Spectrum Health Medical Group Series Focuses on Heart Risks

Heart and vascular care are the focus of the Spectrum Health Medical Group’s Doctor Dialogue series on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center, 1800, East Beltline Ave, SE in Grand Rapids.

“Heart & Vascular Care: Risks, Realities and Rewards” is the theme of the program. The key to heart health means taking simple steps to improve overall health and to help prevent heart disease. Those steps will be discussed as will how to determine individual risk for heart disease.

At March’s Doctor Dialogue, participants will learn about heart rhythms, heart failure and lipids, as well as the early warning signs of heart disease. Presenting at this event will be Michael Dickinson, MD, Craig Alguire, MD, and Musa Dahu, MD, from the Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart & Vascular team.

The 90-minute program is free but registration is required. Go to or call 616.267.2626 and choose option 4.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state of the art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 700 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 600,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 19,000 employees. The organization provided $204 million in community benefit during its 2012 fiscal year.