Morton Plant Mease Health Experts Host November Health Seminars

October 07, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla., (September 30, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in November focusing on weight loss surgery, atrial fibrillation, and metabolic syndrome and sleep apnea. The monthly seminars are free to the public and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 

Hip and Knee Arthritis Relief
Wednesday, November 5
12:30 p.m.
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater 

Orthopedic surgeon Richard Adbo, MD, will discuss minimally invasive surgical techniques for relieving hip and knee pain. 

Moving Through Life’s Bumps
Wednesday, November 5
Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower – Fifth Floor Classroom, 3231 N McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor 

Orthopedic surgeon David Cheong, MD, will offer a look at the musculoskeletal system and how to keep you moving and active. 

Cholesterol, PVD, Heart Disease
Wednesday, November 5
12:30 p.m.
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater 

Cardiologist Parag Patel, MD, will discuss the relationship between cholesterol, peripheral vascular disease and heart disease. 

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, November 6
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. 

Latest Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) Treatments
Wednesday, November 19
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater 

John Garner, MD, will discuss the latest treatments for atrial fibrillation (AFIB) including medications and surgical procedures. 

Metabolic Syndrome and Sleep Apnea
Wednesday, November 19
6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 N McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor 

Learn how to identify sleep-related symptoms that may be indicative of metabolic syndrome, and other symptoms that include coronary artery disease, obesity, and insulin-resistant diabetes. Pulmonologist Reinerio Linares-Mera, MD, will discuss the factors that make up metabolic syndrome and which sleep disorders predict it. You'll also discover what can be done to decrease the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. 

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