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Playing with Fire:
The Pathophysiologic Effects of Pollution
October 23 - 25, 2020

LDA: Low Dose Allergen Immunotherapy
October 22, 2020


AAEM Officers and Directors 2019-2020


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Alan B. McDaniel, M.D.

2807 Newburg Rd
Louisville , KY 40205
Tel: (502) 294-9053

Alan McDaniel, MD is a 1977 Tulane medical graduate. He trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine before becoming Board-certified in Otolaryngology with sub-specialties in Neurotology and Allergy. He practices privately since a two-year professorship at the University of Louisville.

He has presented to various national meetings, including the American Neurotology Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and to the World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology. He has been a faculty member for American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Basic and Advanced Courses. His two-day course "New Endocrinology" has been presented annually at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine since 2005, to physicians from five continents.

Work with dizziness and allergy in the 1980s led him to seek solutions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In turn, these investigations extended to the endocrine aspects of this and related conditions. Since basic surgical training emphasizes the need to know several alternative approaches to an operation, it was logical for him to study integrative and controversial medical methods. He has endeavoured to understand these in the light of new facts from research, perceiving that Medical history shows innovation begins as a minority opinion.

He is excited that applying new research to patient care offers solutions to many of the chronic and worsening problems that are epidemic in modern society.

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Robert Waters, M.D.

320 Race St ~ PO Box 357
Wisconsin Dells WI 53965
Tel: (608)254-7178

Robert S. Waters, MD received his bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude from the University of Illinois. He went on to do graduate research in genetics there and then enrolled in medical studies. He was awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1976. After completing his degree, he served a general and orthopedic surgery internship through the Loyola-Hines Affiliated Hospitals program and began to practice general and industrial medicine. He gradually became interested in the use of nutritional principles as the main focus of his medical practice.

He has studied a diversity of alternative and innovative therapies both in the United States and Europe. These have included orthomolecular medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, neural therapy, prolotherapy, endocrinology and trace element biology. He is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology.

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CME Chair and Immediate Past President
Irma Rey, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

Center for Collaborative Research
3321 College Avenue, Suite 405
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Tel: (954) 262-2850

Director of Medical Education, Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

As one of the founding members of the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine, Dr. Irma Rey's professional experience in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology is an integral part of the success of the INIM Clinic. After more than 20 years of private practice, Dr. Rey joined the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, with an Appointment in Clinical Immunology. Dr. Rey's experience with treating patients with ME/CFS is what drew her to the opportunity to be a founding member of the INIM. Dr. Rey understands that exceptional patient care is what is needed, and this is what she provides.

Besides providing patient care, Dr. Rey is the Director of the Medical Edu-cation Committee for the INIM, developing Medical Rotations for 1st through 4th year NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) students. Currently, Dr. Rey supervises and mentors Medical Rotations for 1st year NSU-COM students and Allergy/Immunology Fellows in Clinical Immunology from the joint NSU/Larkin Hospital Fellowship program and is also a lecturer in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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James W. Willoughby, D.O.

24 South Main St
Liberty, MO 65212
Tel: 816-781-0902

Dr. Willoughby grew up learning environmental medicine from the founders, Herb Rinkle, Theron Randolph and his father, James Willoughby, M.D. Jim is a Past President of the AAEM and is currently the Treasurer and on the Education Committee.

Dr. Willoughby is in private practice in Liberty Missouri.

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William A. Ingram, M.D.

18015 Oak St Ste B
Omaha, NE 68130
Tel: 402-991-1975

William A. Ingram, M.D., graduated from the University of the Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School. He completed his first year of general surgery at Letterman Army Medical Center in the Presidio of San Francisco and completed a second year of general surgery at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. He then completed an otolaryngology/head and neck residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Ingram served as a field surgeon and Chief of Otolaryngology at the 121st General Hospital in Seoul, Korea. He then served as Chief of Otolaryngology at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley Kansas.

Dr. Ingram also served on the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center for over nine years, where he was the Director of the Allergy Division in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Ingram is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and currently owns and operates his private practice in Omaha, Nebraska, where he specialized in the treatment of allergies of the ear, nose and throat

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Gerald D. Natzke, D.O., FAAEM, DABEM

9475 Holly Rd Ste 205
Grand Blanc , MI 48439
Tel: (810) 344.4567

Dr. Natzke is president of the Preventive Medical Center and Director of the Allergy and Environmental Medicine Center of Flint, Michigan. These specialized clinics have grown to become a focal point for the state and surrounding area, providing expertise in diagnosing and treating chronic disease with principles taken in large part from Environmental Medicine. Serving as a Board member of the Genesee County Medical Society, for years chaired the Environmental Health Committee, working in County free clinics and a long time physician for the Area Special Olympics he continues to give back to the community he loves.

Dr Natzke was born in Michigan and attended Michigan State University, obtaining his bachelors of Science degree with honors in 1978. He obtained an Osteopathic medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982 and subsequently became Board Certified in Family Practice. After several years in practice he returned to study and became an affiliate Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in 1993 and then a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in 1995.

Since 2002, Dr Natzke has served the AAEM by participation as a Board member and as its president in 2006-2007. He also serves as a clinical professor for both the Michigan State Departments of Osteopathic and Human Medicine. As co-chair of the Integrative Medical Consortium (IMC) he has helped establish a centralized entity that unifies the integrative medical community providing additional services and a greater voice in medicine.

His steadfast passion has been to better serve the health care needs of the people of this nation utilizing the principles of Environmental Medicine. His blessings include a loving family, numerous friends, a good spiritual foundation, good health and an optimistic outlook toward the future.


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Gregg Govett, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

1201 S Post Road
Midwest City, OK 73130
Tel: 405-732-3755

Dr. Gregg S. Govett, certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is practicing in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He became certified by the American Board of Environmental Medicine after completing all the instructional courses and examinations given by the American Board of Environmental Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Dr. Govett graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed his post-graduate residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He became interested in environmental medicine by accident. His first patient with chronic sinusitis after completing his residency training program was a four year old boy with a lifelong history of illness. The child had had two sets of tympanostomy tubes and an adenoidectomy and was now plagued with chronic sinusitis. Despite sinus surgery and normal humoral immune laboratory testing, the boy continued to have infections. The child was noted to have numerous inhalant allergens and was begun on immunotherapy. However, Dr. Govett performed a serologic test for foods and the child had a questionable reaction to oats. Once the patient stopped eating oats, he was not ill for another nine months. Since that patient, Dr. Govett has continued to evaluate patients for environmentally induced causes of chronic otolaryngic illnesses.

Dr. Govett practiced otolaryngology in Chickasha, Oklahoma from 1995-1998. During that time, he encountered a rare, reportable malignancy along with other malignancies that exceeded the statistical incidence of those malignancies in that county. Using toxicology testing, Dr. Govett determined that the malignancies were induced by chlorinated pesticides. Upon making this find, Dr. Govett discovered that crop dusting was pioneered in Grady County, Oklahoma after WWII. This is another example of environmental causes of human pathology.

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Renee Grandi, M.D.

82039 Black Marble Ln
Enterprise, OR 97828
Tel: (541) 426-4502)

Dr. Renee Grandi sees patients at the Holistic Healing Center in Enterprise. Renee moved to Wallowa County with her husband and young daughter in 2002. Her husband found this beautiful remote part of Oregon almost 13 years earlier and always wanted to return. Renee has been privileged to serve the community as a family physician ever since. She graduated from University of Washington Medical School, did her residency training through Sacred Heart in Spokane and Colville, Washington, and started her first practice in Wallowa County. Dr. Grandi is now changing her focus a little and integrating environmental and lifestyle medicine into her general family practice. She is seeing patients at the new Winding Waters Medical Clinic satellite called Triple H.

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Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM

304 W Los Olivos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tel: (805) 698-7483

Janette Hope, M.D. is a board certified family practitioner who has re-trained in the field of environmental medicine in which she has also become board certified. She has a busy solo environmental medicine practice in Santa Barbara, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Dr. Hope graduated from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1995 where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society honors and received multiple awards including an award for excellence in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Hope then completed family practice residency at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 1998 and is board certified in family practice having passed her most recent board exam with a score in the top 3%. She has worked as a family doctor in many capacities, including routine out-patient clinic work, prenatal and obstetric care, urgent care, private practice, student health, and work at county medical clinics. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Hope worked in the field of developmental disabilities evaluating patients and recommending testing and treatment for those with a variety of developmental disabilities and autism. More recently, Dr. Hope has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Environmental and Public Health and has been published in peer reviewed journals on the topic of mold and mycotoxins and Hawaiian health and given talks on the topics of environmental toxins, mold and mycotoxins and autism. She has actively promoted improved indoor air quality in schools and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Global Indoor Health Network.

Her path to environmental medicine began with a personal experience with mold and mycotoxins in 2006 which led her to research available information on human illness resulting from exposure to water damaged buildings, mold and mycotoxins. Since this time she has studied environmental medicine and regularly attends conferences and courses in the field. She has had the opportunity to train onsite with many experts in environmental medicine. In addition to board certification in family practice and environmental medicine, Dr. Hope recently became board certified in integrative and holistic medicine.

Dr. Hope’s true passion is patient care and enjoys a busy practice where she sees patients from throughout the United States as well as international patients. She is very grateful for the training she has received in environmental medicine which allows her to address causation of illness and to truly help patients. Dr. Janette Hope is looking forward to a long career in environmental medicine.

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Darin Ingels, N.D., FAAEM

14795 Jeffrey Road, Suite 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (949) 551-8751

Dr. Ingels is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and more than 25 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ingels completed a residency program at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Ingels worked as a clinical microbiologist/immunologist at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Ingels is a licensed naturopathic physician in the State of Connecticut and a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in the State of California, where he maintains practices in both states. He is Board certified in Integrated Pediatrics by the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Ingels is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the American Association of Integrative Medicine, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and many State associations. Dr. Ingels is currently a Board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Ingels has been published extensively and is the author of The Natural Pharmacist: Lowering Cholesterol (Prima, 1999) and Natural Treatments for High Cholesterol (Prima, 2000). He is a former medical journalist and contributing author to Healthnotes Newswire, a medical report of the latest journal articles on nutritional and botanical medicine. He has also written a chapter on allergy desensitization for autistic children in “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” (Skyhorse, 2014). He is the author of the upcoming book on Lyme disease, The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan to Fight the Inflammatory Auto-Immune Response and Beat Lyme Disease (Avery, March 2018), which will cover an integrative, natural approach to the treatment and management of Lyme disease.

Dr. Ingels’ practice focuses on environmental medicine with special emphasis on chronic immune dysfunction, including Lyme disease, autism, allergies, asthma, PANDAS, recurrent or persistent infections and other genetic or acquired immune problems. His practice is comprised of both children and adults. He uses diet, nutrients, herbs, homeopathy and immunotherapy to help his patients achieve better health.

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Lynn Lafferty, PharmD, ND, CNC, CNHP

43200 S University Dr #1423
Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954-262-1483

Lynn Lafferty, PharmD, N.D., MBA, CNC, CNHP is a doctor of Pharmacy and licensed pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist and chef who is committed to finding the safest and most effective means to promote health and wellness over disease and illness. She is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and developing an Integrative Medicine Department at NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a Functional Clinical Nutrition and Herbal Medicine practice in the NOVA Southeastern University Clinic of Pharmacy. She is proud to serve on the boards of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and Broward County Pharmacy Association. She is currently conducting research on Antibiotic Resistance and Natural Immune Builders.

Her goal is to educate and help as many people as possible to the amazing possibilities of combining the best of both worlds from modern medicine and age old traditional therapies.

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Kelly McCann, M.D., MPH & TM

The Spring Center
1831 Orange Ave, Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel: (949) 574-5800

While some physicians are now adapting to an integrative and functional approach, Dr. McCann began her career in medicine with the intention of providing holistic, patient-centered care. Throughout her pre-medical training and continuing through medical school and residency, she explored acupuncture, herbs, meditation, energy medicine, spirituality and massage, while simultaneously excelling in her conventional medical studies. She has been practicing medicine since 2000.

Dr. McCann received a B.A. in Music from Brown University and a Master’s in Library Science from University at Albany. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and simultaneously earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Tropical Medicine (TM) at Tulane University in New Orleans. She completed both an Internal Medicine residency at Banner Samaritan Medical Center and a Pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. McCann practiced medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where she worked and trained with renowned Andrew Weil, M.D., as one of 35 distinguished fellows in residence throughout the world. The residential fellowship provided the curriculum for Dr. Weil’s current online fellowship, which now trains hundreds of practitioners, and this unique group of residential fellows lead the field of integrative medicine today.

After completion of the Fellowship, she continued her pursuit of knowledge. Dr. McCann became certified in medical acupuncture through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, studied environmental medicine and chelation with Dr. Walter Crinnion and biotoxins with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. She also attends numerous conferences annually including ILADS – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society meetings, Membrane Medicine meetings regarding the PK protocol and other nutritional and integrative medicine trainings. Dr. McCann recently became certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine completing a rigorous program in functional medicine. Notable physicians in the functional medicine arena include Dr. Mark Hyman, Jeffrey Bland, PhD and David Perlmutter, MD. Functional medicine addresses the root causes of chronic illness through a whole-system approach to medicine.

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Dane Mosher, D.O.

The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
1700 Rio Grande Street, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 732-8400

Dane Mosher, D.O., is a board-certified family physician; like many people in the field, he began studying the treatment of autism after his son received an autism diagnosis.

Dr. Mosher was raised near Houston and has spent most of his life in Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from New Mexico State University, followed by several years working as a computer programmer in Austin and West Texas. In 1999, he changed careers, becoming the head brewer for an Austin-area microbrewery. He later decided to pursue his longstanding interest in the health sciences and committed himself to a career of helping others by obtaining his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center of Fort Worth.

He completed a three-year family medicine residency at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport, Tennessee, a primary care training program in an area of the country that sees a wide variety of pathologies. The teaching hospital in Kingsport has one of the busiest emergency rooms in Tennessee. His training there included pediatric outpatient and inpatient care, as well as time in the pediatric ICU. In 2015, Dr. Mosher became an IFM Certified Practitioner.

Dr. Mosher’s professional interests include childhood development, osteopathic manipulative medicine, functional medicine, and urgent care medicine.

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Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C

155 E. Sonterra Blvd. Suite 201
San Antonio, TX 78258
Tel: (210) 369-9856

Barry is a Holistic Practitioner who specializes in biomedical and environmental medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, from which all he has significantly improved.

Barry has a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School and has been certified as a Defeat Autism Now clinician. He has several published articles in The Autism File and Autism Science Digest. He has presented across the country for organizations such as TACA, Holistic Mom’s Network, National Autism Association and Autism One. Barry has also spoken for local organizations – the San Antonio Natural Parenting group and Any Baby Can San Antonio.

Barry enjoys spending time with his family and friends camping, biking, homesteading, reading and visiting our local farmer’s markets. He is happily married to his wife of 15 years, Linda, and is the father of five wonderful children. He also enjoys sports, like golf, football, and hockey.

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Jessica Tran, N.D., FAAEM

14795 Jeffrey Rd Ste 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (949) 551.8751

Dr. Jessica Tran is a doctor of naturopathic medicine with an integrative perspective on health and healing. She specializes in naturopathic medical care for children and adults of all ages with special emphasis on the impact of environmental factors on the human body. Dr. Tran’s comprehensive and diverse training allows her to combine traditional medical practice with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to diagnose and treat underlying causes rather than isolated symptoms and conditions, yielding more successful long-term results.