Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:00pm  7:30pm

Frederik Meijer Gardens



A discussion of how acupuncture, massage therapy, and other integrative treatments can ease stress and anxiety, help to better manage pain, reduce nausea, and improve sleep for cancer patients and their families.  Also, a brief overview of the exciting, new program offering integrative health treatments at Spectrum Health’s Lemmon-Holton Cancer Center.  Presentation was followed by an audience Q&A.


Barb Meconis, RN, BS

Barbara Meconis RN, BS, is a versatile healthcare professional with both clinical and administrative experience, and expertise that includes IV infusion, case management, quality improvement, and strategic planning.  She has completed extensive course work in Healing Touch, energy healing, health coaching, aromatherapy, medical intuitive certification, allergy elimination, and auricular acupuncture.  Barbara has been employed at Spectrum Health and Priority Health, and has served as adjunct faculty at area colleges and universities.  She is the principle owner of Holistic Care Approach in Grand Rapids and is a holistic nurse consultant and health coach.

Geralyn Roobol, LMSW, RN, BS, CMAC

Geralyn "Gerri" Roobol, LMSW, RN, BS, CMAC, is passionate about serving
others.  Her professional career has been devoted to building programs to
assure that individuals with health problems are empowered, supported, and have access to the resources and services to meet their needs.  She has
served as a director and program manager with elder health and the cancer
program and services at Spectrum health for the past 20 years and currently serves as the Director of Spectrum Health Cancer Services.


Dave Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Dave is a successful board-certified cardiologist residing in West Michigan. He has contributed to the development of many highly successful cardiac care programs in West Michigan. In 2010, Dr. Dave completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine founded by Dr. Andrew Weil. He has witnessed the transformative impact of looking deeper than just at the signs and symptoms of heart disease in order to address the root cause of disease.