Morton Plant Mease Experts Host Community Health Seminars

August 06, 2018

Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Heart Rhythm Disorders, Bladder and Prostate Health, Joint Replacement and Advance Directives

CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 6, 2018) -- Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in September focusing on stroke prevention and treatment, heart rhythm disorders, bladder and prostate health, advances in joint replacement and understanding advance directives. The monthly seminars are free and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 

Stroke Prevention and Treatment 
Tuesday, September 18
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A & B, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

Neurologist Ajay K. Arora, MD, will explain the signs of stroke, how to control your risk and the latest treatment options. A question and answer session will follow.

Heart Rhythm Disorders
Wednesday, September 19
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist Andrew Hazlitt, MD, will discuss symptoms and different kinds of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), how they are diagnosed and the latest treatments.

Bladder and Prostate Health
Thursday, September 20
Clearwater Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater

Urologist Amar Raval, MD, will discuss managing an overactive bladder, incontinence and treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Advancements in Joint Replacement
Monday, September 24
Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin

Orthopedic Surgeon Christopher Grayson, MD, will explain advances in joint replacement for hips and knees and how Mako robotic technology can help patients.

Understanding Advance Directives
Wednesday, September 26
12:30 p.m.
North Pinellas YMCA, 4550 Village Center Dr., Palm Harbor

Margie Atkinson, DMin, BCC, will talk about advance directives including a health care surrogate and living will and explain how to make informed decisions about your health care.

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.