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Medical Equipment Procurement and Academy Medical

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Every successful business relationship begins with trust. Understanding one’s business needs and interests is invaluable. This is especially true for government medical and surgical product procurement. For the government clinicians that treat our veterans and active duty service members, it is even more crucial that successful and consistent access to medical and surgical supplies becomes a part of the routine.

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By working with Academy Medical, clinicians can rest easy knowing their patients will receive the best care, because they have access to the best array of medical and surgical supplies from major manufactures and government medical facilities. These facilities can count on the availability of necessary medical and surgical supplies at fair and reasonable pricing through Academy Medical. As a South Florida-based company and a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Academy Medical understands how valuable a clinician’s time is, and how important the need to provide the best products at fair prices is.

To help navigate the government medical procurement process, Academy Medical provides medical and surgical companies with various entry points onto government contracts. Through utilization of Academy Medical’s access to the federal marketplace, manufactures can provide the supplies and equipment necessary to meet clinician’s needs.

“When it comes to a manufacturers supply chain, we make it our mission to ensure that each procurement link complements each other to perform smoothly and effectively,” says Ryan Isham, Vice President of Med/Surg at Academy Medical.

By working with Academy Medical, manufactures can get their products on government contracts faster, providing clinicians with a variety of tools that can be utilized to improve patient care. Federal Medical Hospitals can receive supplies from Brain Sentinel, which developed the SPEAC® System to monitor seizure activity, Entellus Medical, developers of less invasive and cost-effective ENT technologies, and Skye Biologics, manufacturers of biologic tissue matrices. By partnering with these and other nationally-recognized manufacturers, Academy Medical is able to provide these products and many more to government medical facilities.

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The majority of the Academy Medical’s executive team have served in the United States Armed Forces. President and Founder, Daniel Shaw, was a pilot for the Navy. Kirk Alexander, Vice President of Operations, and Ryan Isham, Vice President of Med/Surg, both served with the US Air Force. If there is one thing  one can be sure of, it’s that these veterans and professionals will make every effort to hone their commitment to serve veterans and active duty military members and their families.

Academy Medical leadership’s knowledge of the industry makes them acutely familiar with just how challenging federal procurement can be to navigate. They have developed a technology-centric approach to procurement so medical professionals can focus on what is most important—saving lives. Academy Medical takes care of the daunting business side of things with their streamlined supply operations, budget-conscious planning, centralized order processing, end-to-end oversight, and transparent reporting. By providing clinicians with the best medical and surgical products, Academy Medical is helping the federal government provide the best possible care for veterans and active duty military families.

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About Academy Medical

Academy Medical is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business dedicated to ensuring that the federal procurement community can operate in a way that is fast and effective. Academy Medical provides comprehensive procurement and supply chain solutions for both Federal healthcare agencies and the healthcare industry through our accreditations, standardized contracting and professional services, healthcare exchange, customer services, and multi-level technology services.

For more information, visit their website at academymedical.net.

380 Columbia Dr., Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

The Role Court Reporters Play in the Legal System

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When one thinks of the world of law, their mind usually gravitates towards attorneys. It is true, attorneys have a difficult job—they have a wide array of people to bring together and orchestrate a cohesive (hopefully winning) case. Behind each and every one of those attorneys, however, is a plethora of legal professionals that provide attorneys the edge they need to be successful.

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Among these professionals (and potentially, one of the most important team members) are court reporters. Most laypeople don’t think of court reporters—they’re the quiet people on keyboards in the corner of a court room—but in reality, without them, many cases would come to a screeching halt. Why is that? Because, without a skilled court reporter, attorneys wouldn’t have transcripts that accurately record what was said during their legal proceedings.

Suddenly, the importance of court reporters is clear as day. A recorded transpiring of what occurred in a deposition or trial is crucial to planning how to proceed with a case. It allows attorneys to take notes of important events, such as witness testimonies, and use them at a later date. But in order to get the best results, attorneys need a court reporting firm they know they can rely on.

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Take Cleveland, Ohio for example. As a major city, Cleveland is home to a vast number of legal professionals—from attorneys, to videographers, to magistrates, and of course, court reporters. But just because these positions are important, it does not mean they were all created equal in quality. Some Cleveland court reporters will scrape the surface of doing the bare minimum. What an attorney really need is a court reporter that will be there every step of the way.

In Cleveland, attorneys know which court reporting firm will check each and every one of their boxes: Cady Reporting. For 40 years now, the name “Cady Reporting” has been associated with excellence in speed and accuracy. Firm President, Chuck Cady, won the Ohio Cup for speed and accuracy on three separate occasions, after all. His high standards of what makes a skilled court reporter leads to an unparalleled level of quality among his entire staff. Court reporters in Cleveland, Ohio, strive to be as talented as the staff at Cady Reporting.

But Cady Reporting is more than a talented court reporting firm. While speed and accuracy are incredibly important to litigation firm, so is quality of customer service. At Cady Reporting, clients don’t have to worry about being pushed aside or treated poorly. As a family owned and operated firm, Cady Reporting’s staff takes it upon themselves to make sure their clients feel they are a part of a family. Their clients are more than numbers—they are individuals with individual needs, a level of dedication that becomes increasingly difficult to find as we move into an increasingly more corporate world.

Court reporters are instrumental to the legal industry. Attorneys and judges alike rely on accurate transcripts being delivered in a timely fashion—but more so, attorneys rely on a court reporting firm that will do everything they can to ensure their clients’ needs are met.

For more information on Cady Reporting’s services call 216.861.9270, email cadystaff@cadyreporting.com, or visit their office.

Western Reserve Building, 1468 West 9th Street, Suite 440, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Dr. Dale Eubank’s Weight Loss Secret

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Here we are, with Valentine’s Day looming over our heads. Some of us are buying boxes of chocolate for our loved ones. Some of us have made reservations at that expensive restaurant a spouse has always wanted to try. Some of us have a small (or not so small), weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods or a tropical island planned. Some of us are treating our friends— even ourselves—to a fun night out or a cozy night in.

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Perhaps it won’t be the day after, maybe not even two days, but come Monday after a weekend of fun, food, and drinks, many of us will step on the scale and wonder what happened. For those who are at a comfortable weight, a couple extra pounds aren’t the end of the world and will likely be shed again by the following weekend. For those who have been diligently dieting and exercising with a weight loss goal in mind, a few added pounds can be devastating. To see one’s hard work be overpassed by one, maybe two, days of splurging is difficult. For some, it’s even enough to tip them over the edge and make them give up on their regimen of diet and exercise all together.

“By February, a large portion of people have already given up on their New Year’s Resolutions,” Gary Jouver of Montville, Connecticut says. “When Valentine’s Day rolls around, a lot of people who have been hanging on to their weight loss goals give up. They’ve struggled too long with too little pay-off, and all of the delectable sweets make them fall off the deep end.”

A few missed days shouldn’t be enough for someone to give up on their weight loss journey, but Dr. Dale Eubank, a Corpus Christi medical weight loss doctor, has seen this trend time and time again. In his practice of gynecology, he witnessed women struggle through similar cycles. Let’s say one woman put on weight due to pregnancy. Following the pregnancy, she struggles to lose the weight. She tries and tries, but she can’t seem to get back to her original weight, and after trying fad diets, she gives up.

For years, Dr. Eubank watched dozens of women struggle in this all too similar fashion, sometimes turning to dangerous diets in order to lose weight. It was this frustrating battle against the scale that inspired Dr. Eubank to come up with his own weight loss alternative using a natural chemical we all have: serotonin.

Serotonin is a mood regulating hormone found in the brain. An imbalance in the chemical has been implicated to contribute to higher cravings of carbohydrates, increased binge eating, and depression. By targeting that imbalance with Dr. Eubank’s Serotonin-Plus supplement and a personalized regimen of diet and exercise, men and women alike have managed to shed their stubborn pounds like the never have before. In 12 weeks, clients lose an average of 35 pounds—a massive improvement for those who have struggled on their journey for too long.

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“In the last 5 years, my participation in various weight control programs had been disappointingly unsuccessful. However, the Serotonin Formula Weight Loss Program™ has been AMAZING!!” Shirlee C., a former client says about her journey. “While following this program during this past 12 week period that included Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year festivities, I LOST 20 lbs. …TRULY AMAZING…”

Whether you have 10 pounds or 100 pounds to lose, Dr. Eubank and his staff at Advanced Weight Loss can get you there. Each client is an individual with individual needs to be addressed, and the program reflects that. They want you to succeed in becoming the best possible version of yourself just as much as you do.

For more information on Advanced Weight Loss, or to schedule a free consultation, call (361) 906-1112, email info@araresearch.com, or visit their offices.

5920 Saratoga Boulevard, Suite 110B, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

A Survey of Top Legal Professionals in Ohio

When one thinks of the bustling world of law, their mind wanders to big cities—New York, Miami, Los Angeles—cities with populations large and diverse that demand large and diverse legal options. One usually does not think of Ohio as a legal playground.

This isn’t to say that Ohio doesn’t have its share of large cities—Columbus’ population of nearly 800,000 residents and Cleveland’s population of nearly 400,000 is nothing to sneeze at—yet people rarely think of Buckeye State as being in the forefront of the legal world. But perhaps they should. U.S. News’ 2019 edition of the Top Law Schools in the U.S. included a number of Ohio graduate schools in their lineup—including Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and University of Cincinnati.

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It’s clear that Ohio is producing some of the best in the legal industry. The state has a high percentage of highly rated law firms, as well as court reporting firms, proving that Ohio’s legal industry is top-tier all around. So, what are these legal professionals doing right?

It’s a combination of being good at your work, but also being dedicated to your cause,” Brielle LaSala of Suffolk County, New York says. “It really makes a difference when you can tell the people you hired genuinely care abut your life, and the results of your case.”

Law Firms

There are two law firms that stick out as the best of the best: Koffel Law and Joslyn Law Firm. One quick search will prove their superiority. The Koffel Law Firm has a four-point-nine star rating with 140 Google reviews. Joslyn Law Firm boasts the same start rating, but with 279 Google reviews. How can so many of their clients be so satisfied?

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Perhaps it starts with an impressive leader. President of Koffel Law, Brad Koffel, has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America consistently since 2008. He has been rated as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ohio. He has highly positive ratings from Super Lawyers. His firm selects cases they know will be successful, granting them 98% positive ratings and a recognition as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News.

Perhaps it’s a sympathy for their clients. President of Joslyn Law, Brian Joslyn, has a very personal relationship with criminal defense, as he was once a victim of police brutality. After being a firsthand witness to the unfortunate reality many people face when falsely accused of a crime, he dedicated his professional life to protecting those people. It could be that passion for the people that results in satisfied clients every time.

Court reporting firms

Court reporting is an entirely different beast from law firms. Court reporters and litigation professionals work to ensure attorneys and paralegals have everything they need to form the most cohesive, substantiated case possible. If attorneys are the actors on a stage, court reporters are the stage technicians—the show cannot go on without them. For a case to run as smoothly as possible, attorneys and paralegals need a court reporter that is efficient and accurate.

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Cady Reporting and Anderson Reporting are among the top court reporting firms not only in Ohio, but the nation. How do they do it?

Cady Reporting is a family owned and operated court reporting firm. For nearly 50 years, these Cleveland court reporters have served the area with the utmost diligence, bringing clients back time and time again. Their president, Chuck Cady, has won a number of awards for his speed in reporting, setting a high standard of accuracy for all the staff, but there is another thing the firm prides itself on—customer service. Cady Reporting doesn’t treat its clients like another number, they treat them like families. They are individuals with unique needs that need to be addressed and taken care of in personalized matters. That respect and level of concern keeps clients satisfied.

The staff at Anderson Reporting certainly don’t put their noses up at clients either. For decades now, clients have been thrilled with Anderson Reporting’s professionalism and hard-working spirit. Their customer service is raved about across the country, but it’s these Columbus court reporters’ love of the craft that truly sets them apart. Firm president, Gayle Anderson saw how many competitors provided their clients with an embarrassing quality of service. Anderson wanted to see a change for the attorneys of Ohio, and the attorneys of the United states. To set a new standard for court reporting firms, Anderson became one of the founding members of the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), a worldwide court reporting agency that strictly vets quality of reporting and customer service and only allows the best of the best to become members. No matter where attorneys and paralegals book a litigation service, with the NNRC, they can be confident that firm will meet each and every one of their needs.

It’s professionalism and dedication to the people that truly set court reporting and law firms apart from one another. With only one of these factors, firms will flounder. With both, they thrive, as proven by these legal giants of Ohio.

How Beovich, Walter & Friend Stays Relevant After 60 Years

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When we look at the world over the course of the past 60 years, what has remained consistent? Cars used to be entirely manual. Now, they can park and even drive for us. Phone calls were restricted to landlines, which were restricted to a few feet within a tabletop. If you wanted to send someone a “message” you put it in the mail.  Pictures had to be developed. There was no selecting a song from a database of music—you had to hope it would come on the radio, or that you had that record.

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Portland didn’t become the city we know it to be until well into the 1970s, post-hippie-subculture. The importance of certain industries has shifted and molded over the past few decades. The city’s world of art and food has exploded. As all these changes rose, attorneys have transformed their practices to stay up to date with the demands of clients. The needs of a worker’s compensation attorney have changed just as much as the needs of an intellectual property lawyer. But among all those changes, there has been one constant in the Portland legal field: Beovich, Walter & Friend Certified Court Reporters.

Since 1957, the staff Beovich, Walter & Friend (BWF) have been serving the Portland legal community, and it’s all due to innovation. Many court reporting firms try too hard to cling to the past, but the court reporting technology that was relevant 20 years ago is no longer relevant today. Instead of shying away from these changes like many other litigation services, these Portland court reporters fully embrace it, because these are the changes their clients need to be successful.

Their court reporting professionals specialize in a number of areas of practice, because they understand how important it is for an attorney to have a litigation team that fully understands the case, its terminology, and all the nuances that come along with the field. But BWF doesn’t only offer quality court reporters. The offer experienced videographers, trial presentation experts—any litigation service an attorney or paralegal can think of.

Perhaps their most modern innovation, however, is their online, 24-7 mobile booking engine. Whether an attorney is in their office, or at the grocery store, to schedule a service with BWF, all they have to do is go to the scheduling service, fill out information on themselves and their case, and press submit. They will promptly receive a response confirming their service.

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Being able to book a service online really changes everything,” Lucero Nunez of Merced, California says. “It skips the annoyances of being put on hold and directly delivers results.”

BWF Reporters’ dedication to delivering the fastest, most efficient, and most accurate results is what brings clients back time and time again. Willingness to fulfill any clients needs, no matter how big or small, keeps business booming. Adaptability keeps them relevant.

To learn more about Beovich, Walter & Friend, call (503) 228-7201, email info@bwfreporters.com, or visit their offices

1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200, Portland, OR  97204

How AMK Reporting Uses Customer Service to Influence Their Business

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When asked about the most important aspects of business, what are the first things that come to mind? Money management? Delegation? Staff? How about customer service?

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Customer service is, arguably, one of the most influential aspects of business an owner and operator needs to consider when molding their company. People want to be treated like individuals. People want to be treated like their needs are valid and will be properly taken care of. It is human nature. When these needs are not properly fulfilled—or, even worse, when people are treated poorly—it turns clients away. Business is lost. A business that does not treat their clients properly does not stay open.

Court Reporting and Customer Service

This is especially important for companies whose main model of business involves human interaction. Take court reporting firms, for instance. Court reporters are not selling a physical product—they are selling their skills. To aptly fulfil each and every one of a client’s needs, they need to consider what services the client requires, as well as how the service needs to be tailored to better fit the client’s case. 

With nearly 30 years of business, this is something the professionals at Abrams, Mah & Kahn (AMK) Reporting have learned and mastered. They know that they cannot treat their clients differently just because one case is bigger than another. Each assignment is taken care of with the utmost attention to detail from start to finish.

How to Take Care of the Customer

It is one thing to listen to clients. It’s another thing to take the clients concerns and use them to modify and improve one’s business. AMK takes each and every one of their clients’ criticisms and praise to improve their work and offered services. That’s how these Irvine court reporters came to offer more than excellent court reporting services. Upon seeing the demand of fulfilling all of one’s legal needs in a single stop, AMK decided to offer top-tier videoconferencing services, trial support, and more.

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The staff at AMK also understands just how important it is to attorneys and paralegals that their legal team have a full understanding of their area of practice. Each field of law has its own unique and difficult terminology that must be learned by the practicing professionals. A court reporter that is unfamiliar with the terminology will hesitate, and as a result, produce a faulty transcript. When an attorney or judge needs to use the transcript in decision making, this can be a crucial error.

AMK Reporting offers their clients court reporting staff that specialize in not one area of practice, not five areas of practice, but 16 different areas of practice. This means that a wide variety of attorneys or paralegals can come to AMK and have each and every one of their legal needs fulfilled by a professional that has a complete understanding of their area of practice. Any seasoned attorney knows that this is a crucial aspect of winning a case.

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Every single business decision put in place at this firm was concerned with client needs. If clients expressed a vast need for a certain type of litigation service, it was added. If clients expressed an intense dislike for feature, it was promptly removed. Everything, down to AMK’s online, mobile-friendly booking engine, was made to improve the lives of their clients. Perhaps not every business can ease these practices into their lineup, but they can model their devoted customer service after this stellar court reporting firm.

For more information on Abrams, Mah & Kahn, call (800) 622-0226, email info@amkreporting.com, or visit their offices.

2171 Campus Drive, Suite 240, Irvine, California 92612

Health

How One Miami Doctor is Using Old School Radio and Social Media to Promote His Business

Back in the day, radio was everything. It was how people got their news, it was where people stopped to listen to their favorite shows, it was where people discovered new music and listened to the station until they find that great song another time. Television slowed some of radio’s traction, but it was really the internet that caused things to come to a screeching halt. People get their news from social media outlets, they use streaming services to watch their favorite shows, and they listen to Spotify to play that song that had been stuck in their head again and again.

Nowadays, radio is mostly listened to by people driving to and from work. Times of emergency when cable and internet are out, inspire new listeners, but otherwise, it’s forgotten about. The people who do listen to radio recreationally while doing work at home or relaxing on their front porch belong to an older population.

This begs the question: how do advertisers decide where to place their advertisements if they want to appeal to as large an audience as possible? One dermatologist has figured it out.

Promoting Work in a Unique Way

Dr. Angelo Thrower

Dr. Angelo Thrower is a doctor based out of Miami who specializes in the treatment of ethnic skin. He has developed a number of procedures at his MedSpa and a number of products with his Dr. Thrower Skin Care line designed with ethnic skin-types in mind. Dr. Thrower provides the results other products fail to produce.

Dr. Thrower has an excellent online presence. His frequent posts on his several Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages often generate response. He promotes his products and his MedSpa in a fresh way that doesn’t sound overly salesman-like—it truly seems that Dr. Thrower is wanting to educate his audience on products that could help them.

Doctor and Radio Personality

Recently, Dr. Thrower has dived into a new realm of advertising—radio. He booked two featured radio spots—one with Stations 99 Jamz and another with Hot 105. In these spots, Dr. Thrower discusses the MedSpa, his treatments, his skin care line, and how to take care of one’s skin.

Dr. Thrower recording at 99 Jamz

To generate more business, a discount is added to your purchase of skin care products or MedSpa services when a listener mentions any of these radio spots. Those who already regularly listen to the radio are lucky enough to catch these times and discounts, but one would think it leaves out a large number of potential buyers.

But Dr. Thrower is a smart man. These radio spots are advertised on the doctor’s social medias. The promotional code isn’t given away here, but the information about the spots are. This leads to an influx of people listening to these stations that may not have otherwise. While creating more business for himself, Dr. Thrower is also bringing these radio stations more traction, which leads to more people listening to these radio spots, and the cycle continues.

A Dermatologist and an Entrepreneur

He is a dermatologist, certainly, but Dr. Thrower is also a talented businessman. He knows what to do to create business, while simultaneously providing help to a community that previously was lacking providers. Dr. Thrower has his head above water in the competitive world of Miami beauty.

For more information on the MedSpa, call (305) 757-9797 or visit their Miami office.

180 NE 99th St, Miami Shores, FL 33138