Matthew Meier-40under40

21 June 2013

Matthew Meier 40 under 40Matthew Meier, CTO of imedcenter.com and Co-Founder of Ensa.com, was selected by the Fairfield County Business Journal as a top 40 Under 40 winner.  This award was given to people who work or live in Fairfield County, and demonstrated early excellence in their careers and a devotion to community service.  

The awards ceremony was held at Hotel Zero Degrees, and moderated by Bobby Valentine and the keynote was given by Linda McMahon.   

In his address Meier said the following, "I have been blessed with parents and mentors that sacrificed greatly to provide opportunity for me and impart wisdom. I especially want to thank my wife Jenel and my business partner and mentor Dr. Mike Gerstenfeld. I hope that I will always make time to invest in the next generation similarly. Additionally, I enrolled in medical school to further my ability to disrupt healthcare for the better. I plan to have a direct role in improving underprivileged patient access to higher quality healthcare, and to bring my experience in health IT into medicine. New innovations will make the science-fiction of yesterday, the medicine of today. Finally, when I look back on my career, I hope to see a life lived with integrity, altruism, devotion to my family, and a contribution to humankind that will persist in perpetuity."

Physician Managed Prenatal (pregnancy) Massage: Happier Moms, Healthier Babies

05 April 2013

Physician Managed Prenatal (pregnancy) Massage: Happier Moms, Healthier Babies


imedcenter of Danbury and Norwalk, providers of traditional and complementary healthcare, are pleased to announce that we are now offering medically supervised pregnancy massage by our specially trained, board certified, licensed massage therapists on specifically designed therapy tables.

According to recent research, massage therapy is the most common alternative therapy recommended during pregnancy.  Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy. The women studied, reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain.  Depressed pregnant women given pregnancy massage experienced fewer prenatal complications.The most important finding was the lower incidence of prematurity and low birthweight in the massaged depressed women.Postpartum depression and cortisol (stress hormone) levels were decreased in the massaged women and their newborns.

Please consider the natural clinical benefits of utilizing prenatal massage therapy for:

- chronic back pain

- other musculoskeletal pains

- anxiety and postpartum depression

Prenatal massage, according to an expert Obstetrics and Gynecologic Review conducted at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, and various others. “...demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy. Women who received massage therapy reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group” 1

Another study of depressed pregnant women at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine determined that “ The massage therapy group women versus the control group women not only had reduced depression by the end of the therapy period, but they also had reduced depression and cortisol levels during the postpartum period. Their newborns were also less likely to be born prematurely and low birthweight, and they had lower cortisol levels and performed better on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment habituation, orientation and motor scales.”2

At imedcenter of Danbury and Norwalk we specialize in a safe, proven, evidence based approach to therapeutic prenatal massage therapy. Again, all of our services are physician managed, and our massage therapists are licensed and receive additional specialized training in prenatal massage.

 

1. Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010 March; 5(2): 177–181.

2. Infant Behav Dev. 2009 Dec;32(4):454-60. Epub 2009 Jul 30.


cloud2health.com Named 2012 Tech Company To Watch

08 November 2012

cloud2health.com Named 2012 Tech Company To Watch


On November 1st, 2012, cloud2health (an imedcenter.com technology partner) was awarded the honor of being a "2012 Tech Company to Watch" by the Connecticut Technology Council.  Mike Gerstenfeld, MD, Founder and Matt Meier, CTO, Co-Founder- presented at the Yale Omni Connecticut Innovation Summit.

cloud2health is a digital health assistant that connects medical data with health & fitness apps ("HAPPS") generating real-time health advice.  cloud2health is at the center of where health and wellness meets technology.

The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) is a statewide association of technology-oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies.

The CTC, Crossroads Venture Group (CVG) and Connecticut Innovation Ecosystem (CIE) co-hosted the 2012 Innovation Summit. The Summit featured emerging or start-up tech companies from Connecticut and the tri-state region.

Read more about the award in Yahoo Finance and the Fairfield County Business Journal.

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iMedCenter Now Offers Genetic Counseling

08 November 2012

iMedCenter now offers Genetic Counseling


We’re happy to announce that we are now a partner provider with Pathway Genomics Labs offering Health Insights, Prenatal Carrier Status, and Drug Response Testing.  We are also pleased to announce our newest service, Pathway Fit®, a genetic testing service that helps you understand how your body may process foods, react to exercise and much more.As you know, one size does not fit all, which is why Pathway Genomics has developed Pathway Fit. By using Pathway Fit to understand your genetic profile, you will gain insight into which lifestyle choices may help you become healthier and more energetic.The Pathway Fit report may help you:

  • Understand your metabolism and dietary traits
  • Optimize the effects of physical activity and exercise
  • Enhance the nutritional balance of your diet
To make an appointment, or to learn more, click above.

Dr. Mike Wins "Health Heroes" Award

08 December 2011

imedcenter.com Wins 2011 "Healthcare Heroes Award" for Innovation.


Danbury, CT – imedcenter.com's founder Michael Gerstenfeld, MD, was awarded the Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation on 01/26/2011 by the Governor of the State of Connecticut . This is a highly competitive award decided by a distinguished panel of healthcare professionals.  Only one award for corporate innovation is awarded per year. Gerstenfeld has run a group of patient centered, customer service centric, contemporary healthcare clinics since 2000. It isn't the centers' trendy art, iPad check-in kiosks, personalized patient care teams, or lounge style waiting rooms that caught the attention of the Connecticut Healthcare Heroes judges, but the healthcare technology start-up, imedcenter.com, that is building a revolutionary patient centered cloud2 health management portal.

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