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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Several Community Health Seminars In May

Shoulder Pain, Foot Care, Active Aging and Student Athlete Hydration 

CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 22, 2013)- Morton Plant Mease health experts invites the community to attend free health seminars that include health topics such as shoulder pain, bladder issues, sleep apnea link to the heart, active aging and the importance of hydration for the student athlete. The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

Shoulder Pain and Your Rotator Cuff

Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 & 5, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Join orthopedic surgeon Brian Oliver, MD, to learn more about rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder; how common injuries are and how it can be caused by falling, lifting and repetitive arm movements during activities like sports, gardening, and working; and the latest treatment for rotator cuff injuries.

Proper Foot Care and Screening

Wednesday, May 15, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Morton Plant Mease Palm Harbor Wellness Center, 32672 US Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor

Podiatrist Salvatore DeLellis, DPM, will provide attendees with a screening that evaluates any issues that they are experiencing with their feet and an overview of proper foot care.

The Cardiology Connection to Sleep Apnea

Wednesday, May 15, 6 p.m.

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Cardiologist Van Q. Nguyen, MD, will discuss how untreated sleep apnea can have an effect on the heart and specific heart diseases related to sleep apnea.

Bladder Control Issues

Wednesday, May 15 , Noon

Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater

Join urologist Lonnie Klein, MD, to learn more about the prevention and treatments for frequent urination.

Anti Aging and Active Aging

Tuesday, May 28, 2 p.m.

Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater

Join Linda Meade, RNC, BS, HN-BC, to participate in the Ageless Grace® fitness and wellness program. Suitable for nearly all ages and abilities, participants will be guided through the program’s 21 movements designed to promote lifelong comfort and ease. The simple exercises are performed in a chair with the goal to stimulate the body and mind to help reawaken neural pathways and create new ones.

Florida Heat: Hydration for the Student Athlete

Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m.

North Greenwood Recreation Complex, 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater

Join family medicine physician Keith Spain, MD, to learn about the importance of knowing the heat index, especially living in Florida, and the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses in student athletes. Dr. Spain will also discuss how to develop a strategy for hydration and nutrition for practices, games or competitions.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: 

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at