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Genesys announces free mini-medical school session

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) The winter session of Genesys Learning Institute's mini-medical school begins Monday, Feb. 28. The six weeks of classes provide the public an opportunity to learn more about their health, understand certain medical conditions and treatments, and take a more proactive role in managing their health. Sessions are conducted by Genesys experts. All classes are free.
Mini-medical school meets at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center every Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for six consecutive weeks. Choose as many classes that interest you, and call the Genesys Learning Institute at 810-606-7725 to sign up, or go on line through

Monday, Feb 28
What is a health navigator?
Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, medical director of Genesys HealthWorks

Better health now and for a lifetime
Ann Heusted, RN, certified lifestyle educator, Downing Clinic, Clarkston

Monday, March 7
Take charge of your health
Brenda Fortunate, DO, family practice physician at Genesys

Thyroid abnormalities
Hemant Thawani, MD, endocrinologist at Genesys

Monday, March 14
Dara Headrick, DO, medical director of Genesys Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

What is your vascular profile?
Carlo Dall'Olmo, MD, peripheral vascular surgeon at Genesys

Monday, March 21
What is pre-diabetes?
Linda Hollern, APRN, diabetes nurse practitioner at Genesys

Acid reflux, hiatal hernia and NASH
Justin Miller, DO, gastroenterologist at Genesys

Monday, March 28
Complimentary and Holistic Medicine
Gerald Natzke, DO, family practice physician at Genesys

Chronic pain
Richard Kovan, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Genesys

Monday, April 4
Religion and spiritual health
Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys

Cancer concerns
Rizwan Danish, MD, hematologist/oncologist at Genesys

University of Michigan-Flint graduate credits (one each semester) are offered through the university's health education department. For details, email


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