MPM Experts Host Community Health Seminars

Health Care Access, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation and Cancer

CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 3, 2017) -- Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in May focusing on health care access, smoking cessation, diabetes and cancer. The monthly seminars are free and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 
 
Living Well: Health Care Access
Tuesday, May 2
Noon
Largo Public Library, Jenkins Community Room B, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo

Internist Anit Garg, MD, will explain how to approach and navigate the modern health care environment, including when to seek medical care and at what level.

Smoking Cessation Class

Saturday, May 6
10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Education Conference Room, 601 Main Street, Dunedin

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

Learn About Melanoma

Tuesday, May 9
Noon
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Community Room, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

Join a surgical oncologist and a dermatologist for a lunch-and-learn to hear about prevention, detection and treatment. 

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, May 10
Noon
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Community Room, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

Medical Oncologist Ben Yan, MD, will explain colorectal cancer, the importance of early detection and treatment options.

Weight Loss Surgery

Wednesday, May 10
5:30 p.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physician’s Office Building, 640 Virginia St., Suite 600, Dunedin

Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session to learn more about your options.

Smoking Cessation Class
Thursday, May 11
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 1, 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.

Living Well: Diabetes

Tuesday, May 16
Noon
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 1, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Learn how sleep, activity, stress management, tobacco cessation and a smaller waist can help prevent and slow the progression of diabetes.

Smoking Cessation Class
Tuesday, May 16
5 p.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Suite 280, 400 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

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

Living Well: Cancer 

Wednesday, May 17
Noon
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Medical Oncologist Ben Yan, MD, will explain ways to prevent cancer, how to live well with it and tools for a quicker recovery.

Ask the Dietitian – License to Eat
Tuesday, May 23
10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, 601 Main Street, Dunedin

Certified Diabetes Educator Shelaine Williams, MHS, RD, CDE, will answer questions related to diabetes about dietary choices, portion control, carbohydrates and other topics.

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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