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2014 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Community Health Seminars
01/13/2014
CLEARWATER, Fla., (February 13, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend free health seminars in February focusing diabetes, shoulder pain, and heart health. The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

What Does “Take as Directed” Mean?
Wednesday, Feb. 5
10 a.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor

A registered nurse and certified diabetes educator will review how to take your diabetes medication as it is prescribed.

Treatments for Shoulder Pain
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Noon
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Conference Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Join orthopedic surgeon Scott Wisotsky, MD, to learn about the medical management of and minimally invasive techniques to manage shoulder pain.

Irregular Heart Rhythm
Tuesday, Feb. 18
12:30 p.m.
Beach Library & Recreation Center, Social Hall, 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach

Join cardiologist John Garner, MD, to discover the reasons for arrhythmia problems and treatment options.

Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Noon
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Pain or cramping in your legs when you walk or climb stairs could indicate something serious. Join interventional cardiologist Saihara Sadanandan, MD, to learn about peripheral artery disease (PAD) and find out when you should be screened for it in this lecture, which is part of our Wellness Wednesday series.

Monitor Matters: Understand Results
Wednesday, Feb. 19
10 a.m.
Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

A registered nurse and certified diabetes educator will review blood glucose numbers and explain what they mean.

Dining Out Healthy with Diabetes
Wednesday, Feb. 19
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Diet is essential when managing the symptoms of diabetes. Although there is no perfect diet, food choices are important in keeping your blood sugar level in the safe range. This presentation will focus on healthy choices whether dining out or eating at home. It will include information on what foods to choose and what foods to avoid when selecting appetizers, salads and main courses.

Atrial Fibrillation – Causes and Treatments
Friday, Feb. 21
Noon
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Conference Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Join clinical electrophysiologist A.J. Moondra, MD, to learn more about the heart’s rhythm patterns, as well as risk factors for, detection of, and new treatment options for atrial fibrillation.

Sleep Apnea
Monday, Feb. 24
2 p.m.
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Learn about the causes, risks, and treatments for sleep apnea in this lecture, which is part of our Medical Matters series. Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, will present.

Treating Varicose and Spider Veins
Tuesday, Feb. 25
12:30 p.m.
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater

Join cardiologist Yves Gabriel, MD, to learn about the causes and treatments for varicose and spider veins. Treatment includes endovenous laser therapy, which takes less than an hour and offers rapid recovery.

Atrial Fibrilation Awareness
Thursday, Feb. 27
Noon
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most frequently diagnosed cardiac rhythm disorder, affecting 2.5 million people in the United States. It may be associated with an increased risk for death, congestive heart failure, and stroke. Join Christie Crean, MSN, to learn what you need to know to keep your heart rate normal. A discussion will include the latest treatment options for patients with AFib in this presentation, which is part of our Medical Matters series.


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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