TGI Healthworks

A group of people who want to make people's lives better if they have a chronic disease that responds to pharmacological solutions, as well as patient initiatives. We focus on the patient initiatives as well as prescription and over-the-counter drugs in order to improve quality of life.

When a patient includes specific exercise, diet, a positive mental outlook, and a productive relationship with a health care professional, the patient takes control of the disease. Bringing all of these things together is the TGI Prescription for Wellness™.

We work with patients and physicians to help make this happen.

Chronic Diseases

Some of the chronic diseases we specialize in are arthritis and chronic pain, COPD and asthma, hypertension, diabetes, sickle cell disease, depression and anxiety, cancer and psoriasis.

We are a group of social entrepreneurs who efficiently deliver the message of healthy living, both in one-on-one, seminar, workshop, meeting-in-a-box, physician-led seminars, educational videos, and Web site environments.

North America, Europe and the Middle East

Our programs are in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and although we have web presence in South America and Asia Pacific, we are currently developing programs there, too.

Reaching Specific Cultural and Ethnic Groups

We also specialize in reaching specific cultural and ethnic groups with language-specific and culturally sensitive programming. In the U.S. and Canada, this includes African Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Native American, Indian, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, and Hispanic.

  • Our patient programs can include as few as 20 people or as many as 1,000 or more, depending on sponsor objectives and the per-capita incidence of the disease. A patient event for a common and more socially familiar disease such as osteoarthritis may have 1,000 participants engaging in activities such as swimming, walking, and dancing, while a less socially comfortable disease such as depression, or a lower per-capita disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, may have as few as 20 participants.

    Depending on the scope of the program, within each disease state, the primary spokesperson has that disease. Each ethnic/cultural program is delivered in-language and customized to the comfort level of the participants. Event locations vary from civic community centers to hotels, wellness centers or country clubs.


Louis Tharp
Chief Executive Officer

Seth Ginsberg

Laurie Ferguson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Education

Marco Pilloud
Managing Director, Europe

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Alexey Salamakha
National Program Manager

Marco Pretell-Vázquez
Program/Web Associate

Stefan Bill
Senior Coach

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We asked employees and partners to complete the phrase "One of us" with a one-line description of themselves. Here are some of their responses:

  • Is a juggler

  • Spent a year volunteering in Guinea

  • Is an ordained Presbyterian minister

  • Is the swim coach for the U.S. Military Academy Triathlon Team at West Point

  • Is both first and second generation American

  • Is Swiss, but left New York to work in London