Morton Plant Mease Experts Offer Health Seminars for Community

February 02, 2015

Topics Include Total Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery 

CLEARWATER, Fla., (February 2, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in March focusing on total joint replacement, spine surgery, and weight loss surgery. The monthly seminars are free to the public and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 

Total Joint Replacement
Mondays at 9 a.m., March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30
Wednesdays at 1 p.m., March 11, March 18, March 25
Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater
Increase your knowledge of total joint replacement, prepare for surgery and become familiar with the recovery process. 

Preparing for Spine Surgery
Mondays, March 2 and March 30
11 a.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater
Session is designed to increase your general knowledge of spine surgery, help you prepare for surgery and guide you through recovery. 

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, March 5
5:30 p.m.
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo
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.

Managing Parkinson’s Disease
Wednesday, March 18
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater
Neurologist Debbie Boland, DO, will discuss medical management of Parkinson's disease and the best exercises for Parkinson's patients.

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