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Ortho Seminar Focuses on Knees, Hips
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland To Host Free Seminar
Focusing On Hips And Knees

Seminar to Focus on Orthopedics and Joint Replacement

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) invites the community to a free, orthopedics seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the hospital’s Franco Communications Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac.

Safa Kassab, MD, will speak on “Joint Chat:  Learn More About Your Hips and Knees. ” Subsequent seminars will be held as follows:

  • Sept. 24: Matt Bahu, MD: “Shoulder Pain:  A Minimally Invasive Approach”
  • Oct. 28: Bruce Henderson, MD: “Back Pain: How You Can Prevent It or Stop It Without Surgery”

Conducted by SJMO’s experienced and skilled orthopedic specialists, these seminars will focus on SJMO’s comprehensive team approach to orthopedics, a wide range of orthopedic procedures offered at St. Joe’s and joint replacement.  Attendees will learn how the orthopedic surgeons at SJMO are improving patients’ quality of life every day.

“SJMO has won numerous awards for orthopedic and joint replacement excellence, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Blue Care Network’s Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement and Aetna Institute of Quality for Total Joint Replacement,” said Jack Weiner, SJMO President and CEO.  “Every day, our skilled physicians, surgeons and medical staff provide exemplary care and outstanding outcomes for the patients they treat.”

The orthopedic seminars are free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available on the north side of the hospital, adjacent to the Franco Communications Center and Medical Office Building. 

Registration is required.  To register, call St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 800-372-6094.