Episode 26

Published on:

22nd Oct 2018

026 Community Spotlight - Interview with Dr. Yonker of Sarasota Arthritis Center

We're BACK! 

After a short hiatus we are back in the studio this week featuring two major changes!  First, we will be releasing episodes multiple days each week as we are turning segments into episodes. The second change is our brand new segment "Community Spotlight"!  While we like talking real estate and LOVE checking out the best places for food and cocktails for "The Local Flavor" we wanted to start featuring community organizations that help make Sarasota an even better place to live!

We are kicking off our first episode for Community Spotlight with the first in a series of episodes to promote a great local event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation - THE JINGLE BELL RUN!

Dr. Richard Yonker - Rheumatologist

Today we had the change to sit down with experienced rheumatologist Dr. Richard Yonker of Sarasota Arthritis Center to learn about the several types of arthritis and how arthritis affects everyone.

Dr. Yonker attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa where he received his D.O. degree. Dr. Yonker's internship was completed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Parkview Hospital. Dr. Yonkers' residency in Internal Medicine was completed at the Albert Einstein Medical Center-Northern Division in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His fellowship in Rheumatology was completed at the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida. In 1984, Dr. Yonker joined the Sarasota Arthritis Center.

About the Jingle Bell Run

Now in its 23rd year, the Jingle Bell Run in one of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature events that is held nationwide during the month of December annually. 

This event provides a robust opportunity to partners to capitalize on the visibility and accessibility to the direct audience of the Arthritis Foundation which is comprised of community members including doctors, nurses, physical therapist, afflicted individuals and families suffering daily from arthritis.  (More info in the PDF download with this episode.)

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Selling Sarasota
Welcome to Selling Sarasota Podcast! In every episode Shelley lays the smackdown on misinformation and delivers key insights into local real estate. Shelley Panas is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises in Sarasota, Florida.

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Shelley Panas

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Living in Paradise! After running a successful company in Colorado Springs I decided that although mountains are beautiful, it was time for beaches. I relocated to Florida and joined the highly successful team at CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises -- the #1 C21 in Florida! I love it here! There is always something new to experience. At the end of the day, it is so nice to hop on my bike and head to the beach. The feel of sand squishing between my toes, listening to the waves crash on the shore while watching the sun paint the sky beautiful shades of gold, red and purple as it set is the perfect way to end my day. So I ask, why just come visit when you can stay?

I believe there is something profound in owning a home. This is your personal place to dream big dreams, relax in comfort, and be with the ones you love. I became a REALTOR® to help people have a better life.

We started our podcast in 2018 after Ed spent most of 2017 developing ideas for launching a podcast, only he didn't like any of the show topics he was testing. To test his audio gear he started "interviewing" me about my work in real estate. Needless to say, these test recording sessions became very silly very quickly and that's we realized we had our show. Ed brings his technical expertise in web development and digital marketing to complement my skills and experience in real estate to the show.

Edward Panas

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I have been a huge fan of podcasts since before they were even called "podcasts"! I remember listening to talk radio shows as far back when I was a kid through my college years. My frustration was always with getting a good signal or catching my favorite shows when they aired. When "Internet radio" shows started in the early 90's I used to listen to streaming shows from college & public radio stations, but connection speeds were limited. When podcasting started in 2004 I knew this was going to be a significant change in audio entertainment. As my weekly listening time increased over the years my interest in starting my own show grew as well.

I started kicking around the idea of starting a podcast shortly after moving to Florida in 2014, so in 2017 I joined Florida Podcaster Association in Tampa and learned how I could start my own show. As Shelley mentions in her bio, my ideas all sucked. (She says it much nicer than this.) I either lost interest very quickly or the ideas were just plain bad. She agreed to work with me testing out my new gear and audio production skills talking about her work in real estate. We were having so much fun doing these practice recordings we realized that this was our show. After a few months of learning about audio production and working out our content plan, we launched Selling Sarasota Podcast at PodFest Multimedia Expo on February 9th, 2018!