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St. Anthony's Outpatient Center Hosts Several Community Health Seminars in March

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (February 7, 2013)-- St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center invites the community to several health seminars scheduled in March. From eye treatments, heart health to shoulder injuries and arthritis, health experts from St. Anthony’s will be on hand to discuss the various health topics at the seminars at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), located at 900 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL.

Latest Eye Treatments for Adults

Wednesday, March 6

Noon

Conference Room D

Ophthalmologist Mark Sibley, MD, will discuss the latest technology for eye treatments including the new lens implant replacement for active adults. Dr. Sibley will also have an open question and answer session on cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, LASIK and dry eye. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Avoiding Common Shoulder Injuries

Wednesday, March 13

5:30 p.m.

Conference Room A & B

Orthopedic surgeon Sanjay Menon, MD, will offer expert advice about how to identify and avoid common shoulder injuries while enjoying family activities such as playing golf or baseball. Occupational therapist Elizabeth Castro will demonstrate exercises and stretches to minimize common shoulder injuries.

Solutions for Gynecology Issues

Thursday, March 14

Noon

Conference Room A

Gynecologist Jennifer Hayes, DO, will discuss several minimally invasive gynecological outpatient procedures and have a “Ask-the-Doctor” session about any gynecological concerns. Light refreshments will be provided.

Surgical Options for Colorectal Cancer

Tuesday, March 19

Noon

Conference Rooms A & B

General surgeon James Westervelt, MD, will discuss minimally invasive surgical treatment options available for colorectal cancer.

Hand and Upper Extremity Arthritis

Wednesday, March 20

Noon

Conference Rooms A & B

Join orthopedic surgeon Douglas Carlan, MD, to learn more about the most current treatments for arthritic conditions of the hand and upper extremities and nonoperative and minimally invasive surgical options. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Taking Care of Your Heart

Thursday, March 28

Noon                                                                                    

Conference Rooms A & B

Cardiologist Geraldo Ramos, MD, will discuss the importance of learning your risk numbers related to heart disease, the role proper diet and exercise can play in improving overall heart health, and share the latest information on diagnostic testing and cardiac treatments available. 

To register for any St. Anthony’s health seminar, call (727) 953-6993, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony’s has received the 2012 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award.  St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center has received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For superior energy efficiency, St. Anthony’s earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR three consecutive times. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 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, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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