Hawaii Pacific Health Physicians To Cover Arthritis at Free Community Health Forum


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Hawaii Pacific Health invites the public to a free community health event to learn about arthritis and other orthopedic-related conditions on Saturday, March  21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom. 

Physicians from Hawaii Pacific Health will present on an array of treatments and methods to manage arthritis, and provide information on managing orthopedic-related conditions that help improve one’s quality of life.

The featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Cass Nakasone, orthopedic surgeon and chief of orthopedic surgery at the Straub Bone & Joint Center at Straub Clinic & Hospital  
  • Dr. Sam Chen, orthopedic surgeon  
  • Dr. Gregory Chow, orthopedic spine surgeon  
  • Dr. Alberto Santos-Ocampo, rheumatologist  
  • Dr. Joseph Varcadipane, orthopedic surgeon  
  • Dr. Justin Young, sports medicine physician 

Topics that will be covered are:

  • Supplements and other non-drug treatments for osteoarthritis pain
  • Common hand problems
  • Staying active with arthritis
  • Arthritic neck and back problems
  • Innovations in minimally invasive hip replacements

Seating is limited. For more information or to register, visit hawaiipacifichealth.org/gettingagrip or call Hawaii Pacific Health Conference Services at (808) 522-3469.

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