Free webinar series for practitioners features guest speakers discussing Alpha-Stim for mental health and pain
Healthcare practitioners are invited to watch three, free webinars in a guest speaker series on Alpha-Stim for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and pain. Hear from other practitioners on their firsthand utilization of this FDA cleared, prescription, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) and microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) device.
Alpha-Stim Utilization in Telehealth
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 1pm CST
Presenter: Haramandeep Singh, MD, D.ABPN
A discussion about how to prescribe and utilize Alpha-Stim with patients via telehealth or telemedicine.
About Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh is board certified psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. He completed his general psychiatry residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. He practiced psychiatry in the community for 8 years where he developed a keen interest in neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular consequences of untreated sleep disorders. He pursued further education and went on to complete a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas in 2006-2007 where he was the Chief Fellow and published a review paper on use of doxepin in the treatment of insomnia. He is currently in private practice as President/CEO of Sleep Medicine Specialists of California, iSleep Physicians Group and serves as Medical Director of the Tri-Valley Sleep Center in San Ramon, CA. He has a strong interest in outreach and developing telemedicine pathways to broaden the access for those seeking treatments for their psychiatric and sleep issues.
Alpha-Stim as a Treatment for Anxiety & Depression in County Sheriff’s Officers & Inmates
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 at 1pm CST
Presenter: Ronald R. Mellen, PhD, Correctional Psychologist
A review of three studies that used the Alpha-Stim as a treatment for sheriff’s officers and violent county jail inmates.
About Dr. Mellen
Dr. Mellen has a Masters Degree in Criminology from Sam Houston State University, 1972 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University, 1976.
Dr. Mellen worked with the Arkansas Department of Correction from 1996 to 2002. For three years he was the Clinical Director of the ADC mental health unit. This was a 72-bed unit that housed psychotic and suicidal inmates that had not responded to psychotropic and anti-depressant medications. The following three years he was Staff Psychologist at the Tucker Maximum Security Unit and the Varner SuperMax Unit.
From 2002 to present, Dr. Mellen has served as Professor, Offender Rehabilitation Concentration, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Clinical Treatment of Post-Traumatic Pain and Comorbid Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 1:30pm CST
Presenter: Shawn Spooner, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
Description of the application of Alpha Stim as an adjunctive management tool to help treat symptoms of pain, anxiety, insomnia, and depression, in the context of complicated recovery from injury.
About Dr. Spooner
Dr. Shawn Spooner is a primary care Sports Medicine physician at UnityPoint Clinic, in Urbandale, Iowa. He completed his Exercise and Sport Science degree at Iowa State University in 2001 prior to earning his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 2005. He completed his family medicine residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA in 2008, followed by a primary care sports medicine fellowship with Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton / UC San Diego in 2011.
Dr. Spooner served as a Medical officer in the United States Navy for 9 years where he served with the Navy and Marine Corps in San Diego, South Korea, Great Lakes IL, and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, he operated a regional concussion restoration care center specializing in the treatment of combat-related concussion and non-surgical combat-related musculoskeletal injury. He and his family returned to Iowa in 2013 where he joined UPC.