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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
March 28, 2015Colon Cancer and Other Issues of the Digestive TractCancer happens when cells in your body go through changes that make them grow out of control. Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the lower part of your digestive tract. It is the third most common cancer for both men and women. The good news is that there are effective prevention steps. Tune in as Dr. Debbie Plate talks with gastroenterologist Dr. Richard Salvino about colon cancer prevention and what you can do to prevent colon cancer from entering your life. More Info About Dr. Richard Salvino

More information about colon cancer screening

Akron General Colorectal Health Center

April 4, 2015What You Should Know About Back and Spine ProblemsNeurosurgeon Dr. Krishna Satyan joins Dr. Debbie Plate to talk about the latest treatments for serious spinal issues. More information about Dr. Satyan

Akron General Neuroscience Institute






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