Fibromyalgia to be Highlighted at Conference
Beebe Medical Center's Department of Integrative Health announces the First Complementary and Alternative Medicine Conference to take place Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library.
The topic of discussion will be fibromyalgia, a syndrome that has been recognized by the American Medical Association's American College of Rheumatology as a condition with widespread pain and fatigue. It is a chronic, non-degenerative, non-progressive, non-inflammatory condition that affects an estimated 3.7 million Americans, mostly women. People can lead active, productive lives with proper medical care. Consult a physician for a diagnosis since similar symptoms may be caused by other disorders.
Dr. Jose Pando, a member of Beebe Medical Center's medical staff, will talk about the syndrome during the conference. Dr. Pando is Board-certified in Rheumatology, as well as in internal medicine and clinical densitometry.
Dr. John Gomez, a member of the hospital's medical staff, will talk about the effective use of pharmaceuticals when treating fibromyalgia. Dr. Gomez, who is also board certified in Rheumatology, is an associate with Dr. Pando at Lewes Medical/Surgical Associates on Savannah Road. Millsboro Chiropractor Dr. Christopher Baldt will discuss complementary and Alternative Care. Cheyenne Luzader, coordinator of Beebe's Integrative Health Department, will talk about managing one's attitude, energy and relationships.
A panel of recovering patients will share insights into their experiences and helpful methods of care. An exhibit area will have on display a variety of activities and products including Yoga, Reiki, massage, therapeutic touch, and herbs and supplements, naturopathics and natural skin-care products. Alternative practitioners will be available to offer information.
The conference is targeted for patients, family, friends and caregivers. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. To register, call (302) 645-3528. Lunch will be available at a cost of $5 per person.