Mountain Vista Medical Center Holds Free Informational Seminar about Bone & Joint Health

 

East Valley’s Powerhouse Orthopaedic Surgeons Lead Informational Session on Saturday, Jan. 27

The number of Americans living with severe joint pain is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 15 million people now live with joint discomfort, which can seriously compromise a person’s quality of life. Joint pain, which is often linked to arthritis, can be reduced through smart exercise. Lifestyle changes are critical to helping improve joint pain, and even preventing it in the first place.

Mountain Vista Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Brian McWhorter and his colleagues have decades of experience understanding the root causes of joint pain, and how to help patients live their best life through an active lifestyle.

 To help bring greater awareness to the importance of maintaining good bone and joint health, a powerhouse team of leading Valley orthopaedic surgeons from Mountain Vista Medical Center will be holding a FREE Bone & Joint Health seminar on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert (1800 S. Santan Village Parkway in Gilbert).

During the community event, Dr. Brian McWhorter, Dr. Michael Gifford, and Dr. Andrew Wellman will offer tips on how to keep your joints healthy and pain-free. Specifically, attendees will learn:

  • How to cope with arthritis and other common conditions associated with aging;
  • Lifestyle choices and appropriate activity levels; and
  • Advancements in joint treatments including MAKO®robotic-arm-assisted joint replacement surgery for hips and knees.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required as seats are limited. Attendees can register online at: mvmedicalcenter.org/orthoevent or over the phone at:

1-877-924-WELL (9355). A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

WHEN:              

Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE:            

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert

1800 S. Santan Village Parkway, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Note: The event will be held in the Elegante events center building located just  west of the DoubleTree Phoenix-Gilbert. Parking is located between the hotel and the events center.

About Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mountain Vista Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, is a 178-bed, full-service hospital located north of the U.S. 60, at Crismon Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Designed to provide comprehensive health care services for residents of the East Valley, the hospital features all-private rooms and advanced medical technologies. Mountain Vista Medical Center is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, and a Level III Trauma Center. The hospital also features a Cardiac Receiving Center. Mountain Vista Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. Mountain Vista Medical Center is an Official Healthcare Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. For more information, visit mvmedicalcenter.org or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355).

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities it serves. Headquartered in Boston, Steward operates 36 community hospitals nationwide that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. With a culture that prioritizes agility, resourcefulness, and continuous improvement, Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. The Steward Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit steward.org.

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