Balancing your thyroid

Balancing your thyroid


The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, Southbridge West Complex, is offering a free seminar, “Balancing Your Thyroid Naturally,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

During the seminar, Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., will discuss some simple, natural things to do to help one feel better and achieve natural thyroid balance. For information or to reserve a seat, call 330-729-1350 or go to A reservation is required.

Pediatric rheumatologist


Kathryn Phillippi, DO, recently joined Akron Children’s Hospital as a pediatric rheumatologist.

After graduating from medical school at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Phillippi completed her residency in pediatrics at Akron Children’s and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.

Board certified in pediatrics with a special clinical interest in juvenile dermatomyositis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, Phillippi lives in Copley with her family.

Pediatric cardiologist


Meagan Peek, MD, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center in Boardman as a pediatric cardiologist. She received her medical degree from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. She completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Peek is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric cardiology. She has a special clinical interest in fetal echocardiography. She lives in Poland with her husband.

Hospital chief publishes book


William Considine, drawing on his experiences over the past 38 years at the helm of Akron Children’s Hospital, has written a book offering his insights on how to become a trusted and inspiring leader.

Entitled “Leadership,” the book uses the letters in that word to illustrate the key attributes he feels are necessary to effectively motivate others and earn the mantle of leadership. Considine relates stories from his life and the lasting impact mentors, friends, family, coworkers, community leaders and patients have made on his leadership style.

Considine shares how carefully listening to and acting upon feedback from colleagues and patient families has helped guide his career, and he offers tips to help others define and develop their own organizational values and personal leadership style.

“This book is for anyone who is a leader or wants to be a leader, whether in healthcare or some other field, wrote the late Charles S. Lauer, former publisher of “Modern Healthcare” magazine, in the book’s foreword.

“It is filled with common sense, practical insight on how to set the course of an organization and how to inspire those who report to you and those who serve you.”

“Leadership” may be purchased at the Akron Children’s Hospital gift shop for $15 or online at All proceeds from the book will benefit the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital.

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