About Our Authors

Ross Schriftman, RHU, LUTCF, ACBC, MSAA

Ross Schriftman has been an insurance representative since 1975.  He is a long term care and Medicare supplement insurance products specialist.  Mr. Schriftman is an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and served as the organization’s Associate Chair for Long Term Care from 2001 to 2003.  He also served as the Legislative Chair for the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters from 1994 to 2003 and the Legislative Chair for the Montgomery County Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors from 2001 to 2003.  He has served twice as a panelist at the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council’s Annual Seminar.

Mr. Schriftman holds the professional designations of Registered Health Underwriter, Fellow of the Life Underwriters Training Council, Advanced Chartered Benefit Consultant and Medicare Supplement Accredited Advisor.  He teaches courses to other insurance agents including a course in preparation for the Chartered Benefit Consultant designation.

Mr. Schriftman is a frequent speaker on health care reform and has published numerous articles related to long term care and health care reform.  He also testifies regularly before the Pennsylvania General Assembly and has conducted briefings for legislators and their staff.

Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, M.D.

Dr. Zwelling-Aamot is the current president of AAPP, a respected member of the California medical community, and a prominent voice in the crusade to improve the broken healthcare system. Dr. Zwelling is an actively double board-certified physician, a notable achievement even among the best doctors in the nation. Town and Country Magazine listed her direct (concierge) medical practice as one of the top 10 in the country.

Marcy graduated with honors from Wellesley College and studied medicine at New York University Medical School where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Zwelling arrived in Los Angeles in 1979 and completed her residency training in both Internal and Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. She achieved board certification in both specialties and went on to become boarded in utilization review and to work in Critical Care.

In 2004 Dr. Zwelling-Aamot dramatically reduced the size of her practice, adopting the Concierge Medicine model in order to provide a higher level of access and attention to a smaller number of patients.

Choice Care provides my patients a level of access and attention that would be impossible to sustain in a traditional practice with 3-4000 patients. My commitment to my Choice Care patients goes well beyond treating them when they are sick. I act as their trusted health advocate as they navigate the healthcare system. I work hard to keep my patients looking good and feeling great… In sickness and health I do my utmost to give my patients a better day.

When she is not busy in the direct care of patients, Dr. Zwelling-Aamot is committed to educating the American public about their opportunities to invest in their own health and their lives. She is adamant that health care decisions are personal and should remain between “4 walls and a closed door” without government interference.  She loves to engage print audiences as well as in person listeners about the free market and the economics of health care.

One Response

  1. To Ross. Can I have permission to have this article reprinted in my local paper?



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