Dr Jamie Koufman (chronic cough) and Michelle Lewis (emotional eating) to be Next Guests.

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My first guest, Dr Jamie A. Koufman,  is a physician and researcher on the topic of acid reflux.  She coined the terms “laryngopharyngeal reflux” and “silent reflux”.

Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, a comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York Medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cord) reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery.

Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association. She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a “Top Doctor” every year since 2001.

Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cords)  reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery.

Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association.   She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the  American Academy of Otolaryngology,  as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a “Top Doctor” every year since 2001.

Koufman is the principal author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, which provides information on healthy eating for people with acid reflux  She is also the author of The Chronic Cough Enigma (2014) and is listed in Wikipedia. More information at: http://www.voiceinstituteofnewyork.com/about/

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My second guest, Michelle Lewis, has been working in the mental health field since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology  from Weber State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has spent her career working with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. Michelle is skilled at treating a variety of mental health issues, but specializes in emotional barriers to weight loss, emotional eating, binge eating, food addiction, codependency, self-esteem and stress management. She has also worked as a health and wellness coach helping clients achieve their health goals.

Michelle is a contributing expert for GoodTherapy.org,  writing articles about  weight loss, , relationships, motivation and self care. She has had the opportunity to appear on several local television programs to discuss eating disorders and barriers to weight management.

When she is not working, Michelle enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog. More information at: http://www.slweightcounseling.com

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