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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.

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, host of Akron General Health ConnectionDr. 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.

Listen to the Akron General Health Connection podcasts  >

DateTopicSummaryFor More Information
April 19, 2014Quenching the fire of heartburnDr. Plate speaks with general surgeon and heartburn expert Dr. Charu Paranjape who offers advice on how to find relief from the pain and problems associated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a possible cause of chronic heartburn. More information about Dr. Paranjape

Akron General Heartburn Center

More information on GERD

April 26, 2014Taking the Mystery Out of Your Medications Pharmacy expert Dr. Tim Brown joins Dr. Plate to discuss common questions about the medications you take, including information about medication expiration and issues with negative interactions between certain medications. He will take your questions and provide easy-to-understand answers. Information About Akron General

Information about the Health Connection with Dr. Debbie Plate

May 3, 2014You Are What You Eat! Advice for Getting Healthy Through Proper DietNutrition expert Chelsea Jackson joins Dr. Plate to provide important advice on transforming and improving your health through proper eating. Chelsea takes your calls and answers your questions. Health Information

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