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Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda February Event Calendar

Bayfront Health Port CharlotteThe public is invited to attend the following February events hosted by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. To learn more about any of these events, visit BayfrontCharlotte.com.

Monday, February 1, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Don’t Block My Heart
Speaker: Christiano Caldeira, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd.
Heart bypass surgery can be used to treat heart disease when your coronary arteries are blocked. What should you expect before, during and after? Free.
Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Tuesday, February 2 and February 16, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Cardiac Diet
Nutrition Class
Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Avenue
Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free.
Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Tuesday, February 2, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Get Your Joints Moving
Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room,
713 E. Marion Ave.
Learn to identify various causes, symptoms and treatment options for hip and knee pain. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Wednesday, February 3, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Robotic Assisted Surgery for Knee and Hip Pain
Speaker: Nicholas Connors, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd.
Learn how robotic arm technology is taking the fear out of knee and hip surgery. See a LIVE demonstration following the presentation. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Saturday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – 8th Annual Pantyhose-Free Zone Women’s Expo
Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
It’s the ultimate day out for women! Free. Those interested in having a booth, please call 877-323-3982.

Tuesday, February 9, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Pulmonary Diet Nutrition Class
Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda
Learn how to take control of pulmonary arterial hypertension by making healthy choices and staying dedicated to a routine. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Lung Cancer Support Group
Speaker: Antoine Dakouny, M.D., Internal Medicine
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave. Find out what support and ssistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. No registration required. Free. For details, call 877-323-3982.

Thursday, February 11, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Getting Rid of the Blues: Varicose Veins
Speaker: Justin Boccardo, M.D., Vascular Surgeon
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd.
Treatment for varicose veins, pain and swelling. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Tuesday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Brain Over Matter:
Carotid Artery Disease
Speaker: Justin Boccardo, M.D., Vascular Surgeon
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St.
Carotid artery disease is a serious health problem because it can cause a stroke. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Thursday, February 18, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Emotions of the Heart
Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, Aerobics Room, 733 E. Olympia Ave.
Protect your heart from negative emotions. Learn beneficial ways to deal with stress and anger. Free. Call 877-323-3982.

Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – What’s on your plate?
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave.
Join us for a talk on the distortion of portions and begin to modify what you are eating for less calories and a healthier meal. Body Mass Index screenings will follow the lecture. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Wednesday, February 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Stroke Support Group
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave.
Have you or a loved one been affected by stroke? Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. Free.
Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Wednesday, February 24, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Heart Failure: What You Need to Know
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd.
Don’t be a statistic. Learn the signs and symptoms of heart failure and treatment options available. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Thursday, February 25, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Get Active: Advanced Techniques for Arthritis of the Knee and Hip
Speaker: Ronald Constine, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd.
Suffering from arthritis of the knee or hip? Learn ways to target those painful areas. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Monday, February 29, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Should you be worried about stomach polyps?
Speaker: Tiffani Shelton, D.O., General Surgeon
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave.
Depending on the type of stomach polyp you have, treatment might involve removing the polyp or monitoring it for changes. Free. Call 877-323-3982 to register.

Wednesdays, February 10, 17 and 24, Noon to 1:00 p.m. – One-on-One with Doctor Davis
Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza,
4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave.
Have your questions answered one-on-one for all
your hip and knee ailments. Free. Call 941-637-2497
to register.

About Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda
Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are Joint Commission Accredited hospitals part of a regional network of seven hospitals and more than 70 clinics along the I-75 corridor. Our Port Charlotte campus consists of a 254-bed full-service facility offering comprehensive services in emergency care, orthopedics and the only licensed obstetric and pediatric units and Level II neonatal intensive care unit in Charlotte County. The on-campus Southwest Florida Heart Center is an accredited chest pain center with PCI offering comprehensive cardiac services. Our Punta Gorda campus is a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®  for pneumonia, surgical care and immunization, and consists of a 208-bed facility offering an award-
winning, accredited primary stroke center, the Joint Commission Certified Joint and Spine Academy, an accredited chest pain center, and emergency care services. Additional on-campus services include adult inpatient psychiatric care at Riverside Behavioral Center and rehabilitation and wellness services at the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. To learn more, visit www.BayfrontCharlotte.com.

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