Health Essentials Events

July 2016
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 these events “Health Essentials.”

A Health Essentials Special Event!

Tuesday, June 28
Mindful Meditation

Join the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit and Marnie Kennedy for an evening of Mindfulness Meditation. This class will include breathing and relaxation techniques to calm the nervous system and explore what it means to be present. Being present to your self is restoring. Being present to your surroundings is refreshing. Being present to another rekindles the heart. Strengthening our ability for presence can positively change how we experience life. This class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in INTEGRIS Baptist Conference Rooms J, K and L. There is no charge for the class; however, reservations are required.

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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, click the “Register Online” button or call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or 888-951-2277.

Tuesday, July 5
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a progressive interstitial lung disease causing permanent scarring (fibrosis) of the lung tissue. Idiopathic means there is no known cause. Disease management can include supportive care, oxygen, medications and lung transplantation.

Our meetings consist of a 20 to 30 minute education session on a variety of helpful topics, with the rest of the time set aside for you to ask questions, share your stories and provide support for each other.

The support group is held the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms J, K and L at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, 3300 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. If you are on oxygen, please bring enough to last, as there are no oxygen outlets available in the conference rooms. Electrical outlets are available if you use a portable concentrator.

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Tuesday, July 12 and July 26
Ask a Dietitian
Do you have nutrition questions you wonder about, but don’t know who to ask? If so, please stop by during our Ask a Dietitian time. No reservations are necessary; just come and go during the stated hours. The focus is on general nutrition and is not intended to address therapeutic diets or replace medical nutrition therapy. This monthly service is free of charge and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, July 12, Noon to 2 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center
    5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100
  • Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m. to Noon
    INTEGRIS Southwest, Medical Office Building
    4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10

Tuesday, July 12
Understanding Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that can be managed successfully with the assistance of a variety of resources, helping individuals to avoid or significantly diminish poor health outcomes.

Join diabetes educator Pam Patty, RD, LD, for this month’s topics: Positive Lifestyle Behaviors, Wellness Strategies, Making Action Plans. The session will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Conference Room at INTEGRIS Health Edmond, 4801 INTEGRIS Parkway, Edmond, OK 73034.

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Tuesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 21
Parkinson’s 101

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with Parkinson’s disease for decades, this 90 minute seminar taught by representatives of the Parkinson’s Foundation delivers reliable information and timely inspiration for people living with PD. Designed for caregivers and patients, Parkinson’s 101 explains primary and secondary symptoms, updates on research and treatment options, as well as four keys to taking charge of your Parkinson’s experience.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
    Cancer Center Conference Room East
    4201 S. Western Ave.
  • Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
    INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center
    5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100
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Register Online - July 21

Tuesday, July 12 and July 26
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 or register for our new online version. All surgical weight loss procedures are carefully reviewed and explained.

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. The online seminar is available at and includes a series of interactive videos and summary reviews. Participants should plan to allow at least two hours to complete the online seminar. Call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 for more information or to register.

Register Online - July 12


Register Online - July 26

Wednesday, July 13
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. Join Mary Pinzon, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center stroke education coordinator, for an interactive presentation on FAST Stroke Education during the month of July.

  • 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.

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Friday, July 15
Hearing Helpers Demonstration

Are you or someone you love living with hearing loss? Learn about assistive listening devices available to help compensate for hearing loss. Representatives of the Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room will demonstrate some of these devices at the following locations.

Come and go any time during the stated hours to view the devices and learn about other resources for people with hearing impairments.

  • Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    INTEGRIS Southwest, Medical Office Building
    4200 S. Douglas, Suite B-10
  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Room
    5100 N. Brookline Ave., Suite 100

Tuesday, July 19
Mood and Memory

How do we associate memory loss and depression? Does depression contribute to memory loss? If one suffers from depression, what are some tools to help with those changes?

To learn more, join Heather Wheeler, D.O., board certified family medicine physician at INTEGRIS Family Care Edmond East, at 10 a.m. at Edmond Senior Center at Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr. Please call the INTEGRIS, 405-951-2277, or register online.

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Wednesday, July 20
Healthy Heart Walkers Club

Walk your way to a healthier heart and life! The large hallway access areas in the concourse level of INTEGRIS Baptist and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Centers provide a safe, convenient, climate-controlled, comfortable walking environment. Health care professionals are nearby should you ever need assistance.

Then join us for the breakfast meeting of the Healthy Heart Walkers Club on the third Wednesday each month in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest, 4200 S. Douglas Ave. Monthly meetings feature topics about health and wellness presented by a variety of speakers. This month’s meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. Here are some benefits of adding walking to your exercise routine.

  • Reduced risk of dying prematurely
  • Help in controlling weight
  • Decreased risk of developing diabetes
  • Increased muscle strength, flexibility and sense of balance, all of which reduce the risk of falls
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Wednesday, July 20
Nutrition Fun and Games

Each month leading up to the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center’s 30th anniversary celebration in October, we highlight one of the programs we offer to the community. This month we invite you to celebrate with us by engaging in a “fun and games” nutrition program. INTEGRIS dietitian Karen Massey, RD, LD, has been sharing nutrition tips, once a month, for the past 26 years. Perhaps it’s time to get a little silly and put your nutrition savvy to the test. Join Karen for a less-than-serious food fact frenzy! The fun begins at 10 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Suite 100.

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Thursday, July 21
Caregiver Support Group
Psychology Supporting Positive Outcomes
INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

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, M.S.W., and are held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Jones Education Room, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 4219 S. Western Ave.

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