William K. Kapp III, MD, MS, FAAOS
Dr. William Kapp had a vision to establish regional referral centers for medically complex patients requiring hospital-based post-acute care. Landmark Hospitals has grown into seven regional referral centers. Under his leadership, Landmark has implemented new information technologies that allow clinicians to easily document patient encounters and then follow and manage the patient upon discharge from our critical care hospitals across all post-acute settings, allowing for better outcomes and a seamless continuum of care.
Dr. Kapp served as managing partner and leader for Physicians Alliance Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau and was instrumental in its design, development, and certification. He served as its Founding President and Medical Director from 2000 – 2003 and on its Medical Board from 2000 − 2011. Physicians Alliance is a multi-specialty outpatient surgical center with four operating suites and over 30 staff members. In 2011, St. Francis Medical Center acquired partial interest in Physicians Alliance.
Dr. Kapp also served 15 years as managing partner for Orthopaedic Associates of SE Missouri, the region’s only orthopaedic center. Orthopaedic Associates is a 9-physican practice with over 70 employees. Under his direction, the group grew from five physicians and two offices to nine physicians and five satellite locations. Revenue grew over 300% under his leadership.
Dr. Kapp is a founding advisory board member of Missouri Physicians Mutual. MPM was founded in the late 1990’s as a Missouri-based 383 company to provide affordable medical malpractice insurance to a troubled market. MPM was able to grow from 10 physicians at its inception to well over 2,000, becoming the largest insurer in the state for physician medical malpractice insurance.
Dr. Kapp is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Georgia. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Orthopaedic Association and has been chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee.
Until 2005, he served as flight surgeon in the US Air Force Reserves with the rank of Major.
Dr. Kapp received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in Immunology and M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated with honors and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He attended the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas for residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and completed his specialty training in 1994.
Dr. Carl DuCharme
Dr. Carl DuCharme is known around here as “Muscledoc.” He is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician that focuses on Precision Wellness. He has a passion to help people be the best version of themselves through fitness, nutrition, and technology. His goal is to educate clients to enable individuals create healthy nutritional, exercise, and lifestyle habits prior to disease and, thus, avoid the heart attack or other ailment in the first place. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry and earned a degree as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. As a proponent of precision wellness he understands the importance of analyzing a patient’s DNA to prescribe a customized fitness and nutrition plan. This allows LPC to personalize the dietary and exercise needs of a patient on an individual basis.
Sharon Bruno BSN, RN
VP of Destination Medicine & Business Development
Sharon brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 20 years of nursing experience to Longevity Performance Center. Throughout her career, Sharon served in a variety of clinical roles and hands-on leadership positions for highly regarded institutions such as The Cleveland Clinic, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, and Landmark Hospital. She has expertise in critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing, healthcare management, healthcare operations, quality improvement, patient safety, project management and leadership. Sharon also owned, managed and started several businesses over the years, including vacation rentals, restaurants, and real estate leasing. She is very enthusiastic, highly driven and focused on providing an exceptional customer experience. After doing several years of reactive care, Sharon now has a great passion for proactive preventative approach to health and wellness.
Lauren is a natural. Wellness and fitness have been a part of her life as long as she can remember. Lauren was born in St. Louis, Missouri and has resided in Naples, Florida for the last 27 years. She is a registered LPN and has been working in the healthcare field for the past 12 years—the last 2 1/2 years as a nurse at Landmark Hospital. She is passionate about healthcare and fitness and is eager to share her knowledge and inspiration with her clients, regardless of fitness level. She takes a real interest in helping individual meet their specific fitness goals. When not working, she stays active—spending time outdoors with her husband, family, and dog Dakota. She also enjoys fishing, hiking, horseback riding and travel.