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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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September 20, 2014How Weight Loss Surgery Can Transform Your LifeFor some people, having the need to loose lots of weight can be a real struggle. Sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t enough. Join Dr. Debbie Plate as she speaks with bariatric surgeon Dr. Walt Chlysta. They will have a serious discussion about the option of weight loss surgery. Hear from a patient about his experience. They will take your calls and answer questions. More About Dr. Walter Chlysta

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September 27, 2014Living with Chronic PainPain is an unpleasant feeling that lets you know that something may be wrong. Chronic pain has been said to be the most costly health problem in U.S. - increased medical expenses, lost income, and lost productivity are just some of the negative economic consequences of chronic pain. Join Dr. Debbie Plate for in-depth discussion with pain specialist Dr. Joshua Goldner about chronic pain. Find out about the causes and treatments of chronic pain – and how patients can get their life back. More information about Dr. Joshua Goldner

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