Akron 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.
Hosted 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.
In 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.
Dr. Plate welcomes Dr. Charles Modlin, Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist and Founder and Director of the Minority Men’s Health Center of Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological Institute and is Executive Director of Minority Health for Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Plate welcomes Dr. David Peter and Jodi Wagner, RN to have an important discussion about medical care when things turn serious. End-of-life care isn’t usually a top-of-mind topic. But understanding your choices and making them known now can ensure you get the care you want if you ever become seriously ill or hurt.