Talk with a Doc: Wellness Wednesdays Education Series

Posted on 04/18/22

Talk with a Doc

Are you ready for some self-care? Join AARP New York and the Long Island Health Collaborative to learn more about the actions you can take now to live a healthier life. Talk with a Doc is a series of FREE virtual Zoom events held every other Wednesday at 11 a.m. throughout May, June, and July. You can participate in as many as you want. Topics include walking, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma and bronchitis, arthritis, and osteoporosis. The program will culminate in August with in-person walks with doctors on Long Island. You must register to reserve your spots.

1. Talk with a Doc: Health Benefits of Walking the Dog
Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m.

Dr. Maria Basile, President of the Suffolk County Medical Society, will talk about how walking remains one of the best forms of exercise and research shows that owning a dog increases the likelihood of sticking to a walking regimen.
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2. Talk with a Doc: Diabetes
Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
Primary care Dr. Keasha Guerrier of Northwell Health, explains easy steps you can take to better manage your diabetes or even prevent its onset.
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3. Talk with a Doc: Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m.
Neuropsychologist Dr. Christopher Christodoulou of Stony Brook Medicine’s Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease will discuss the newest treatments for these neurological conditions.
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4. Talk with a Doc: Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m.
Cardiologist Dr. Louise Spadaro of Catholic Health will talk about simple ways to keep your blood pressure under control and your heart healthy. 
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5. Talk with a Doc: Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m.
Join Dr. Stelios Koutsoumbelis, an orthopedic spinal surgeon, of Catholic Health to learn more about the advancements in orthopedic care and what simple measures you can take in your daily life to keep your joints nimble and bones strong.
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6. Talk with a Doc: Breathe! Asthma, Bronchitis, and COPD
Wednesday, July 13 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Robert Schreiber of Catholic Health, who specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease, will talk about how you can learn to breathe easier and the emerging science behind environmental factors that affect the pulmonary system. 
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7. Walk Safe with a Doc (in-person event)
Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.
Join Dr. Keasha Guerrier of Northwell Health at Suffolk County’s Belmont Lake State Park.
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8. Walk Safe with a Doc (in-person event)
Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
Join Dr. Stelios Koutsoumbelis of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital at Nassau County’s Jones Beach State Park. Register here:

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

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*These are not AARP events. Any information you provided to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy. These sessions are intended to be informational and educational and DOES NOT constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider for diagnosis and treatment of your specific medical needs, for questions regarding personal health or medical conditions, and before beginning or changing any treatment, activity, program, or dietary plan. AARP is not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken in reliance upon or as a result of the information provided during this event.

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