For Your Health, Fall Seminar Series

SLUCare Physician Group's timely and informative health care seminar series returns Sept. 30, and will run through Oct. 16. This season, our physicians will present nine FREE, one-hour seminars on topics that cover the health spectrum. Topics include:

Breast Health Rheumatoid Arthritis Leukemia
Sinusitis & Nasal Obstruction Hereditary Cancer Cosmetic Surgery
Insomnia Diabetes, Sleep and Body Weight Women and Cardiovascular Disease
BONUS EVENT:
Introduction to Insulin
Pumps and Monitors


Presenters: 
Debbie Bennett
Dr. Bennett BiographyDr. Debbie Bennett Video 
Debbie Bennett, M.D. 
Radiologist 
Debbie Bennett
Dr. Theresa Schwartz BiographcyDr. Theresa Schwartz Podcast
Theresa
Schwartz, 
M.D.
Surgical Oncology

BREAST HEALTH
Advances in Breast Health
Diagnosis and Treatment

September 30 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

There was a time when a breast cancer diagnosis meant radical mastectomy. Today, advances across multiple medical fields are leading to better and varied treatment options. At the core of this continual shift is a team of diverse specialists working toward minimally invasive surgeries to reduce scarring, risk, pain, blood loss and recovery time for patients. Radiologist Debbie Bennett, M.D., and breast surgeon Theresa Schwartz, M.D., will explain the many benefits of a team approach to breast health.
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Presenter:
Rema Syed, M.D.
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Reema Syed, 
M.D.
Rheumatologist

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
RA Demystified
October 1 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking your own body’s tissue. An autoimmune disorder, RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. While often thought of as a condition affecting mature adults, it can occur at any age, but usually begins around age 40. There are many misguided fears – pain, physical limitations, side effects and loss of independence – surrounding rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologist Reema Syed, M.D., will dispel these myths by examining advancements in research and treatment options. She will also focus on the importance of controlling symptoms and preventing joint damage to improve your health, quality of life and independence.
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Presenter:
Carl Freter, M.D.
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Carl Freter, M.D.
Oncologist

LEUKEMIA
Leukemia Questions Answered
October 2 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

Get answers to your questions about leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes from oncologist Carl Freter, M.D., director and professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Freter will explore advancements and treatment options for these diseases that destroy or damage the body’s blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and lymphatic system. Treatments can be complex, but there are strategies and resources that can help to make your treatment successful.

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Presenter:
Jastin Antisdel, M.D.
 Dr. Jastin Antisdel BiographcyDr. Jastin Antisdel VideoDr. Jastin Antisdel Podcast
Jastin Antisdel, M.D., FACS 
Otolaryngologist

SINUSITIS & NASAL OBSTRUCTION
Breath'n
October 7 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

Anyone who’s suffered from blocked sinuses knows just how miserable it can be – unable to breathe, pain and pressure, the lack of a restful night’s sleep, cough, congestion, nasal drip. It’s not a pleasant situation, but there are practical solutions to help ease and prevent sinusitis. Jastin Antisdel, M.D. director of Saint Louis University Sinus Institute, will lead you through the causes and types of nasal obstruction, provide practical tips, and help you identify when to seek other medical alternatives.
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Presenter:
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc
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Suzanne Mahon, R.N., DNSc, AOCN®, APNG
Genetic Counselor

HEREDITARY CANCER
Finding Answers in Your Genes
October 8 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

It's alarming to think that you may be predisposed to developing cancer based on genes passed down to you from your parents. Five to 10 percent of cancers are inherited. And while that knowledge might be fleftening, not knowing or ignoring a predisposition can be deadly. Genetic counsellor Suzanne Mahon, DNSc., RN, will clarify what hereditary cancer is, what genetic testing can and cannot tell you, and when high-risk cancer surveillance or management is needed. While your genetic makeup is one factor, your ultimate fate rests with knowledge.
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Presenter:
Scott Walen, M.D.
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Scott Walen, M.D.
Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist

Facial Plastic & Reconstruction Surgeon

COSMETIC SURGERY
Form Meets Function
October 9 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

Your face is your calling card. Scott Walen, M.D., helps patients enhance facial harmony and correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. As a faculty member at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Walen emphasizes the form-and-function approach to the next generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Walen is well known in the medical community for performing intricate reconstructive surgeries following traumas to the face and neck. He will address the many medical advances and techniques used by today’s plastic surgeons, as well as explain the differences and benefits of cosmetic surgery.
Register Online for Oct. 9 Seminar

 

Presenter:
Foud Reda, M.D.
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Fouad Reda, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Sleep Medicine Specialist

SLEEP DISORDERS
Tired of Insomnia?
October 14 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Insomnia is a common problem that takes a toll on your energy, mood, health, and ability to function during the day. Chronic insomnia can even contribute to serious health problems. Simple changes to your lifestyle and daily habits can put a stop to sleepless nights. Psychiatrist Fouad Reda, M.D., will guide you through some basic causes and techniques to overcome episodic insomnia, as well as help you identify when the condition is chronic and warrants medical attention.
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Presenter:

Dr. Raymond Bourey

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Raymond E. Bourey, M.D., 
FACP, FACE, FAASM
Endocrinologist 
DIABETES
Diabetes, Sleep & Your Weight
October 22 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

Because of high interest in this lecture, Dr. Raymond Bourey will offer a second seminar Oct. 22. Reservations are no longer being accepted for the Oct. 15 seminar.

If you could better manage you diabetes and lose weight through sleep, would you? It’s not an excuse to sleep late, but there is a cause-and-effect relationship between diabetes, sleep and body weight. Diabetes and sleep problems go hand in hand, says Raymond Bourey, M.D., a leading endocrinology researcher and one of only two physicians in the nation certified in endocrinology and sleep medicine. Diabetes can cause sleep loss, and there’s evidence that not sleeping well increases your risk of developing diabetes. Dr. Bourey will help you understand how these and other health issues are intertwined and treated while you sleep.
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Presenters:
Dawn Hui, M.D.
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Dawn Hui, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgeon 

Lisa Alderson, M.D.
 Dr. Lisa Alderson BiographcyDr. Lisa Alderson VideoDr. Lisa Alderson Podcast
Lisa Alderson, M.D. 
Cardiologist

CARDIOVASCULAR
Women Develop Heart Disease, Too
October 16 | 7 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres

We’ve come a long way since the days when a woman’s worry over heart disease focused exclusively on its threat to the men in her life. We now know it’s not just a man’s problem; women suffer from coronary heart disease in nearly equal numbers to men. In fact, heart disease alone surpasses the combined 15 leading causes of death for women. Cardiac surgeon Dawn Hui, M.D., and cardiologist Lisa Alderson, M.D., will explore the gender misconception and explain preventive measures and new treatment options for women suffering from coronary heart disease.
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DIABETES EDUCATION
Introduction to Insulin Pumps & Monitors
November 3 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres

You don't have to be a techie to benefit from new diabetes devices. Even if you don't have a smartphone, you can appreciate the precision that insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors bring to diabetes care. Join Deepashree Gupta, M.D., and Dana Hellebusch, FNP, CDE, for an education seminar exploring insulin delivery and monitoring devices.
Register Online for Sept. 30 Seminar