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December 28, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

McCann earns BCPA certification

Lora McCann, owner of Peace of Mind Patient Advocacy LLC, has earned the Board Certified Patient Advocate credential. The BCPA designation acknowledges patient advocate professionals who have demonstrated experience and proficiency in the field of patient advocacy. The BCPA credential is built on ethical standards, professional competencies and best practices for professionals who work in the emerging field of patient advocacy and have taken the steps to become certified.

After conducting industry research, the BCPA certification was created to recognize professionals who are committed to ongoing professional development and the attainment of the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their jobs at the highest level.

The exam will be available two times a year. The next testing period is scheduled for March 2019, and registration for that exam session is already open and available on the PACB website at The site also hosts news and developments about the organization and information related to exam registration and credential maintenance.

Pain Management Consultants to open two new locations

Pain Management Consultants, PL, an independent private practice, will open two new locations in January 2019 - first in Bonita Springs and then in Cape Coral:

1031 S.E. 9th Place, #5, Cape Coral, Fla. 33990

9400 Bonita Beach Road, #101, Bonita Springs, Fla. 34135

"These additions will offer state-of-the-art care for chronic pain conditions, a broad range of services and convenient parking - just like our Fort Myers location - but to two new markets that have never experienced board-certified, tailored pain management like this before," said Brian Owens, Practice Administrator. "We will also work closely with specialists and primary care physicians in the Bonita Springs and Cape Coral communities to ensure that our new patients' care is optimally and comprehensively coordinated."

Pain Management Consultants is now accepting appointments, as well as scheduling consultations and building tours, for the Bonita Springs and Cape Coral locations. Office hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the Fort Myers location at (239) 333-1177 for availability. For more information, visit

Diabetes prevention program Jan. 8 at Cape Coral Hospital

Have you been told that you have Prediabetes? Would you like to learn about a variety of tools that have been proven to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes?

Lee Health has announced a free program designed to help people make modest lifestyle changes and cut their risk of Type 2 Diabetes by more than half. This year-long program with weekly meetings for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months, is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Information presented in the workshop can help people become empowered to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Learn about the benefits of physical activity; manage symptoms of stress, make smarter decisions related to healthy eating, and tips to stay motivated. Participants will receive a participant guide to use as an ongoing reference tool once the classes are completed.

The next program will be held on Tuesdays, beginning on Jan. 8, from 6-7 p.m., at Cape Coral Hospital.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Please call 239-424-3127 for more information.



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