The Doctor is In

Image of WBMCWest Boca Medical Center is holding the following medical lectures in January:
DrGoldenHave Dinner with the Doctor on January 12th at Homewood Coconut Creek. Dr. Marc Golden, an orthopedic surgeon, will be talking about advances in partial knee replacement with makoplasty robotic surgery. This is a revolutionary type of surgery involving a robotic arm which essentially gives surgeons the capability to perform complex surgery with finer precision, maneuverability and a lot more control. It is thanks to companies like Sava (link) that it is possible, as they have nearly 50 years of experience developing cable assemblies for these cutting-edge robotic surgical instruments and devices. RSVP at 877-311-3281.
jackiefrostChat with a Pharmacist on January 21st at the Parkland YMCA. Jackie Frost, Pharm D, BCPS will be speaking at noon at the YMCA located at 10559 Trails End.
Learn more about Strokes on January 26th at noon at the West Boca Medical Building at 9960 Central Park Blvd, Suite 240 in Boca Raton. Maria Torres, MSN, RN will present Minutes Matter: Stroke 101.
perezAdult Vaccinations will be presented by Dr. Raul Perez on January 28th at noon. Dr. Perez will be speaking at the Coconut Creek Recreation Complex located at 4455 Sol Press Blvd. This lecture is presented in partnership with the City of Coconut Creek’s Wellness Lecture Series.
Light refreshments are served at the lectures. To Register for a lecture, call 866-904-9262.

The Doctor is In

stethoscopebThe West Boca Medical Center will have two lectures in December 2014. On December 16th at noon, Dr. Lisa Neu will speak on The Aging of Mars and Venus: How Men and Women Age Differently. The lecture will take place at the Education Center at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton. Light refreshments will be served.
neuEating Healthy Through the Holidays will be presented by Nicole Marchand, MS, RD, LD on December 19th at noon at the Education Center. Please call 866-904-9262 to register for lectures.

Thursday Blood Drive at Sandalfoot Publix

OneBlood will be holding a blood drive at Publix Supermarket, and all blood donors will receive a FREE T-Shirt, and an Improv Comedy Club Ticket for two. Also, all blood donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening.
Publix SuperMarket
22973 State Road 7
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the US needs a blood transfusion. 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, however only 5% do on a yearly basis. Please show your support and schedule your donation today. Thank you!
Schedule your donation!

Women's Wellness Passport to Pelvic Health

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 11.07.15 AMLynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute is hosting a free program on pelvic health on November 13, 2014 at Maggiano’s Little Italy. A team of experts will lead a discussion on the medical, surgical and therapeutic management of a host of pelvic conditions. Experts include Linda Kiley, MD, Urogynecology; Elizabeth Harris, DPT, Womens Health Physical Therapist and Joyce DeFrancesco, ARNP.
The discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is free but registration is required. Please call 561-955-5348 or email [email protected]. Maggiano’s is located at 21090 St. Andrews Blvd in Boca Raton.

Deputies Chase Thief, Find Bees

Readers contacted us about an incident on Palmetto Park Road just east of 441. A reader at the Walmart saw roughly seven Sheriff cars on the north side of Palmetto near Lowe’s and Walgreen’s.
After that the cars moved first into the parking area of those stores, and later even more PBSO vehicles were seen by other readers at the West Boca Medical Center emergency room.
We contacted PBSO information officer Teri Barbera. She’s not in the office but told us what little she knows at this time:
Deputies were chasing a suspect in a case involving theft. The chase led into an area with bees and deputies were stung. They are being treated at the medical center. Ms. Barbera did not know if the thief was caught when we spoke.
A reader updated us on what she saw:

I personally was there at the scene during almost the entire time. I was on the North side of Walgreens near the wooded area. The young guy who ran from Police to get away and hide stayed down in the murky area with water until the Canine finally arrived.
I only heard one Officer’s request to him to come out before the dog arrived as he would be bitten. All the Officers were standing watching the area where he went in. Nothing was said to try and get him out peacefully before the dog arrived on scene. Must have been 25 minutes before dog arrived. Since I was on the back side, I heard the dog go in and get the guy. I was heading out just after I heard the dog on the South side, making my way around and back to the scene. When I approached, the white guy was laying on the ground with no shirt and handcuffed behind his back. I did see blood on his arm.
Then I heard and noticed all the yelling and jumping…OMG…they were all being stung by bees! I felt so sorry for them all. I looked in my car for anything to help with the swarm of bees, but I had nothing to assist with. They quickly put the guy in the Police car and drove off. Many Officers were clearly visibly shaken with all the bees and stings. I felt so bad for them all.

We at West Boca News send our best wishes to the deputies and hope for their quick recovery.