Speakers

  • Walter J. Duffy, MD

    Dr. Duffy is the CEO/Owner/Founder of Premier Psychiatric Group, LLC, Premier Psychiatric Research Institute, and Premier Psych TMS. He is Board Certified in Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN and then completed his residency training at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAM) in Georgia and his Child Fellowship in a combined program with DDEAM and the University of Georgia. Dr. Duffy performs diagnostic evaluations and provides medication management. He is committed to bringing patients the best, most up-to-date and comprehensive services available.

    Dr. Duffy is committed to bringing patients the best, most up-to-date and comprehensive services available. His clinical interests include the majority of diagnoses across the child, adolescent and adult spectrum of disorders. He has extensive experience with ADHD; Asperger's, Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders; behavioral problems; Depression; Bipolar disorder; OCD, PTSD and other anxiety disorders; Eating disorders; Traumatic brain injury, Sleep problems; Tourette's and other tic disorders; Alzheimer's; Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; Alcohol abuse; Substance abuse; and others. Dr. Duffy especially enjoys challenges in regard to correct diagnosing and medication management.

  • Terry “Lee” Mills, MD, CPE, FAAFP

    Terry “Lee” Mills is Medical Director for Patient Care Systems, Via Christi Health, and Chair of the Family Medicine Department for Via Christi Clinic, in Wichita, Kansas. Via Christi Health is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas, offering services through five hospitals, integrated multispecialty clinic, senior villages and related health services.

    In addition to active private practice, Dr. Mills teaches and consults widely on population health management, clinical quality improvement, culture and change management, team based care and workflow improvement, and physicians coding, billing, and documentation. Dr. Mills is a national expert in Medicare payment policy and served as a member of the AAFP’s AMA RUC delegation for 13 years.

    Dr. Mills attended medical school at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation in Waco, TX. Driven to advance information and care delivery systems in order to improve the quality and experience of care for patients and health care providers alike, Dr. Mills was named a “2013 Health Care Hero” by the Wichita Business Journal. Dr. Mills is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, with a certificate of added qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

  • Debra A. Reilly, MD, FACS

    Dr. Debra Reilly is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Dr. Reilly received her B.A. from Duke University where she majored in organ performance and studied under Fenner Douglas. She received her M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1983. Her general surgery training was at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas where she completed her Chief Resident year in 1989. Following this she completed a Plastic Surgery Residency at UTMB in Galveston, in 1992. She has also completed a Burn Fellowship at the Institute for Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center. She joined the UNMC faculty in 2002 after 10 years on faculty in California at UC Davis and USC Schools of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Reilly maintains memberships and holds committee chairs in numerous national organizations including the American Burn Association and at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Her current passion if international mission work operating on women with burn injuries.

  • Todd Tessendorf, MD, FACC

    A native of Columbus, Nebraska, Dr. Tessendorf received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

    Dr. Tessendorf has a focus in coronary catheterization, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography. Dr. Tessendorf is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases.

  • David L. Vogel, MD

    Dr. David Vogel is a private practice vascular surgeon at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and a clinical professor of surgery at Creighton University. He received his B.A. from Creighton University in 2000 where he majored in Theology and co-majored in History. He received his M.D. from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE in 2004. Following this he did a general surgery internship at the Creighton University Medical Center and a general surgery residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, OH. After completing his residency, he had a vascular surgery fellowship at the Jobst Vascular Institute which he completed in 2011. He became board certified in general surgery in 2010 and completed his vascular surgery board certification in 2012 by the American Board of Surgery. He also holds certifications as a registered vascular technologist (RVT) and registered physician of vascular interpretation (RPVI) with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Dr. Vogel and his wife have 4 sons. He enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and camping. He is an avid gardener and landscaper.

  • David Watts, MD

    Dr. David Watts attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and completed a dermatology residency at Mayo Clinic. He completed fellowship training in Mohs Surgery/Cutaneous Oncology at Cleveland Clinic in 1996. He now specializes exclusively in skin cancer treatment at Dermatology Specialists of Omaha. He is a past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society and currently serves as vice chair of the Nebraska Cancer Coalition.

  • David G. Weismiller, ScM, MD, FAAFP

    Dr. Weismiller is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He also serves East Carolina University as Associate Provost for Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville. Dr. Weismiller also completed a fellowship in maternal-child health and a Master of Science degree in community health/epidemiology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence. He has been a faculty member with the AAFP Board Review Courses for the past 17 years and currently directs the Academy’s Board Review Express courses and Annual Family Medicine Update and Review Course.

  • Robert L. Wergin, M.D., FAAFP

    Robert L. Wergin, MD, FAAFP, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, he served three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. Wergin is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska, Kearney, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, and he completed his family medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo., where he served as an assistant director. Wergin also served as assistant director of the Lincoln Family Practice Residency, which is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    Dr. Wergin is a practicing family physician in a private practice in Milford, NE. He practices the full spectrum of family medicine, from obstetrics to geriatrics. He also serves as medical director for Sunrise Country Manor Nursing Home and Crest View Care Center. In addition, Wergin is a volunteer faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, teaching medical students and residents on their rural rotations.

    At the national level, Dr. Wergin has been an active member of the AAFP since 1982. At the state level, he has been an active member of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians since 1989, where he has served in numerous leadership positions, including president and board member.

  • Zahi E. Zeidan, MD

    Dr. Zahi Zeidan is a neonatologist at Children’s Specialty Physicians and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UNMC. Dr. Zeidan attended medical school at American University of Beirut in Lebanon UNMC and completed his pediatrics residency there. Dr. Zeidan completed a fellowship in neonatology and a pediatrics residency at MetroHealth Medical Center - Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He worked as a neonatologist in Davenport, IA for six years and moved to Omaha in 2012.