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ABOUT LE HEART CENTER
Welcome to LE Heart Center where our priority is to evaluate our patients from a holistic point of view, assessing any heart-related issues within the broader context of overall health, and responding appropriately. At LE Heart Center, we understand that while critically important, the heart is one of the many organs necessary for good health. Therefore, we carefully evaluate any condition within the greater context of our clients' lives and well-being. In addition to that Dr. Holly Nobil, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician leads our holistic and natural approach with herbal and natural remedies for healing.
We maintain an excellent referral network to make sure you only get sent to providers that Dr. Elkayam would use for his own family members.
That is how we differentiate ourselves - by making "caring" more than just a word and believing that support and reliability are as important as prescribed medical interventions and treatment.
We invite you to explore our site and to contact us to see how we can offer you the very best care, support, education and options for your health.
We look forward to working with you toward your optimum health.
Dr. Lior U. Elkayam, M.D. & Staff
Dr. Lior Elkayam, MD
Integrative Medicine, Cardiology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Dr. Lior Uriel Elkayam received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Prior to that he graduated summa cum laude from NYU's College of Art and Science with honors in his area of focus, Psychology. He completed his Internal Medicine training at NYU and his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach Florida in 2010. During his fellowship he received the prestigious Doctors' Doctor Award, as he was voted to be the fellow that embodied the most knowledge, clinical skills, professionalism and ethical conduct among his fellow fellows. Dr. Elkayam is board eligible/certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography.
At LE Heart Center, we believe in taking full advantage of the best that modern medicine has to offer while always trying to incorporate natural and alternative therapies. We offer comprehensive preventive care, a full range of diagnostic testing, as well as select holistic services.
Approach to Healing
Holistic medicine is a broad term without a unified, agreed upon approach. While mostly trained in Western medicine, Dr. Elkayam believes that many therapeutic approaches were left out of mainstay medical school teaching and resident/fellowship training.
For many centuries "physicians" were lending a healing hand prior to the advent of modern medicine and procedures that come with their host of side effects, contra-indications and harmful interactions. Being able to tap into all forms of healing including Chinese medicine, vibrational and energy based healing, behavioral and cognitive therapy, allows for better and longer lasting results.
Technology has certainly allowed us to enhance Western medicine with the advent of life saving procedures for heart attacks and non-surgical replacement of narrowed heart valves. At the same time technology has also allowed us to better enhance our Holistic techniques. A few examples include both oral and intravenous chelation, external counter pulsation devices, modulators of our bodies' electrical charges, and tailored exercise programs with oxygen therapy.
In this modern era of medicine, the body of evidence of clinical benefit is growing for such techniques. That is why we believe in carefully and selectively employing them in our practice, to augment traditional therapies for our patients' wellbeing, as that is always our first priority.
Anne I. Friedberg, L.Ac., MPS, is a graduate of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and is a Florida Licensed Acupuncturist. She has been practicing acupuncture since 2011. Her credentials include a B.S. in Finance, a Bachelors in Health Sciences, a Masters in Oriental Medicine and a Masters in Human Relations (MPS-Counseling). She majored in addictions and stress and their affect on the immune system. She also studied languages in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Anne began her professional career as a financial advisor on Wall Street. She has taught finance to the adult population and has written a primer for beginners on how to understand the stock market. She has also written a faction novel for teenagers to help them navigate life skills while learning the 123s of banking and finance.
Anne, through counseling, meditative techniques and hypnosis, worked extensively with HIV+ patients in the office of an Infectious Disease physician. She was able to help the patients deal with the additional stress of their disease as well as the basic life stressors.
As an acupuncturist, Anne utilizes all of her personal, professional and
Annie I. Friedberg L.Ac., MPS
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya,
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya is a Foot & Ankle reconstructive surgeon who is board certified in both foot surgery and wound healing. He has over 21 years of surgical experience.
His surgical skills include surgical correction of pediatric and adult acquired flat foot, metatarsus primus adductus, hallux elevatus, digital toe contractures, tendo-achilles tendinosis, tendinopathy, calcific enthesopathy, acute partial or complete tendon ruptures, turf-toe injury & plantar plate rupture repair, ankle arthroplasty with total implant, and but not limited to ankle arthrodesis with intramedullary nail correction. From an integrative approach he is also skilled in implementing shock wave therapy for inflammation and pain, the use of stem cells to promote healing and regeneration.
Staci Shacter-Shabbat, MS RD LDN
Staci Shacter-Shabbat is passionate about giving access to comprehensive and integrative approaches for specific conditions by focusing on nutrition and lifestyle. She is now rolling out her virtual group consult programs for specific health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gut issues, and autoimmune conditions! Sign up now at LEHeart and save $36 off the virtual group program. Staci usually charges $300 for initial consults and $175/hour for follow ups. In the group setting you will receive comprehensive resources in addition to group consult with plenty of Q&A time to get your questions answered. Sign up now to get added to the list for the next program!
Staci graduated with her bachelors in Business Management from the University of Florida, and her masters in Nutrition from Florida International University. She is among the few Registered Dietitians who are both clinically and holistically trained in integrative nutrition and wellness counseling. She provides nutrition consultations and group lectures in medical offices, resorts such as Canyon Ranch and Carillon Miami, and corporate wellness settings. Staci also provides continuing education on integrative nutrition approaches for healthcare providers, and works with chefs to put together delicious wellness menus designed to work with many special diets.
She is passionate about brain health and works with people in recovery providing lectures on “Eating Clean to Stay Clean” and “The role of Nutrition for Brain Health”. She specializes in conditions commonly linked to inflammation such as autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, allergies, food sensitivities, asthma, sinus issues, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
She is also the nutrition advisor to Kosher Organics, an organization providing kosher certification for natural and organic products. Staci acknowledges that making healthy lifestyle changes is not always easy. Her mission is to give people the tools they need to be successful in transitioning to a healthy lifestyle. This was the inspiration for her book, The Meat & Potatoes of a Healthy Meal Plan…no bun intended. You can also get lots of healthy recipes and wellness tips by following her on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Stacisplate.com
I am so grateful that we found Dr. Elkayam ! He is very thorough in his analysis of all symptoms. He is current with all of the latest technology and theories regarding heart issues. He spends time with you and takes a personal interest. I am very fortunate that he is working at Mt. Sinai Hospital."
I am so happy that you are in our lives!
I have been a patient of Dr. Elkayam for several years and have always found him to be an extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring physician. He always takes the time to answer any and all questions and thoroughly explains procedures, medications, etc. I consider myself extremely lucky to have him as my doctor.
-Anita B., Miami Beach
Had my initial contact with Dr. Elkayam today and found him to be a truly engaging and pleasant person. His patient rapport is excellent and he explains everything in terms I could understand. In addition, he listens to me which is always unique. I am supremely confident in him as a cardiac specialist, and greatful to have him as my doctor.
-Dave O. , Miami FL
APPROACH TO HEALING
We believe in looking at the patient as a whole and are therefore open to applying disciplines or techniques outside of traditional western medicine which have proven effective for many people and for many years. We are fortunate today that western and holistic medicine are beginning to merge into a more powerful and effective integrative approach. Combining the best of each area, in conjunction with nutrition and exercise, allows us to live healthier, longer, more productive and enjoyable lives.
At the "heart" of matters is of course our cardiovascular system. Depending on your age, risk factors, and symptoms, we will order appropriate cardiovascular diagnostic testing which may include a stress test, echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart), and other non-invasive testing in order to make sure that your heart is in good health.
Having performed and interpreted hundreds of stress tests, being board certified in echocardiography and cardiovascular medicine, and, perhaps most importantly, possessing a consistent track record of providing real attention and medical partnership to his patients, you can be assured that your heart is in good hands with
Probably the second or perhaps even most important organ system in our bodies, is the endocrine system , as every other system requires it for optimal function.
For example, the stressful pace of today's society can be very taxing on our thyroid and adrenal glands which are vital for complete and sustained health. Many patients often complain of fatigue, subtle memory problems, "not feeling sharp," having a slow metabolism, and so on.
Sub-clinical or even overt hypothyroidism is unfortunately an under-diagnosed and under-treated problem. Offering saliva hormone level testing, nutritional supplements and even intravenous vitamin C infusions in conjunction with proper nutrition and exercise can help restore and keep a high functioning endocrine system.
Dr. Elkayam has established a highly trained, well mannered and experienced referral network for other organ systems that may be beyond his scope of expertise. Be assured that any physician he may refer you to is one that he would use for his own family member.
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