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Justin "Mac" Vining, MD

Justin "Mac" Vining, MD

"Preventative heart screenings are a vital part of health and wellness in our youth. In addition to the yearly sports physicals that we obtain on our kids participating in organized sports, SafeBeat preventative heart screenings offer the opportunity to screen all children whether they play sports or not. In addition to SafeBeat obtaining EKGs on all these children, medical and family histories and vital signs are taken which often are just as important to finding cardiac problems as the EKG itself."

Robert A. Huggins, PhD, ATC

Robert A. Huggins, PhD, ATC

"No study to date has shown that screening by history and physical examination alone is effective in preventing sudden cardiac death or in detecting at risk athletes. ECG screening has demonstrated low false positives and can assist in the detection of deadly conditions. Preventative heart screening programs using ECG coupled with proper interpretation can help reduce SCD risk in athletes."

Stephaine Lacey DO, FAAP

Stephaine Lacey DO, FAAP

Stephanie Lacey, D.O. graduated class of 2000 from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie Pennsylvania. Doctor Lacey is kind and patient-centered.

Sunita Ferns MD, FHRS

Sunita Ferns MD, FHRS

"There is no question that effective screening does reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death which is why I believe in regular ECG screening for all middle and high school students."

Michael Shillingford, MD

Michael Shillingford, MD

Dr. Shillingford is the Chief of Pediatric Heart Surgery at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Ruby Lara RDCS, FASE

Ruby Lara RDCS, FASE

Ruby Lara, RDCS, FASE a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer was born in Mt. View, CA and lived in several states as her father served in the USN. She was certified in Echocardiography in 1992 by the City College of San Francisco and is currently working towards her BS in Echocardiography.

Tammy Churchill RDCS (PE FE), FASE

Tammy Churchill RDCS (PE FE), FASE

Tammy Churchill wholeheartedly believes that with education and prevention we can save lives and assist our children to grow and build healthy communities of their own through volunteer efforts and careers.