Lunch & Learn
These sessions are presented free-of-charge as a public service.
Expand the topics below for additional information and to register online.
Stillwater Public Library Auditorium, 1107 S Duck Street
Doors Open at 11:30
You are welcome to bring your lunch; beverages and a sweet treat are provided.
Complimentary blood pressure checks available courtesy of SMC Home Health.
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Join us as Carol Headrick presents the life story of Mary Roberts Rinehart, an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie.
Daring, adventurous, yet devoted to her husband and family, Rinehart became one of the most celebrated women in America. For half a century, she was one of the best known and best paid writers America had known. Her novels were best sellers and she was a popular contributor to Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal and other publications. She was allowed to visit the front lines of World War I as a reporter; she was a spokesperson for Native Americans and a champion for many causes.
Understanding Medicare can feel overwhelming, but this program will empower beneficiaries and their caregivers as they make decisions about Medicare.
Whether you’re just getting ready to enroll or have been a Medicare participant for years, Stillwater Medical Center’s Tamie Young will cover basic information that you need to make sense of the confusion and make sound choices.
Tamie is an Assistant Administrator at Stillwater Medical Center. She is responsible for the revenue cycle processes and consolidated patient billing functions of SMC hospital and clinic services. Prior to joining SMC in 2009, Tamie enjoyed a successful consulting career assisting hospitals and clinics nation wide to implement improved business processes and realize the importance of providing patient focused business services to their communities. Tamie also served as Director of Patient Financial Services for over 10 years at facilities with Integris Health in Oklahoma.
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, the oldest child of 6; I knew we were wealthy (we were NOT) and I always knew I was loved (I was). In my earliest years, I was an observer, pretty nerdy and absorbed the strong message that to those whom much has been given, much is expected. I was always pretty much a rule-follower and, yet, liked to push the edges just a little bit.
I met my husband in a “tiny fender-bender” at 61st & Lewis in Tulsa and we married and moved to Stillwater. We were actually going to stay in Stillwater for 9-months—that was in 1976—and, I’m still here. We had 4-children; all of whom are grown and have moved from Stillwater to “push their own edges.
I continued to work part-time as a dental hygienist while the kids were growing-up. Also involved in numerous church and community activities. As our children grew and became a little more self-sufficient, I decided to go back to school. In a unique (at that time) distance learning experience, I earned a Master’s in Religious Education from Loyola University-New Orleans. After that, I was able to serve the Catholic parishes in Stillwater as Director of Religious Education.
Life changed abruptly in 1994 with the death of my husband in a car accident. In working through this tragic event, I decided to go in a new direction. I went back to school at Oklahoma State and earned a MS in Community Counseling and then (at 50-years-of age) a PhD in Applied Behavioral Health—Counseling Psychology. I am now a licensed psychologist in private practice in Stillwater.
My experiences as a dental hygienist and then a Director of Religious Education have coalesced in my present career as a licensed psychologist…the connections among body, spirit and mind are clear.
Mental health (and mental illness) have their own set of challenges set up by fear and stigma and, in some cases, lack of access to care. In this hour, we will explore some of the metaphors and strategies that have been helpful to me and to my patients in achieving new insight into mental health, or, the balance of mind, body, spirit. We will also discuss some of the cultural, economic and political issues related to mental health in this day and age.
Dr. Matthew Flood, M.D. joined Stillwater Medical in September 2017 and works with the amazing team at Stillwater Eyecare. Dr. Flood was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and did his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma, his residency in Ophthalmology at Loyola University and did a Medical Retina Fellowship at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Flood’s practice includes laser treatment for retina detachment, macular degeneration injections and care for diabetic retinopathy. Join us to learn more about these services now available close to home.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Additionally, between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once.
Sara Metcalf, M.D., obtained her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She continued her post-graduate training at the University of Oklahoma, where she completed a one-year internship in internal medicine followed by three years of dermatology residency. Her husband Clint is a dentist in Stillwater and they have three children.
Jenny LaCross PT, DPT, WCS, ATC, CLT-LANA earned her B.S. in Kinesiology from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis- School of Medicine. She then went on to complete a 15-month residency in Women’s Health Physical Therapy at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Centers for Rehab Services.She comes to Stillwater Medical Center from Texas Health Resources: Ben Hogan Sports Medicine in Fort Worth, TX, where she developed and coordinated the Sports Rehabilitation & Pelvic Wellness service line. She is one of only two board certified women’s health physical therapy specialists in the state of Oklahoma and is very excited to bring her unique skill set to Northern Oklahoma.
She will be discussing what women’s health physical therapy entails, conditions treated across the lifespan, and interventions offered by physical therapy. Jenny will cover topics in greater details based on interests and questions of the audience. Finally, she will provide an example of what a typical evaluation session would entail.
Sherry Crockett, LPN, CHA, Administrator of Karman Legacy Hospice, has a 20-year history as a Hospice Nurse/Administrator. Sherry is a 28 year LPN and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management. Having come to a very organized thought process regarding death and dying, as well as vast wealth of experience in the field, Sherry offers a different perspective on this topic, the desire to remain in control of the things that one can control.
Sherry will discuss end-of-life care with a specific focus on hospice. She will discuss criteria used to assess end-of-life status, pain and symptom management, services offered and volunteer services. The session will also give time for an audience Q&A.
If you are thinking this will be a “downer” topic, come and listen to this presenter. You will be educated, entertained and leave wanting to learn more.
T. J. Trad, D.O., is board certified in internal medicine and invasive cardiology. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, medical degree, completed his residency and fellowship all at Oklahoma State University programs.
Dr. Trad’s topic will cover the importance of controlling hypertension to avoid congestive heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke. We will look at the normal parameters as described by the most recent guideline updates in the setting of the simple and complex patients.