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COMING EVENT MAY 8, 2016

Speaker: Susan Scharpf, M.D.

Family Medicine - Midlothian, Va.

Topic: Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

Susan Scharpf

Dr. Scharpf is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, The Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed residency training at Overlook Hospital in Summit New Jersey. She has completed the VCU Scholar Program and is currently completing a Faculty Development Program with VCU and the Virginia Geriatric Education Center. She has practiced for the past 24 years in Midlothian Virginia and is currently providing personalized and preventive healthcare with PartnerMD

Transitioning from hospital care to home care can be confusing, difficult and frustrating.  Dr. Susan Scharpf of PartnerMD will discuss the essentials of putting together a plan that covers your health care needs from insurance factors to communication with health professionals.  Join us in learning how to not fall between the cracks and be able to stay on top of the many aspects of implementing and coordinating at home care. 


CHIPPENHAM HOSPITAL - KRAUS AUDITORIUM

VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


1:15PM - 3:00 PM


DOOR PRIZES!

ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL TALKS INCLUDE A
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD


JOHNSTON WILLIS HOSPITAL - STALKER AUDITORIUM
VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED by

Partner MD

ONLINE WEB SITE FOR PARTNER MD


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PAST EVENT NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Speaker: Patsy Ray P.T. M.S.

Community Care Program Manager

Encompass Home Health and Hospice

Topic: Keeping Our Lungs Fit

Patsy has been a Physical Therapist for over 22 years. She received her BS from Radford University and her MS/PT from Old Dominion University and she is a huge baseball fan.


ALPHA 1 TESTING ON NOVEMBER 14TH AT 1230PM

Are You Sure It's COPD?

Finding out whether AAT deficiency is the cause of your lung disease is important. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in making appropriate medical and lifestyle decisions for you and your family.

What Is AAT Deficiency?

AAT deficiency is a hereditary condition that results in reduced levels of AAT protein in the blood and lungs. This protein, which is made mostly in the liver, helps protect lung tissue from chemicals released by white blood cells. Individuals with AAT deficiency have an increased risk of developing emphysema and liver disease over their lifetime.1

CONTACT Bernadette 804 937-6855 if you want to be tested


DOOR PRIZES!

ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL TALKS INCLUDE A
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD


FROM THE OCT 10 MEETING

Mary Hodges, RN, BSN, MSN

Mary Hodges RN - Virginia Richmond meeting of Breathmatters

Topic: IPF

Mary Hodges, RN, BSN, MSN spoke at the October 10, 2016 meeting held at Stalker Auditorium at Johnston-Willis Hospital. The presentation was on IPF and the difficulties and benefits of current pharmaceutical treatments for IPF and for lung disease in general.


October 2016 Meeting online with Mary Hodges



PAST EVENT OCTOBER 10, 2016

Mary Hodges

Mary Hodges, RN, BSN, MSN

Topic: Stay informed about IPF

Mary Hodges, RN, BSN, MSN works as a IPF Nurse Educator and is dedicated to increasing awareness about IPF and supporting patients.  She attended J. S. Reynolds, ODU, and University of Phoenix for nursing.  She has lived in Richmond, VA for over 20 years and enjoys walking in the park and admiring nature. She started her nursing career at St. Mary's Hospital and has been in the pharmaceutical industry for 5 years as a nurse educator.  She has cared for family members and patients for over 16 years with lung diseases. She understands the importance of collaborating with team members like Cathy to help patients make informed decisions. 


JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL - STALKER AUDITORIUM
VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


SPONSORS


THIS EVENT IS LISTED ON THE BREATHMATTERS
WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL TALKS INCLUDE A
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD



Past Event: September 12, 2016

Pulmonary Day Sept 2016

Danette Short, RRT, AE-C

Topic: Devices that Manage Lung Disease

Danette is a medical professional with over 20 years in industry experience.  She attended Kentucky Tech Vocational School to become a licensed Respiratory Therapist, she received her General Studies degree from the University of Louisville, and also a Marketing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.  She currently works for Respirtech as a Clinical Field Specialist. Educating and advocating for lung health. She has previously worked closely with schools in asthma and anti-tobacco programming.  She also writes articles on lung health and has been featured in Indy’s Child and Vype. She was honored by the American Lung Association of Indiana in 2015 for her work with Lung Health.


JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL - STALKER AUDITORIUM
VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


SPONSORS


THIS EVENT IS LISTED ON THE BREATHMATTERS
WEB SITE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL TALKS INCLUDE A
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD


PAST EVENT: AUG 8, 2016

Alison Potter - Richmond Virginia

Speaker: Mike Mason

Topic: Chronic Disease and the Medicare

Mike Mason will be discussing chronic diseases as well as donut hole barriers with Medicare.

Mike Mason is a specialist in Medicare, Long Term Care, Life and Health Insurance Solutions.


CHIPPENHAM HOSPITAL - BOSHER AUDITORIUM
VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED by

Heritage Oaks Retirement

Holiday Retirement Logo

Address: 1100 German School Rd, Richmond, VA 23225

Phone: (804) 323-3800


DOOR PRIZES!

ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL TALKS INCLUDE A
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD


JUDY BANE

Josephine Herring Bane
January 27, 1945 - July 23, 2016

MORE INFORMATION


PAST EVENT: JULY 11, 2016

Alison Potter - Richmond Virginia

Speaker: Alison Potter

Topic: Research 2016

Alison Potter lives in Glen Allen, Virginia and has worked at Pulmonary Associates as the research patient recruiter for the past seven years.

Alison Potter brings her experience of work in research on medicines used to treat Pulmonary disease, Hypertension, Migraine Headache, UTI, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Shingles, and Weight Loss.


PRESENTATION WAS AT CHIPPENHAM HOSPITAL - BOSHER AUDITORIUM


PAST EVENT: JUNE 13, 2016

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Speaker: Officer Tim Lamb

Topic: Senior and Cyber Safety

Officer Tim Lamb spoke on the safety precautions that can be taken to inhibit or prevent identity theft. He also focused on other personal-security issues particularly important to seniors and to health-care sufferers.

Officer Lamb described strategies for safety in the personal documents and materials the typical person carries with them in public. He talked about securing your social security number from theft, and how to overcome the need for carrying a number of personal identity documents that can compromise your financial security if stolen. Home safety was also discussed.

The Officer had many humorous anecdotes from his time on the police force and described the many "cons" which are pursued by thieves in their efforts to steal. He also talked about the much more serious side in regards to personal safety and how to handle "con-artists" who have targetted an individual, whether in person, on the phone, or through the internet.

The presentation was video recorded and will be published online soon.

Officer Tim Lamb CHesterfield Virginia Breathmatters Meeting


JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL
VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


REFRESHMENTS WERE PROVIDED by

ENCOMPASS HOSPICE


Ukrop 10K Raised
$1,203.82 for Breath Matters
Smokie Crews and Schuyler Moon

Thank you to Smokie Crews and Schuyer Moon who ran in the Ukrop 10K Smokie Crews and Schuyler Moon


PAST EVENT: MAY 9, 2016

MEETING HELD AT STALKER AUDITORIUM - JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL

Cathy Bray RRT, BSRT
Rehab Liasion @ HealthSouth   

Cathy Bray Virginia May 2016 Speaker

Topic: Update on
Lung Disease Management

This presentation was recorded and will be published here soon.

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED by

MED


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