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'Dinner With The Doc' Series Returns To Putnam Hospital Center

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Health Quest will continue its interactive series, "Dinner with the Doc," this April and May, offering five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Valley.

Several healthcare providers, including Putnam Hospital Center, from across the system will speak on breast health, spine care, weight-loss surgery, nutrition and pancreas and liver treatments.

The following is the schedule for the upcoming "Dinner with the Doc" talks:

"All Biled Up: Digesting Facts and Myths About the Pancreas and Liver” - 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Bluestone Bistro, 10 IBM Road, Poughkeepsie.

Dr. Ryan Swan, a hepatobiliary surgeon with Health Quest Medical Practice on the medical staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, will provide an introduction to the pancreas and liver, discuss misperceptions about these organs, as well as advancements in treatment that have occurred over the past decade.

"Ouch! My Back: What to Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery" - 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 24, at Bluestone Bistro, 10 IBM Road, Poughkeepsie.

Millions of Americans suffer from back and neck pain. It can make simple, everyday tasks difficult, sometimes impossible. Dr. Nicholas Renaldo, a spine surgeon with Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County on the medical staff at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, will discuss minimally invasive procedures and treatments to help people get BACK into a healthy, active life.

"Best of the Breast: From Screening to Surgery" - 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, at Clock Tower Grill, Clock Tower Commons, 512 Clock Tower Commons Drive, Brewster.

A team of breast health specialists on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center, including breast surgeon Dr. Lyda Rojas and plastic surgeon Dr. Karoline Nowillo, of CareMount Medical, and radiologist Dr. Donald Lien, of Hudson Valley Radiologists, will discuss all aspects of breast care, including cancer prevention, screenings, diagnosis, surgery and follow-up care.

"When Diets Don’t Work: A Look at Weight-Loss Surgery" - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at Frank Guido’s Little Italy, 14 Thomas St., Kingston.

Guests will receive information that can help them or their loved ones make an educated decision about minimally invasive, weight-loss surgery. Guests will dine on a nutritious meal and hear from Dr. Brian Binetti, a bariatric surgeon with Health Quest Medical Practice on the medical staff at Northern Dutchess Hospital, along with members of the hospital’s dedicated, multidisciplinary team, who will give an overview of the program’s comprehensive offerings.

"Food as Medicine: How Nutrition Impacts Your Health" -  6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, at Centennial Grille at Centennial Golf Club, 185 John Simpson Road, Carmel.

Guests will learn how food can be a powerful prescription for health and well-being. Cardiologist Dr. Lawrence Schek, Putnam Hospital Center’s vice president of medical affairs, and Jenna Godfrey, a registered dietitian at Health Quest who works at Putnam Hospital Center, will discuss how the foods people eat have a beneficial impact on their physical and mental health.

To register for one of the talks, call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 800-421-1220) or visit www.healthquest.org/dinnerwithdoc.

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