From the Publisher “Wellness Summer 2016”


As we wrap up the first year of My City Wellness, I’m very excited about this issue – the word groundbreaking comes to mind.

For so many people, thoughts of having surgery are terrifying. We wanted to go “Inside the O.R.” and bring you up close with a group of very talented physicians who perform a variety of procedures right here in Flint. Our sincerest thanks to doctors Culver, Dobies, Lesneski, Margni, Palavali, and Waters for allowing us into their operating rooms; our photographer and I got to “scrub in!” I think we took away a little of the “mystery,” and I know you’ll find our special section interesting and informative.

Greater Flint is certainly not lacking in top-notch hospital facilities. In this issue is a profile of Don Kooy, President/CEO of McLaren Flint – read about his “hands-on” approach to healthcare administration.

As with My City Magazine, our subject variety is always impressive. The term “wellness” is somewhat new, evolving and all-encompassing. From nutrition and kids’ health, to midwifery, pedorthics, service dogs, dental health, and an article about the Zika virus from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – we’ve got the gamut. Thanks, again to my friend Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, and the other local healthcare professionals who contributed informative content to this issue.

Again in keeping with the My City mission, we have great human interest pieces in this issue. Students at Kettering University have joined a national movement to reach out to kids battling cancer in a simple, but “super special” way. And, we caught up with a Fenton couple raising a future Leader Dog for the Blind. Be sure to also check out our look at PT HEART – a group of UM-Flint physical therapy students providing a great service at the North End Soup Kitchen (on their own time) to help needy area residents. That’s awesome.

We’ve heard good things from our subscribers who enjoy receiving this quarterly publication with their My City Magazine. Greater Flint is rich in opportunities to achieve wellness!

Thanks for reading and be well.


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