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Doc Talks

You’re invited to learn about a wide range of healthcare topics at DeKalb Medical's free Doc Talks. Light refreshments will be served. All events and parking are free, but registration is required. Please find our upcoming talks below. Call 404.501.WELL (9355) for more information or to register.

May 2015

Solutions For Painful Knee Conditions

Tuesday, May 5 6:30-7:30p.m. DeKalb Medical Theater, North Decatur Campus

If you're struggling with chronic knee pain that slows you down or disrupts your day, it may be time to see a doctor. Knee pain is a common complaint among adults, but at what point does that pain become serious enough to warrant medical attention? Dr. Jeff Traub, a DeKalb Medical orthopedic surgeon, will talk about the latest in arthritis treatments, as well as knee reconstruction or replacement. People wishing to take a tour of the Joint Solutions Center should meet in the Theatre at 6 p.m. To register, call 404-501-WELL or visit www.dekalbmedical.org.

New Developments in Food Allergy Treatment  

Thursday, May 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. DeKalb Medical Theater, North Decatur Campus

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), up to 6% of children in the United States under age 3 have food allergies. Food allergies account for 90% of all allergic reactions in children. They are less common in adults but, overall, food allergies affect nearly 11 million people in the United States.

Join Dr. Georgia Gottlieb on Thursday, May 7 at DeKalb Medical in the ground floor theatre, 2701 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about New Developments in Food Allergy Treatment. Dr. Gottlieb is an expert in allergy related problems of the nose, sinuses and lungs. He specializes in treating allergies and asthma in children and adults.

Dr. Gottlieb will address:

  • Is it possible that my child is allergic to everything?
  • Is my child likely to outgrow their allergy?
  • My child is allergic to egg. Is she at risk of a life threatening reaction?  Should an Epi Pen always be at hand?  What should school policy be about Epi Pens?
  • My child is allergic to peanut. Is he at risk from other children eating peanut butter sandwiches at his table? What should school policy be on this issue?
  • Can foods or food additives contribute to behavior problems?
  • My child seems to always have a cold. Should I take her off milk to decrease her mucous?
  • Is there any treatment for food allergy?

Registration is free and parking is validated. To register, call 404-501-WELL or click here.

Is Heartburn Burning You Up?

Thursday, May 14, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. DeKalb Medical Theatre, North Decatur Campus

Is Heartburn Burning You Up? Do you wonder if you will be taking antacids and pills the rest of your life to treat heartburn? Did you know that long-term heartburn also leads to esophageal cancer? Hear from DeKalb Medical’s Heartburn Solutions Center professionals as they discuss how you can keep chronic heartburn from interrupting life. Our panel includes: Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Scott Steinberg, dietician Leslie Tranter and Nurse Navigator Pam Briggs. To register, call 404-501-WELL or visit www.dekalbmedical.org.

June 2015

Men’s Health Panel

June is Men’s Health Month! Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue. Men and their loved ones are invited to join us at one of our Men’s Health Panels to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection of disease among men and boys. Panelists will address the importance of annual check-ups, solutions to joint pain, heart health and healthy sleep.

DeKalb Medical encourages men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. What you can do: Wear blue to show your support, schedule an annual exam with your primary care physician, attend one of our informational doctor talks. Our event include a complimentary blood pressure screening and BMI assessment at 6 p.m.

N. Decatur Theatre – Tuesday, June 16 - 6:30- 8 p.m.

Hillandale Community Room – Thursday, June 18 - 6:30- 8 p.m.

2701 North Decatur Road Decatur, GA 30033
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