St. Francis Hospital Memphis and Bartlett Upcoming Events

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: July 12, 2016

Just as no two women are alike, the transition through menopause can vary from person to person. Some women coast through menopause, experiencing few symptoms. For others, the transition can be more challenging. But no matter how your body reacts, it’s important to have a deep understanding of menopause. Knowing what to expect, how to deal with symptoms, and how to communicate with loved ones can be the most important tools in dealing with the change.

The series is part of the nationally recognized Red Hot Mamas® Menopause Education Program. Bring a friend and enjoy a healthy dose of quality girl time as one of the Saint Francis Hospital physicians speak on different topics throughout 2016.

St. Francis Hospital Memphis
5959 Park Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38119


St. Francis Hospital Bartlett
2986 Kate Bond Rd.
Bartlett, TN 38133

Seminars are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at both the Bartlett and Memphis locations. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and giveaways.Speakers start at 6:00 p.m.

For information about the events, call Saint Francis Hospital Memphis at 888-848-3627 or Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett at 877-330-1350.

Making Time for Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Indu Tejwani
August 2 | Memphis | St. Catherine Room
Making Time for Menopause – Dr. Indu Tejwani, OBGYN, will provide and outline the basics of menopause and the mysteries surrounding it, the stages, the symptoms and symptom management. Red Hot Mama founder Karen Giblin will join us for the kickoff event.

Bladder and Urinary Concerns at Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Zachary Corr
August 25 | Bartlett | Magnolia Room
Bladder and Urinary Concerns – Dr. Corr, Urologist, will address urinary concerns women have with sneezing, giggling and running during menopause. He will also discuss the bladder and urinary tract, common urological disorders that affect women, treatment options and how you can help yourself during menopause.

Sex and Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Rye Estepp
September 8 | Bartlett | Magnolia Room
Dr. Rye Estepp, OB/GYN, will discuss sex and menopause. She will address sexual dysfunction, treatment, effects of estrogen loss and the need for physical intimacy.

Memory Meltdown At Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Rack
September 13 | Memphis | St. Catherine Room
Dr. Sarah Rack, Psychiatrist, will talk about memory and menopause. She will discuss the brain, forgetting and what you can do to minimize memory loss.

Menopause and Hormone Therapy
Speaker: Dr. Kira Cooley
September 29 | Bartlett | Magnolia Room
Dr. Kira Cooley, OB/GYN will discuss the benefits and risks of hormone therapy during menopause and how it can help with the symptoms related to menopause.

Heart Disease and Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Bashar Shala
October 4 | Memphis | St. Catherine Room
Dr. Bashar Shala, Interventional Cardiologist, will discuss heart disease and risk factors for women. Heart disease kills more women than any other disease. Almost five times as many women die yearly from heart attacks than from breast cancer. Saint Francis Hospital will provide free blood pressure checks for those registered to attend the seminar.

Non Hormonal Treatment Options
Speaker: Dr. Laura Haskins
October 25| Memphis | St. Catherine Room
Dr. Laura Haskins, OBGYN, will discuss non-traditional and alternative medicine as it relates to menopausal women. Some of the topics she will address include therapies, lifestyle modifications, diet and exercise.

Sleep and Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Taslim Khattak
November 3 | Memphis | St. Catherine Room
Dr. Taslim Khattak, Internal Medicine, will discuss sleep and menopause. She will cover areas such as sleep’s impact on the body, sleep changes at menopause and treatment options.

Osteoporosis & Menopause
Speaker: Dr. Donald Hamby
November 15 | Bartlett | Magnolia Room
Dr. Donald Hamby, OB/GYN, will discuss osteoporosis and menopause. He will address bone changes at menopause, estrogen’s role in bone loss, medical tests and treatment options. Saint Francis will provide free bone density tests on site for registered attendees.

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