Health Essentials Events

INTEGRIS Health Essentials
Total Approach to Wellness October 2015 Events

INTEGRIS Health's mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. That's why we strive to provide you with the information you need to maintain good health. INTEGRIS offers dozens of monthly events with that goal in mind. We call those events "Health Essentials."

Women’s Health Forum • Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, 2015 •
Commit To Your Health

Sunday, Oct. 11
An Evening with Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell has established herself as an accomplished actress with worldwide recognition. MacDowell has been seen on the big screen in Footloose, Monte Carlo, the indie feature Mighty Fine and most recently in Magic Mike XXL.

On TV, MacDowell stars as Judge Olivia Lockhart in Hallmark’s first ever scripted series, Cedar Cove. Previously, she was featured on the ABC Family series Jane By Design and starred in the Lifetime original movies At Risk and The Front, both based on Patricia Cornwell crime novels. Earlier movies she received notoriety for include the ever-popular St. Elmo’s Fire. MacDowell earned the worldwide title of No.1 female box-office draw with her performance in the smash hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She also starred in the classic Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. In other comedies, MacDowell continued to partner with top leading men including Michael Keaton in Multiplicity and John Travolta in Michael. She first received critical acclaim and accolades for her performance as a repressed young wife in Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies and Videotape.

For her philanthropic work, MacDowell was presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Lander University and received an Honor of the Arts from Winthrop College. She continues to serve as an international spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris, a role she has held for 25 years.

Make reservations now to spend the evening with the classic Andie MacDowell. The event will be held at 5 p.m. at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., downtown Oklahoma City.
Register early. EVENT IS FREE, but space is limited and a ticket is required for admission. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or toll free 888-951-2277 to register.

Reservations are required for all events unless otherwise noted. All events are held in Oklahoma City unless otherwise noted. For more information on any of the events or to make reservations, please visit us online at or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277.

Monday, Oct. 12
All Girl!

Women have unique concerns and pain can be a symptom for many conditions. When you have pelvic pain, could it be endometriosis or something else entirely? Katie Jones, D.O., will shed some light on this topic and discuss other issues you may have with your period. Another problem a woman often has to deal with is runny eye makeup from rubbing her eyes all day. Is it a bad allergy day? Wendy McConnell, D.O., will offer some tips for conquering allergies and making sure your eyes look good. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Paradise Event Center, 450 E. Main St., Yukon, OK 73099.
Dinner fee: $10 • Advance payment is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out is always a favorite event and this year we have a new location we think you’ll love! It’s larger so we’re trying a few new things, and we have room for more of your friends! As you are arriving, our newest Edmond OB/GYN, Courtney Seacat, M.D., will be available in an Ask-a-Doc setting to answer general health questions. This is a perfect introduction if you are looking for a new physician. Andrea Palmer, M.D., is an experienced obstetrics and gynecology physician at Lakeside Women’s Hospital and she performs single site surgeries. She will explain this technique, how recovery time can be improved and which procedures can be performed in this manner. Ever wonder what your hair says about your health? Actually, a lot of information can be gleaned from the health of your locks! Jennifer Semore, M.D., one of our newest family medicine physicians, will share the scoop about what dry hair or even balding can indicate about possible health issues. Our annual fashion show will follow, with some of our newest INTEGRIS physicians (male and female) sporting the latest fashions from Dillard’s. Our new venue should make this a really fun fashion show! The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Chisholm Springs, 7479 W. Simpson Road • Edmond, OK 73025. Dinner fee: $25 • Advance payment is required.

Thursday, Oct. 15
From the Equator to the North Pole:
Discovering Happiness

Robert Biswas-Diener, Ph.D., sometimes referred to as the “Indiana Jones of Happiness,” spent nearly a decade researching happiness among groups traditionally overlooked by psychologists. He has lived with and worked among Amish farmers, Maasai tribal people, poor communities in India, Israeli peace protesters and hunters in Greenland. In this presentation, he will tell stories from his adventures around the globe and use these to illustrate important (and universal) lessons about happiness. Reservations required. This free event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gaylord Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 1400 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Exclusive Opportunity. Meet and Greet Reception • 5:30 p.m.

Purchase a special ticket to a pre-event reception and meet Robert Biswas-Diener in person and receive a copy of his book. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres plus complimentary valet parking and priority seating.
Proceeds from this reception support the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit and the Patricia Price Browne Lecture Series.

For tickets call the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit at 405-713-9950. Tickets: $50 per person or $75 per couple.

Monday, Oct. 19
Hormones, Sex and Your Breasts

If you’re a woman, you may decide to take hormones at some point in your life. One factor that may encourage this consideration could be decreased sex drive. Lacey Parker, M.D., will break down the facts about hormones and how they may improve your sex life. Some studies indicate hormones may be tied to breast cancer. What are the risks? Denise Rable, M.D., will spell out the latest information about breast cancer, the improvements in screenings and advances available if you have been diagnosed. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Pizzeria Gusto, 2415 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73103. Dinner fee: $10 • Advance payment is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Living Fully with a Cancer Diagnosis

You’ve been diagnosed with cancer. There is a lot to think about. Eli Reshef, M.D., discusses important decisions women can make regarding fertility planning, gynecological health and intimacy after learning of their diagnosis. Juli Johnson, APRN, will share information about integrative medicine, a combination of conventional and complementary therapies. This approach takes the whole person into account (body, mind, spirit) including all aspects of lifestyle. Acupuncture has been acknowledged as a safe, sterile approach to healing. Seneca Dewbre, MAOM, L.Ac, will give an overview of acupuncture as she discusses its benefits and how it aids in healing. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, 5915 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73142. Luncheon fee: FREE • Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
KNEEd Help

Knee pain is common, but is something wrong or does it just need strengthening? Michael Williams, M.D., explains how to spot the difference between a healthy knee and osteoarthritis. Once you determine the pain isn’t something major, what simple exercises can be done to strengthen your knees? Lauren Snolis, P.T., demonstrates the best ways to ease pain and make your knees stronger. The evening also includes a lifetime membership card and two hours of golf at Oklahoma City’s newest golfing venue, Top Golf. You don’t have to know how to golf to have fun! The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Top Golf, 13313 Pawnee Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Fee: $30 • Advance payment is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 21
Feeling Better and Pain Free

The extra pounds have been creeping up on you, a little every year. It’s time to take action. Shawn Fitzgerald, D.O., shares some steps you can take to get a grasp on your weight gain and how to manage minor pain without medication. But, when the pain is too much, you may need to do something more. Michael McLaughlin, D.O., addresses conditions that may cause constant or intense pain and possible solutions. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Benvenuiti’s, 105 W. Main St., Norman, OK 73069.  Fee for event: $20 • Advance reservation is required.

Thursday, Oct. 22
Love Your Tummy

Bloated gassy stomach? Not uncommon at all. It may not be life threatening, but it can be irritating and reduce your quality of life. The cause may be the type of food consumed, certain diseases or even smoking. Steven Carter, M.D., will discuss potential causes, the importance of preventive screenings such as colonoscopy, and the risk for colon cancer. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at La Baguette Bistro, 7408 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Luncheon fee: $10 • Registration is required.

Thursday, Oct. 22
Have Fun and Stay Young

Being healthy just might mean you live longer. And if you have fun you might feel younger, too! Loahn Gallegos, M.D., will share some important healthy habits for you to incorporate into your daily life to keep you on the right track. This evening is all about having fun! The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Main Event, 1441 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Fee: $20 for dinner and activities. •Advance reservation is required.

Friday, Oct. 23
Actively Retired

You’ve worked hard your entire life, whether in the office or your home, and we want to reward you with a morning dedicated to you and your lifestyle. Hopefully you are staying active! It’s important to know the proper way to do certain exercises, especially as your body ages, so you don’t have injuries. Wear comfortable clothing as we’ll be trying out some exercises to be sure we all get it right. Then, we will have a panel of physicians join us to answer general health questions on topics that are important to you. The event will be held from 9 to noon at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave., Oklahoma City.

10:45 a.m. to noon – Physician Panel
Sara Collier, M.D., burn surgery
Jeffrey Sparling, M.D., interventional cardiology
Laura Stearman, M.D., urology
Loyal Stierlen, D.O., general surgery

Health Essentials Special Events!

Thursday, Oct. 1, Saturday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Nov. 5
Complimentary Hearing Screenings Offered by INTEGRIS Health

Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities among older adults. Thirty five percent of those age 65 and older, and 50 percent of those age 75 and older, have significant hearing loss. Aging adults, who have lost some or all their hearing, can often benefit from innovative hearing devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Individuals age 55 and older should have their hearing checked as part of their overall wellness.

The INTEGRIS Cochlear Implant Clinic will offer complimentary hearing screenings for individuals who have not yet been diagnosed with a hearing loss. If you currently wear a hearing aid or have been diagnosed with a hearing loss, a screening will not be sufficient.

The doctors of audiology at the INTEGRIS Cochlear Implant Clinic can help determine if you have a hearing loss and what treatment options they can offer you.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a complimentary hearing screening, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.


Friday, Oct. 2

It’s that time of year when that beautiful orange orb of the cucurbit family has its time to shine! While many varieties are great for carving, several have excellent cooking qualities and nourish our bodies with up to 16 different nutrients. Pam Patty, RD, LD, will demonstrate use of this super delicious, super nutritious garden super star to make pancakes that could double as a dessert! Please join us from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the basement auditorium of INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, 4401 S. Western.

Register Online

Friday, Oct. 2
Oklahoma Men’s Health Symposium

Join us for the Oklahoma Men’s Health Symposium, presented by INTEGRIS Men’s Health University and Men’s Health Network. You’ll have a chance to hear from local physicians and national speakers on a variety of men’s health issues, including Sleep Disorders Affecting the Health of Men, Mind-Brain Health and the Men’s Health Caucus Overview. This free, interactive workshop is especially for physicians, nurses, health and clinical professionals, but all are welcome to participate. The event will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Auditorium, 3300 NW Expressway. Breakfast served from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Lunch is provided.

Register Online

Saturday, Oct. 3
INTEGRIS Men’s Health University Free Health Screenings

Men’s health is no game. Join INTEGRIS Men’s Health University for free men’s health screenings from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bricktown Chevy Event Center, 429 E. California Ave., Oklahoma City. Free checkups include stroke assessment, and blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings. Receive health resource information and check out the South Oklahoma City Chamber Trade Show featuring products and services from businesses in the area.

Empowering men with information is an important first step to improving their overall health and longevity. Join in the fun and learn about health care issues in a supportive environment to better understand possible health concerns for you and all the men in your life.

For more information, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or visit

Register Online

Sunday, Oct. 4
2015 INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Run

Join the INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Courage Run, celebrating the remarkable journey of our rehabilitation heroes, to raise funds to support the extraordinary programs at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation. This annual Oklahoma City running event features a 5km, 10km and a One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk. The Courage Run benefits patients in ways that traditional reimbursement does not cover. The event will be held in Bricktown in the Oklahoma City Boathouse District, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Regatta Festival.

  • 7:45 a.m. 5k, 10k, Handcycle/Wheelchair Divisions
  • 7:50 a.m. One Mile Fun Run/Walk
  • 8:25 a.m. 5k, 10k Run
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Mondays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Eat Well, Move More, Be Well

Taking steps to achieve a healthier body weight is important, but those older than age 70 should strive to make changes gradually.

Designed for the older adult, Eat Well, Move More, Be Well is a four-session program taught by a registered dietitian and an exercise physiologist. Nutrition recommendations focus on choosing a calorie-balanced diet with emphasis on a heart-healthy eating pattern. Exercise tips focus on increasing physical activity in an age-appropriate fashion including recommendations for reducing the risk of falling, strength-conditioning and enhancing balance and coordination skills. The class, aimed at helping older adults choose wholesome foods and adopt a more active lifestyle, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at INTEGRIS Southwest, Medical Office Building, 4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10.

Register Online

Tuesday, Oct. 6
Mind/Body Essentials Encore Presentation: Introduction to Acupuncture

Introduction to Acupuncture provides a brief overview of acupuncture and oriental medicine and how it can work for you. The presentation will explain acupuncture and oriental medicine from both an eastern and western viewpoint as well as answer questions ranging from how it works to the many conditions it can treat. Join the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit in welcoming Seneca Dewbre, MAOM, L.Ac, as she discusses the benefits of acupuncture. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

Register Online

Saturday, Oct. 10
Cardio Extreme

Come get a great workout with fitness instructor Chad Isenberg! This advanced class will bring some variety to your routine and take your heart rate to the max. The class will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Class size is limited; call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 951-2277, to enroll. Cost: Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.

Register Online

Tuesday, Oct. 13 and 27
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar

Since 2006, the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center has performed hundreds of primary surgical weight loss procedures, exceeding the national average in all weight loss categories. The center is designated as an accredited center of excellence facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Join Hamilton S. Le, M.D., medical director of the INTEGRIS Weight Loss Center, for a free informational seminar. All surgical weight loss procedures are carefully reviewed and explained and attendees are given the opportunity to have questions asked and answered. The free presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the James L. Henry Auditorium at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 for more information or to register.

Register Online

Wednesday, Oct. 14
Better Breathers Club: Lung Disorders Support Group

Are you ready to breathe easier? If you have been diagnosed with a lung disorder such as COPD, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or cystic fibrosis, you could benefit from the Better Breathers Club at INTEGRIS Health Edmond.

Better Breathers offers you the opportunity to learn to cope with lung disorders and their symptoms while receiving the support of others who share in your struggles. Each session features educational presentations on a wide range of topics.

  • Talking with your physician
  • Nutrition
  • Breathing techniques
  • Home health care
  • Medical tests
  • Exercise

This support group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday every month at INTEGRIS Health Edmond in the Memorial Conference Room, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034. Reservations are required.

Register Online

Thursday, Oct. 15
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes Caregiver Support Group

This support group is offered only for caregivers of patients with any chronic medical condition. Caregivers will be able to connect with others, express their feelings, and gain insights from those going through similar challenges.

Contact respite care, private duty caregivers or a trusted friend/family member to provide care for your loved one so that you may join us. Classes are facilitated by Allie Weaver, CRC, and Mary Ryan, MSW, and held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Jones Education Room, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 4219 S. Western Ave.

Register Online

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Pain Management

As patients age, the incidence and prevalence of certain pain syndromes increases. Pain may be underreported as some elderly patients incorrectly believe that pain is a normal process of aging. If this sounds familiar, come hear pain management specialist Atul Walia, D.O., speak about seniors suffering with pain, at 10 a.m. at Edmond Senior Center at Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive. Call 405-951-2277 to register.

Register Online

Tuesday, Oct. 20, Wednesday, Oct. 21,
Monday, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 29
Plans Change, You Change

During the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) you may change your Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for the coming year. John Vincent, certified senior health insurance counselor, is available by appointment to help select a plan best suited to your situation.

Call 405-951-2277 to schedule your individual counseling session for one of the dates listed below. When you come for the appointment, bring a list of current prescription medications and your Medicare cards.

INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register Online

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Mind/Body Essentials
Let’s Start With You – A Guide to Nourishing Your Body and Spirit

You nurture your partner, children, employer and community. Are you focusing on everyone else first? Raising children, working a full-time job, and maintaining a household may lead to exhaustion, stress and anxiety. Eating well, relaxing and sleeping, making time for relationships, play and self-expression are commonly left behind. In this workshop, Bridgette O’Connor, social worker and health coach, will help attendees learn to make more careful nutrition and lifestyle choices to nourish and sustain themselves.

The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 28
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Reap the benefits of adding walking to your exercise routine. Then join us each month at either location below to hear a presentation on a health-related topic and enjoy a healthy breakfast provided by INTEGRIS. Call 405-951-2277 to register and specify the location where you will attend.

  • Oct. 21, Third Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest, Medical Office Building
    4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10, Oklahoma City
  • Oct. 28, Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    INTEGRIS Canadian Valley, Conference Room A/B
    1201 Health Center Parkway, Yukon
Register Online

Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Thursday, Oct. 29
Sweets and Treats

Do you have a sweet tooth? Find yourself sneaking Halloween candy that you bought for trick-or-treaters? Join Karen Massey, RD, LD, for a quick update about the role of sugar in the diet. Call 405-951-2277 and register for either location below.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 to 11 a.m.
    INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Memorial Conference Room
Register Online

Saturday, Oct. 24
KB3: Kickboxing + Kettlebells = Kickbutt Workout

Join certified fitness instructor Cassie Cody for this dynamite workout! It will incorporate kickboxing and kettlebells to challenge your muscles in a different way. The class will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Studio 1 at INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center, 5520 N. Independence Ave. Class size is limited; call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 951-2277, to enroll. Cost: Free for PACER members; $10, for non-members.

Register Online

Wednesday, Oct. 28
Senior Fitness Testing

Do you want to be stronger, more flexible and have better balance? Do you want to improve your ability to perform everyday activities safely and independently without excess fatigue? Participation in the Senior Fitness testing program is an important first step in achieving these goals. The good news is that much of the usual age-related decline in physical fitness is preventable and even reversible through proper attention to physical activity and exercise levels.

The Senior Fitness Test measures the physical capacity of older adults to perform normal everyday activities necessary for independent living. The SFT is designed to test individuals of varying abilities. You do not have to be physically fit to participate!

The SFT is a two part program: the initial testing is on Oct. 28 after which you will be given test results and suggestions for improvement, and follow up testing on April 27 to help identify your progress and areas where you may need to focus attention for improved functioning.

Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

Please take advantage of this health improvement opportunity. Call 405-951-2277 by Oct. 14 to make your SFT appointment.

Register Online

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