Friday, August 27, 2010

A Great Opportunity to Discuss Progress in Health Care

The origin of tour word for doctor comes from the Latin word doceō, which means "I teach". We have recently been living through an explosion in medical knowledge, and for this reason, the doctors of the Whatcom County Medical Society are proud to present an event every fall that seeks to communicate with our patients around these developments. The Mini-Medical School is presented by Medical Society members on current topics of interest or controversy in medicine.  Beyond physicians sharing information, these presentations offer an opportunity to talk with physicians about how they think about health and disease, how they analyze problems and how they apply science in their work. I hope that we have a great turnout. Here is this years schedule!

Wednesday, September 8 “Food Sensitivity: allergies, intolerances and strong convictions”
Dr. Kevin Dooms, Bellingham Asthma, Allergy and Immunology

Wednesday, September 15 “Health Care Reform: what’s in it for me?”
Dr. David Lynch, Family Care Network

Wednesday, September 22 “Whatcom CSI: fact and fiction of death investigation
Dr. Gary Goldfogel, Whatcom County Medical Examiner

Wednesday, September 29 “The Evidence is Clear: surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity and diabetes”
Dr. Walter Medlin, PeaceHealth Medical Group

Wednesday, October 6 “Cancer: the art and science of diagnosis and treatment”
Drs. Ian Thompson and William Hall, Northwest Radiation Oncology Associates

Wednesday, October 13 “Vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines: how safe and how effective?”
Dr. Greg Stern, Whatcom County Health Department

All lectures are free to the public and will be held 7:00—8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA

Information: call (360) 676-7630 or email:

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