House Calls

SUM 2018

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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10 { summer 2018 } h o u s e c a l l s the buzz JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 24, 28, 25 MAYBE BABY? WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, Medical Office Building, Classrooms 1 and 2 Are you dreaming of lullabies and bassinets? Welcoming a baby into your family is an amazing experience, but do you know what to do before you get pregnant? Join us for our Maybe Baby class led by Roper St. Francis Physician Partners OB/GYNs. We'll discuss how to prepare your body for pregnancy and provide information on genetic screenings and serious issues such as the Zika virus. To register call (843) 402-CARE (2273) or visit SEPTEMBER 22 Saturday SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE LOWCOUNTRY Riverfront Park, North Charleston Join us for our 25th anniversary race. For more information visit ONGOING VIRGINIA MEEKS LEGAL CLINIC An illness comes with a lot of worries— your legal affairs should not be one of them. Roper St. Francis Healthcare, with assistance from the Charleston School of Law, is offering patients and their spouses a free legal clinic. Attorneys will explain and assist you if you choose to execute: Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Clinics are ongoing and held at either Roper Hospital or the Roper St. Francis Cancer Center on the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Campus. To see if you qualify for the clinic, call (843) 402-CARE (2273). CANCER CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS We offer a variety of classes and support groups for both cancer fighters and survivors. Classes include nutrition, cooking, massage, and more. Support groups are offered for breast, bladder, and neurological cancers. To find a class or support group visit LOSE WEIGHT Take the first step toward becoming a healthier you by attending one of our free in-person or online Bariatric and Metabolic Services program's weight loss surgery information sessions. In-person sessions are held most Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Mall Classrooms. Online sessions are available anytime by visiting FREE MEMORY SCREEN Are you concerned about your memory or that of a loved one? The Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center is currently screening patients ages 50 to 85 who are experiencing memory loss and/or have been diagnosed with a memory problem and are interested in participating in an Alzheimer's research trial. To learn more, call (843) 724-2302. upcoming events { July-September 2018 } T O L E A R N M O R E A B O U T T H E S E O R A N Y P R O G R A M S O R E V E N T S S P O N S O R E D B Y R O P E R S T. F R A N C I S H E A L T H C A R E , C A L L ( 8 4 3 ) 4 0 2 - C A R E O R V I S I T W W W . R S F H . C O M . If you are on Medicare, keep an eye on your mailbox: New cards—sans Social Security numbers—are being issued and delivered via mail between April 2018 and April 2019. With it, you will receive a new Medicare Number to be used for your Medicare coverage. The card will not change your coverage or benefits; additional information will be provided with the new card. To prepare, you can: Ensure your mailing address is up to date. If you have moved, contact Social Security at or 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users, call 1-800-325-0778). Know that Medicare nor Social Security will ask for personal or private information to issue a new card. (Beware of anyone who contacts you for such information.) Have patience! Your card may arrive later than a friend's or neighbor's. A NEW MEDICARE CARD IS HEADED YOUR WAY I M A G E ( M E D I C A R E C A R D ) C O U R T E S Y O F M E D I C A R E . G O V A WARM WELCOME TO THE NEW MEMBERS OF ROPER ST. FRANCIS HEALTHCARE'S ACTIVE MEDICAL STAFF: NEPHROLOGY Ifeynwa Anigbogu, MD NEUROHOSPITALIST Jessica Hannah, MD HOSPITALIST Courtney Jones, MD NEONATOLOGY John Stefano, MD ANESTHESIOLOGY Keith Tomlin, MD

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