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Shem Altman MD - Medical Director
Dr. Altman is a pathologist, board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
and Chemical Pathology.
He attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Oberlin College of Arts and
Sciences, where he graduated with honors in biology. A graduate of The George
Washington University School of Medicine, he received the Alex Horowitz Award
for Excellence in Surgery. He was a resident in general surgery at The George
Washington University Hospital in the District of Columbia, a resident in
anatomic pathology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City, a
resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at Emory University in Atlanta, and
completed a fellowship in clinical chemistry at the Medical College of Virginia in
Richmond, where he studied under the internationally renown toxicologist,
Alphonse Poklis PhD.
An emergency medicine physician for four years, he was promoted to the
Director of Emergency Services for Stephens County, Georgia. He became the
Medical Director of Florida Operations for SmithKline Beecham Clinical
Laboratories, and was the Laboratory Director for the main Tampa site, where
he was the expert consultant to Florida physicians, assisting in the diagnosis of
their difficult cases. He subsequently joined Dr. Carol Roberts at Wellness
Works where he practiced advanced molecular medicine. He relocated to New
York City where he worked with Dr. Raphael Kellman, and was the Director of
Environmental Medicine at the Center for Progressive Medicine and MindBody
New York. He diagnosed and treated many rescuers from the World Trade
Center disaster, who had developed previously unexplained chronic medical
Dr. Altman opened his practice in Scottsdale in 2007, and consults with patients
from across the country and across the globe, taking the difficult cases which
have been resistant to the usual approaches. He is one of the only board
certified Chemical Pathologists in the United States to see patients directly.
Dr Altman has been a medicolegal consultant for over twenty years, and has
been designated a medical expert by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
Dr. Altman has been a frequent guest on "Healthy Talk Radio, the Deborah Ray
Show," and has recently been interviewed by Dr. Marc Seigel of Fox News.
Carol Brown RN - Director of Clinical Services
The Clinical Services Department is supervised by Carol Brown, RN.
Carol received her RN license in 1978 in Ohio, graduating near the top of her
class. After graduation, she began her professional career in the Pediatrics
Department at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio.
Relocating to Florida, she worked over 20 years for the now Venice Regional
Medical Center, Venice, Florida. With her varied nursing skills, she began in the
Medical-Surgical wing, subsequently moving to the Cardiac Step-Down Unit,
where she advanced her studies in critical care. She then moved to the
Respiratory Intensive Care Unit. Recognizing her excellence and aptitude in
Nursing Administration, the Center promoted her to Evening Charge Nurse in the
newly constructed thirty-two bed Critical Care Unit. She was named employee of
the month and served on numerous committees while in the organization.
After marriage, Carol relocated to New Jersey where her husband was employed
as a sixth-grade teacher. There, she continued her critical care work in the
Medical Intensive Care Unit and Open Heart Surgery Unit at Deborah Heart and
Lung Center. Broadening her horizons, she took on additional positions as a
school nurse, and in home health care, managing pediatric ventilator cases, and
specializing in intravenous therapy management.
After her husband retired from teaching, she moved back to Florida returning to
her former hospital, the Venice Regional Medical Center. She worked in the
Critical Care Unit followed by the Post Surgical Care Unit of their freestanding
Outpatient Surgical Center. Additionally, she served as the Employee Health
Nurse, and specialized in Utilization Review, Compliance and authored the many
required Procedure Manuals. She eventually added medical inventory control to
From there, she transferred to the Home Health Department of the Venice
Regional Medical Center, where she obtained advanced intravenous therapy and
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter insertion credentials and became Director
of Infusion Services for the two local hospitals in the expanding medical center
Carol has belonged to local chapters of American Nurses Association and
American Association of Critical Care Nurses during her career. In 2009, she was
selected for the Who's Who Among Executives and Professional Women. Locally,
she is a Steward with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. In her spare time, she
has numerous hobbies, including counted cross-stich, crochet, quilting, hiking
and exploring the natural beauty of Arizona.
Carol has teamed with Dr. Altman since 2005.
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