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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
November 1, 2014The Latest Treatments for Female Urinary Problems Life’s a challenge when you often have the urge to go to the bathroom or you leak from time to time. Join Dr. Debbie Plate as she talks with Dr. Costas Apostolis about the latest treatments for female urinary problems and takes your calls. We’ll also hear from two renowned hospital presidents, Dr. Toby Cosgrove from the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Tim Stover from Akron General about the state of healthcare today. More About Dr. Apostolis

Urinary Incontinence

November 8, 2014Diagnosing & Treating Prostate Cancer; Easing Your Back Pain; An Update on Ebola The fear of having prostate cancer can be devastating to men. However, it is most successfully treated when found early. Join Dr. Debbie Plate, host of the Akron General Health Connection as she interviews urologic oncologist Dr. Josh Nething on what men need to know about prostate cancer. Then, we’ll focus on your spine and talk with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Gasser about the latest options for treating back pain, and Dr. Margo Erme will join us to talk about the recent Ebola scare in Northeast Ohio. More About Dr. Nething

More About Dr. Gasser

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