Fall Speaker Series
Join us during the month of October for our For Your Health fall seminar series. The Physicians of Saint Louis University, SLUCare, are offering seven FREE, one-hour seminars on topics that cover the medical health spectrum.
The series is open to the public, and you can attend as many events as you like. Because seating is limited, and to help us plan, please register for each event you will be attending.
Light refreshments will be served.
Vascular Health and Screenings: An update on stroke prevention, the treatment of peripheral artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms
October 16 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres |
Presenter: Brian Peterson, M.D., Vascular Surgeon
Think of your arteries and veins as your body's highway system, responsible for transporting the blood that carries essential oxygen and nutrients to fuel your body. And like a highway, when flow is diminished or completely blocked, serious problems will occur. Vascular surgeon, Dr. Brian Peterson, will explain the dangers caused by vascular diseases. He'll also provide preventive tips and information that can help you identify the symptoms and signs of vascular disease.
Joint, Knee & Hip Replacement
October 17 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | St. Louis County Central Library |
Presenter: Jeffrey Whiting, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
There was a time when bone disease and joint problems meant the permanent loss of mobility and independence. But today it's a much different story and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffery Whiting will share with you recent advancements and treatment options that can restore what was once lost. He'll also explain how new techniques reduce post-operative pain and promote a speedier recovery.
A New Look at Macular Degeneration
October 22 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | St. Louis County Central Library |
Presenter: Stephen Feman, M.D., Ophthalmologist
Macular degeneration may not mean blindness. Good news for those 65 and older who are most at risk of developing this sight robbing disease. Ophthalmologist and macular degeneration researcher Dr. Stephen Feman will explain the different types of macular degeneration as well as provide you with preventive tips to protect your sight. He will also help you recognize the early symptoms and signs, and explore treatment options.
Cosmetic Dermatology: Helping your skin look its best at any age
October 23 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres |
Presenter: Natalie Semchyshyn, M.D., Dermatologist
Do you feel younger than the person you see in the mirror? Dermatologist Dr. Natalie Semchyshyn often hears this from her patients who want to improve the appearance of their skin. Cosmetic dermatology is a rapidly expanding field of medicine and Dr. Semchyshyn, who is also a researcher, will explain advancements and the many treatment options to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
The Hybrid Maze: A new approach to treating atrial fibrillation
October 24 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres |
Presenter: Richard Lee, M.D., MBA, Cardiac Surgeon
If you're a patient with atrial fibrillation there's a new approach to treating it that combines the benefits of traditional surgery with the advantages of minimally invasive techniques. Cardiac surgeon Dr. Richard Lee is a principal innovator in this procedure known as the Hybrid Maze. He will share the science behind the new approach and its benefits.
Parent Trap: Caring for the Aging Parent
October 29 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres |
Presenter: Milta Little, D.O., Geriatrics
Caring for an aging parent may be the highest calling of your life. But it can also rob you of your time, your money and create resentment toward the very people you love. Dr. Milta Little, a geriatric specialist and researcher, will share her unique insight into this trend that will affect more and more families as baby boomers age. Children caught in this situation are often referred to as the sandwich generation: adults raising their own children while dealing with elderly parents and their care.
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
October 30 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres |
Presenter: H. Dennis Mollman, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon
A long surgical scar is not the badge of courage it once was. The new medical technique of minimally invasive surgery dramatically reduces the size of surgical scarring and recovery time. Neurosurgeon Dr. Dennis Mollman is a pioneer and leading researcher in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He will share his unique insight into the procedure, the conditions best suited for its use, and the immediate and long-term benefits.