March 2015

Advanced Options for Your Painful Hip or Knee
Join Sarasota Memorial’s Orthopedic Specialists as they offer their expertise on the latest treatments during a free lecture series in March.
All presentations will be held 10-11 am at Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine/HealthFit, 5880 Rand Blvd., off Clark Road. A brief Q & A will follow each lecture. Call (941) 917-7777 for information or to RSVP.

• Sat., Mar.7 – Latest Advances in Hip and Knee Preservation and Replacement, by Edward Stolarski, MD.
• Sat., Mar.14 – Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hip and Knee: Why Settle for a More Invasive Procedure? by Ronald P. White, MD.
• Sat., Mar.21 – How to Get Back to Life Quickly After Hip and Knee Replacement, by Sean R. Dingle, MD.
• Sat., Mar.28 – Good News for Bad Knees, by Jeffrey Silverstein, MD.

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Latest Options in Weight Loss Surgery
Learn about the latest options in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, and how it also helps significantly lower or eliminate Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and joint pain.

Bariatric surgeons Patrick Fitzgerald, MD, and John Nora, MD, will present a free community lecture series on gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band, 4:30-5:30 March 3 (Dr. Fitzgerald) and March 10 (Dr. Nora) in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A brief Q&A will follow each presentation.

Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777.

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Free CMS / ICD-10 Class
Sarasota Memorial and CMS are hosting a free ICD-10 class for physicians, staff and practice managers/coders, 1-3 pm March 11 in the Papaya Room, Waldemere Medical Center, 1921 Waldemere St.

Click here to register online or call (941) 917-1107.

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Managing Your Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or are concerned about pre-diabetes, join us for this free 2-part lecture presented by Sarasota Memorial's diabetes education team:

• Thur., Mar.26 – Innovations in Diabetes Management, by Wende Kozlow, MD
• Tue, Mar.31 – How to Reduce Your Risk of Getting Diabetes, by Diabetes Educators Linh Gordon, RN, CDE & Kathy Namolik, RD, LD/N, CDE

Both lectures will be held 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial Hospital's first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail.

Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or click here for more information about our ADA-Recognized (American Diabetes Association) Diabetes Treatment Services program.

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HealthSquare – March '15 events
Join us at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square mall for free health presentations and FootNotes, a book club featuring mall walks and discussions with SMH experts. Upcoming:

• Thur. Mar.19 (3-4 pm) – STAR Rehab for cancer patients and survivors, with special focus on balance issues, presented by SMH Physical Therapist Sheryl Ireland.

For a full schedule or more information, visit our calendar, call (941) 302-4271 or email.

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Mark Your Calendar
• Friday, April 24, 2015 (1-5 pm) – Memory & Dementia Care: Understanding the Diagnosis, Care and Support for Those with Dementia, Sarasota Memorial Hospital first floor auditorium. Free and open to public.RSVP: (941) 917-7777.

• Saturday, May 2, 2015 (Registration 7 am/Walk 8 am) – SMH NICU Reunion & March for Babies, JD Hamel Park (corner of Main St. & U.S. 41). All NICU “graduates” and their families are invited to join the SMH Babe Magnet team and help raise funds for the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies.

After the walk, attend the Sarasota Memorial NICU Reunion, where families can enjoy refreshments and activities and reunite with the physicians and nurses who cared for the “graduates.” Join the SMH “Babe Magnet” team. Information: (941) 917-1700.

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