Healthy Inspiration – July 2024

Click below to read our July Newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/inspire-im/healthy-inspirations-newsletter-dec23-17184668

Combatting Summer Heat With Acupuncture

As summer arrives, bringing its intense heat and humidity, many people find themselves

struggling to cope with the oppressive weather. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),

this seasonal challenge is understood as “Summer Heat”, a pathogenic factor that can

disrupt the body’s balance and lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. As a

Chinese Medicine Doctor, I am pleased to share insights on how acupuncture and

Chinese medicine can help prevent and mitigate the effects of summer heat. Read the full article here:

Acupuncture Summer Heat

Inspire Is Doing Good Around The Globe!

This past April, InspireIM Nurse Practitioner Brenda Mathews-Vitello travelled with a mission group to Lusaka, Zambia to help serve children in need of plastic and hand surgeries. InspireIM supported this trip by donating surgical supplies and collected donations from staff for school supplies and toys for local children. We are so proud of Brenda’s compassion and care for these families in much need. Please click below to read the inspiring story of her trip!

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Healthy Inspiration – May

Click here to read our May newsletter!

Welcome Dr. Sarah Arnold!

We are delighted to announce the addition of Inspire IM’s newest Primary Care Provider, Dr. Sarah Arnold.

Dr. Arnold joins us with an extensive and impressive medical background with the U.S. Navy and is thrilled to return to caring for patients in a primary care setting. You can read more about her experience here. https://pmg.inspire-im.com/doctors/sarah-arnold-md/

We are now scheduling appointments with Dr. Arnold and she will begin seeing patients in June on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We expect that her patient panel will fill quickly.
 
To make an appointment:
Visit our website
Send us an email
Or call our office at 410.989.8833

Please note, we are anticipating an extremely high call volume and strongly encourage patients to utilize online scheduling. If you call and are not able to speak with a staff member, please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. Voicemails will be returned in the order in which they were received.

Healthy Inspiration – April 2024

Click here to read our April Newsletter!

Healthy Inspiration March 2024

Click here to read our Healthy Inspiration monthly newsletter for March!

 

Healthy Inspiration – February 2024

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Acupuncture News: Chinese Medicine & Your Cardiovascular Health

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Healthy Inspirations – January 2024

Please click here to view our January newsletter!

 

Healthy Inspirations Newsletter – December 2023

Click here to view our December newsletter!

 

Thanksgiving Virtual Cooking Demonstration Video Replay

In case you missed it, please enjoy the recording of our Thanksgiving virtual cooking demonstration with Chef Francesco, Chef and Owner of Pasticcio di Granito. Watch him prepare three “green” Thanksgiving side dishes that are a healthy alternative to traditional holiday foods, including string beans pomodoro, asparagus with toasted pistachios, and broccoli tossed with garlic and olive oil.

Happy Thanksgiving and Buono Appetito!

Healthy Inspirations November 2023

Click here to read the November issue of our Health Inspirations newsletter!

 

Walk & Talk: About Bone Health – October 29 @ 9am

Join medical experts Mollie Sourwine, M.D. and Orthopedic Surgeon Christina Morganti, M.D. for an exclusive, small group Walk and Talk session around the Anne Arundel Community College campus. We’ll get moving together and discuss all things bone health including the right dietary choices, appropriate exercises, vitamin supplements, and many other suggestions to improve bone density. After our walk, we’ll return to Inspire IM’s office to continue our conversation over light refreshments.

You’ll have the time and the opportunity to have all of your questions answered in this interactive format!

Space is limited to ten participants! Click below to learn more and reserve your spot today!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-and-talk-about-bone-health-registration-733963142517?aff=oddtdtcreator

Healthy Inspirations Newsletter – October 2023

Click here to view October’s edition of our monthly newsletter!

 

Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Saturday, October 14

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines will be available at our Arnold office on Saturday, October 14th from 8:00am – 11:00am.

Please use this link to register or call our office at (410) 989-8833.

Can’t make it to the clinic? Vaccines are available most days in our office by appointment only. Please call to schedule your appointment.

“Elevate Your Mid-Life” Workshop October 24

Mark your calendar for Meadow Hill Wellness’s next event in their series of workshops – “Elevate Your Mid-Life” on Tuesday, October 24. Guests will partake in an amazing health and wellness discussion led by the best professionals in the area.

You’ll join a panel of wellness experts including our own Sophie Eckert, NP, who will debunk all of those midlife myths. You’ll also enjoy a breathwork practice with Trish Brewer, and a meditation with Julie Blamphin all while enjoying delightful and stress-relieving herbal mocktails and delicious appetizers.

Panelists include:

Dr. Sara Poldmae, L.Ac., DACM

Dr. Erin Kinney, ND Naturopathic Doctor

Sophie Eckert, Nurse Practitioner

Monique Willingham, Nurse Practitioner

Tara DeLeon, Personal Trainer

Dr. Gina Hahn, Physical Therapist

Seats are limited, so get your tickets early! https://www.meadowhillwellness.com/elevate-your-midlife-event

We’ve Moved!

Come See Us In Our New Space Just Down the Hall

It’s an exciting time of growth for Inspire IM! After just three years in our office space, we are expanding to better serve our patients. You will still find our warm, friendly staff on the 2nd floor of Broadneck Medical Center, but now we are in suites K & L.

Our bigger, brighter space provides a larger waiting area, additional exam rooms, and the ability to continue to offer new integrative services as we grow. We look forward to seeing you here soon!

Inspire IM Wins Best of Severna Park!

Thanks to our wonderful patients, we are honored to have been selected as a winner the Severna Park Voice’s “Best Of” contest!

Insprire IM won second (2nd) place in the following three categories:

Huge congratulations to Dr. Milne-Krohn!

Thank you for your votes and your continued support! We look forward to providing you with the best possible personalized care and expanded services in 2023 and beyond.

The Inspire Integrative Medicine Team

Welcome, Sophie!

Please join us in welcoming Sophie Eckert, our newest board certified CRNP!


Sophie was born and raised in Annapolis where she graduated from Broadneck High School. She would go on to earn her Master’s Degree in nursing with a focus on women’s health from Boston College. While working on a clinical trial through George Washington University in Washington, DC, Sophie received a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology focusing on women’s and reproductive health across cultures. She then returned to Boston College where she earned a second Master’s degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. We are thrilled to have her knowledge and expertise in women’s health and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Sophie’s expertise is perfect for patients who are in need of their annual gynecologic visit, family planning or contraception management, hormone balance and therapy, menopause transition, and more!

Scheduling is available now!

Sophie offers both in person appointments and virtual consults on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To schedule please call us at (410) 989-8833 or email us at register@inspire-im.com.

The Inspire Integrative Medicine Team

Holiday Schedule 2022

Dear Patients,

Please make note of changes to our normal business hours for the remainder of the 2022 calendar year.

On 12/23/2022, our office will be CLOSED.

On 12/26/2022, our office will be CLOSED.

On 12/30/2022, our office will be CLOSED.


AFTER HOURS CARE INSTRUCTIONS

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

If you would like to leave a message for the on-call provider, please call our office at 410-989-8833 and select option 1.

The InspireIM Team

Welcome, Courtnay!

We are delighted to welcome nutritionist Courtnay Mecca to the Inspire IM team! Courtnay is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), and a member of the American Nutrition Association (ANA). Her expertise will support our integrated approach to your overall health, working alongside your primary care provider to incorporate nutritional goals such as weight management, digestive health, and chronic disease support.   

Courtnay earned her Masters Degree of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health after a previous career in civil engineering.  As a functional and integrative nutritionist, she uses evidence-based practices to look at the root cause and addresses the whole person. This includes diet, lifestyle, and mental health. She has a special interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders and mental health. Courtnay is dedicated to partnering with her clients to empower, educate, and help optimize their health and wellness.

In addition to her passion for her career, Courtnay enjoys yoga, spending time with her family, exploring nature, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Courtnay will offer in-office and telemedicine consultations on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also look forward to her commentary during our upcoming Food for Life virtual cooking demonstrations, which will return in the new year. 

To schedule an appointment with Courtnay beginning in January, or if you have questions about insurance coverage, please call our office at 410-989-8833

The Inspire Integrative Medicine Team

 

 

Culinary Demonstration Replay – 10/20/2022

Dear Patients,

If you didn’t have a chance to join us for our Healthy Inspirations cooking demonstration, please enjoy this video replay.

Chef and culinary instructor Chef Francesco of Pasticcio di Granito, prepares a delicious and heart healthy take on Rosemary Tuscan Chicken with Quinoa and Spinach from his Italian family cookbook, along with commentary from Mollie Sourwine, M.D.

Click here to view the Cooking Demonstration replay and enjoy.

 

Culinary Demonstration – 10/20/22

Dear Patients,

We welcome you to join us on Thursday October 20th, 2022 from 4:00PM-5:00PM for another virtual cooking demonstration by personal chef and culinary instructor Chef Francesco. He’ll be accompanied by our very own Mariaileen Sourwine M.D., who will be providing nutritional commentary. You’ll learn how to prepare an easy, heart healthy meal at home using fresh, local ingredients, along with a nutritional analysis. We will be answering your questions live!

Chef Frank is a life-long Italian home cook and semi-retired Information Technology consultant and University professor. He completed his Culinary Degree at the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute at Anne Arundel Community College and is ServeSafe certified in food safety and alcohol education. He is Chef & Owner of Pasticcio di Granito, providing private chef services and Italian baked goods to order. Most importantly, Frank has trained with some of the finest Italian Chefs this side of the Atlantic Ocean – his mother and grandmother! He has worked in several restaurants and works as a Chef Instructor at Bayside Institute and No Thyme to Cook.

This event is free! You can register by clicking on the link here! We look forward to seeing you.

The Inspire Integrative Medicine Team

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Culinary Demonstration Replay – 7/26/2022

Thank You for Joining Us for Our Virtual Culinary Demonstration!

A special thank you to all of our patients and friends who attended our first virtual Culinary Demonstration with Chef Francesco of Pasticcio di Granito last night. We enjoyed watching him create a delicious and nutritious meal for us, while learning great kitchen technique and healthy cooking tips.

We are so grateful to Chef Francesco for sharing time with us from his kitchen and to Mary Doerschner, RD for her detailed nutritional commentary. We hope you took away helpful information and enjoy making his delicious recipe at home.

If you weren’t able to join us last night, click here to view a replay of the demonstration. You can also view Chef Francesco’s notes and full recipe here.

We’d love to hear your feedback! Leave us a comment!

Want to learn more? Mary is now accepting appointments. Call our office at 410-989-8833 to schedule today!

Want to learn more about convenient and healthy cooking? Email Chef Frank at pasticcio.granito@gmail.com or follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Culinary Demonstration – 7/26/2022

Dear Patients,

We welcome you to join us on Tuesday, July 26 from 4:00pm-5:00pm for a virtual cooking demonstration by personal chef and culinary instructor Chef Francesco. He’ll be accompanied by Mariaileen Sourwine M.D., and Registered Dietician Mary Doerschner who will be providing nutritional commentary. You’ll learn how to prepare an easy, heart healthy meal at home using fresh, local ingredients, along with a nutritional analysis. We will be answering your questions live!

Chef Frank is a life-long Italian home cook and semi-retired Information Technology consultant and University professor. He completed his Culinary Degree at the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute at Anne Arundel Community College and is ServeSafe certified in food safety and alcohol education. He is Chef & Owner of Pasticcio di Granito, providing private chef services and Italian baked goods to order. Most importantly, Frank has trained with some of the finest Italian Chefs this side of the Atlantic Ocean – his mother and grandmother! He has worked in several restaurants and works as a Chef Instructor at Bayside Institute and No Thyme to Cook.

This event is free for all Inspire Integrative Medicine patients and friends. Just click this link to join us on July 26. We look forward to seeing you!

The Inspire Integrative Medicine Team

Welcome, Sara!

At Inspire Integrative Medicine, we pride ourselves on being patient-centered with an emphasis on overall wellness. Sara Adelman is a perfect fit. Please continue reading to learn more about our newest nurse practitioner and her role with us.

Sara C. Adelman, CRNP grew up in New York City and Connecticut prior to attending Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. While in college, she studied in France and volunteered for the French Red Cross which served as the foundation to pursue a career in nursing.

She attended The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for both her BSN and MSN. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau national honors society and an active member of The American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

In her 17 years of experience, Sara has acquired a special interest in wellness and preventive medicine. In 2009, she owned and operated “Integrated Nurse Practitioner Services”, an integrated wellness practice which served to help patients take on a proactive approach in prevention and treatment of disease.

When she’s not promoting wellness, she enjoys living on Kent Island with her husband, son and two Labrador retrievers.

She will work alongside Drs. Sourwine, Moreland and Milne-Krohn to help with your health challenges and goals. With her background in preventative health, she will also help expand our wellness services. Specifically, she will offer enhanced Medicare Wellness visits that will not only ensure you are up to date with recommended health screenings, but include additional counseling on cardiovascular health and nutrition, as well as screening for early signs of dementia. All side by side your primary provider. If you are due for your Annual Medicare Wellness Visit, call our office today at (410) 989-8833 to schedule with Sara.

We are thrilled to have Sara join our team and we will continue to partner with you to strive for optimal health. Stay tuned as we will have additional nutrition and wellness services coming soon!

Holiday Schedule 2021

Dear Patients,

Please make note of changes to our normal business hours for the remainder of the 2021 and early 2022 calendar year.

On Christmas Eve (12/24/2021), our office will be CLOSED.

On Christmas Day (12/25/2021), our office will be CLOSED.

On Monday (12/27/2021), our office hours will be 9AM until 3PM.

On Tuesday (12/28/2021), our office hours will be 9AM until 3PM.

On Wednesday (12/29/2021), our office hours will be 9AM until 3PM.

On Thursday (12/30/2021), our office hours will be 9AM until 12PM.

On New Year’s Eve (12/31/2021), our office will be CLOSED. 

On New Year’s Day (01/01/2022), our office will be CLOSED.


AFTER HOURS CARE INSTRUCTIONS

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

If you would like to leave a message for the on-call provider, please call our office at 410-989-8833 and select option 1.

 

The InspireIM Team

COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines Available!

Inspire Integrative Medicine continues to offer COVID-19 and influenza vaccines in our office. COVID-19 vaccines are all safe and effective at preventing illness from Sars-Co2. You can receive a COVID-19 and influenza vaccine at the same time.

The CDC has updated its recommendations for certain individuals who completed a primary series of any COVID-19 vaccine, recommending a one booster dose after either six (6) months from primary series of Pfizer or Moderna or two (2) months from dose of Janssen (J&J). More information can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-boster.html.

Individuals who are immunocompromised should receive a booster dose 28 days after completing the primary series.

If you have a question about whether or not you should get your booster, please contact your provider through our patient portal.

Stay safe this fall and get your vaccinations today! Call our office at 410-989-8833 to schedule your vaccine appointment.

The Providers at Inspire Integrative Medicine

277 Peninula Farm Road, Suite 1

Arnold, MD 21012

(410) 989-8833

pmg.inspire-im.com

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Maryland

Dear Patients,

The State of Maryland is in Phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccination plan making all individuals over the age of 16 eligible for vaccination.

You can visit the Maryland COVIDLink website to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination site or find a pharmacy, hospital or local health department near you to make an appointment.  You can also schedule an appointment for vaccination at the Luminis/Anne Arundel Medical Center clinic.

Our office is expecting to receive vaccines to offer our patients in the near future, and will send out an announcement when it is available.

We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.   If you have questions about the vaccine as related to your health, please contact the office to schedule a time to discuss with your provider.

Best of health,

The providers and staff at Inspire Integrative Medicine

277 Peninsula Farm Road, Suite I
Arnold, MD 21012
P: 410-989-8833

Holiday Schedule 2020-2021

Dear Patients,

Please make note of changes to our normal business hours for the remainder of the 2020 and early 2021 calendar year.

On Christmas Eve (12/24/2020), our office will be CLOSED.

On Christmas Day (12/25/2020), our office will be CLOSED.

On Monday (12/28/2020), our office hours will be 9AM until 2PM.

On Tuesday (12/29/2020), our office hours will be 9AM until 2PM.

On Wednesday (12/30/2020), our office hours will be 9AM until 2PM.

On Thursday (12/31/2020), our office hours will be 9AM until 2PM.

On New Year’s Day (01/01/2021), our office will be CLOSED.


AFTER HOURS CARE INSTRUCTIONS

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

If you would like to leave a message for the on-call provider, please call our office at 410-989-8833 and select option 1.

 

The InspireIM Team

Courtney Milne-Krohn, MS, MD joins the InspireIM team!

Inspire Integrative Medicine is thrilled to welcome Courtney Milne-Krohn, MS, MD to their clinical team. Dr. Milne-Krohn is a Maryland native who grew up in Highland, Maryland and has remained in the Washington, D.C. and Central Maryland area throughout her life. She earned her master’s in physiology at Georgetown University where she continued to earn her medical degree and complete her residency training in internal medicine. She has been a well-respected internist in Annapolis for the past 11 years. Dr. Milne-Krohn is dedicated to developing trusting relationships with her patients and providing top-notch medical care.

During this unprecedented time of social distancing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, InspireIM continues to support your care through virtual visits. Utilize our streamlined technology to easily connect with your provider from the safety and comfort of your home. Click here to get scheduled with Dr. Milne-Krohn!

 

COVID-19 Update from Inspire Integrative Medicine

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Given the rising rates of coronavirus infections in our area, we are currently limiting in office visits to urgent health issues only. We will continue to provide routine care through our secure virtual visit platform.

If you have an appointment already scheduled during the months of November and December, it will be converted to a virtual appointment. You will receive an email and text with pre-visit registration information 5 days prior to your appointment. A secure link to connect to your appointment will be delivered via text and email 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. No download necessary.

If you feel you have an urgent issue that can only be addressed with an in office visit, or still need your flu shot, please call our front desk at (410) 989-8833.

For all in office appointments, the following safety precautions have been put in place:

  1. All individuals are required to wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times while in the office.
  2. Our staff will be wearing face masks, face shields and gloves as appropriate.
  3. There is a NO VISITOR policy. The exception would be a caregiver or emotional support person if needed. Please leave children at home.
  4. You will receive a text 30 minutes prior to your appointment time asking you to wait in your car until our office is ready for you. When you arrive at the office, please respond to the text with “ARRIVED” and we will notify you when we are ready for you to enter the office.
  5. We will check your temperature upon arrival, and if elevated, we will kindly ask you to reschedule your appointment or convert to a virtual.
  6. The office will be sanitized daily, and all high-touch surfaces cleaned after every patient.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and travel notices, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in our area, please visit aahealth.org/covid19-testing.

We continue to strive to provide our patients with the best medical care possible. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to adapt and maintain the safest practices possible during this incredibly difficult time.

Best of health to you and your families,
The providers and staff at Inspire Integrative Medicine

Welcome Susan Moreland!

Dear Patients!

Inspire Integrative Medicine is excited to officially welcome Susan Moreland DNP, CRNP! Susan is a native of Maryland.  She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and her Master’s of Science from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.  She has a broad range of clinical expertise, having worked in the fields of oncology, rheumatology and internal medicine.  Throughout her career she has served on the faculty at The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University. Recently she was in private practice in primary care, but was the lead Nurse Practitioner at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital prior to that time.  Susan is dedicated to promoting optimal health through developing a trusting relationship with each of her patients and working together to achieve all of their healthcare goals.

If you are interested in scheduling with Susan, click here!

We Are Members of Privia Medical Group

Starting May 19, 2020, we will be proud members of Privia Medical Group! To learn more about Privia, visit our About Us page.

Office Opening May 19, 2020!

Our practice will be open for care on May 19, 2020! We encourage you to explore our website, get to know Dr. Sourwine, learn about our services, and prepare for your first visit with us. Click here to make an appointment for after May 19th or after.