Genesys to conduct mini-med school

GENESEE COUNTY — The winter session of Genesys Learning Institute’s mini-medical school is underway. The six-week classes provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about their health, understand certain medical conditions and treatments, and take a more proactive role in managing their health.

Sessions are conducted by Genesys experts, and are free. Mini-medical school meets at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center 6-9 p.m. Mondays. Participants can choose as many classes of interest, and call the Genesys Learning Institute at 810-606-7725 or visit to register.

March 7 Take charge of your health with Brenda Fortunate, DO, family practice physician at Genesys; Thyroid abnormalities with Hermant Thawni, MD. endocrinologist at Genesys.

March 14 Stroke with Dara Headrick, DO, medical director of Genesys Inpatient Rehabilitation Center; What is your vascular profile? with Carlo Dall’Olmo, MD, peripheral vascular surgeon at Genesys.

March 21 What is pre-diabetes? with Linda Hollern, APRN, diabetes nurse practitioner at Genesys; and Acidreflux, hiatal hernia and NASH with Justin Miller. DO, gastroenterologist at Genesys.

March 28 Complementary and Holistic Medicine with Gerald Natzke, DO, family practice physician at Genesys; Chronic pain with Richard Kovan, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Genesys.

April 4 Religion and spiritual health with Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys; Cancer concerns with Rizwan Danish, MD, hematologist/oncologist at Genesys.

University of Michigan-Flint graduate credits (one each semester) are offered through the university’s health education department.

For details, e-mail — M.O.

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