Benefits of a Geiss MED House Call Doctor
Dr. John Mark Geiss D.O., Founder, CEO
House Call Senior Medical Group
Sponsored by Brand New Day
After treating seniors as a primary care physician in a doctor’s office setting, Dr. John Geiss recognized the need for tailored healthcare for seniors in their home. This began the mission, and purpose, of Geiss MED, which is a team and network of primary care physicians, nurses, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, and durable medical equipment specialists that go directly to senior patients needing care. Their mission is navigating healthcare for seniors at home, including insurance, medications, Alzheimer’s Dementia and other common health conditions. Their team of highly trained and compassionate providers visit patients in the comfort of their homes, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice. Geiss MED is a team and family of providers and staff that are working together to create something great, something that is needed, something that had not previously existed, to bring back to true meaning, and quality of healthcare. Geiss MED also offers its own Medicare Advantage program with Brand New Day for patients who are part of an HMO plan or other insurances. This ensures that they are able to help any patient despite their insurance plan. Most importantly, Geiss MED provides support, love and compassion to their patients.
Dr. John Mark Geiss D.O. was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He attended Midwestern University Medical School, in Phoenix, Arizona. After Medical School, he completed his residency in Family Medicine in Chino Valley Medical Center. As a Doctor of Osteopathy, or D.O., Dr. Geiss is trained and licensed in traditional medicine, but also focuses on treating the whole person and not solely the disease. Dr. Geiss has privileges in multiple hospitals across Orange County. He has formed a practice and team that is proud to provide mobile senior care and create a new standard for caring and treating the senior population.
Brand New Day is a Sponsor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease
Anne Grey, Executive Director,
Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter
Anne Grey is the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Orange County Chapter in Orange, CA. She leads the strategic goals of the Alzheimer’s Association and fulfills the organization’s mission to promote brain health; while accelerating research funding, and changing the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease.
Ms. Grey is passionate about the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission and sharing the message that the Association offers free one-on-one consultations, programs, and services for people with early memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. No question is too big or too small, if it’s important to someone who needs answers, it’s important to Ms. Grey and her team. Anne Grey is a champion for educating the community – especially women who are impacted at higher rates – and a strong advocate for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. It is her goal that everyone in Orange County, impacted by dementia, knows that the Alzheimer’s Association is there to help them 24/7. Anne Grey is a noted leader in the Orange County community and has appeared as a guest on programs such as “Dr. Drew Midday Live” on 790AM KABC radio and the national television network HLN.
Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter is a Sponsor at the expo.
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
How to Plan for Life Altering Events
Eric Y. Oh, ChFC®, CFP®, Chatterton & Associates –
The Wealth Management Team, Inc.
Mr. Oh will lead a discussion about life altering events, how they affect you, and how you can financially prepare for these events such as retirement, marriage, divorce, death of a spouse, and after we’re gone. He will also provide an in depth discussion on leaving retirement accounts to your beneficiaries including: gifting outright, setting restrictions and planning for minors and beneficiaries with disabilities.
Eric Oh is a Certified Financial Planner™, and firmly believes that part of being a CFP® is putting the client’s interest above all. This is achieved by listening to the client’s specific needs then devising a plan that provides the best option at long-term success. Client service is the key to client satisfaction, which is why he continuously strives to build long-lasting professional and personal relationships with his clients. He believes that a financial advisor’s biggest responsibility is client education; the more we educate, the more productive the relationship becomes. Working with centers of influence, such as accountants and attorneys is also a high priority for him and his firm. His ultimate goal is to try and reduce the client’s financial burdens and allow them to focus on more important things in life.
Chatterton & Associates – The Wealth Management Team, Inc. is a Sponsor at the expo.
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness
Ghe Rosales-Vong, MD, MemorialCare Medical Group
In this presentation Dr. Rosales-Vong will be educating attendees on what exactly is breast cancer and the different forms of breast cancer that exist. Dr. Rosales-Vong will identify who is at risk, explain how to detect breast cancer, inform about treatment options and provide ways to lower your risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Rosales-Vong practices out of the MemorialCare Medical Group Health Center in Santa Ana. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, earning his degree in 2014. Returning to California, he completed a Family Residency program at the University of California, Irvine, which included a special track of study emphasizing medical education for the Latino community. Dr. Rosales-Vong speaks fluent Spanish as well as conversational Cantonese Chinese.
MemorialCare Medical Group is a Sponsor at the expo.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Medicare 101 – Understanding Your Medicare Plan Options
Fernando Muñiz, General Manager, Boomers Insurance
Services, Presented by HealthCare Partners
Medicare options can be confusing for those approaching 65. Mr. Muñiz will help to answer and clarify questions and concerns about when you are eligible, what are parts A, B, C and D, advantages and disadvantages, and guidelines for signing up. Being educated on all available options will help you make the best choice.
Fernando Muñiz is General Manager of Boomers Insurance Services. An organization dedicated to helping Baby Boomers navigate through the confusing world of Medicare. Mr. Muñiz and his team have assisted over 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries find the right fit for their needs. They believe that every person has individual needs and one plan is not the right fit for all. His focus is to treat people with the same patience and respect he would give to his own parents and grandparents.
HealthCare Partners is a sponsor at the expo.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Keeping Seniors in their Home and Benefits of Socialization as we Age
Segal Ronen, Director, Your Home Care, Inc.
Cameron Chadwick, Manager of Sales, Marketing, and
Business Development, Your Home Care, Inc.
Keeping the Comforts of Home is a concern as a loved one is aging. The chair you love, the backyard with a garden, friends and family that stop by for the holidays, and a kitchen for the morning coffee are all comforts we call home. The #1 advantage of in-home care is keeping the things that you love close by. In this presentation and question and answer session, Ms. Ronen and Mr. Chadwick will discuss the benefits of staying at home, provide a list of services for home care, and identify the benefits of keeping active – all necessary components for staying happy and healthy.
Your Home Care provides thoughtful General Care and assistance with the basic necessities of daily living, all within familiar surroundings, and with a compassionate eye toward preserving dignity, independence and quality of life. The superior service provided by Your Home Care enables your loved one to remain independent and secure in the comfort of their home, while receiving the highest-quality Home-Related care. Your Home Care is a viable alternative when a loved-one requires ongoing assistance and attention – yet retains the ability to maintain a degree of independence in their life. Give them the freedom and quality of life they deserve.
Your Home Care Inc. & Laguna Woods Social Club & Day Care is a sponsor at
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Memory Loss: A Beginner’s Guide
Patty Barnett Mouton, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy of Alzheimer’s Orange County
Brought to you by Alzheimer’s Orange County, “Memory Loss: A Beginner’s Guide” is a comprehensive overview of memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other related types of dementia. You will learn about what signs to look for, risk factors of the diseases, and lifestyle changes you can make to possibly reduce your risk. Learn about the diagnosis process, important next steps to take if you are concerned, as well as no-cost programs and services available to Orange County residents.
Patty Barnett Mouton has served as the Vice President, Outreach & Advocacy, for Alzheimer’s Orange County since 2005, after volunteering for 5 years as a speaker and support group facilitator, while working in hospice care. Patty has been a featured lecturer at many national and statewide conferences including: National POLST Paradigm Conference, California Council of Geriatrics and Gerontology, American Society on Aging National Conference and the California Association of Health Services at Home Conference. She has had several articles published about the work done with Dr. Vincent Nguyen in the area of Advance Care Planning. She holds a certificate in Fundamentals of Gerontology from USC, a certificate in Palliative Care Chaplaincy from CSU San Marcos, and a BS in Human Services from Springfield College.
Alzheimer’s Orange County is an exhibitor at the expo.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Why Journalism Matters More Than Ever
Todd Harmonson, Deepa Bharath, Diya Chacko, Theresa Walker,
The Orange County Register
This session is an opportunity for attendees to meet some key OC Register editors and reporters. They will give insight into how they go about providing information to the Orange County community, and why they consider local journalism their highest priority. They will answer general questions about a variety of topics including politics, public health, environment and religion, and answer questions about newsroom operations and decisions.
Todd Harmonson is the OC Register’s senior editor and one of the lead editors for the Southern California News Group. He is an award-winning journalist who spent much of his career in sports as a reporter and editor. Harmonson has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Orange County Press Club for his column writing. He was inducted into Cal State Fullerton’s Communications Wall of Fame in 2017.
Diya Chacko is the Public Health and Environment Editor and has been with the Register since 2017. Diya has degrees from USC Annenberg and Columbia University’s Earth and Environmental Science Journalism master’s program.
Deepa Bharath covers religion. Her work is focused on how religion, race and ethnicity shape our understanding of what it is to be American and how religion in particular helps influence public policies, laws and a region’s culture. Deepa also writes about race, cultures and social justice issues. She has been with the Register since May 2006.
Theresa Walker has been a staff writer since 1992. She specializes in human interest stories and social issues, such as homelessness. She also covers nonprofits and philanthropy in Orange County. Theresa loves telling stories about ordinary people who do the extraordinary in their communities.