Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is kicking off its monthly health and wellness series called AAMC docsTALK, to provide comprehensive and interactive health education to the community. The series will offer FREE insight, information and access to health care professionals.
The docsTALK event — “Weight No More: Solutions for a Lighter You” — will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 PM at the AAMC Health Sciences Pavilion,7th floor Doordan Institute. Free Parking in Garage E.
The season’s first topic, “Weight No More: Solutions for a Lighter You,” features Bariatric surgeon, Alex Gandsas, M.D., and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Fred Sutter, M.D. They will discuss weight loss options, including surgery for those who are 100 pounds or more overweight. After the main program, there will be breakout sessions:
- Surgical Solutions for a Lighter You with Dr. Gandsas
- How Weight Loss Affects Fertility with Dr. Jeffrey McKeeby, from Shady Grove Fertility Center
- Therapeutic Lifestyle Change/General Nutrition and Wellness with Dr. Sutter
To register visit www.aamcevents.com or call 443-481-5555
Transforming traditional seminars into casual conversation, AAMC docsTALK offers a relaxed atmosphere to tackle tough issues, raise questions and encourage participation.
Typically, hospitals offer health education in a stuffy setting with powerpoints and medical jargon. AAMC docsTALK will take complex topics and break them down to easy conversation. Playing on the popularity of shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz, the series will offer the same type of medical expertise as those popular broadcasts, on a local, monthly basis, taking complex conversations from the operating room into a living room setting.
The show is hosted by physicians Dr. Briana Walton and Dr. John Martin. Dr.Walton is the director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the AAMC Women’s Center for Pelvic Health. Dr.Martin is a practicing vascular surgeon in Annapolis and provides leadership for the AAMC Heart and Vascular Program. In 2000, he founded the Dare to C.A.R.E. Foundation.