Saturday, July 04, 2015

Amazing Graphic Design by Danny my friend from SCAD

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Aviv Service Today of Charleston SC

Got this email today from YELP!  Thought I would share:

and

http://www.yelp.com/biz/aviv-service-today-charleston-5     looks like I am not the only one to give them a bad review...


JUN 26, 2015  |  11:36AM PDT
Hi,

We're writing to let you know your reviews of Aviv Service Today have been brought to our attention by the Yelp community. After careful evaluation, we have left your original review of Aviv Service Today up, but we have removed your review updates. The update feature should be used to post about a new experience or interaction with a business. To learn more, check out our Content Guidelines athttp://www.yelp.com/guidelines.

If you have additional information you wish to share about your original experience, you can use the edit function to revise your original review. To learn how, check out http://www.yelp-support.com/article/How-do-I-edit-one-of-my-reviews.

Thanks for understanding, and we'll see you on Yelp!

Removed Content:

Just to update the situation. Once we got the SC Office of Consumers Affairs involved and the rebuttal by your COO... I passed this along to the Property Manager at Bee Street Condos along with 2 other estimates for repairs (coming to $150). The property manager and the landlord considered their mistake in accepting such a high bid for repairs and have adjusted our bill. 1. They are refunding us the difference (some $90+) and 2. They are likely never to use your services, as it has generated such a headache and plethora of paperwork due to such overcharges that trickle down to the responsible parties (tenants). I have provided them with at least two alternative service agencies that can more affordable service their condo tenants, without generating such anger and upset.

My problem does not lie in your completion of task, it is an issue with competitive cost and over pricing of services rendered by competitors in the field that are a fraction of the cost.

(In reply to owners comments)


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Cheap Shot..... that will probably backfire.... Read More:

From: JP
To: EDitor EDitor@ripoffreport (Online Rip Off Reporting Service)
Cc: jpsaleeby
Subject: Retaliatory Posting
Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 10:58 am

Dear sir,

Regarding: ripoffreport.com/dr-yosef-saleeby/alternative-health/myrtle-beach-south-carolina-092D4.htm

and regarding the original complaint filed by me: ripoffreport.com/aviv-service-today/appliances/charleston-south-carolina-de3f0.htm

This posting by "livinginclt" was a retaliatory posting after I posted a negative report on an overpriced appliance service company called AVIV. I have a letter from AVIV's COO stating such slander about my office practice (ad hominem argument) which are actually unfounded and not true... my office in Myrtle Beach has nothing to do with his claims which he is getting off my personal web site pricing schedule which is out of date and does not apply today. My solo practice prices are actually far less than what the industry charges for anti-aging consultations (check out BodyLogics and Cenegenics). So this person from ''Matthews NC" who is Mr. Bradford, has never even seen me in the office, I have never encountered them as a patient and Matthews is the home base (HQ) of AVIV Service Today. They should be reprimanded for such unethical postings and attacking my ''person'' and not rebutting the actual issue. Can you please remove this listing or at least place a notice (as IO aware of your policy not to remove complaints, but I am sure that applies to legitimate complaints and not spam) that this is fictitious and was done in retaliation for a posting I made legitimately against their company.

Will cut and paste the response from Mr. Bradford, their COO on RipOff Reports own website. If you read the last paragraph, it mirrors his attack on my private practice (having nothing to do with the complaint). I am convinced this was a blatant attack on me and my office resulting from a legitimate complaint about his company. Additionally the web site listed is NOT the WellnessOne web site (so information in the complaint is erroneous) and they misspelled my first name too.

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#1 Employee
Aviv Service Today
AUTHOR: Aviv Service Today - Charleston (United States of America)
SUBMITTED: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. First of all, the cost of repair was not $400; it was $233.76 plus tax, which totaled $253.63. Yes there was an $80 service charge for the service technician to come to the rental property and diagnose the appliance. This is a separate charge from the cost of repair, much like a physician charges you an office visit and then an additional charge to treat your illness. The total charge came to $333.63, NOT $400. Yet, somehow you continue to claim that the cost of repair was $400.

Your review implies that your phone call and emails were never addressed, which in fact is not true. You called our office one time and I personally returned your call within 30 minutes. Every email that you sent was given an immediate and appropriate response. You claim that you were able to go out and find two other companies in Charleston that would do the work for a lower price. This I completely agree with. I could have given you more than two companies, but they would have been companies that do not guarantee their work by ensuring that each and every customer is completely satisfied with the work they've hired us to do and they also do not offer a 5 year part warranty and a 90 day warranty on all related service, as Aviv Service Today does.

It's interesting that you had absolutely no problem when the property manager called us, approved and paid for the repair. Did you question the amount they were paying, or were you just happy that you and your family had a working appliance again?

For someone who is so concerned with the practice of "customary and usual pricing", I'd like to know how you justify charging your patients $300 for a 20 minute anti-aging consultation? (Please see link below) That is $900 an hour! (I had a monkey double check my math) I bet your answer would be the same as mine; you get what you pay for. If you want to pay less and receive a lower quality of service, then you need to go somewhere else.

Todd Bradford
Director of Operations
Aviv Service Today, Inc

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JP Saleeby, MD

PS: Shame on you Mr. Bradford and AVIV Service

Regards,
Zoe
Yelp Support
San Francisco, California

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Fagron Academy Lectures on Advanced bioidentical Hormone replacement

Dr. Hamid and I presented two lectures each on Friday to Fagron Academy participants in Miami, FLA.  Our topics were on Thyroid and Adrenal Hormones.  Stayed across the street at the JW Marriott in D/Town Miami.  Enjoying the experience and meeting some other doctors and PhamDs.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Visiting my Uncle Camille and Aunt Leila Salibi

Broke up my journey down to Miami for the Fagron Academy lectures with a stop in Parkland, FL only a 45 minute drive north of Miami to visit my Aunt & Uncle.  Had a good visit and got all caught up with things.  Dined at a very nice restaurant with my Uncle (Guys Night Out) and then had a healthy breakfast the next day, with benefits of eating fresh fruit (mango) from his garden.

Met up with one of my new partners on the Zimetry project, Ernesto at the local Starbucks.  It turns out he live less than 3 miles from my aunt and uncle.  How about them apples.

Some Pics of Miami:


Dr. Hamid Lecturing

Me Lecturing

Ferrari Traffic Jam.... got to love Miami

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day on Lake Bond

Mic and Dad tossing a ball at the pool in Cindy & Michael's community

Cindy snapped these photos of us cannoning about the Lake in Bond Park

Saturday, May 16, 2015

California Trip: Day 5 CardioDx Labs

One of the reasons for the last minute trip to California was to attend a Symposium put on my CardioDx Labs... they have offered a product/test to forward thinking physicians that uses 23 genes in a test designed to study gene expression mRNA and how it relates to the severity of atherosclerosis disease.  This is a 1st step test to determine or predict one likelihood of having obstructive coronary disease.  Safer and less invasive than a cardiac catherization and far less expensive to the patient and the system.  This test can singly eliminate over-studying using invasive cardiac catherization.

I presented a couple of cases (from my practice over the past 2 years) and enjoyed the discussions of the other 44 or so clinicians (PCPs. IMs, Cardiologists and mid-levels).

David Levison, CEO of CardioDx in front of HQ


Here is a photo I took in front of their Redwood California HQ.  I had a chance to speak with CEO David Levison on future developments at the company.  He is a very approachable guy.  Really liked the team they have put together. Not only is the big software company Oracle located here but so is CardioDx.


Afterwards Sharon and I spend the rest of out time enjoying and walking down by the Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio park area.  We picnic-ed under the long shadows of the bridge.  We sure <3 cali.="" font="">

California Trip Day 4: Up towards Redwood, CA (stops in Boulder Creek and Pescadero)

After a solid breakfast at the Cottage, we cleaned up and packed.  Heading out towards Boulder Creek out old stomping grounds with Myr and Al and where we tied the knot almost a decade ago.  The Victorian house that was the Heritage House was not in operation as no one was around and it looked a bit neglected.  So we missed out on standing on the site we got married.

We found an original sculpture by Vincent Glinsky in an antique store for just over $80, but it has to be worth much more.  Anyway we snapped it up.  Small enough, we packed it for our trip home.

Vincent Glinsky (1895-1975) Russian born American Artist ... "seated nude"

Had some awesome Mexican food just before leaving Boulder Creek and a crazy drive up and down the mountains towards Pescadero... one of our favorite places to pick up some "Half and Half" soup at Duarte's Tavern... it is a mix of artichoke and green chili soup.  An award winning soup.  We picked up some trinkets for Mic and Madison.

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Duarte's Tavern




Making it just in time for dinner sponsored by CardioDx Labs at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood Ca (just south of San Fran).

Thursday, May 14, 2015

California Trip Day 3: The Hearst Castle

Visited Hearst Castle after a 2.5 hr ride down Hwy 1 on the coast... better than a roller coaster thrill.





Dinner at Robert's in Paco Robel's Templeton, CA.

California Trip Day 2: Big Sur







We opened up our 2nd day with a drive thru Monterey, Carmel-by-the-sea and skirted Pebble Beach... on our way down Hwy 1 (senic HWY) along the ocean.  Destination was Big Sur and the state parks.

Hikes for hours around Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur and met some cool park rangers and folks along the trail from all parts of the country and world.

Big Redwood.... 

Redwoods with their fire resistant bark sometimes get burned out from the inside, still living they have these burnt out "animal pens" where early settlers would keep their chickens and other small animals penned up and protected.

Panoramic view of HWY just south of Carmel with beautiful Pacific Ocean overview... Traffic was stopped due to a Helicopter (if you look hard just to the left of Sharon's head you will see it).



we hiked up the Waterfall trail in Pfeiffer State Park (Big Sur)



boscage of Redwoods at the park

After dinner at the "Grill" in Carmel, we drove back to Seaside and our favorite business window artwork... is this really a couch potato or a picture of a turd?  LOL we laughed about this for hours....


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we also met a very cool Nun... Sister Ashta (sp) who worked in Haiti as a nun with Mthr Teresa back in the day.  She was sorting out her recently deceased mother's oriental antique shop in downtown Carmel, while we did not purchase we did converse for an hour with this very sweet and spiritual sister.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cali Trip 2015: Day 1

Day 1 in Cali.

Early morning departure from RDU meant we arrived around 10AM PST in California... yeah, a full day to explore San Fran before heading down to Seaside and our AirBnB.

We flew UNITED, but had to take off points for a 6 hr flight w/out any included FOOD or in-flight TV options other than an old episode of "The Deadliest Catch" you had to pay for head phones, TV and movie access... YIKES.  Not likely to fly that airline again.... but at lease the pilot landed us safely in a lot of cross winds.

San Fran was enjoyed with a stop for lunch at a local Vietnamese Restaurant (see my Trip Advisor and Yelp Reviews)... and a full day at the Golden Gate Park, Japanese gardens and tea room (our MUST see each time we visit here) also the Botanical Garden and our usual stop to lay and enjoy the sun and sky in the "Main Lawn".  Super nice.



Then a 2.5 hr journey south to our home for 3 days:  An artists studio all to our own.  Dinner was had at a local mom-pop authentic Mexican restaurant... again see my Yelp review.





Saturday, May 09, 2015

Disc (Frisbee) Golf in Cary, NC

Disc golf on a beautiful day in Cary, NC.  Cindy/Michael & me.  Hey Mic, next time you need to come out and play.  A very nice and well established course.

Dr. Evans Joins Priority Health Carolinas

Dr. Priscilla Evans



Priscilla M. Evans, ND a Naturopathic Physician trained at one of the best schools of naturopathic medicine in America has joined the Priority Health staff. Priscilla comes with years of clinical experience, heavy in nutritional medicine and western herbal medicine. She is a great adjunct to our holistic philosophies. She will be heading up our team in the new Cary, NC office (near Raleigh) and will be able to take TeleHealth calls/coaching for all our patients in NC and SC.

Dr. Evans graduated from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in 1994 earning a degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She has been practicing in Cary since 1995. Prior to Naturopathic Medical school Dr. Evans earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado.

In clinical practice, Dr. Evans works with children and adults emphasizing healthy diet along with the use of evidence based clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, detoxification and lifestyle changes to help empower patients to optimize their health. Diet and nutritional guidance is her specialty. She works with Dr. Saleeby, rounding out an integrative holistic approach offered at Priority Health. She sees new and existing patients at the Cary, NC office and can schedule telemedicine appointments as well.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cyclist meets pedestrian on Cooper River Bridge

Bike week in Charleston... well not what you think... talking about the cyclists who ride the Cooper River Bridge along with pedestrians along the waterfront park.  As they cycle down hill they sometimes accelerate and today I attended and aided a cyclist who hit a pedestrian knocking both over.  The fellow on the bike suffered an obvious angulated clavicular fracture and possible dislocated shoulder.  The women he hit suffered facial trauma.  I spoke with rangers and police officers the next day about posting speed limit signs for cyclists.  EMS was called out to cart both people to the ER for evaluations.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tilly House in Cary NC... a home away from home for this weekend.



Joel & Shelli were wonderful hosts.  We are sure to be back.  The cottage is in picture deceptively small in appearance, but very roomy inside.


We drove up in our new Mazda6 i Grand Touring.  The first roadtrip for Sharon and I in the new car.  We had a wonderful weekend visiting with Michael Goulding who celebrated his 50th birthday, with Cindy and her daughters Victoria and Christina.  Also Mic joined us for Saturday evening festivities and some family fun/card games.  Mom and Dad even came up for the occasion and joined in the family get together.



Style4 Dr. Sedan
Engine4Cyl. 2.5L FWD
Trans6-Speed Sport Automatic
ExteriorSnowflake White Pearl Mica
InteriorBlack w/ Red stitching
VIN#JM1GJ1W58F1223409
StockPurchased from Beach Mazda in MB 4/2015


  • Navigation System
  • 11 Speakers
  • AM/FM radio: SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX BOSE 11-Speaker & HD Radio
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear window defroster
  • Memory seat (drivers)
  • Power driver seat
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Traction control
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power moonroof
  • Blind spot sensor
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Fully automatic headlights /LED
  • High-Intensity Discharge Headlights
  • First Aid Kit
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Speed control
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • 3 Level Heated Reclining Front Sport Bucket Seats
  • Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror
  • Compass
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front reading lights
  • Garage door transmitter: HomeLink
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather Shift Knob
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trip computer
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Power passenger seat
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Passenger door bin
  • Alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Variably intermittent wipers

26

EPA Gas Mileage

38


HWY


Specifications

Body StyleMid-Size Cars
Vehicle SizeMidsize
Drive TypeFWD
Doors4
Seating Capacity5/5 passengers
Engine BlockI
Engline TypeGas
Cylinders4
Displacement2.5 L.
Valves16
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Torque185ft-lbs @ 3250 rpm
Horsepower184hp @ 5700 rpm
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel Capacity16.4 gal.
Fuel Economy*26/38
Wheelbase111.4 in.
Overall Length191.5 in.
Vehicle Width72.4 in.
Vehicle Height57.1 in.
Ground Clearance6.7 in.
Luggage Capacity14.8 ft3.
Cargo Capacity14.8 ft3.
Curb Weight3232 lbs.
Gross Weight4288 lbs.
Turning Circle36.6 ft.
 
Front Headroom37.4 in.
Front Legroom42.2 in.
Rear Headroom37.1 in.
Rear Legroom38.7 in.
 
Acceleration
0mph-60mph
 
7.9 seconds

Warranty

Basic3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Rust5 Years / Unlimited Miles