BHSH System, Orthopedics
Spectrum Health Presents Free Community Seminars on Joint Pain
May 9, 2016
Joint pain keeps many people from participating in the activities they love. Spectrum Health is hosting its annual orthopedic seminar series to help people with specific hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder or elbow pain achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.
“My patients often tell me they wish they would have addressed their joint pain sooner,'” said Christopher Sherry, DO, orthopedic surgeon, Spectrum Health Medical Group. “These seminars are a great opportunity to learn about Spectrum Health’s rehabilitation and surgical treatment options.
Each presentation will focus on injury prevention, technologies used in treatment and ways to relieve pain and restore function.
Seminars are held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center, 1800 East Beltline Ave., Grand Rapids, and also are available through a live stream.
- Foot and Ankle Arthritis – Kevin Anderson, MD, Tuesday, May 10
- Hip and Knee Pain and Stiffness – Christopher Sherry, DO, Tuesday, May 17
- Shoulder and Elbow Arthritis – Peter Ugolini, MD, Wednesday, May 25
“We want patients to be pain free and have a good range of motion so they can enjoy life to the fullest extent possible,” said Dr. Sherry.
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 178 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including about 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 721,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 24,300 employees. The organization provided $283 million in community benefit during its 2015 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health System—and in the top five among the largest health systems—by Truven Health Analytics™ for 2016. This is the fifth time the organization has received this recognition.