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Transplant Education: Coping with Anxiety


Affected by the pain of anxiety? Anxiety hijacks your life. It makes work more difficult, it wreaks havoc on relationships, it wastes your time and money,  it interferes with you being the parent or the friend you want to be, it steals your peace, and it keeps you from becoming what you are cable of being. If your life is affected by anxiety, join us as David shows us how to cope.

For over three decades, David has committed himself to helping others become all they are capable of being. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and practices, he can help show you how to maximize your strengths and transform your deficits. I invite you to take the next step in becoming the best YOU possible.

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June 3, 2019 6:00pm,

Ability 360, 5025 E Washington St., Phoenix

Questions? email  or call 602-277-2661

Light food and beverages at 5:30 and presentation at 6:00 pm. Meeting will be in the Conference Room on the first floor south of the Cafe. 

Free parking. This educational event is generously sponsored by Dignity Health.

David M. Phelan, MC, LPC, BCN

David Phelan is a licensed professional counselor and board certified neurotherapist who has delivered more than 10,000 hours of therapy in his private practice in Litchfield Park. He is the founder of Transcend Personal Development which provides online mental and emotional fitness programs to help his clients transform personal challenges into strengths, become all they are capable of being, and using what they have learned to make their impact in the world.

David has provided lectures and workshops for:

  • Avnet, Inc   

  • Barrow Neurological Institute - Balance Board  

  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital  

  • Arizona Department of Health Services

  • Arizona Kidney Foundation

  • Arizona Education Foundation

  • Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies

  • Grand Canyon University

  • Franklin Pierce University

  • Antioch University

  • Boys and Girls Club

  • Scottsdale Leadership

  • Phoenix Neighborhood Housing Services

  • Arizona Youth Associates

  • YMCA

His internet and software publications include:

R.I.P. Anxiety Online course (May 2018) (2016) Podcasts on a variety of mind-body-spirit topics

Nexus-10 to TQ7 Conversion Tool (December 2016) Dumfries: Brain-Trainer

His written publications include:

Biofeedback: An Introduction for Consumers (May 2013) Litchfield Park: Faoláin Press

7 Keys for Breakthrough Results (2002). Litchfield Park: Self-published

Introduction to Effective Prevention (1999, 2000, 2001). Curriculum editor, trainer. ValueOptions/ Arizona for Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services

Advanced Risk and Protective Factor Theory (2001). Curriculum co-author, principal trainer ValueOptions/ Arizona for Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services

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5:30 PM17:30

Transplant Education: Keith Jarbo, MD of OrthoArizona

At the March education meeting, we will discuss the risks and benefits of surgery, how to prepare for your after-care, and steps to take to prevent post-surgery complications.  

As bone mineral density declines with age, it is often accelerated by immunospressive medications, corticosteroids, and immobility in a post-transplant patients (1),  and recipients have the potential to develop painful osteoporotic fractures (2).

Hip or knee surgery provides joint pain relief and dramatic improvement in quality of life for transplant recipients, however it needs a multidisciplinary team approach.  The transplant team should consult with the surgeon prior to surgery.

Join us as Dr. Jarbo from OrthoArizona educates us on the common issues faced by organ transplant recipients that are in need of a joint replacement or surgery. 

A graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Jarbo completed his surgery residency in orthopedics at Banner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery and established his practice in Phoenix. Dr. Jarbo specializes in knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery including ligament reconstruction of the knee (ACL/PCL) and elbow (UCL or “Tommy John”), cartilage restoration procedures, rotator cuff and labral surgery, minimally invasive knee and shoulder replacements, reverse shoulder replacement and fracture care.

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Transplant Education with Dr. Walia
5:00 PM17:00

Transplant Education with Dr. Walia

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Join us on October 1 as we talk with Dr. Walia, director of the Lung Transplant Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Rajat Walia, MD, is the Division Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, the Division Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Division Chief, Pulmonary Disease, and the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is also the Medical Director of the Alpha-1 and Interstitial Lung Disease Programs at NTI.

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5:30 PM17:30

Education Meeting with Francisco Arabia, MD

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Please join New Life Society in welcoming the return of Dr. Francisco Arabía to the Phoenix transplant community! Dr Arabía will address professionals and patients of the transplant community, and the interested public on Monday August 27th.  

In July 2018, Dr. Arabía accepted his new role at Banner Health in Phoenix and Tucson as physician executive of Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support. Transplant patients are already reporting positive changes since his arrival.

Dr. Arabía, an internationally recognized surgeon and leader in heart transplant, thoracic, and cardiothoracic vascular surgery, will discuss his mission and his vision for Banner Health programs for heart failure and transplant patients. Audience questions will be most welcome!

Light food and beverages will be served at 5:00 pm for social time before Dr Arabía starts at 5:30 pm.


5:00PM TO 7:00PM
(Ample Free Parking across Camelback and across 3rd Ave.)


"Dr. Arabia is a world-class cardiac surgeon, who is an international leader in the care of patients with the most severe types of heart disease. In addition to clinical care, he will advance education and research for our students and residents as he works collaboratively with teams in Phoenix and Tucson."  Guy Reed, MD, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and the American Heart Association in advanced cardiovascular life support, Dr. Arabía came to Banner from Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles), where he served as both Director of CSHI Center for Surgical Device Management of Advanced Heart Disease and Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In 2005, Dr. Arabía was a pioneer in the first heart transplant program in metropolitan Phoenix at Mayo Clinic. He has more than two decades of experience in the fields of thoracic, cardiothoracic vascular and transplant surgery, and often is called upon for his expertise by national and international agencies. He has presented his work at professional conferences and meetings throughout the world and has published peer-reviewed research in multiple journals, including the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 

Dr. Arabía received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and served residencies in general surgery at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans and in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His undergraduate work was done at Tulane University, where he graduated magna cum laude in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Among Dr. Arabía’s professional honors and awards are the Training Award of Excellence by the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Dr. Arabía also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona.

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