We had the good fortune of connecting with Jamie Langston and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jamie, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
As a nurse, I am interested in provided the best in evidenced based practice to patients. I have worked in medical research for 7 years and know that current practice often lags behind best practices. At the foundation of this lag is a combination of care protocols driven by insurance and the limited time physicians are allowed to spend with their patients. I wanted to develop a specialty practice that physicians in busy primary care clinics could refer their patients to who were motivated to understand the root causes of their diagnoses and invest in the process of health optimization.
My interest in helping Dr. Apostol create her clinic was related to this gap in healthcare. Dr. Apostol is a board certified MD in Texas and Ohio with additional certifications in Integrative Health through Dr. Andrew Weil’s program at Arizona State University and Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine founded by Dr. Jeffery Bland at the Cleveland Clinic.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love being a nurse. It was not my first career choice. I started my career in transportation management working BN/ATSF until the birth of my first child. After caring for my children and the elders within my core family, I sought a return to the professional world in a field that would continue to serve others. Nursing was a good fit.
I went back to school to receive my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since that time, I have experienced many careers within my career. This includes: ICU nurse, community nursing, hospice director, research nursing, director of research, educator, grant writer, and corporate executive over clinical research.
As my children have become independent and financial demands have decreased I look forward to my next stage of giving. This is the driving factor behind The Apostol Health Clinic. The opportunity to work with Dr. Apostol is a clinically growing experience. She is an amazing person with a wealth of knowledge and compassion for her patients. I have also returned to UTA for my Nurse Practitioner’s license which I will complete this year. This is preparing me for my next focus, taking what I have learned and opening a clinic that will provide preventative care to the underserved.
It is a big goal and there will be challenges. In the words of Florence Nightingale, “…never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.”
I believe the key is in surrounding myself with good people, learning from them and then combining the skills and resources available to germinate opportunity. And in the words of another great mentor, Winston Churchill, “.,,,never, never, never give up!”
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love Dallas and Ft. Worth. So for a full week I would need to visit the best of both.
I would want to stay at the Tree House in Dallas. Some of the things we would do may include, breakfast in our private treehouse and sipping tea under the Japanese maples. We would take a downtown architectural Segway tour. On a pretty days, we would lunch at the Clyde Warren park, White Rock Lake and The Dallas Botanical Garden. We would visit the Dallas Museum of Art, Al Nasar Sculptor Garden, The Bush Presidential Library. In the evenings we would visit The Dallas Symphony at the Meyerson, an opera or musical at the Winspear or a play at one of the many theaters. There are fabulous restaurants across Dallas. Some of my favorites are Ziziki’s on Travis Street, The Capital Grille, The Maple Leaf Diner, Eatzi’s Market and Bakery, and Cafe 43. I love walking in the arts district at night and seeing Dallas all lit up and visiting their many outdoor art pieces.
In Ft. Worth I would want to stay at the Stockyards Hotel. We would do the Fort Worth historical tour in the stage coach, Do a scavenger Hunt adventure, visit the fabulous Kimball and eat in their café. Visit the Modern, take an electric bike ride and picnic on the Trinity river and/or kayak. We would have to visit Bass Hall and see an event there. We would spend one evening dancing at Billy Bobs. I also love the Ft worth Zoo and botanical gardens. Favorite restaurants: Istanbul Grill, Breakfast at the Yolk on Sundance Square, Jakes Burgers and Riscky’s BBQ.
A week is not enough! They would need a year at least.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Darrin Peterson at LifeSeasons Inc. has been a huge mentor and supporter in this process. He sponsored our physician search and the clinic for the first three years.
We had often talked about his passion for providing opportunities for people to optimize their health and the body’s own innate healing force and his desire to provide people with health choices. He founded the supplement company LifeSeasons with the desire to formulate products that combine the wisdom of nature and the progress of science in order to help people build a foundation of good health that empowers them to live life to its fullest.
He believed in the vision of a health program that would provide the time and resources to a physician to help people optimize their health and limit their dependence on pharmaceuticals through the discovery of the root cause of an individual’s disease state and an optimization of their health through a combination of nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Without his support, Apostol Health would still be a vision, not a reality.
Other: Co-Author Published: https://www.kgkscience.com/new-study-finds-relieve-r-to-be-safe-and-effective-for-pain-relief/ Co-Author in Peer Review: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04093271?term=rest+ZZZ&draw=2&rank=1 https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04149639?term=NeuroQ&draw=2&rank=1