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VOMA 2023 Spring CME Conference


Brian Dickens, DO's Profile

Brian Dickens, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Dickens attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.   He completed an Osteopathic Internship at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY and a Family Medicine Residency at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He worked as a family practice physician at Group Health Permanente in Olympia, WA, and returned to Roanoke, VA in for the same position with the Carilion Clinic until March 2014 when he joined the staff at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VA Campus.

Dr. Dickens has published two books, "Your Health, an Owner's Manual" in 2011 and "Habits for a Healthy Life" in 2013, and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. He has participated in several international medical missionary trips and his clinical interests include international medicine, pediatric and adolescent medicine, medical genetics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Dr. Dickens has no disclosures.

Richard Truxillo's Profile

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A graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Truxillo is a board certified Clinical Informaticist and Epic certified physician builder for Carilion Clinic.  He completed his family practice residency at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA and serves as faculty at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency.  Dr. Truxillo's passion is the application of technology to modern medicine with the goals of bettering patient care and improving quality of life for his physician colleagues. 


Dr. Truxillo has no disclosures.


Corey Cavanaugh, DO's Profile

Corey Cavanaugh, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Cavanaugh is a nephrologist specializing in glomerular diseases or diseases that impact the kidneys. These include lupus, vasculitis, membranous nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), among others.

Cavanaugh attended medical school at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, where he met his wife. They both completed their internal medicine training at the University of Louisville. Cavanaugh then went on to pursue a nephrology fellowship at Yale University before settling in Virginia. Since arriving at the University of Virginia in August of 2019, he has
established a dedicated multidisciplinary glomerular disease clinic,    as well as a combined rheumatology-nephrology clinic.  

Dr. Cavanaugh has no disclosures

Anthony S. Cottone, Esq.'s Profile

Anthony S. Cottone, Esq. Related Seminars and Products

Mr. Cottone represents healthcare clients, including healthcare providers, treatment facilities, healthcare groups and national hospital organizations in civil litigation. His main focus is on defense of medical malpractice claims, but he also has great experience defending clients in various other matters such as Board of Medicine investigations, employment discrimination claims, commercial disputes, and general liability.  He has a true passion for courtroom advocacy, which began as a criminal prosecutor.  Since then, he has dedicated his career to represent the interests of medical professionals and healthcare organizations devoted to providing an invaluable service to our communities.  
He is engaged in many professional organizations, including the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF), and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA).  He has served in numerous leadership roles with the PLDF and has been an author and presenter with the organization on numerous occasions. 
Mr. Cottone is an attorney with the Byrne Legal Group in Richmond, Virginia and is here today to share his knowledge and experience with you regarding medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.


Mr. Cottone has no disclosures.

Joy Elliott's Profile

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Joy Elliott, DO - Dr. Elliott graduated from the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in Newport News, Virginia.  A former Clinical Instructor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, currently Dr. Elliott is the Osteopathic Program Director at Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program.

Disclosures: None

Jason Browder, DO's Profile

Jason Browder, DO Related Seminars and Products

Jason Browder, DO - Dr. Browder graduated from Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kentucky.  He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.  Dr. Browder is an Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg.  He is currently practicing Internal Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Medicine at Tidewater Physician Multispecialty Group (TPMG) in Newport News where he also serves on the Board of Directors.

Disclosures:  Author—Introduction to Manual Medicine: An Osteopathic Prospective

Joseph Secor-Taddia, DO's Profile

Joseph Secor-Taddia, DO Related Seminars and Products

Joseph Secor-Taddia, DO is a 2018 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and recently completed his residency through the Saint Elizabeth Family Medicine residency program. He is currently in the Larkin Community Hospital ONMM Post Graduate Training Program –PGY-2 Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency. He has been co-author to “Today’s Geriatric Medicine Magazine” and “East Connecticut Healthcare Network.” He is certified in: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Disclosures: None

Ian Phillip Snider, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Snider attended medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where he also completed a fellowship in Osteopathic Medical Education. He did his residency in Family Medicine at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Snider worked as a Family Physician at Bon Secours in Hampton Roads Virginia and then became the Medical Director of the Bon Secours Weight Loss Institute and held that position until his departure in 2019. In addition to this role, he was the Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics for Bon Secours Virginia and had added the role of Senior Physician Lead: for Epic at the enterprise level. Dr. Snider is currently employed at VCOM-Auburn as the Discipline Chair for Primary Care for Rural and Medically Underserved Populations.

Disclosures: None

Saunora Prom, DO's Profile

Saunora Prom, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Prom received his Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and completed a Family Medicine residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Prom continued his osteopathic training by completing an OMM/NMM +1 fellowship at UMDNJ-SOM in Stratford, New Jersey in 2010 and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Tech/VCOM in 2011.

Dr. Prom is the owner of Tidewater Sports & Osteopathic Medicine in Chesapeake, Virginia and specializes in OMT, Sports Medicine and Regenerative Medicine. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Prom is a clinical faculty member at VCOM, Liberty College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCU/Riverside Family Medicine, and EVMS Family Medicine.

Disclosures: None

Joynita Nicholson Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Joynita Nicholson is an award-winning, passionate integrative concierge physician at WellcomeMD. She received her medical degree and her Academic Leadership Fellowship from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Obesity Medicine (DABOM) and Family Practice and Osteopathic Medicine (AOBFP). For over 20 years she has compassionately partnered with her patients providing them preventative, high quality, comprehensive care while enthusiastically empowering them with evidence-based knowledge to improve their weight, overall health and wellbeing yielding life-changing results. During her free time, Dr. Nicholson enjoys traveling across the country by airplane, radio waves, or virtually as an invited, accomplished, well-received motivational and informational public speaker who with great joy educates her audiences on health topics in impactful ways.

Disclosures: None

Jason Frasca Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Frasca earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, completed Family Medicine Residency training at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Frasca is an assistant clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also serves as the associate program director of the VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also the Scholarly Activity Champion, and is an Associate Editor with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Family Medicine journal. His expertise is in behavioral health, physician wellness, meditation- and mindfulness-based intervention, mindset/bias, teaching patient rapport and professionalism, and medical narratives.

Disclosures: None

Megan Eshbaugh, DO Related Seminars and Products

Initially from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dr. Eshbaugh received her B.S from Virginia Tech and later her Osteopathic Medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She went on to do both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at Largo Medical Center in Largo Florida. She is currently in private practice at the Center for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases in North Suffolk and Chesapeake Virginia. She also serves as an assistant professor of rheumatology for Eastern Virginia Medical School providing lectures to students and residents and is a clinical preceptor for their Internal Medicine residency program.

Disclosures: None

Timothy R. Jennings, MD Related Seminars and Products

Timothy R. Jennings, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, master psychopharmacologist, international speaker, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association. Dr. Jennings obtained his MD degree in 1990 from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. He completed psychiatric residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia and has served as the Division Psychiatrist for the 3rd Infantry Division. Dr. Jennings has served as President of the Southern and Tennessee Psychiatric Associations and is founder and President of Come and Reason Ministries. Dr. Jennings has authored many books to include: The God-Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life and The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind. 

Disclosures: Author of "The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia & Sharpen Your Mind"

Aleksandra Brown, DO Related Seminars and Products

Aleksandra Brown was born in Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina and came to the United States as an exchange student in 1999. She decided to pursue a career in medicine after working in a hospital emergency room as an undergraduate. She earned her D.O. from Des Moines University in 2009, where she was awarded the academic and service excellence award for outstanding academic and interpersonal leadership. She lives in Blacksburg with her family, and is fluent in Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian in addition to English.

Dr. Brown is board certified by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. She is a member of several medical groups, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Virginia Medical Society. She joined River Ridge Dermatology in 2013 and is also Instructional Faculty at University of Virginia School of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology,

Disclosures: None

Tyler Long, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Long was born in Arkansas and raised in Orlando, Florida. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Long first became interested in dermatology during a rotation with a family friend, who was also a Mohs surgeon. “Dermatologists are some of the most versatile physicians,” he says. “We specialize in pathology, medicine, and surgery. It is very gratifying to be a one-stop-shop for patients’ skincare.”

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Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC Related Seminars and Products

Lauren is an award-winning registered dietitian, book author, speaker, and nutrition entrepreneur. She has been practicing dietetics since 2004, and has worked in a wide variety of settings over her career. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, a master's degree in clinical nutrition from Rush University, and completed her dietetic internship through the Rush University Medical Center system in Chicago. She also earned a certificate in lactation-education from the University of California - San Diego. Lauren has been featured in a wide variety of media outlets, including CNN, US News and World Report, SHAPE, and SELF. She is also a regular contributor to Eating Well and VeryWell Health, to name a few. She also serves as a member of the Medical Review Board for Eat This, Not That.


Spokesperson - Social influencer with National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA), California Prunes and Florida Department of Citrus. Spokesperson for California Walnuts, Egg Nutrition Center. Presenter for NCBA, The Dairy Alliance, Egg Nutrition Center

Contributer - Regular contributer to outlets including VeryWell Health, Popsugar, Eat This, Not That!, Eating Well, The Kitchn. On Eat This, Not That! and Medical Advisory Board

Author of pregnancy-focused cookbooks The First Time Mom's Pregnancy Cookbook and The Seven Ingredient Pregnancy Cookbook as well as Fueling Male Fertility. 



Mark Rolfs, DO Related Seminars and Products

Mark E. Rolfs, DO graduated from VCOM-Virginia, then completed a combined internal medicine/family medicine residency at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as chief resident. With special interests in musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulation, PRP/Prolotherapy and athletics, Dr. Rolfs returned to VCOM/Virginia Tech to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Rolfs serves as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine/Sports Medicine at Liberty University College Osteopathic Medicine, as well as a team physician for the Liberty University Flames, University of Lynchburg Hornets, Liberty Christian Academy Bulldogs, and Lynchburg Hillcats.

Disclosures: None

Ashley Carter, MPH Related Seminars and Products

Ashley Carter has worked with Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program since 2018. Initially she focused primarily on developing the program’s analytic capacity and assumed the role as program director last year. Prior to joining the PMP, she worked as an at the Virginia Department of Health. Ashley earned her Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from The College of William & Mary.

Disclosures: None

Robert Jones, DO Related Seminars and Products

Robert S. Jones, DO, MS, FACP, FIDSA, CPE is the medical director for Infectious Diseases and an associate medical director at the Quest Chantilly, Virginia lab. Dr Jones is a physician executive and healthcare leader with more than 20 years of experience in administration, clinical service line development, and performance improvement.

Dr. Jones earned his DO at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at The Wright Center, followed by an infectious diseases fellowship at the Temple University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Jones has led over 40 sponsored clinical trials centered around antibiotics, antivirals, and vaccines across multiple phases, and has authored over 50 papers and abstracts. His current primary research focuses on candida infections.

Dr Jones is board certified in infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association, and American Society of Microbiology.

Disclosures: Employed by Quest Diagnostics

Daniel Alexander, DO Related Seminars and Products

After completing his osteopathic medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Alexander completed his internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He completed his Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowships at VCU in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Alexander has special interests in cardiac ablation, left atrial appendage management, implantable cardiac device implantation and management and lead extraction. He is currently employed by Winchester Cardiology and Vascular Medicine as a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, serves as the Chair for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Council at the Winchester Medical Center, where he is also Vice President Medical Staff.

Dr. Alexander is boarded in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Disclosures: None

Christopher Yeary, DO Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Christopher Yeary D.O. is a graduate from UP-KYCOM Class of 2012. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Garden City, Michigan graduating in 2018. Since graduation, he has focused his practice in rural areas, both in Kentucky and Virginia. He has a passion for underserved areas as this echoes his upbringing in the Appalachian Mountains. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and farm life in southwest Virginia.

Disclosures: None

Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 18 AOA Category 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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