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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
July 26, 2014Heart Failure - What you need to know and what you can do Dr. Tim Brown sits in for Dr. Plate and talks with Akron General cardiologist Dr. Vin Hegde about the causes of and treatments for heart disease. This complex condition can strike anyone but effective treatments are available. Dr. Hegde talks your calls and answers your questions. Information about Dr. Hegde

More about Heart Failure

Akron General Heart & Vascular Center

August 2, 2014Brain Tumors and other Neurological ConditionsDr. Debbie Plate welcomes neurosurgeon Dr. Ghassan Khayyat to the program to talk about the latest incision-less treatment with the Gamma Knife for brain tumors. Other neurological issues like aneurysms will also be discussed. We'll take your calls and answer your questions. More Information About Dr. Khayyat

Akron General Neuroscience Institute

More Information About The Gamma Knife






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