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Principals of Integrative Health

  • The Donnelly Center at Aquinas College 157 Woodward Lane Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 United States (map)

ABOUT:

This session helped individuals learn more about what integrative health is, its benefits, and how to incorporate it into their approach to well-being. 

This session was led by Tammy L. Born, DO, owner and operator of Born Preventive Health Care Clinic, and moderated by Mary Eilleen Lyon, Associate Vice President for University Communications at Grand Valley State University.


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SPEAKER:
TAMMY L. BORN, DO, OWNER AND OPERATOR OF BORN PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE CLINIC. 

Tammy owns and operates Born Preventive Health Care Clinic, which she joined in 1987, with her husband and clinic founder, the late Grant Born, D.O. She received her undergraduate degree from Calvin College and graduated in 1986 from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Born holds board certifications in family practice as well as being certified in Clinical Heavy Metal Toxicity.

She has a special interest in the care and treatment of patients from a preventive and nutritional basis. Tammy enjoys treating people of all ages and for many problems including allergies, autoimmune conditions, gynecological problemscirculation problems, nutritional deficiencies, dermatological disorders and other chronic illnesses.

In the past twenty-six years of practice, she has been involved in the advancement of preventive medicine. Tammy continues to work diligently to promote public awareness of patient choices in medical care.

In 1998, she was called upon to testify before the U.S. House Committee of Government Reform regarding the Freedom of Medical Access Bill.

Governor John Engler appointed Dr. Born to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1994, where she served as President from 1999 – 2001.

Dr. Born accepted two appointments from President G. W. Bush and Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: She served on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and for four years served on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Health Resources and Services Administration, 2003.


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MODERATOR:
MARY EILLEEN LYON, ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS AT GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Mary Eilleen Lyon is an award-winning journalist and public relations professional with more than 30 years of professional experience. She spent 20 years as a television news anchor and reporter, working in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. She worked for the ABC affiliate in West Michigan for 12 years and the CBS affiliate for five years.

Lyon is currently the associate vice president for University Communications at Grand Valley State University, leading an award-winning staff which produces Grand Valley Magazine, handles media, publicity, events and crisis communications.

Lyon produces, writes and serves as on-camera talent for videos for Grand Valley State University. These videos have received multiple national and international awards including Telly and Communicator Awards.

Lyon graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcast news from the University of Georgia and received a master's degree in communications from Grand Valley State University.