PCH/FMC to Host Free Diabetes Program Nov. 19


In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will host its annual diabetes education program on Tuesday, November 19.

This free program will take place at 6 pm (CST) in the Visiting Specialty Clinic. It is for individuals with diabetes, pre-diabetes, family members of diabetics, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the topic.

The featured speaker will be Edward Rico, MD, MBA, endocrinologist from UAP Clinic in Terre Haute.  An endocrinologist studies the glands and hormones of the body and their related disorders, and is the specialist that manages the care for diabetic patients. Dr. Rico will discuss diabetes management and prevention and answer questions from audience members.

Dr. Rico earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed fellowship training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Dr. Rico’s clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, and osteoporosis.

The November 19 event will feature door prizes and refreshments.

Please register by Monday, November 18. Visit ParisCommunityHospital.com/DiabetesProgram, or call Leighsa Cornwell at 217-465-2606 (or toll free 1-866-465-4141), Ext. 228.

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