September 2012

HealthSquare Sept '12 Events
Join our physician and health care experts at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, in Westfield Sarasota Square, for these free lectures:
Friday, Sept. 7 (1-2:30 pm) – Donald Erb, DO, Pain Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Sarasota Memorial’s Pain Medicine Services.
Thursday, Sept. 13 (2-3 pm) – Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group OB-GYN Kristen Shepherd, MD, discussing family planning and women’s health issues.
Saturday, Sept. 29 (11 am) – Sarasota Neurologist Dan Stein, MD, discussing sports concussions.

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Wellness Walk/Talks
A FREE, 10-week wellness journey for walkers of all abilities, Sept. 6-Nov. 8, at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare in Westfield Sarasota Square. Walk to destinations around Florida with our fun mapping system – and never leave the cool mall! Participants receive a free pedometer and journal to log miles/steps toward distance goal. Also enjoy special Wellness Walk Talks:
• Thursday, Sept. 13, 9-9:30 am (via Skype) – Paul Satia, MD, Pain Care Specialist, Hip and Knee Pain
• Thursday, Sept. 20, 9-10 am – Kathy Namolik, Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Exercise & Diabetes
• Thursday, Sept. 27, 9-10 am – Craig Conti, DPM, Podiatry Specialist, Foot Pain
For more information, contact Mackenzie Jones or call (941) 302-4271.

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MindSet for Early Stage Memory Loss
A series of six free classes to help individuals & care partners manage early stage memory loss. Classes offer skills to help exercise the brain, create healthy habits and improve communication. Information: Call Marcy Stern, Memory Disorder Clinic, at (941) 917-7437

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Join TEAM SMH at Heart Walk
Join the SMH team at the 3K Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk, Saturday, Sept. 22, Payne Park, 2000 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Festivities begin at 7:30 am, followed by the 3K Walk/Run at 9 am. RSVP: (941) 917-2399.

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Pain Care: Physician Lecture Series
Advances in medicine continue to provide new minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments to manage pain. September is Pain Awareness Month: Learn the latest techniques in a free month-long pain education program by Sarasota Memorial’s pain medicine physicians. Visit Sarasota Memorial’s online health calendar for a complete schedule. For information about Sarasota Memorial’s Pain Care Centers, visit our webpage.

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“Out for Blood” Drive
Join Sarasota Memorial staff in a blood drive sponsored for Suncoast Communities Blood Bank and the local community. The drive is open to the public and will be held in the hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (dates & times below). All donors receive an “Out for Blood” shark-themed T-shirt and chance to win a $25 restaurant gift card and free Kindle Fire.
• Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. – noon

The mobile Blood Bank unit also will be at two other Sarasota Memorial locations this month:
• Wednesday – Sept. 12, 2:30-5:30 pm – Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd, Sarasota (approx. 1/2-mile west of I-75 off Clark Road)
• Monday, September 17, 9 am-2 pm – Main Plaza (Siesta Room), 1991 Main Street, Sarasota

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Keeping Super Woman Super
Moderated by medical journalist Heidi Godman, this free community event features physician presentations designed to help women protect their health and quality of life as they enter mid-life and beyond. The 2-part series will take place in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Call Sarasota Memorial’s HealthLine at (941) 917-7777 for information or reservations.

Saturday, Oct. 13 (9-10:30 am) – Learn the latest options and minimally invasive treatments for women’s cancers, common gynecological conditions and breast reconstruction/reduction. Physician panel includes GYN Oncologist James Fiorica, MD; Gynecologist Mike Swor, MD; and Plastic Surgeon Alissa Shulman, MD. Tours of Sarasota Memorial’s Minimally Invasive Women's Surgical Suites will be available following the presentation.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 (6-7:30pm) – Learn how to guard against heart disease and other common conditions that affect women as they age. Physician panel includes: Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri, MD; Internal Medicine Specialist Karen Hamad, MD; and OB-GYN John Sullivan, MD.

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700


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