Morton Plant Mease Invites Community to October Health Seminars

July 29, 2014

Topics include Weight Loss Surgery, Urology, Breast Cancer, and More

CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 29, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in October focusing on weight loss surgery, urology, and breast cancer. 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, October 2
5:30 p.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physicians Office Building, 646 Virginia St., Ste. 600, Dunedin

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.

New Frontiers in Urology
Friday, October 3
Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Meeting Rooms 1-5, Safety Harbor

Join urologist Paul Arnold, MD, who will discuss the use of lasers to treat urologic issues.

Breast Cancer Panel
Tuesday, October 14
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms A & B, Second Floor, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

Medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists will discuss the latest news and treatments for breast cancer, followed by a Q&A session. Panelists include Peter Blumencranz, MD, Surgical Oncology, Vijaya Gadiyaram, MD, Hematology/Oncology, and Ben Yan, MD, Hematology/Oncology, and Hiral Shah, MD, Radiation Oncology.

Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Options
Wednesday, October 15
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater

Join neurologist Michael Andriola, MD, and neurosurgeon Dean Gobo, MD, to learn more about deep brain stimulation for the treatment of essential tremor and Parkinson's disease. 

PAP Mask-fitting Workshop
Wednesday, October 15
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor

During this screening event, positive airway pressure (PAP) device users can bring their equipment to be inspected and refitted by trained respiratory therapists, equipment distributors, and manufacturers. The latest PAP machines, masks, and other interface devices will be on display.

Sleep Well
Wednesday, October 22
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater

Learn from pulmonologist Lisa Whims-Squires, DO, what quality sleep is and how it can help you avoid diabetes, depression, and heart problems. 

Breast Cancer Basics
Wednesday, October 22
12:30 p.m.
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater

Join nurse practitioner Jola Baginski for a discussion about breast cancer detection and treatment. Sandwiches and other light fare will be provided.
To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit:

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