Optimizing Treatment of Atherosclerosis: A Personalized Approach to Disease Identification and Treatment


Heart attack and stroke remain two of the most significant and costly healthcare issues in this country and the developing world. The need for effective prevention is becoming more evident and evidence is mounting that avoidance of these devastating events is possible. The Bale/Doneen Method has a track record of excellence in this regard. Efforts are needed to educate the medical community and public of their successful techniques.


To educate the medical community in best practice for cardiovascular disease prevention, established through the Bale/Doneen Method.


  1. Explain the dynamic nature of atherosclerosis
  2. Employ a practical technique for identifying and monitoring atherosclerosis
  3. Diagnose the common core causes of atherosclerosis
  4. Validate the benefi t of optimizing goals of therapy
  5. Describe how to personalize care through genetics
  6. Discuss the four revolutionary features of the Bale/Doneen Method

Target Audience:

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurses

7:30 – 8:00         Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00         M. Gene Bond, Ph.D.

                               Sound of Arterial Silence: Ancient Egypt to ACS

9:00 – 10:00       Amy Doneen, M.S.N., A.R.N.P.

     Identifying and Monitoring Atherosclerosis in the Clinical Arena

10:00 – 10:15      Break

10:15 – 11:15      Bradley F. Bale, M.D.

      Root Causes of Atherosclerosis: IR, lipo(a), MPO

11:15 – 12:15      Dale Faulkner

      Optimizing Goals of Therapy

12:15 – 12:45       Lunch

12:45 – 1:00        Patty Freier, BSN, RN, RCIS

      Laughter Yoga

1:00 – 2:00          Phyllis Cox, BSN, RN

      Personalized Lifestyle Approach

2:00 - 3:00          Dennis Cryer, M.D., S.A.H.A.

      Moving Towards Personalized Care: A Genetic Look

3:00 – 3:15          Break

3:15 – 3:30          Bradley F. Bale, M.D. and

        Amy Doneen, M.S.N., A.R.N.P.

      Putting It All Together

3:30 – 4:15          Round Table Discussion with Case Study Analysis

4:15 – 4:30          Wrap Up & Evaluation





Covenant Health System is accredited by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Covenant Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



7.5 CNE contact hours will be awarded for this program.  Covenant Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



The following special room rates are available at Staybridge Suites - Lubbock

Queen Suite:  $89.99,    King Suite:  $109.99

Call 806-765-8600    Event Name: Bale/Doneen 2008

Contact us if you have any questions: 

Patty Freier, BSN, RN, RCIS   Education Nurse Specialist   806-725-0708 or pfreier@covhs.org

Shannon Grissom, CME Coordinator   806-725-0776 or slgrissom@covhs.org

Dr. Bale

Bradley F. Bale, M.D.

  • Medical Director of the Advanced Center for the Prevention of Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes at the Covenant Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas
    Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Amy Doneen, M.S.N., A.R.N.P.

  • Medical Director of the Heart Attack and
    Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, WA
  • Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University
    Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Name Sales End Price
Physicians Ended $85
Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants Ended $65
Nurses Ended $50
Students Ended $30

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