Lunch and Learn
The First Friday program began in January 1995 as a community outreach project of Stillwater Medical. In September 2000, the Stillwater Medical Foundation began coordinating the program, seeking input from attendees on subjects they would like to see featured.
The programs are interactive, with presenters leaving time for questions from the audience. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask guests to register, so we have seats and refreshments for everyone in attendance.
Stillwater Public Library Auditorium, 1107 S Duck Street
Doors Open at 11:30
You are welcome to bring your lunch.
Complimentary beverage and a sweet treat are provided.
Blood pressure checks are provided
as a courtesy by Stillwater Medical Home Health.
Dr. Gilbert Emde, is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Emde will discuss potential solutions for those suffering from snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, or other chronic issues effecting normal sleep patterns. Certified Respiratory Therapist, Scott Millstead of Cimarron Medical Services will be present with information regarding the use, application, and care of the C-PAP machine.
Unlike blood glucose monitoring, which gives a single reading, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) can provide several hundred readings over a 24-hour period. This insight can help the patient and healthcare provider with data to proactively manage the patients diabetes. Studies have shown a reduction in the A1C , as well as decreasing time spent in hypoglycemia.
Join us for this informative program with JoAlice Dobbs, certified diabetic instructor, and Sarah Walker, licensed dietitian, to learn more about the benefits of CGM.
More Information Coming Soon…
Denise Webber joined Stillwater Medical in May of 2003, and became President/CEO in 2016. She earned her Masters in Healthcare Administration from OSU and is a graduate of Leadership Stillwater.
It’s been over 43 years since the first patients were admitted to what was then Stillwater Municipal Hospital when the doors opened at its current location in January 1976.
Webber’s presentation will focus on recent and upcoming expansion of services at Stillwater Medical, and a look at the future of healthcare in north central Oklahoma.
Join us for MEDICARE: Answers You Need. Tamie Young will start the program by giving you the answers to the most sought-after questions about Medicare. Then she’ll open the floor to see what other items you want to understand better.
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.
Get tips for having honest and caring conversations about: deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.
Carla Scull is the Education Coordinator for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma. Mrs. Scull has been in the non-profit sector for more than 12 years. She has served as a special education teacher, senior companion supervisor, life enrichment director, and volunteer. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband. They have two grown daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and gardening.
What puts me at higher risk for lung cancer? Are there screenings for lung cancer…and how invasive are they?
Dr. Darby Pope will answer these questions and discuss treatment options that include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation (or a combination of them) at First Friday.
Dr. Pope attended The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.
Previous to moving to Stillwater, he developed a thoracic program known for its excellence in patient care. His experience and interests are focused around minimally invasive approaches for diagnosis and treatment of lung and throat cancer.
Allison Underwood, the speech-language pathologist at Stillwater Medical’s Total Health, will cover how speech therapy can benefit a wide variety of diagnoses that commonly affect the geriatric population. From speech and language disorders after a stroke to swallowing and cognitive impairments secondary to degenerative diseases such as dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, Allison will educate on the many areas a speech-language pathologist can play a vital role.
A Stillwater native, Allison has always loved the energy, diversity and opportunity that this community offers. She completed both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at Oklahoma State University. After graduation, Allison took advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity and worked as a travel speech-language pathologist in every corner of the United States, including Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts and Georgia. After two years of traveling, she returned home to continue practicing therapy and serving people in her community.
Dr. Farguson will discuss how coronary artery disease develops and potential solutions when narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries needs to be rectified.
She will discuss the role plaque plays as well as other causes, prevention, and medications. Benefits of Stillwater Medical’s new Heart and Vascular Institute Cath Lab will also be discussed.
Dr. Farguson joined the Stillwater Medical Cardiology team in November 2019.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she received her undergrad degree from Creighton University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2004. She returned to Oklahoma to study medicine at OSU HSC and later completed her residency and fellowship there as well.