Collaboration between the Pediatrician and Orofacial Myologist
Anatole Karpovs, MD, FAAP, CCMS
Children’s Clinic of Southwest Louisiana
Expertise: I am a board certified physician specializing in pediatrics with specialty training as a Certified Culinary Medical Specialist. I have completed the Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty (TOTS) training with Autumn Henning. In the fall of 2019, I will be personally trained by Dr. Bobby Ghaheri to further my expertise in the area of tethered oral tissue and its impact on breastfeeding, craniofacial development, sleep disorders and speech. These trainings make me uniquely qualified in the field of preventative healthcare as it relates to diet, nutrition, and oral motor feeding disorders. In addition, I am a 2-time cancer survivor. I use food as medicine and enjoy helping patients from a more holistic approach to achieve wellness in daily lives.
Biography: Dr. Anatole Karpovs, MD, FAAP, CCMS, is a pediatrician in a private practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana with nearly 20 years experience. He received his training at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed his residency in Richmond, VA. He is married to a speech-language pathologist, with whom he has two children. He is a 2-time cancer survivor and helps patients from a more holistic approach to wellness. His personal and professional experiences with health and disease influenced him to return to school. He earned designation as a Certified Culinary Medical Specialist from Tulane University to help patients and families use food as medicine. Dr. Karpovs completed TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty training with Autumn Henning and will personally train with Dr. Bobby Ghaheri in the fall of 2019. This combination makes him uniquely qualified in the field of preventative healthcare as it relates to nutrition, oral-motor feeding disorders, airway disorders and speech with a team approach to care.
Stephanie Kestel Karpovs, MCD, CCC-SLP
Affiliations: Member of ASHA and Special Interest Group 13: Swallowing &
Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia); member of IAOM; Louisiana licensure
Biography: Stephanie Kestel Karpovs, MCD, CCC-SLP; Wellness Coach Stephanie graduated with her master’s degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2001. She has worked in various settings across the years, but currently specializes in pediatric feeding disorders in a private practice. She has 15 years experience working with premature infants and serves as the Team Therapy Leader in the NICU. She has completed Tethered Oral Tissue Specialty (TOTS) training and has completed numerous Talk Tools courses. Stephanie has training in Orofacial Myology through the IAOM and is currently working toward her COM. In addition, she has authored several magazine articles on the topics of health and wellness and is a regular guest on the local morning news. She is the mother of two preemies and is married to a pediatrician. In her spare time, she presents on topics of leadership, team-building, holistic health and wellness to build stronger communities.
Financial Disclosures: conference registration waived; travel stipend, hotel/lodging
Non-Financial Disclosures: Personal (holistic health views and family members affected by the topic in presentation),Professional (places of employment in relationship to case studies), speakers are married, volunteering on advisory committee/review panels