Free Diabetes Health Discussion and Foot Screenings Available November 13 at Ocean Medical Center

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Specialist
Phone:(732) 840-3279

Free Diabetes Health Discussion and Foot Screenings Available November 13 at Ocean Medical Center

Panel of medical experts to discuss managing diabetes for better quality of life.

Join experts from Ocean Medical Center for an open discussion about living with diabetes and how to best manage this chronic condition. A panel of physicians, a nutritionist and wound care nurse will talk about risk factors for developing diabetes, diagnosis, complications, treatment, nutrition, and exercise. They will also discuss how wound care is an important issue for diabetics.

The diabetes awareness event will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Ocean Medical Center. Lunch is included in the program; registration is required by calling 1-800-DOCTORS.

Free foot screenings will also be offered prior to the start of the lecture. Appointments are required for foot screenings and can be made by calling the same registration number.

The program is presented by the Center for Wound Healing at Ocean Medical Center. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds and ulcers. Non-healing wounds of the lower leg and feet among people with diabetes are one of the most common non-healing wounds, and one of the most significant complications of diabetes. The Center for Wound Healing at Ocean Medical Center blends experience and expertise with the latest advancements and technologies to provide comprehensive and personalized treatment approaches.

Call 1-800-560-9990 to register for the program or for more information about the Center for Wound Healing at Ocean Medical Center.

About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; robotic, general, thoracic, bariatric and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies including Xofigo; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center has begun a four-level Master Facility Plan that will transform the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.