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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 28, 2015Taking Care of Your FeetThe foot is one of the most complex parts of the body, consisting of 26 bones connected by numerous joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Foot problems can cause pain, inflammation, or injury, resulting in limited movement and mobility. Enjoy this previously aired show featuring podiatrist Dr. Lauren Kishman, while Dr. Plate enjoys a weekend off. Akron General Orthopedics

Keep Your Feet Happy

Dr. Lauren Kishman

December 5, 2015Hearing LossHearing loss can happen so gradually you might not even notice it. Don’t take your hearing for granted. Dr. Plate welcomes Cleveland Clinic ENT Dr. Erika Woodson to discuss common problems that can lead to hearing loss and what you can do about it. We’ll also talk about tinnitus and vertigo and take your calls and answer your questions. Earlier is Better to Catch Hearing Loss

Tinnitus: Stopping the Sound in Your Head

Dr. Erika Woodson

December 12, 2015Providing Access to Healing: A Community Response to Sexual AssaultA new program in Akron is helping survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect. Dr. Plate talks with OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Savitski and Alexandra Potter from The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties about Akron General’s new PATH Center – Providing Access to Healing. Akron General's PATH Center

December 19, 2015OsteoporosisOften referred to as a silent disease, many people with osteoporosis do not have any symptoms. In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Dr. Plate talks with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Tucker about osteoporosis and bone loss. Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk

Akron General's Osteoporosis Center

Dr. Amy Tucker

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