Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt Heart host free seminar Feb. 27
Cardiologist Joel Phares M.D. to speak about heart disease prevention
February is designated as Heart Month by the American Heart Association, which makes this a perfect time to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, a prevalent health issue that kills more people each year than all forms of cancer combined.
Vanderbilt Heart and Williamson Medical Center have joined forces to welcome Joel Phares, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist, who will speak on this topic Thursday, Feb. 27.
Phares will specifically address heart disease prevention and the new cholesterol drug guidelines recently released by the American Heart Association.
“The new guidelines are fairly radical relating to how we lower cholesterol with medications,” he said. “The information is fairly detailed and very important toward helping you live longer. These guidelines require a whole new thought process by cardiologists.”
The seminar will be held in the main lobby at Williamson Medical Center and begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments. The program will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; however you must register at VanderbiltHealth.com/events or by calling 615-936-0322.
Williamson Medical Center, a 185-bed hospital fully accredited by The Joint Commission, provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care including emergency services, with credentialed physicians in 53 specialties and sub-specialties. The community-focused hospital offers a wide range of wellness services, screenings and classes. For more information about Williamson Medical Center, visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org
Posted on: 2/14/2014