Local students give doctors tips for healthy eating
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (March 14, 2013) – Family medicine doctors affiliated with Chambersburg Hospital held their semi-annual evening department meeting at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center (FCCTC) on Tuesday, March 12.
As part of the planned education for the event, guests of the family doctors were treated to a cooking class taught by one of the FCCTC’s Culinary Arts instructors, Mike Tosten. Tosten and his students also cooked the meal for the event, as well as provided healthy eating education to the doctors and their guests.
Also speaking at the event were Summit Women’s Group – Chambersburg’s, Dr. Angelique Ridore and Dr. Tom Orndorf of Keystone Women's Care who provided the family medicine doctors with an update on the latest information regarding women’s health maintenance. Joining Dr. Ridore and Dr. Orndorf in a panel discussion were Dr. Christine Molloy and Dr. Sulang Rosado of Summit Women's Group - Chambersburg and Dr. Carolyn Benenati of Keystone Women's Care.
“It’s important that doctor’s stay informed of the most up-to-date medical information,” said Marie Royce of Summit Health who coordinates continuing medical education programs for physicians. “So, we bring in specialists from all over the country to provide education to our providers, so our area doctors can continue to bring the latest in medical practices to our neighbors.”
According to Royce, physicians must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years to maintain their certifications and licensures.
Recent programs have taught physicians about advances in robotic surgery, cancer treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound care to help them treat patients.
This recent session with local culinary students provided tips that doctors can pass along to their patients.
“Nutrition education is always helpful,” said Dr. Michael Gaudiose, a family physician with Cumberland Valley Family Care who was in attendance at the meeting. “The students not only created a wonderful meal, but also provided us with education on healthy food alternatives and low-calorie prep methods that we can pass along to all of our patients.”
(Photo was taken by Mary Angles, a junior in the Franklin County Career & Technology Center’s graphic communications program and a member of the junior class at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.)
Summit Health, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, caring staff, and convenient locations. Summit Health’s comprehensive selection of services and providers includes family physicians, surgeons, specialists, diagnostic services, a women’s health center, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals. For more information about Summit Health, call (717) 267-3000 or visit www.SummitHealth.org.