The Doctor Is In, Riverside's thought-provoking, free lecture series in Williamsburg at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg and in Newport News at the Patrick Henry Mall.

Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group

Riverside's MS Support Group

Riverside's First Steps Program, your guide to information and resources during and after pregnancy

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The Doctor Is In - And you don't need an appointment!

Join the Conversation on Active Living

Riverside's thought-provoking, free lecture series in Williamsburg at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. In 2016, we're focusing on active living through a FREE series of health-related community lectures presented by our expert medical staff at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. Each lecture is presented in the main conference room at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg and will be followed by a question and answer period.

Shahwali Arezo, M.D. Jason Bain, FNP-BC
Dr. Arezo and Jason Bain will discuss: The ABCs of Hepatitis C

This free series continues with a look at the impact of Hepatitis C on people of all ages. Don't miss this important presentation by Shahwali Arezo, M.D., and Jason Bain, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, who will discuss:
  • Risk factors - who gets Hep C and how it's spread
  • The symptoms of an often "silent disease"
  • Advances in treatment and growing options
  • Can Hepatitis C be cured?
Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 757‑585‑2010 or via email at erin.geary@rivhs.com.

WHEN:   Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Main Conference Room
Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185




This series is off in the summer, June, July and August.

Learn more by clicking here.

That's A Fact: The meeting on Wednesday, May 25, is on the benefits of Pet Therapy. Jane Ruehrwein and Kiy, the service dog, will join us to demonstrate how service dogs may be able to make life easier for people with PD.
A valuable resource for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers

Don't miss the August meeting when two staff therapists from Shoreview Outpatient Clinic, Jessica Sheffield, MS, OTR/L, and Heather Blair, PT, will be joining us. Jessica and Heather will discuss "Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy: Information to Help on a Daily and Ongoing Basis."

And there is still time to look into the Parkinson's Disease Foundation's pilot program Self-Efficacy Learning Forum. This program will be held at eight sites around the county and Richmond, Virginia is one of those sites. This course is for newly diagnosed persons with PD, starts in September and will meet for two hours, once a month for nine months. There is no cost to attend. Click here for more information.

When:  Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601


Call 757-875-7880 or visit riversideonline.com/calendar/parkinsons.cfm for more about the Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group. Parkinson's electronic newsletter, use the sign-up form above.

Chair Yoga Class
(For both MS & Parkinson's patients)

When: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Newport News
Instructor: Diane McCabe
For additional information or questions, contact Diane at 757-724-7526.

MS Support
MS Support meets August 23, 2016. Due to scheduling details, there will not be a July meeting of our MS Support Group. So be sure to join us on Tuesday, August 23 when Dr. Kermit Lloyd will join us to talk about New Emerging Therapies such a medications and stem cell treatments.  - That's a Fact: There are 16 therapies specifically approved for treating and managing MS, and more potential MS therapies in development today than at any other time in history. Support and learning for people with MS, caregivers and families

On Tuesday, August 23, Dr. Kermit Lloyd will join us to talk about New Emerging Therapies, such as medications and stem cell treatments.

In addition to hearing from Dr. Lloyd, it's a good opportunity to share your story, including all its achievements, challenges, hopes and frustrations with individuals who understand the challenges of managing MS. Those who have lived with MS for a while can be a big help to newly diagnosed individuals by contributing something you know, or some coping strategy you use, that can make a significant difference in someone else's life.

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

For more information call 757-875-7880 or 757-534-5100 (Kim Meyers). To sign up for our MS electronic newsletter, go to the sign up box at the top of this page.

Chair Yoga Class
(For both MS & Parkinson's patients)

When: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Newport News
Instructor: Diane McCabe
For additional information or questions, contact Diane at 757-724-7526.


Welcome to Riverside's First Steps: Your guide to information and resources

The First Steps Newsletter is 10 months of very helpful information that will guide you through pregnancy and childbirth with tips, thoughts and reminders that this is one of life's most incredible journeys.

You can receive your monthly newsletter electronically, via your email, or you can pick up a printed copy each month when you go in for your monthly appointment with your Riverside physician. Also make sure you have your copy of the First Steps Book, a helpful guide to Riverside's wide range of birthing services, special classes, plus a calendar for your doctor's appointments, checklists, labor log and other helpful tools and tips. You can also pick up the First Steps Book at your Riverside physician's office. Sign up for the First Steps Newsletter here.



       

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