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Physicians Team Up to Educate Patients on Ways

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Media Contact:  Michelle Van Hoff
St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake
(707) 963-6412
michelle.vanhoff@ah.org

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Physicians Team Up to Educate Patients on Ways

May 8, 2014, Clearlake, CA. As part of its commitment to helping the community learn about health, on May 7, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake sponsored a free Get Your Health Back seminar at the Middletown Senior Center. The seminar featured three highly skilled physicians presenting the newest advances in two subjects of critical concern for citizens of Lake County, weight management and chronic pain. Over the course of two hours, 64 community members had an opportunity to listen to and talk with some of the area’s top physicians in these fields.

“This is not only about quality of life, but also longevity of life,” says David Santos, VP of Operations at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. “The good news is that people can make huge improvements in their overall health just by making simple lifestyle changes. Our goal is to help people learn what steps they can take today, so they can feel better and live longer.”

Corey Warner, MD, an Internal Medicine specialist from St. Helena Medical Specialties in Hidden Valley Lake, discussed the challenges and importance of weight loss, and explained the difference a medically supervised weight management program can make. Highly regarded by his peers, Dr. Warner has helped hundreds of patients regain their health and a sense of control over their lives through a whole-person approach to weight management.

For those who have tried traditional weight loss efforts without success, Richard Parent, MD, presented the latest information on surgical options for weight loss. A general surgeon who specializes in general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, Dr. Parent also has an extensive background in diabetes. His presentation focused on new advances in weight loss surgery, including the Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Banding, and how these procedures can be a crucial step to resolving health issues and regaining quality of life. 

Pari Azari, MD, a specialist in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain management, presented on ways to prevent chronic pain – migraines, back pain, injuries, joint damage, or chronic illness – from limiting activity and taking over life. From dietary and medical options to rehabilitation and minimally invasive treatments, her presentation outlined practical ways to reliev pain and return to an active life.

This seminar is just one of many steps St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is taking to help the community learn about health and the steps they can take to live a healthier life.

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit StHelenaHospitals.org for more information.