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Dinner with the Doc health education series returns this fall

Posted: 9/13/2017

Health Quest’s interactive Dinner with the Doc series returns in October with five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. Healthcare providers from across the system will speak on robotic surgery, cardiovascular care, nutrition and weight-loss surgery.

The series features a complimentary dinner served at restaurants in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties. Reservations are required two weeks in advance of the event due to limited seating. Also, due to the limited number of attendees for the series, people can register to attend one Dinner with the Doc seminar and can reserve up to two seats.

The series kicks off with Dr. Maureen Terranova* and physical therapist Cathy Leonard presenting “Not Your Mother’s Surgery: Women’s Health in the Rise of Robotics” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff. Terranova, a gynecologist with CareMount Medical and on the medical staff of Northern Dutchess Hospital, and Cathy Leonard, director of physical medicine and women’s physical therapy at Northern Dutchess Hospital, will discuss robot-assisted gynecology surgery as well as pelvic rehabilitation for women who suffer from endometriosis, uterine prolapse, fibroids or pelvic pain. To register, call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Additional Dinner with the Doc events:

The Robot Will See You Now: Surgical Advancements and Options
6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10
Centennial Grille at Centennial Golf Club, 185 John Simpson Road, Carmel
Come learn about the various applications of robotic surgery with urologist Dr. Mark Nogueira*, general surgeon Dr. Adam Semegran* and gynecologist Dr. Janusz Rudnicki*, all from CareMount Medical and on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center. To register, call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Food as Medicine: Childhood Obesity
6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17
Cosimo’s, 120 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie
Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Jill Brodsky* of CareMount Medical and on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Virginia Cambalik, a registered dietitian with Health Quest, will focus on appropriate meal composition, portion size and eating habits to promote healthy weight in children. The aim is to help parents and caregivers focus on healthy eating behaviors through normal hunger cues and what they can do to encourage this normal process. The discussion will also touch on what may interrupt those cues and then derail healthy eating. To register, call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Affairs of the Heart: How to Screen for and Manage Cardiovascular Risk Factors
6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24
Clock Tower Grill, 512 Clock Tower Commons Drive, Brewster
A team of cardiologists from The Heart Center, a Health Quest affiliate, will speak on coronary care. Hear from Dr. Lawrence Solomon on screening for coronary heart disease, Dr. Anthony Messina on the good and the bad of statins and Dr. Aarti Campo on tips and tricks for blood pressure treatment. These three physicians are now seeing patients in the Carmel Health Quest Medical Practice offices. The Heart Center is a division of the Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C. To register, call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

When Diets Don’t Work: A Look at Weight-Loss Surgery
6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25
Dish Bistro & Wine Bar, 947 S Lake Blvd., Mahopac
Learn information that can help you or your loved one make an educated decision about minimally invasive, weight-loss surgery. Dine on a nutritious meal and hear from bariatric surgeons Dr. Anthony Maffei*, Dr. Thomas Cerabona*, Dr. Ashutosh Kaul* and Dr. Jonathan Giannone*. These physicians from Advanced Surgeons are on the medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center, where they have performed hundreds of surgeries. They will give an overview of the hospital program and its comprehensive offerings. To register, call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

* In the spirit of keeping you well informed, the physician identified is neither an agent nor an employee of Health Quest or any of its affiliate organizations. This physician has selected our facilities as the place where he or she wants to treat and care for private patients.

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