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Akron General Health Connection on WTAM 1100
Saturdays, 7 a.m.

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WTAM Radio,  home of Akron General Health ConnectionAkron General, a trusted source for hospital and healthcare services, offers radio listeners throughout Northeastern Ohio the latest in health and medical information on Akron General Health Connection, heard every Saturday at 7 a.m. on NewsRadio WTAM 1100.

Dr. Debbie Plate, host of Akron General Health ConnectionHosted by Dr. Debbie Plate, the Akron General Health Connection features health experts from Akron General who discuss breaking medical information, tips for healthy living, and the latest information on programs and services offered through Akron General.

Dr. Debbie Plate is a board-certified family physician practicing at Akron General’s Center for Family Medicine.

She is a Clinical Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Akron General and her responsibilities include teaching both residents and students. She also serves as the Family Medicine Clerkship Site Director and the Undergraduate Director, and has been appointed as a Full Professor of Family Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Akron General Health ConnectionIn addition to her role as a teacher, Dr. Plate has a private practice at Akron General’s Center for Family Medicine and enjoys her role as a caring, primary care physician. She attended the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and completed her family medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center in 1991.

Her interests include women's heart health, geriatric health, patient and medical education, and teaching students and residents to be well-trained and caring primary care physicians.

Dr. Plate is married with two grown children who are in college. She enjoys traveling, playing the piano, hiking and gardening.


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DateTopicSummaryFor More Information
March 7, 2015What you need to know about allergies The harsh winter weather we have had and upcoming spring rains will no doubt set up conditions that could wreak havoc on the eyes and sinuses of allergy sufferers. Tune in this Saturday morning at 7 A.M. as we welcome allergy expert Dr. Bela Faltay. He’ll explain what you need to know to ease the aggravation of allergies. He’ll take your calls and answer your questions. Dr. Tim Brown fills in for Dr. Debbie Plate. More about Dr. Bela Faltay

Allergy information

March 14, 2015Epilepsy AwarenessEpilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system affecting almost 3 million people of all ages, races, and ethnic background. It makes a person susceptible to having recurrent, unprovoked seizures, seriously affecting their quality of life. Tune in as Dr. Tim Brown talks with neurologist Dr. Raed Azzam to discuss how doctors are working hard, developing new technologies and innovative treatments to help people who suffer from seizures caused by epilepsy. More about Dr. Azzam

More about Epilepsy






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