Time For Me

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to lose sight of a very important person - yourself! GBMC invites you to focus on your own health and well-being by attending Time for Me!, a FREE health lecture series. Connect with our GBMC physicians and medical experts as they offer practical information and advice on the prevention, treatment and management of the most common health issues affecting our community members today!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
It’s in the Genes. The Importance of Knowing Your Genetic Health Risks
Clair Francomano, MD: Clinical Genetics
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Dr. Francomano is board-certified in internal medicine, clinical genetics and clinical molecular genetics. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Human Genetics and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Shoulder Pain: Know Your Options for Prevention and Treatment
Todd Melegari, MD: Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Melegari earned his medical degree at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey and was a fellow in Sports Medicine and Reconstruction with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Melegari is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and was previously employed with Easton Orthopaedic Group at Coordinated Health in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Caring for Your Voice as You Age
Lee Akst, MD: Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Daniel Sherwood, MS/CCC-SP, HSE: Speech Pathology
This lecture will be filmed and broadcast through Facebook Live.
More Information on Dr. Lee Akst, MD


Focusing on rehabilitation and retraining of the professional voice. Special interests include breathing retraining and movement education, with training in alternative/complementary disciplines, including Hanna Somatics®, Associative Awareness Technique™, Optimal Breathing®.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Balance Throughout a Lifetime: Practical Solutions for Dizziness, Imbalance and Falls
Joe Palmer, PT, DPT, OMPT, CSCS, CMTPT: Physical Therapy
Michael Wah, PT, DPT, OCS: Physical Therapy
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Joe Palmer graduated from UMBC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He obtained his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland – School of Medicine. He furthered his education by becoming a certified orthopedic manual physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist. Joe provides unique training and experience in joint assessment and manipulation combined with exercise-based programs to achieve and maintain proper joint health. In the community, Joe focuses on youth injury prevention and management techniques for athletes of all ages.. He develops safe and effective sports-specific testing, training and strengthening programs and contributes to GBMC-offered Wellness Programs.

Mike Wah graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy in 1982. He has provided care in all aspects of the rehabilitation continuum including hospital inpatient, sub acute, long term rehabilitation, home health and outpatient. He was board-certified as an orthopedic specialist in 1990 and recertified in 2000. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate beginning in May of 2014. He employs evidence-based care and a wide variety of manual therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and soft tissue-related pain. In addition to “hands-on” care, he emphasizes patient education and active rehabilitation programs.



All events begin at 6:30pm. We encourage you to invite family and friends to register!

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