Patient and caregiver education has been a key component of the St. Luke’s philosophy since Dr. James Gills first began his practice in 1968. The doctors at St. Luke’s use the latest techniques and technology in their care of patients and we strive to ensure that each patient is directly involved in their treatment plan and aware of potential challenges, successes and outcome possibilities. In addition prevention and early detection of eye, hearing and skin conditions are often directly correlated to the effectiveness of treatment. For these reasons St. Luke’s holds regular educational events to the public.
Events are held onsite at the various St. Luke’s locations – see descriptions for dates, times and locations. A light lunch is served. All sessions are offered at no cost. Make your reservation using the RSVP button.
St. Luke’s at The Villages is proud to offer special educational events on the health issues that impact your life.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a disease of the small blood vessels of the retina. It is caused by long term high blood sugar. This is a problem for people with diabetes. This one-hour session will discuss screening, causes, treatment and prognoses. The session will be presented by John Gooch, MD. The doctor will be available for questions during the one-hour session.
This complimentary event is for new patients and will be held at St. Luke’s at The Villages in Sumter Landing and a light lunch will be served. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required. Call 352-702-4303 to reserve your seat.
LUNCH & LEARN: DRY EYE … WHAT CAUSES IT AND WHAT CAN I DO TO GET SOME RELIEF? PRESENTED BY BRANDON RODRIGUEZ, MD
People over the age of 65 and women who have recently gone through menopause are likely to experience dry eye, a condition where there aren’t enough tears to provide proper lubrication and nourishment for the eye. In addition to discomfort, dry eye can lead to compromised visual quality. If you have dry eyes or if your eyes tend to itch or burn at times, this session is for you. Corneal Surgeon and Dry Eye Specialist, Brandon Rodriguez, MD will discuss the root causes of dry eye and your options for treatment. He’ll also answer questions from the audience and discuss tips on maintaining healthy eyes.
Call 727-475-2222 or click on the RSVP button on the right for reservations. Space is limited.
Dr. Jeffrey Wipfli and his team invite you to a special lunch and learn session at St. Luke’s in Tarpon Springs. Dr. Wipfli will perform cataract surgery while the attendees watch via video feed. Following the procedure, he’ll be available for questions from the audience. If you’re planning to have cataract surgery of if you may need it in the future, this session is for you.
Call 727-475-2222 or click on the RSVP button on the right for reservations. Due to high demand, space is extremely limited.
LUNCH & LEARN: HEARING HEALTH: FROM TINNITUS TO STATE-OF-THE-ART HEARING AIDS PRESENTED BY KRISTEN DECELLES, AUD
Hearing is one of our most important senses. It works in concert with our eyes, and it largely contributes to our social interactions. When people have diminished hearing, many things are impacted. This session will provide an overview of hearing health – addressing conditions like Tinnitus, wax, hearing loss and more. You’ll also learn what options are available for hearing aids. St. Luke’s carries all major brands of hearing aids, and we can answer your questions regarding which models are best for your situation. This session is presented by Kristen Decelles, St. Luke’s Doctor of Audiology.
Call 727-475-2222 or click the button on the right to RSVP. Space is limited.
Sagging eyelids are affecting the way you look and see? Questions about whether or not plastic surgery is right for you? Interested in Botox and fillers? Then please join us this free informative session. Nicolas Villanustre, MD, will discuss the best options available to you including surgical and non-surgical treatments for aging skin. He’ll also advise on what is and is not covered my most insurances.
Reserve your place by clicking the RSVP button or call us at 727-475-2222. Space is limited.