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Alexander Gordon, MD
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Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD
Anand Vora, MD
Andrea S. Kramer, MD
Andrew J. Riff, MD
Angela R. Crowley, MD
Angelo Savino, MD
Anthony Savino, MD
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Ari Kaz, MD
Ashraf H. Darwish, MD
Ashraf Hasan, MD
Bernard J. Feldman, MD
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Brian Clay, MD
Brian J. Burgess, DPM
Brian R. McCall, MD
Brian Schwartz, MD
Brian Weatherford, MD
Brooke Vanderby, MD
Bruce Summerville, MD
Bryan Waxman, MD
Bryant S. Ho, MD
Carey E. Ellis, MD
Carla Gamez, DPM
Cary R. Templin, MD
Charles L. Lettvin, MD
Charles M. Lieder, DO
Chinyoung Park, MD
Christ Pavlatos, MD
Christian Skjong, MD
Christopher C. Mahr, MD
Craig Cummins, MD
Craig Phillips, MD
Craig S. Williams, MD
Craig Westin, MD
Daniel Newman, MD
David Beigler, MD
David Guelich, MD
David H. Garelick, MD
David Hamming, MD
David Hoffman, MD
David M. Anderson, MD
David Norbeck, MD
David Raab, MD
David Schneider, DO
Djuro Petkovic, MD
Douglas Diekevers, DPM
Douglas Solway, DPM
E. Quinn Regan, MD
Eddie Jones Jr., MD
Edward J. Logue, MD
Elliot A. Nacke, MD
Ellis K. Nam, MD
Eric Chehab, MD
Eric L. Lee, MD
Evan A. Dougherty, MD
Garo Emerzian, DPM
Gary Shapiro, MD
Giridhar Burra, MD
Gregory Brebach, MD
Gregory J. Fahrenbach, MD
Gregory Portland, MD
Harpreet S. Basran, MD
Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM
Jalaal Shah, DO
James M. Hill, MD
James R. Bresch, MD
Jason G. Hurbanek, MD
Jason Ghodasra, MD
Jason J. Shrouder-Henry, MD
Jeffrey Ackerman, MD
Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
Jeffrey Staron, MD
Jeffrey Visotsky, MD
Jeremy Oryhon, MD
John H. Lyon, MD
Jonathan Erulkar, MD
Jordan L. Goldstein, MD
Josephine H. Mo, MD
Juan Santiago-Palma, MD
Justin Gent, MD
Justin M. LaReau, MD
Kellie Gates, MD
Kermit Muhammad, MD
Kevin Chen, MD
Kris Alden MD, PhD
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Leigh-Anne Tu, MD
Leon Benson, MD
Lori Siegel, MD
Lynn Gettleman Chehab, MD, MPH, Diplomate ABOM
Marc Angerame, MD
Marc Breslow, MD
Marc R. Fajardo, MD
Mariam El-Baghdadi, MD, MBA
Marie Kirincic, MD
Mark A. Lorenz, MD
Mark Gonzalez, MD
Mark Gross, MD
Mark Hamming, MD
Mark Mikhael, MD
Matthew L. Jimenez, MD
Mehul H. Garala, MD
Michael C. Durkin, MD
Michael Chiu, MD, FAAOS
Michael J. Corcoran, MD
Michael O'Rourke, MD
Nathan G. Wetters, MD
Nikhil K. Chokshi, MD
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Phillip Ludkowski, MD
Priyesh Patel, MD
Rajeev D. Puri, MD
Rhutav Parikh, MD
Richard J. Hayek, MD
Richard Noren, MD
Richard Sherman, MD
Ritesh Shah, MD
Robert J. Daley, MD
Robert J. Thorsness, MD
Roger Chams, MD
Ronak M. Patel, MD
Scott Jacobsen, DPM
Scott Rubinstein, MD
Sean A. Sutphen, DO
Serafin DeLeon, MD
Shivani Batra, DO
Stanford Tack, MD
Steven C. Chudik, MD
Steven G. Bardfield, MD
Steven Gross, MD
Steven Jasonowicz, DPM
Steven M. Mardjetko, MD
Steven S. Louis, MD
Steven W. Miller, DPM
Surbhi Panchal, MD
T. Andrew Ehmke, DO
Taizoon Baxamusa, MD
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Thomas Gleason, MD
Timothy J. Friedrich, DPM
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Todd Simmons, MD
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Van Stamos, MD
Wayne M. Goldstein, MD
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Home OrthoHealth Program

OrthoHealth Program

OrthoHealth is a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to address adult and pediatric weight management, along with health and wellness parameters that include Optimizing Nutrition, Reducing Stress, Pain-free Movement, Improved Sleep Habits, and Enhanced Overall Performance.

Our physicians’ goal is to develop a plan for individualized healthy lifestyle changes in the adult and pediatric populations. They will focus on metabolic management and helping patients create simple, evidence-based habits to optimize their health. We design a unique program for each patient to reach their goals focusing on reasonable and sustainable changes that help optimize their long term health.

Patients in the program have access to many IBJI resources including physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, registered dietitians, certified health coaches as well as fitness classes, personal trainers and performance training through the IBJI Health Performance Institute. Through collaborative partnerships, patients may also be connected with behavior therapists, psychologists and sleep specialists as needed.

How it can help you:

  • Optimizing Metabolic Health: Our physicians will focus on unlocking and addressing your personal medical parameters and finding an individualized plan to help you achieve metabolic health. This will result in an increase in energy, strength and overall metabolism resulting in weight loss.  
  • Reducing Stress: Is stress taking a toll on your health? Do you feel tired or drained some days? The OrthoHealth team will explore your lifestyle and assist you in creating habits to be the best version of yourself. Reducing your stress will lower overall cortisol levels and assist with optimizing your metabolic health. 
  • Physical Therapy to achieve Pain-free Movement: Our team of Physical Therapists can assess your current lifestyle and take a whole body approach to evaluate and design an individualized treatment plan in conjunction with your IBJI physicians with the goal of achieving pain free movement. Your pain free movement will be a key factor in achieving your metabolic health.  
  • Optimize Nutrition: Learning proper nutrition to fuel your body is the key to performance and recovery. Food is the best medicine we have and learning what your body needs to eat can help you optimize your health. We can educate you on your daily intake of protein, vitamins, minerals and proper hydration to optimize your energy and fitness.
  • Sleep: Sleep is a critical component to health. With our sleep partners we can evaluate current sleep patterns and sleep hygiene and if needed set up interventions to improve quality or quantity sleep which will reduce overall stress hormones and boost energy levels and metabolism.
  • HPI: Our Health Performance Institute will come together with your medical providers to educate you in the importance of active movement with efficient movement and design a program to complement the current goals set by your OrthoHealth providers. They offer In person and Virtual individual and group sessions.

Meet Our OrthoHealth Physicians

Inbar Kirson, MD, FACOG, Diplomate ABOM

Physician with Certification in Obesity Medicine

How to Enroll

Making a change can be a challenge, but if you are ready for change, we are here to help you ‘Move, Live Better.’ Signing up is simple – call or email our intake coordinator, Jake Tamillo, and he will help you get started. He can also be contacted for general nutrition and health coaching questions and scheduling appointments.

Jake Tamillo
jtamillo@ibji.com
847-324-3020

Frequently Asked Questions

Our program is designed to meet a wide variety of needs and is customized to your goals. It is ideal for anyone who is ready to take a supported approach to improving their health.

Your physicians will meet with you one-on-one and will take a detailed history, listen and work with you to develop a strategy to best address your goals. In addition, a full medical evaluation of your Body Composition, Vitals, Sleep Assessment, Metabolic and Nutrient, and Lab Testing* will be performed and your progress continually monitored.   

During your doctor visit, you will meet with our Health Coach. Our health coach will assist you with implementing change and continue to strategize with you on the specific ways to help achieve your goals. They will also be a direct contact and conduit of communication between you and your doctor.  

*We suggest that you bring your most recent lab work from your annual physical and, if appropriate, we will set collaborative goals with your current medical providers to improve your health parameters.

The Physical Therapist will assess how you move, your strengths and limitations, and design a plan that lets you exercise and move efficiently. We will work with you to find a program that maximizes your function and minimizes any pain that may be limiting you from reaching your goals. At completion of physical therapy, it is our goal to transition you to a community-based fitness program.

Nutrition Counseling focuses on educating you on the basics of nutrition and how to apply this to your everyday food and beverage choices. The focus is not on any specific diet, but on eating whole, real foods that you can use to fuel your body to move and perform better.

The physician and nutritionist collaborate to design an individualized plan, taking into account your body’s medical and metabolic needs. Their goal is always centered around you, creating a customized plan with our in-network providers and our referral partners, guiding you to create new habits that will help you be the best version of yourself.

Your care will be guided by our doctors and our health coach. Some patients will utilize all of our providers and some will use one or just a few – that is the benefit of customization. Together, you and your physician will determine which services you would benefit from at various times in your treatment. Our goal is to create an individualized plan for every patient and work with them to develop a program that enables them to ‘live their best life.’

Benefits for the program vary for every individual’s insurance. We are credentialed with most providers and are finding that most insurance plans are providing coverage for the OrthoHealth program.  Please contact Intake Coordinator Jake Tamillo by email at jtamillo@ibji.com, or call 847-324-3020, with any questions.

You will have exclusive access to our OrthoHealth app. Here, you will have access to a portal of information prepared by your providers to support your goals, a method of communication with our team and it will display updates as loaded, to reflect all of your wellness parameters in real time. It also includes complimentary pre-set strength workouts provided by our Health Performance Institute (HPI) trainers in addition to access to HPI-exclusive OrthoHealth in-person and virtual training options. 


Meet Our OrthoHealth Team

Kurt Hutchinson PT, MPT
Administrative Lead and Physical Therapist
khutchinson@ibji.com

Amy Gross
Registered Dietitian
agross@ibji.com

Donna Taylor, LMT

Donna Kulzak-Taylor, NBC-HWC, LMT
Medical Coordinator & Health Coach, OrthoHealth Program
dtaylor@ibji.com

Shayne Welch

Shayne Welch, PT, MPT, ACE
Physical Therapist & Health Coach
swelch@ibji.com

Enroll in OrthoHealth

OrthoHealth is your first step towards a healthier and pain free life.

OrthoHealth Program Resources

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