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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.  For more information, call the Health Promotion Department at 831.759.1890.


2014 Schedule of Events

 Thursday, April 24th - Women's Health (Presentation in Spanish)


Join Dr. Sonia Rodriguez for a discussion about women's health.  She specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Family Medicine.  Dr. Rodriguez has been Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received her education from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center.

Sonia Rodriguez, MDSonia Rodriguez, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Event Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
Downing Resource Center Room A
(lower level of parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890



 Thursday, May 8th - Stroke Awareness


Dr. Jay Pennock, Emergency Medicine Physician at SVMHS, will be speaking about stroke awareness and what you can do to prevent a stroke from happening to you or your loved ones.  Dr. Pennock received his education at New York Medical College and performed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.  He is Board Certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


Jay Pennock, MDJay Pennock, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Event Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas

Downing Resource Center Rooms A/B
(lower level of parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890


 Tuesday, June 3rd An Update on Preventative Health Guidelines


Sumana Reddy, MDSumana Reddy, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Event Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
Downing Resource Center Rooms A/B
(lower level of parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890



 Thursday, June 26th - Emergency Room Versus Doctor's on Duty


David Ramos, MD
Scott Prysi, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentations

Event Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas

Downing Resource Center Rooms B/C
(lower level of parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890


 Thursday, July 17th - Need Sleep?


John Roper, MDJohn Roper, MD - 
Sleep Architecture and How Sleeping Disorders Affect It

6pm - 7pm - Presentation

Event Location
Sleep Medicine Center
120 Wilgart Way, Salinas

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1920


 Tuesday, July 22nd Childhood Nutrition


Sumana Reddy, MDSumana Reddy, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Event Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
Downing Resource Center Rooms A/B
(lower level of parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890



 Tuesday, August 19th Immunizations and Prevention


VNACentral Coast Visiting Nurse Association
and Monterey County Health Department

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Monterey CountyEvent Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
Downing Resource Center Rooms A/B
(lower level of parking structure)


For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890


 Thursday, August 21st - Insomnia


Mazhar Javaid, MDMazhar Javaid, MD

6pm - 7pm - Presentation

Event Location
Sleep Medicine Center
120 Wilgart Way, Salinas

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1920

 

 Wednesday, September 17th - Colon Cancer: Screening and Prevention


Peyman Haghighat, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890

 

 Thursday, October 23rd - Sleep Hygiene Tips


Mazhar Javaid, MDMazhar Javaid, MD

6pm - 7pm - Presentation

Event Location
Sleep Medicine Center
120 Wilgart Way, Salinas

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1920


 Wednesday, November 12th Men's Preventative Health

Pete Oppenheim, MD
Peyman Haghighat, MD
John Clark, MD

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Event Location
SVMHS Education Center
611 Abbott Street, Salinas

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890


 Thursday, November 13th - Urology
 

Andrea Chan, MD is a certified urologist by the American Board of Urology and a member of the medical staff at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. She graduated from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with honors, and went on to earned her medical degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Chan completed her internship and residency in general surgery and urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where she served as chief resident and was recognized as Urology Resident of the Year in 2012. Dr. Chan’s expertise encompasses all aspects of general urology including urologic cancer, prostate diseases including BPH, kidney stone therapy, male sexual dysfunction, female urology, voiding dysfunction, incontinence, and pediatric urology. She is also skilled in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Andrea Chan, MDAndrea Chan, MD Common Questions on Male Urological Health -
BPH and Prostate Cancer

6pm - 7:30pm - Presentation

Event Location
SVMHS - 450 E. Romie Lane, Salinas
Downing Resource Center Rooms A/B
                                 (lower level of parking structure)

For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890