ABOUT US

Personal Best, a division of Oakstone Publishing, LLC, has been a wellness industry leader in the U.S. and Canada for over 25 years. We are an award-winning publisher of one of the most extensive collections of corporate wellness communication tools covering health and wellness, safety, productivity, shift work and personal money management. Our success as an industry leader is aimed at enhancing employees’ performance and productivity while promoting workplace health and safety.

Our wellness communication tools include:

Our publications reach more than a million readers each month at more than 6,000 organizations.

Our Mission

Personal Best is a wellness solutions company committed to providing engaging tools that motivate and empower individuals to make sustainable lifestyle choices.

Oakstone Publishing Executive Officers

Diane Munson
President and CEO

Donnie Parkerson
Executive Vice President and CFO

Connie Fleming
Senior Vice President, Operations and Human Resources

Company Background

Personal Best is an operating division of Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC, is comprised of three business units:

  • Oakstone Medical, a leading publisher of non-biased, continuing education and study aid materials to healthcare professionals. Serving more than 40 medical and dental specialty areas, Oakstone Medical partners with some of the most prestigious educational institutions and associations. Its brands include CMEinfo and Practical Reviews.
  • Personal Best, a leading publisher of wellness communication tools covering health and wellness, safety, productivity, shift work, and personal money management for businesses and organizations. Its brands include Personal Best Healthlines® and TopHealth®.
  • Dental Decks, developed and launched in 1992 as a dental flashcard program. With over 1,400 comprehensive questions, it is an easy and effective method for dental students to gauge and reinforce learning. The product is available in a tangible flashcard format or digitally as an interactive companion that is both flexible and portable.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC, is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and employs over 100 staff members involved in all areas of publishing. On-premises capabilities include writing and editing, video and audio engineering, DVD and CD-ROM production and duplication, web development, live seminar production, CME accreditation, marketing, sales and turnkey product fulfillment.

Company History

Oakstone Wellness

  • Oakstone Wellness, formerly Dreyfuss Hunt, Inc. was established in 1988 by Arnon Dreyfuss, MD.
  • First publication, TopHealth®, was created as a concise, easy to digest health and wellness newsletter for the country’s workforce.
  • Dreyfuss Hunt was acquired by HCC in April of 1998.

Scott Publishing

  • Personal Best Healthlines® newsletter, started by Donald R. Scott and Diane McReynolds, was originally created to serve members of the American Subcontractors Association nationwide in 1982.
  • Scott Publishing, Inc. established in 1989.
  • Acquired two periodical newsletters from Health Edco in 1993 and two periodical newsletters from Rodale Press in 1999.

In April 2005, Scott Publishing was acquired by Oakstone.

In May 2006, launched the combined entities under the Personal Best brand.

In July 2008, Oakstone, including Personal Best was acquired by private equity firm Boston Ventures.