The Power of Prehabilitation Summit


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Meet the Speakers

Marc Middleton, Founder/CEO, Growing Bolder

Marc Middleton is a media entrepreneur, television journalist, author, filmmaker, speaker, activist, and consultant who focuses on the changing culture of aging. A multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Marc is the host of Growing Bolder TV, seen on public broadcasting stations nationwide, co-host of Growing Bolder Radio, CEO of Growing Bolder Press, publishers of Growing Bolder Magazine, and director of the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Conquering Kilimanjaro. Marc is a 7-time Masters Swimming world record holder and a 10-time U.S. Masters Swimming national champion. His book, “Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose,” is now available on Amazon.

Dr. Deborah Stewart, Senior Regional Medical Director, Clinical Lead Care Program, Florida Blue

Deborah Stewart, M.D. joined Florida Blue in the spring of 2012 as a Medical Director for Provider and Client Solutions.   In 2016 she became a Regional Medical Director, managing relationships with providers and supervised care management in 27 counties in NE and Central Florida for members focused on Medicare Advantage, ACA, and commercial lines of business.  In 2018, Dr. Stewart assumed the clinical lead role for the care management program for the State.      

 Previously she served as Executive Vice President for Diversified Clinical Services now Healogic, the largest wound care and hyperbaric medicine Management Company in the country.  During her tenure at Diversified she managed physician relations, clinical education, and quality of services.  Before Diversified, Dr. Stewart served as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for Brooks Health System in Jacksonville, Florida.  Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital is the largest acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the southeast and among the largest in the country and offers all levels of rehabilitation services.   

Dr. Stewart was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and presented lectures nationally and regionally.   Dr. Stewart has practiced medicine for 35 years.  She obtained an M.B.A. at Auburn University in 2005 graduating with highest honors. 

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