The Eye of the Beholder with Dr. Bill Koppin and DIA Vice President Elliot Broom

Dr. Bill Koppin and DIA Vice President Elliot Broom
Karma Has Spoken
Karma Has Spoken
The Eye of the Beholder with Dr. Bill Koppin and DIA Vice President Elliot Broom

In episode 5 of Karma Has Spoken, Danialle explores how beauty is in the eye of the beholder…and while the eyes may be the windows to the soul, they are also the windows to your overall health and well being.

First up is our expert, Dr. Bill Koppin of Shades Optical in Birmingham. Dr. Bill explains how an eye exam can reveal signs of diabetes, high blood pressure and auto immune diseases. Of course we touch on eyewear fashion as well.

Next, Danialle’s longtime friend Elliot Broom joins the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation. Danialle and Elliot’s shared experience working at the Ritz Carlton taught them about pride in their work and attention to detail, including the “trash pocket.” Elliot explains his role as VP of Operations for the Detroit Institute of Arts, what the museum is up to and how art appreciation really is in the eye of beholder. Elliot also describes some of the more unusual pieces that now adorn his living space.





For three decades, Michigan optometrist, Dr. Bill Koppin, has been changing the standard of eye care in Metro Detroit. His practice, Shades Optical located in Birmingham, Michigan is celebrating their 30th year and remains committed to delivering an extraordinary level of personalized service and attention to detail for their patients that come from all over the globe. Dr. Bill believes, the eyes are the window to whole body wellness. A Shades Optical exam serves as more than just a standard eye exam, it’s a combination of the best innovation and personalized attention to detail that provides a preventative measure and a deeper window into a patient’s health. This eye-body connection is at the core of Dr. Bill Koppin’s overall philosophy about integrative care that Shades Optical refers to as the Line of Sight.

ABOUT ELLIOT BROOM – VP of Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Operations

Elliott Broom joined the Detroit Institute of Arts in August 2008 as Vice President of Museum Operations. Prior to the DIA, Broom worked in the hospitality industry for eighteen years, working for companies such as Kimpton, Peninsula, Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton hotels.
Since returning to Detroit, Broom became an active member of the Ruth Ellis Center Board of Directors and was Board Chair from 2015 to 2017. He also currently holds volunteer positions on the boards of Midtown Detroit Inc. and Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
Mr. Broom is a graduate of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from the University of Michigan Dearborn.

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