American Family Health is an individual approach to disease prevention.
Genetic testing is just the first step in early detection and prevention of health conditions. Ongoing professional guidance is necessary to implement a personalized health plan that will monitor an individuals overall health and mitigate the risk of adverse health conditions.
American Family Health focuses on health promotion, lifestyle changes and disease prevention, coupled with identification of genetic risk factors to promote health and wellness.
Once an individual’s genetic risk assessment has been performed, a strategy will be created to reduce the risk of gene expression and develop a health plan to monitor their risk of gene / disease expression.
Each individual having records of their family health history can serve two functions: (1) tracking how a trait or condition can be passed down to their children and future generations, and (2) identifying other at-risk family members or dependents.
American Family Health gives your employees and their dependents access to their personalized reports, total health and wellness assessment and recommendations. Each individual can access and share these documents with their PCP, pharmacist, and other health professionals if they so desire.
Benefits of American Family Health
Many family doctors lack the time during routinely scheduled clinic appointments to provide adequate pre and post test genetic counseling. A 30 minute Genomic Pre-screening appointment is performed where your medical and family history is thoroughly reviewed. American Family Health offers a virtual 1-Hour Appointment with our team of healthcare professionals to review your results and our recommendations. We incorporate follow-up appointments and guidance to accomplish your health goals.
A Letter from Our Founder
To You and Your Family,
Welcome! It is my pleasure to introduce you to American Family Health. American Family Health was founded with the objective to provide America’s families with an alternative for family wellness.
We provide a venue for your family to use an array of services currently unavailable elsewhere. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary health-care team staffed by a Doctor, Pharmacist, Dietician, Kinesiologist, Registered Nurse, and Genetic Specialist to counsel you on the wellness of your family. This is accomplished through using information obtained from your Genomic and Pharmacogenomic Reports, Health and Wellness Questionnaires, and Family History.
Your family will be counseled bi-annually with our professional team over a one to two hour scheduled Zoom call from the comfort of your own home. I sincerely believe American Family Health will enable you to become advocates for your family’s health and be armed with knowledge that will benefit in the administration and continued wellness of your family.
Meet Our Expert Team
Arthur Flores, MD
Monica Hitch is the Genetic Specialist at American Family Health. She received her MS degree from Appalachian State University in Biology. She had 18 years of experience in CAP-accredited clinical and diagnostic laboratories before joining AFH where she provides information for patients concerning hereditary conditions, gene mutations, and genetic risk factors. Monica has a strong patient-centric focus and customer first work ethic who is eager to educate others, empowering them to understand their genetic results and support their health decisions.
Kelly Warshel, MD
Melinda is interested in health and wellness, nutrition and performance, exercise oncology, and helping people achieve their health and wellness goals through various lifestyle interventions. Her passion has been coaching, inspiring, and empowering individuals and families to take charge of their health since she entered the field of health and wellness. Empowerment in making your own health and wellness decisions is a key to success. Melinda is passionate about helping others find their own answers and solutions to improve their own personal health and wellness goals.
Melinda graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a BS in Exercise Science, and a Concentration in Exercise Physiology, in 2004. In 2005, Melinda graduated with a MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist as well as Cancer Exercise Trainer, and she has her Exercise is Medicine Level III certification. Melinda also is a Certified Health Coach by the American Council on Exercise. Melinda is also a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, a credential she earned to supplement her passion for helping individuals achieve their health and fitness goals through the combination of various lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise.
Melinda is married to John Krimmel, Associate Athletic Director for Student-athlete Development and Leadership at Saint Francis University, and they have a daughter, Kenzie.
Danielle Perfetti, PharmD, RPh, BCMTMS
Director of Pharmacy
Danielle Perfetti, PharmD, RPh, BCMTMS is the Director of Pharmacy at American Family Health. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). Danielle brings with her over ten years of experience as a registered pharmacist. She is a Board-Certified Medication Therapy Management Specialist (BCMTMS) and has obtained certifications in pharmacogenomics and most recently became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrate Nutrition (IIN). Danielle is extremely passionate about viewing your health as your wealth and educating others about their medications and medical conditions to empower them to take charge of their health to have optimal outcomes.
Heidi Kopchik, RN
Heidi Kopchik RN, BSN is a registered nurse at American Family Health. She received her bachelor’s degree from Carlow College in Pittsburgh PA. She most recently has received her Health Coach Certification from the American Council on Exercise. With 36 years of nursing experience and 15 years in supervisory roles, she has worked in multiple fields of nursing including hospitals, schools, and patient homes where she coordinated with other health care team members to assess, plan and implement patient care plans to promote positive behavioral changes. Prior to coming to AFH, she worked in hospice care providing support, compassion, and information on the dying process to terminally ill patients and their families. Her thorough grasp of patient needs, and compassionate heart have been Heidi’s assets in her long career dedicated to nursing.
American Family Health Model
Discover how your DNA can influence your health.
Using insights backed by the latest science, see how your DNA could affect your risk of developing certain health conditions. Your personalized reports will break down your genetic data and our team will use it for the next steps to create a personalized life plan.