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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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December 13, 2014Women's Health Issues & All About Hand Pain - What You Need to KnowFor many women, middle age brings on concerns about menopause, bone health and other health issues like proper diet and exercise. Dr. Debbie Plate, hosts this Saturday morning from seven to nine for the Akron General Health Connection. She’ll talk with gynecologist Dr. Jennifer Savitsky about what women need to know as they age. Then, she'll talk with hand surgeon Dr. Bill Lanzinger about problems that cause hand pain and what can be done about it. That’s this Saturday morning, the Akron General Health Connection now from seven to nine on News Radio WTAM eleven hundred. Join us won’t you? More About Dr. Lanzinger

More About Dr.Jennifer Savitsky

More About Hand Health

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December 20, 2014The Latest on Cancer Treatment -7 a.m. Your Hospital Stay and How Hospitals Putting Patients First -8 a.m. Keeping up on the latest health topics and information is one way to ensure you and your family stays healthy. Join Dr. Debbie Plate starting at seven as she explores the causes, and latest treatments for cancer with oncologist Dr. Esther Rehmus. Then, she'll talk about what it is like to have a hospital stay and what hospitals are doing to ensure your comfort and complete satisfaction. Dr. Jim Merlino, Chief Experience officer from the Cleveland Clinic joins us. Contact Information for Dr. Rehmus

Akron General Cancer Institute

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More About Dr. Merlino's Book - Service Fanatics - How to Build Superior Patient Experience the Cleveland Clinic Way

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