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2013 Aj Medical Matters

2013 Aj Medical Matters

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 Supplement to the
 • Local doctors weighin on frequentlyasked questions • Getting seniors backwhere they belong • It takes a village February 2013
 
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
MEDICAL MATTERS
Supplement to Gold Country Media
 
Supplement to Gold Country Media
MEDICAL MATTERS
Sunday, February 24, 2013
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BY GLORIA YOUNG
GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
G
etting useful informationinto the hands of the com-munity goes beyond theprinted word and electronictransmission. It’s also aboutface-to-face discussions whereresidents can hear from expertsand ask questions.The Auburn Journal’s MedicalMatters Breakfast Seminar setfor Feb. 25 at The Ridge Golf Club does just that. Scheduledin conjunction with publicationof a Medical Matters specialsection, it features doctors fromkey sponsor Sutter AuburnFaith Hospital along with otherhealth professionals.The breakfast is part of theJournal’s effort to supplementspecial sections with tie-inactivities, explained MJ Helts-ley, Auburn Journal advertising director and major accountssales manager.“We’re making sure we canhave an event at the same timethat will either enhance thespecial section and content orinvolve the community moreintimately,” Heltsley said.Sitting down over a continen-tal breakfast, participants willhear introductory commentsfrom the special speakers, fol-lowed by a panel-format ques-tion-and answer session oncancer screenings, rehabilita-tion, memory loss, hearing,strokes and other medicalissues.“When we approached themedical community, we said wed like to create some educa-tional and inspirational semi-nars we can provide to (resi-dents) and do it in a very relaxed setting,” Heltsley said.The seminar also provides anopportunity to showcase Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’sresources.“Sutter Auburn Faith Hospitalis committed to providing advanced medical services toour community, including investing in new technology and recruiting new specialiststo Auburn,” CEO Mitch Hannasaid in an email. “The MedicalMatters event is a venue for ourresidents to learn more aboutthe health care services andphysicians they have access toright in their own backyard.”Speakers include SutterOrthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Bergeson, Sutter Oncologist Vijay Suhag, Sutter Gastroen-terologist Benjamin A. Brichler,stroke nurse Teresa Anne (Tess)Carter, physical therapist Mark Hallbourg, Hospice/Lifelineclinical manager Anne Lyons,Diane Kraker, Sutter Rehabilita-tion Institute program directorDiane Kraker and JaneneBauhofer, audiologist with Plac-er Speech and Hearing Servic-es/Whisper Hearing in Auburn.The focus will be on develop-ments in surgery, according toSara Stratton, Sutter HealthSacramento Sierra Region mar-keting manager.“Sutter Auburn Faith hasbeen improving its surgicalsuite so we can do minimally invasive surgeries there,” shesaid. “We now have some lessinvasive procedures for oncolo-gy, cancer detection, generalsurgery, gynecologic and ortho-pedic (issues). (Because theprocedures are) less invasive tothe patient, the patient recoversfaster and is out of the hospitalsooner.” Another important aspect isthe interaction between doctorsand the community.“I think people like to comeout because they like to see thedoctors in person,” Strattonsaid. “And it is important for ourdoctors to get the face time withpeople in the community andhear what is important tothem.”The goal of the Medical Mat-ters session is for people whohave health questions, are tak-ing care of aging parents or whohave health matters they aren’tsure how to deal with to comeaway with some answers totheir concerns and issues.For Heltsley, the seminarhighlights the Journal’s role as aforum in the community.“We’re partnering with thecommunity and we’re hearing about what matters to them,”she said. “We’re talking to ourleaders and bringing a liveevent to them to extend theconversation.”She estimates the seminar will run through about 10 a.m. When it is over, attendees willhave ample time to visit theinformational booths at theirown pace.
Reach Gloria Young atgloriay@goldcountrymedia.com
DR. BRICHLER SPEAKS ABOUT ERCPPROCEDURE
This will be Dr. Benjamin Brichler’s firsttime to participate in a health seminar inAuburn.“I’ve been with Sutter Medical Group for justabout a year and a half,” he said Wednes-day. “It’s a good opportunity tomeet some of the members ofthe community and provideinformation and education topatients regarding gastroenterol-ogy and what we do up here inAuburn.”Brichler will give a brief overview of theprocedures he and the other colleaguesin his medical group perform at SutterAuburn Faith. That includes an advancedprocedure called ERCP — used to treat dis-eases of the bile duct.“Unique in our group is that all threephysicians are trained to perform ERCP,”he said.He’ll also cover indications that warrantcolonoscopies and other endoscopies.“(I’ll discuss) common symptoms thatpeople may want to come and see us todiscuss and basic guidelines for colorectalcancer screenings — things people mightnot know,” he said. “That’s something Ireally want the community to be awareof.”
GRAPHIC BY JAMIE HAZELTON •GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
Health information goes beyond the printed page
“I think people like tocome out because theylike to see the doctors inperson, and it isimportant for ourdoctors to get the facetime with people in thecommunity and hearwhat is important tothem.”
Sara Stratton, Sutter HealthSacramento Sierra Region marketingmanager
 Auburn Journal to host Medical Matters Breakfast Seminar
MEDICAL MATTERSBREAKFAST SEMINAR 
When:
8 a.m. Monday
Where:
The Ridge Golf Club,2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn
Tickets:
$10 per person
Tickets and info:
Call Linda at (530) 852-0278

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