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.
Preventing Fireworks Injuries - Montel Williams talks about MS - Jim Brickman talks about "Soothe"
On this holiday Fourth of July program, Dr. Plate talks with emergency medicine specialist Dr. Carol Cunningham about preventing injuries from fireworks. Dr. Plate also interviews TV personality Montel Williams about his life with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Plate spends time talking with recording Artist Jim Brickman about his latest project aimed at helping us relax.