Akron 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 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.
The Latest Advances in the Treatment of Prostate Problems
The prostate is an organ of interest only to men. It is made up of glands, ducts and muscle fibers. Most of the time, guys pay it no attention. But when problems occur, there are some things guys need to know. Join Dr. Debbie Plate, host of the Akron General Health Connection for an important discussion on the workings of the prostate with prostate specialist Dr. Joe Dankoff. That’s Saturday morning at 7 on News Radio WTAM 1100.
Rehabilitation Medicine and How Golf Can Help You Work Through Illness or Injury
Golf has proven to be a wonderful way for people with disabilities to refocus on their abilities, and redirect their thoughts to the positive side of life. Dr. Debbie Plate talks with rehabilitation specialist Dr.. Tony Hayek and PGA golf pro Ron Tristano about how Akron General’s Challenge Golf Program provides therapeutic benefits to people recovering from strokes, spinal cord and brain injuries, amputations and neuromuscular disorders. For weekend duffers, Ron will also provide tips to improve your game.