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Ask The Experts

Ask The ExpertsAsk The Experts is a FREE community lecture series, offered by SVMHS covering various medical issues. The foundation of any health and wellness program is awareness and education. Our Ask The Experts events take place on a monthly basis and provide either a panel of experts or physicians and individuals with medical expertise on topics of interest. The free events provide the community an opportunity to learn and have their questions answered. All SVMHS Ask the Experts events provide a Spanish language interpreter and listening equiptment upon RSVP. For more information, call the Health Promotion Department at 831.759.1890.

2014 Schedule of Events


 Wednesday, November 12th Men's Preventative Health

It's no secret that most men don't visit a doctor as often as they should. This Ask the Experts event is the perfect opportunity for the men in your family to get a wellness check up without the office visit. The informative evening will look at a variety of men's health issues including healthy living and preventative care, immunizations and screenings including a detailed look at cancer screening and what you need to know to prevent the disease and find cancer at it's earliest possible stages when treatment and recovery are possible. This Ask the Experts event also looks at a common and often misunderstood issue, low testosterone in men. If you are a man or have one in your life, join SVMHS and our panel of physician experts for an informative and fun evening of education. There will be time for questions and light appetizers will be served. RSVP is required.

Peter Oppenheim, MD

Dr. Oppenheim is a family physician.  He is board-certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice.  He earned his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles and completed his residency at Community Hospital, Santa Rosa.  Dr. Oppenheim taught Family Medicine at the University of Utah and the University of California San Francisco.  He also has served as the Medical Director for the Primary Care Division of the Monterey County Health Department and the Family Medicine Center at Natividad Medical Center.  His medical interests include preventive care with an emphasis on healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Oppenheim is fluent in Spanish and enjoys crossfit training, running, biking, golf and spending time with his family.

Peyman Haghighat, MD

Peyman Haghighat, MD, MS joined Salinas Valley Memorial’s medical staff and Pacific Cancer Care in Salinas in December 2008. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology, Dr. Haghighat is an Assistant Director of Hospice of the Central Coast.

John Clark, MD

Dr. Clark is a board-certified family physician.  Since completion of his medical training, Dr. Clark has dedicated himself to the Salinas Valley.  He earned his medical degree from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and completed his residency at Natividad Medical Center.  He has served as the Chief of Staff and Family Medicine Service Director at Natividad Medical Center.  Dr. Clark joined PrimeCare in 2003, where his specialization includes Maternity Care.

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Presentation
Doors open at 5:30pm

RSVP Required

Event Location *NEW LOCATION*
450 E. Romie Lane
Room DRC A, B & C (under parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890