Morton Plant Mease Health Experts Host January Seminars

Topics Include Weight Loss Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Hip Pain

CLEARWATER, Fla., (December 1, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in January focusing on weight loss surgery, macular degeneration, hip pain, and other topics. The monthly seminars are free to the public and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, January 8
5:30 p.m.
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Seminole
Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session at one of our convenient locations. Meet surgeon Richard Gordon, MD, and learn more about your options.

Lumps and Bumps
Wednesday, January 21
Noon
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater
Orthopedic oncologist David Cheong, MD, will discuss whether you should be concerned about lumps and bumps on your body, and when you need to seek treatment.

Macular Degeneration Treatment
Monday, January 26
10 a.m.
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater
Ophthalmologist Leonard Kirsch, MD, will discuss the latest treatment options for age-related macular degeneration, and be available for questions.

Latest Advancements in Hip Surgery
Tuesday, January 27
Noon
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Seminole
Orthopedic surgeon Andrew Cooper, MD, will discuss various hip pain solutions, including a new approach with a faster recovery called the direct anterior approach.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About Morton Plant Mease 
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org. 

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