Doctor Eric Codner is a chiropractor at Columbus Physical Medicine Center, Inc. in Columbus GA. If you are struggling with neck or back pain, headaches or migraines, carpal tunnel, sciatica, or any other health condition, Dr. Eric Codner seeks to deliver outstanding quality Physical Medicine healthcare to his patients while limiting the use of medication and surgery as much as possible.
Dr. Codner strives to not merely treat symptoms, but also correct the underlying cause. He provides personalized, coordinated, quality care in a multidisciplinary environment where patients can feel confident that their well-being is the priority of his clinic.
Patients rest assured that a provider is readily available to address his/her healthcare concerns. Patients are treated with honor and respect and feel valued and well cared for each time they step into his office.
Dr. Murphy developed an interest in medicine in High School. She discovered the field of naturopathic medicine by chance, but knew immediately that it was the right fit for her.
She received her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington, the world’s leading center for natural medicine. Dr. Murphy has worked with a wide variety of patients.
Dr. Murphy’s clinical specialties include neurology and endocrinology. She enjoys working with children with learning issues, women with hormone imbalances, and people struggling with anxiety and depression. Dr. Murphy has been seen on local and national T.V. She has also been featured in local publications, including The Citizen, and HER magazine.
Dr. Kurt Kochek, Medical Acupuncturist, has been involved in natural therapy since the 80’s. He received his first Diplomat in Acupuncture at the American School of Oriental and Homeopathic Therapy. In 1995, he went on to study at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, NM, where he received his Masters of Chinese Medicine Degree.
Dr. Kochek puts a major emphasis on Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in combination with nutrition when healing the body. He is considered a specialist in the area of musculoskeletal issues and is also very successful in treating pain, chronic allergies and respiratory issues, depression and stress issues, digestive disorders, infertility, PMS and menopausal symptoms and general wellness and vitality.
Janique Cook is co-owner of Mobile Thermographic Imaging (MTI) and has been a Certified Clinical Thermorgrpaher since 2006. Her introduction to thermography was 12 years ago when her mother, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers of BreastCancerConqueror.com, developed breast cancer. It not only helped to detect her mother’s breast cancer but also was used to monitor her holistic treatments. She immediately knew more women needed to know about this life saving screening.
Thermography is very early detection and is completely safe - no radiation, no compression, and no pain. After seeing clinical evidence for several years, Janique and her business partner Angelique Scibetta, decided to go mobile in efforts to make this screening more widely available to surrounding communities. MTI now offers over 50 locations throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia with 8 certified technicians to accommodate the growing need for this valuable life saving technology.
As seen in “The Truth About Cancer” series, more and more health-care professionals and women are choosing to use thermography to monitor breast health. Janique is very passionate about educating others on the benefits of thermography by lecturing at community events and health and wellness conferences.
Kalli Kenney is a Holistic Health Coach with over 15 years of experience using essential oils. Her most recent job experience was working as a Patient Advocate and Educator in a doctor's office.
Mike Kenney is an avid outdoorsman with years of experience in wildlife management and outdoor photography. Kalli and her husband, Mike, are passionate about empowering and inspiring others to live more sustainable, natural lifestyles.
Together, they are raising an awesome 10-year old son, 3 dogs, 1 horse, 5 chickens, 1 garden, and thousands of honey bees on their farm, Sanctuary Hill, in Auburn, AL.
Who knew the Myles and Debra Wright would become beekeepers? Out of his natural science curiosity, Myles joined the Alabama Beekeepers Association just to receive their newsletter. Three months later the first 2 nuks of bees were delivered and installed at their home. The reluctant beekeeper, Debra soon found herself making sure the bees were happy and healthy. Six (6) years they have been providing raw, unprocessed honey through their backyard operation to family and friends and now they sell honey at the local farmer’s market. They’ve been known to trade for yard eggs, Kombucha, Kefir, and fresh local produce.
“We fancy ourselves ‘local-vores’ in our food-buying practice. We promote the local food scene and encourage others to spend money with the neighborhood business owners that we all know and love. This helps our city, our neighbors, and our friends build a strong healthy economic environment.” says Debra.
Myles’ dedication to sustainable practices offered him the opportunity to serve on the boards of the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, Central Alabama Beekeepers Association, and Alabama Beekeepers Association. They have participated in the Southern Makers annual event, presenting different aspects of beekeeping for the past 3 years. Two years ago their backyard beekeeping operation was videoed for a segment of Lean Magazine’s online version.
Myles and Debra live in the historic Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery and enjoy the company of 2 dogs, 4 cats, and thousands of bees.
Anne Randle is an Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent with University of Georgia Extension. A graduate of Auburn University in Horticulture (B.S. ’10) and Forestry (M.S. ’14), Anne works to promote the value of outdoor spaces, wild and cultivated, in our lives. Before coming to Extension, Anne managed an urban farm in Montgomery, Alabama where she was part of a larger effort to improve food access and sustainable agriculture in the Deep South. She continues that work here in Columbus where she leads the Master Gardener program, trains landscape professionals, and answers questions on everything from the backyard rose bush to the Chattahoochee River.
Jason McKenzie has found the secret to opening and sustaining a successful specialty bike shop in Columbus, GA. In 2003 he helped open Ride on Bikes on Broadway in Uptown Columbus while going to school at CSU where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. In 2009 he became an owner of Ride on Bikes. Jason won Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Columbus in 2014 & been instrumental in Ride on Bikes receiving several awards.
One of his secrets to success is his ability to build community.
“Our business is not dollar-driven, but community driven. We are not in the bicycle business…we are in the PEOPLE business.”
He demonstrates this through his weekly group rides. An average of 150 riders come together every Tuesday to share a common desire for biking and improved personal wellness. The group is eclectic…all sizes, all speeds, all genders, all races…altogether. All riding the Riverwalk.
Jason will share how biking has changed his own life, as well as the lives of his customers. Many of Ride on Bike’s customers have experienced extreme weight loss and tremendous improvement in health just by including biking in their weekly schedule. Some have reduced & in some cases, eliminated the need for pharmaceutical drugs simply by BIKING. You won’t want to miss his talk: Riding Is My Ritalin
A graduate of Yale University School of Nursing (YSN), Wykeisha is a national board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), family specialty, with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). As a Family PMHNP-BC, Wykeisha provides psychiatric support for all ages, with a sub-specialty working with children and adolescents. Being a nurse practitioner, Wykeisha joins the Amen medical team with a unique approach, incorporating great empathy and compassion into her medical delivery. Using a nursing model, she promotes health, restoration and wellness to each individual patient with a unique treatment plan.
In 2002, Wykeisha earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from Howard University. In 2006, Wykeisha obtained a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing from YSN. She returned to Yale and in 2012 earned a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, which enables national certification of psychiatric treatment for all ages. As a family PMHNP, she is a prudent practitioner in the evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of conditions within the DSM-V diagnostic manual of mental health conditions. In addition to proficiency in most common mental illnesses, work experiences have enabled her to develop specialty skills involving the following: Co-morbid physical and mental health conditions, direct and in-direct emotional trauma (i.e. neglect, abandonment, abuse), physical trauma, self-injurious behavior, anger outbursts, chronic stress, hyper-arousal, intermittent and chronic fluctuations in mood, inattention/poor concentration, impulsivity, addictive behaviors, dysthymia/depression, excessive worry, sleep disturbance, obsessive behavior, compulsive behavior, borderline and obsessive personality character traits, and others. Academic interests include brain-based research, alternative interventions for brain health, and the integration of physical and mental health medicine.
Wykeisha thrives by helping others! As a nurse, she enjoys all aspects of helping individuals achieve their optimal level of health and wellness. Guided by Faith, she treats each person as an individual, and she strives to provide excellence, empathy and great compassion. In providing psychiatric services (e.g. psychiatric evaluations, medication management), she uses an integrative approach and incorporates the following: Neuro-biology, integrative laboratory studies, psycho-neuroendocrinology, psychosocial wellness, spiritual wellness, and other psychiatric and mental health elements and assessment tools. Through collaboration with each individual, she develops targeted treatment just for them that may include the following interventions: vitamins and herbal supplementation, prescription medications (psychopharmacology), nutrition, neuro-feedback, exercise, evidence-based treatment, alternative therapies, referrals (e.g. functional medicine), and many others.
At the Amen Clinics in Atlanta, Wykeisha aims to continue to help others using her education, clinical skills, and personal characteristics. She enjoys teaching and considers herself a life-long student. She looks forward to growing her knowledge base with the team here at Amen Clinics Inc.
Celia C. Solomon is a psychotherapist and artist in private practice specializing in Creative Arts Recovery. She has counseled individuals and groups through significant life transitions for over thirty years in a variety of settings including Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Columbus Hospice, and John B. Amos Cancer Center. Most recently, Celia pursued her creativity with women’s empowerment journeys, “Awakening Your Fierce Feminine Fire” in conjunction with colleague, Mary Ellen Connett. Celia is now on the creative journey of Conscious Aging herself as she further develops her own artwork and continues her counseling practice in hometown Columbus, Georgia.