Ask the Health Experts

Spring and Summer 2016

Join us for informative talks about some of today’s top health concerns. Learn the latest developments in treatment, prevention and detection from the leading professionals in the field. Light refreshments will be served at all seminars.

Watch recordings of past ask the health experts seminars

Bone and joint care

What Are Common Problems with the Upper Extremity?
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
Adam Mirarchi, M.D.

The upper extremity, from your shoulder to your hand, can be the source of many medical complaints. Learn about common causes of upper extremity problems, such as arthritis, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome —and what can be done to help.


What is Ankle Arthritis?
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
James Meeker, M.D.

Has ankle arthritis got you rankled? You don’t have to live in constant pain: Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.


Brain care

Living with Migraine: It's Not All in Your Head
Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m.
Juliette Preston, M.D.

How does a migraine differ from a headache? Learn more about how they are diagnosed and hear about causes and the latest treatment.


Cancer care

This lecture is located at the OHSU Beaverton Cancer Clinic:
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

Ask the Health Expert Beaverton: Integrating Natural Products with Chemotherapy
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Joseph Bubalo, M.D.

Can you bring together natural therapies and cancer care? And what’s the best way to do that? Learn about natural products and what’s safe to use with chemotherapy.


Heart care

The following heart care lectures are located at the OHSU Beaverton Cardiology Clinic:
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006

Ask the Health Expert Beaverton: Should You Be Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
Tuesday, April 19 6:30 p.m.
Cherrie Abraham, M.D.

Recent evidence strongly recommends abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening with ultrasound, if you are male, age 65 and over. Even if this doesn’t describe you, you may still be at risk. Learn symptoms, diagnosis and screening procedures for this lethal disease.


Ask the Health Expert Beaverton: Can Heart Disease Be Prevented Naturally?
Tuesday, May 17 6:30 p.m.
Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D.

Heart disease is one of the most common problems in America. Learn how you can prevent or even treat it using food and other natural remedies.


Ask the Health Expert Beaverton: Complementary Approaches to High Cholesterol
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 p.m.
Sergio Fazio, M.D.

If you have high cholesterol, there’s a lot that can be done. Learn about healthier habits, the dietary approaches to lowering cholesterol, and the supplements that do and don’t help.


Spine care

Understanding and Controlling Your Back Pain
April 20, 2016, 7 p.m.
Hans Carlson, M.D.

Although back pain is common, it is rarely a serious medical condition. Find out about the changes that may cause back pain and how activity can help with this common issue.


Neck Pain and Beyond
May 25, 2016, 7 p.m.
Jason Chang, M.D.

Got neck pain? Understand the anatomy of your cervical spine (neck area), understand about any age-related changes that may be causing it, when surgery might be necessary, and the latest surgical approaches.


Women's health

Menopause 101 -- Back to Basics on Symptoms, Treatments Options and Sex
Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Karen Adams, M.D.

Learn what really happens to women’s bodies during the transition of menopause and get the latest on treatment options.
Plus: a bonus presentation on making midlife sex fun again.


Baby talk, with OHSU Fertility Consultants

Considering fertility treatment? Want to learn about what choices might be best for you? At OHSU, we offer a full range of fertility services.

Financial sessions: 5 or 6 p.m.
Meet with fertility experts:  5:30 – 7 p.m.

Please attend an information session from 5 - 7 p.m. at one of our monthly events. You will have the opportunity to speak with one of our providers for a review of your personal circumstances.

If you have a partner, we encourage both of you to attend. Space is limited, so don’t wait: sign up today.

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