MPM Experts Host Community Health Seminars

Advanced Approach to Hysterectomy, Lung Cancer Panel, Identify and Treat Acid Reflux

CLEARWATER, Fla., (October 3, 2016) -- Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in November focusing on hysterectomy, lung cancer, acid reflux and diabetes. The monthly seminars are free and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 

What to Eat If You Don’t Cook
Tuesday, November 1
10 a.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

A certified diabetes educator will discuss ideas for simple meals at home and healthy restaurant choices for people with diabetes.


Advanced Approach to Hysterectomy
Wednesday, November 2
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

OB/GYN Wanda Torres, MD, will explain the latest advances in minimally-invasive surgery and the benefits of robotic-assisted technology.

Smoking Cessation Class
Saturday, November 5
10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Education Conference Room, 601 Main St., Dunedin

This two-hour class provides valuable tools to help you quit using tobacco. It includes four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges.

Lung Cancer Panel
Wednesday, November 9
Noon
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater

Medical Oncologist Ben Yan, MD; Thoracic Surgeon Derek Williams, MD, and Pulmonologist John Masson, MD, will answer questions about lung cancer screenings, detection and treatment.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Wednesday, November 9
5:30 p.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physician’s Office Building, 646 Virginia St., Suite 600, Dunedin

Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. A surgeon will explain various options.

Identify and Treat Acid Reflux
Thursday, November 10
Noon
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

General Surgeon Kurt Erickson, MD, will explain the signs and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which should be treated early to avoid long-term complications.

Smoking Cessation Class
Thursday, November 10
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

This two-hour class provides valuable tools to help you quit using tobacco. It includes four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges.

Ask the Diabetes Educator
Wednesday, Nov. 16
10 a.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

A certified diabetes educator will answer questions on blood glucose monitoring, medication, reducing risk and healthy coping.

Alzheimer Caregiver Training
Friday, Nov. 18
8:30 a.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Ptak Orthopaedic & Neuroscience Pavilion, Suite 114, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater

This five-hour class offers information for caregivers about Alzheimer’s disease, behavior management, driving and dementia as well as answers to legal questions.

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. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.baycare.org.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.


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