UM Shore Regional Health announces “Ask the Expert” series for Spring 2014

imagesUM Shore Regional Health announces “Ask the Expert” series for Spring 2014

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is presenting the latest Ask the Expert Series, which will run April 3 through May 21 in locations throughout the region. These free programs offer residents an opportunity to meet and ask questions of physicians and other expert clinicians who provide services in our region.

Each presentation lasts about an hour, including an informative talk by an expert in a particular health care subject and a question-and-answer period. The “Ask the Expert” series is an ongoing program offered during the year in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

The wide range of topics covered by “Ask the Expert” includes the latest information about breast cancer surgery and recovery, prostate cancer, diabetes management, chronic pain management, the benefits of minimally invasive surgery and many more.

At the first presentation on April 3, Dr. Khalid Kurtom of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, an affiliate of University of Maryland Shore Medical Group, will discuss “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.” The seminar begins at 7 p.m. at Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay Street, in Cambridge.

Seating is limited; attendees are asked to RSVP to Cathy Wright at 410-822-1000, ext. 5222 or cwright@shorehealth.org.

The full schedule of experts, dates and locations of the seminars are below (note that some are offered in more than one location):

Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, Chesapeake Neurological Surgery:  “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”

Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay St., Cambridge 

John Foley, MD, Shore Comprehensive Urology: “What’s the Big Deal About Men’s Health Anyway? Answers to Questions You Always Wanted to Ask”      

Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, First Floor Solarium

Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Comprehensive Breast Center and Nelson Goldberg, MD, FACS University of Maryland Medical School: “Looking Your Best After Surgery for Breast Cancer: What’s New in Oncoplastic and Breast Reconstructive Surgery?”

Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m., Kent County Library “Yellow Building,” 408 High St. Chestertown

Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, Chesapeake Neurological Surgery:  “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”      

Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Conference Center 

Christopher Runz, DO, Shore Comprehensive Urology:  “Should I Be Screened for Prostate Cancer? Contemporary Approaches to Screening and Treatment”      

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay St., Cambridge

Kenneth Patrick Ligaray, MD and Faustino Macuha, MD, UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology: “Diabetes Management”      

Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m. , Kent County Library “Yellow Building”, 408 High St., Chestertown      

Stephen Wills, MD, Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation, and Cathy Asche, BSN, RN-BC, Shore Comprehensive Pain Center: “Chronic Pain: Balancing Medical and Self Management for Best Results”

Tuesday, April 29, 7 p.m. Caroline County Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 100 Market St., Denton

Kenneth Patrick Ligaray, MD and Faustino Macuha, MD, UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology: “Diabetes Management”      

Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m., Caroline County Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 100 Market St., Denton

Hugo Bonatti, MD and Aboubakr Khairat, MBBCh, MRCSI, CABS, Shore Surgical Care: “The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery”      

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m., Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover St., Easton 

Hugo Bonatti, MD and Aboubakr Khairat, MBBCh, MRCSI, CABS, Shore Surgical Care: “The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery”      

Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m., UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, Suite 320, 125 Shoreway Drive

Timothy Shanahan, DO, FACC, FACOI, Chesapeake Cardiology and Thomas Walsh, MD, Maryland Primary Care Physicians: “Dyslipidemia: Review of New Cholesterol Guidelines”

Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m., UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, Suite 320, 125 Shoreway Drive

Cordia Reilly, DPT and Diane Lorsong, MS, CCC/SLP, Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services: “Maximizing Mobility and Communications for Parkinson’s Patients”      

Monday, May 12, 5:30 p.m., UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, Suite 320, 125 Shoreway Drive

Thomas Lubeski, DO, FACOS and Lisa Jeffers, CRNP, CWS, Shore Wound Care: “The Positive Impact of Low Sodium Diets on Wound Healing”      

Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m., Talbot County Free Library, Frederick Douglas Room, 100 W. Dover St., Easton

Laurie Porter, DO, Chesapeake Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Hearing: “Hearing Loss in Seniors”        

Tuesday, May 20, 2 p.m., Grasonville Senior Center, 4802 Main St., Grasonville 

Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Comprehensive Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD,
UM Shore Regional Health: “What’s New and What’s Old in Breast Cancer Care”

Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Caroline County Library, 100 Market St., Denton