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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.


Listen to the Akron General Health Connection podcasts  >


DateTopicSummaryFor More Information
November 22, 2014Healthy Ways to Enjoy Holiday Meals / Maintaining Good Digestive Health Registered Dietician Chelsey Jackson joins Dr. Tim Brown with timely tips for enjoying holiday meals without packing on the pounds. Then, gastroenterologist Dr. Scott Fulton joins Dr. Tim to offer what everyone needs to know to maintain good digestive health. He'll talk about preventing colon cancer and more. We'll also have important information about the health insurance open enrollment season. More information about Dr. Fulton

More information on Colon Cancer

Information about proper turkey preparation

November 29, 2014Sports Medicine/Getting Back in the Game & Joint Replacement Surgery - What You Should Know People are active and enjoying sports more than ever before, but how do you stay in shape through the bumps, bruises, aches and pains? Join Dr. Tim Stover as he talks with sports medicine specialist Dr. Rachel Hummel about bouncing back from sports injuries, and staying in shape. Then, he’ll talk with orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Tom Thompson about joint replacement surgery, and he’ll take your calls. And, Registered Dietician Claire Loose talks about what to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers. More About Dr. Rachel Hummel

More About Dr. Thomas Thompson

More About Akron General Sports Medicine

More About Akron General Orthopedic Center






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