Thursday, August 29 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Living with arthritis topic of upcoming Green Hills luncheon
The word arthritis refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. These diseases may affect not only the joints but also other parts of the body, including muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, and some internal organs.
More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis and many have chronic pain that limits daily activity.
Dr. Leesa McCauley is the guest speaker during a luncheon Thursday, August 29, in Foundation Hall at Green Hills Community, 6557 US 68 South, West Liberty. She speaks at noon offering tips on how to live with the disease and how to reduce the effects of the disease. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
For the past seven years, Dr. McCauley has been living and practicing family medicine in West Liberty and Bellefontaine. She is with Mad River Family Practice, West Liberty.
“I enjoy caring for families in the office, seeing patients at Green Hills Community, delivering babies at Mary Rutan Hospital, and teaching medical students,” she explained.
“Many of my patients are living with arthritis and I welcome the opportunity to share my perspective on this important illness,” she said,
Dr. McCauley has a bachelor’s degree in French from Valparaiso University and earned her medical degree from Indiana University. She also completed the OSU Rural Program in 2009 when it was in Logan County.
This is a free event open to the public. Call Green Hills Community at 465-5065 before Aug. 23 to make reservations.