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St. Anthony's Outpatient Center Hosts Sports Medicine Health Seminars in April

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (March 19, 2013)- St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center invites the community to several sports medicine related health seminars scheduled in April. From knee injuries, training for a triathlon to treating running injuries and shoulder pain, 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.

My Aching Knee!

Monday, April 1, 12 – 1 p.m.

Free knee screenings by appointment only: 11-11:45 a.m., 1 – 1:50 p.m. To make appointment, call (727) 953-6993.

Join orthopedic surgeon, Koco Eaton, MD, for advice on the best treatment options available that can bring dramatic relief to your knee pain and get you back to your normal routine in no time. A complimentary knee X-ray screening will be offered. Registration is required. A light lunch will be provided.

Medical Concerns for Triathletes

Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m.

Join medical director of St. Anthony’s Triathlon and avid athlete John A. Gross, MD, to learn more about medical concerns specific to triathletes.  Dr. Gross will discuss how to keep triathletes fit but safe to prevent injuries during their vigorous training. Dr. Gross is also an assistant team physician for the Tampa Bay Rays and medical director for Florida Ironman.  

Treat Running Injuries Before You Are Injured

Monday, April 8, 5:30 p.m.

Join orthopedic surgeon Koco Eaton, MD, and licensed massage therapist Bryan Thomas to discover how the appropriate licensed massage therapist can help keep you active and how to prevent common running injuries including stress fractures, hamstring strains, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis while keeping active.

Diagnosing and Treating Shoulder Pain

Wednesday, April 17, Noon

Orthopedic surgeon Douglas Carlan, MD, will discuss the importance of an accurate diagnosis for your shoulder pain that may include bursitis, rotator cuff tears, joint disorders and inflammatory conditions and best surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for shoulder injuries. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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

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