Service Foods CEO to Form and Chair Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel to Lower Healthcare Costs for Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign
Consisting of eight health experts and two leading health advisors, the panel will present a detailed report outlining how everything from all natural food and proper dietary supplementation to farm subsidies, medical insurance changes and nutrition education can save billions of dollars and save the U.S. healthcare system.
ATLANTA, December 1—Dr. Keith Kantor, CEO of Service Foods, is forming a Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel composed of leading health professionals from around the country to devise a detailed plan to save billions of dollars and repair the American healthcare system.
The panel will devise easy, straight-forward approaches to lowering healthcare costs and fixing the healthcare system, which will be outlined in a report that will be presented to former Massachusetts Governor and leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his campaign staff.
“We will look at every aspect of the healthcare system and leave no stone unturned, finding common-sense savings that can help all Americans and the healthcare system,” says Dr. Kantor. Kantor, who holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science, is a well-known expert in all-natural foods, supplementation and healthy living and will be chairing the panel.
The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel will consist of the following experts and advisors:
- Dave Baugher, D.C., a chiropractor with more than 25 years experience. Baugher is considered a natural health expert by his peers and community, and he also serves as a designated doctor for the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
- Kelvin Brown, M.D., CEO of Vital Healthcare Group and Precision Weight Loss Center. As a practicing cardiologist and public health expert with more than 20 years experience, Brown is a leader in the digitalization of medical records.
- Mike Labanowski, M.D., owner of Southern Sleep Clinics and a leading sleep disorder expert. Labanowski is also a practicing neurologist and the author of several books and journal articles.
- Terry Lemons, D.D.S., owner of Lemons Dental Esthetics in Suwanee, Ga. Lemons has been a practicing dentist for more than 20 years and is an advocate of natural healthcare to help reduce gum disease and the serious health issues it may cause, such as heart attacks and strokes.
- Jennifer Scully, R.N., President/CEO of Clinical Resources, the largest female-owned medical placement company in the United States. Beyond leading the award-winning company, Scully also holds board positions with American Red Cross Blood Services and Women Impacting Public Policy.
- Michael Skaliy, M.D., owner of Atlanta Spine Specialists and a leading pain management expert. Prior to entering into private practice, Skaliy served as the Chairman of Anesthesiology and Pain Management for the Georgia Baptist Medical Center for ten years.
- Tom Williams, Chairman/CEO of the All Natural Food Council of North America (ANFCNA) and Chairman/CEO of Guaranteed Foods of Lenexa, Kan. Williams has been a natural food manufacturing expert for more than 40 years.
- Joe Moore, president of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the fitness industry’s only global trade association. Moore will be advising the panel and making the organization’s vast archive of papers and clinical studies available, though the IHRSA has a policy that prohibits its officers from appearing on any panel that appears to favor a particular candidate.
- Cara Welch, Ph.D., VP of the Natural Products Association (NPA). Welch has agreed to advise the panel and make the NPA’s vast library of scientific papers and clinical studies available to the panel. The NPA policy states that its officers cannot be on any panel that could be construed as favoring or endorsing a particular candidate.
Using information, statistics and medical studies provided by the ANFCNA, NPA, IHRSA and the panel members themselves, the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel plans to prepare a comprehensive report outlining steps that can save billions of dollars and save the U.S. healthcare system. Recommendations will span from all natural food and proper dietary supplementation to changes in farm subsidies, overhauling healthcare insurance, implementing nutrition education in grades 1-12 and medical schools, and more. The report will include several examples, such as details from a recent study conducted by the Lewin Group that found that if senior citizens took omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) dietary supplements, more than $3 billion in healthcare costs and 384,303 hospital stays could be avoided over a five-year period.
Under Dr. Kantor’s leadership, Service Foods, a leading provider of high-quality, all natural food for home delivery, has been actively working to improve the healthcare crisis in America by counseling clients in leading healthier lifestyles through free health screenings, health fairs, and healthy cooking videos, educational articles and fitness demonstrations available on the company’s user-friendly website. The company, which has earned several awards for its innovation, community involvement, and nutritional health and wellness products, also supports major health awareness campaigns like the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure cycling event and Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.
Though the Romney campaign and staff are extremely open and interested in ideas to cut costs and help the healthcare system, none of the panel members are employees of the Romney campaign. The panel has been voluntarily formed by its members and is not officially part of the Romney campaign or the U.S. Government. Similarly, Governor Romney and his staff are under no obligation to take the ideas of the panel or endorse them.
About Service Foods
Service Foods offers a full line of all natural foods free from growth hormones, preservatives, steroids, antibiotics and colorings. The company provides free delivery directly to customers’ homes. In addition, dietitians, nurses, doctors, dentists and fitness experts are on staff to counsel clients in leading a healthier lifestyle. Service Foods has been in business since 1981 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with warehouses in several states.