Morton Plant Mease Experts Host Community Health Seminars

January 06, 2017

Diabetes, Cancer, Mental Health, Weight Loss Surgery and Smoking Cessation

CLEARWATER, Fla., (January 6, 2016) -- Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in February focusing on diabetes, cancer, mental health, weight loss surgery and smoking cessation. The monthly seminars are free and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County.

Smoking Cessation
Saturday, February 4
10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Education Conference Room, 601 Main St., Dunedin

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

Weight Loss Surgery
Wednesday, February 8
5:30 p.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physician’s Office Building, 646 Virginia Street, Suite 600, Dunedin

Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session at one of our convenient locations. Meet a surgeon and learn more about your options.

Living Well Series: Diabetes
Wednesday, February 15
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Cindy Bray, RN, CDE, will explain how sleep, activity, stress management, tobacco cessation and a smaller waist can help prevent and slow the progression of diabetes.

Living Well: Mental Health
Wednesday, February 15
Mease Countryside Hospital, 3232 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Psychiatrist Nick Dewan, MD, will discuss stress management and how to have the conversation about your emotional health and well-being.

Living Well: Cancer

Tuesday, February 21
Largo Public Library, Jenkins Community Room B, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo

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

Control Blood Sugar and Food Cravings
Tuesday, February 28
10 a.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

Gwen Enfield, RDN, CDE, will review the causes of sweet and fatty food cravings, balancing your blood sugar, and managing hunger and cravings.

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. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to

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.