BayCare Health Experts Host February Health Seminars

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2015) – BayCare health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in February 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 St. Anthony’s Hospital facilities.

Healthy Eyes for Life 
Wednesday, February 4
Noon
St. Anthony’s Hospital Auditorium – Ground Floor, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg 
Join ophthalmologist Mark Sibley, MD, as he discusses how to protect your eyesight throughout your lifetime. Dr. Sibley also will provide information on the latest treatment technology and take questions from participants.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, February 5
6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon) Conference Room B, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg 
Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. Meet surgeon Tiffany Jessee, MD, to learn more about your options.

Arthritis and Total Joint Repair 
Thursday, February 12
Noon
St. Anthony’s Hospital Auditorium – Ground Floor, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg 
Orthopedic specialist Thomas Mixa, MD, will discuss treatment options and guidelines for hip, knee and shoulder arthritis.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, February 12
Noon
St. Anthony’s Hospital LifeHelp Nutrition and Diabetes Center, Suite 120, First Floor, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg
Tuesday, February 24
5:30 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Hospital Auditorium – Ground Floor, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg 
Surgeon Kevin Huguet, MD, will discuss weight loss surgery during two hour-long information sessions. Dr. Huguet also will provide information on options.

Heart Health: Exercise and Sports
Wednesday, February 18
5:30 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon) Conference Rooms A/B, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg
Learn about good heart health when exercising and participating in sports from cardiologist David Kohl, MD, and exercise physiologist Jeanmarie Scordino, MEd, FAFS.

Hands and Upper Extremity Arthritis 
Wednesday, February 25
Noon
St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon) Conference Rooms A/ B, 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg 
Find out the latest treatments for these often disabling problems from orthopedic specialist Douglas Carlan, MD, including nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical options.

How to Be Your Own Best Doctor
Thursday, February 26
Noon
St. Anthony’s Hospital Auditorium – Ground Floor, 1200 Seventh Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Cardiologist David Kohl, MD, will discuss how coronary artery disease develops and progresses, and how it is managed.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6993, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. The hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony’s has received the 2014 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center has received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised of a network of 12 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 280 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 hospitals include: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South (opening in early 2015), South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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