Local physicians Dr. Jeremy Tamir, M.D., FAPWCA, and Dr. Randall Beech, M.D., FACS along with Carol Bush, BS, RN, will featured as the afternoon keynote speakers at this years’ Kingman County Women’s Health Gala. The Gala will take place on Saturday, April 14 at the Kingman Christian Church.
Dr. Tamir is a trained plastic surgeon who has earned an international reputation for successfully treating patients with severe chronic and acute wounds. He will be speaking on “Cancer Screenings and Prevention”. With satellite offices in Kingman, Stafford, El Dorado, Derby, Council Grove, Herington and Arkansas City, Dr. Tamir serves a vast area with his specialty of plastic surgery and advanced wound care. His main office is located in Wichita. Dr. Tamir’s credentials include Israeli Board Certified in Plastic Surgery; Certified Physician in Wound Care, by the Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET); member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons; President of the Mid-America Wound Healing Society; Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association; and a member of the Association for Advanced Wound Care.
Also speaking will be Dr. Randall Beech. Dr. Beech graduated from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine in the summer of 1980. He completed his five-year surgery training at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine on the Wichita campus at Via Christi St. Francis. Dr. Beech has practiced in the Kingman area since 1999 and is enjoying his many years of service to the Kingman Community Hospital and the surrounding communities. Dr. Beech will be sharing a talk on “Mammotome and Other Cancer Surgeries”.
Carol Bush will complete the line-up of keynote speakers when she steps to the podium at 2 p.m. Her
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topic will be “Life after Diagnosis” and will highlight her many years’ experience in oncology nursing. Currently, Bush is a nurse navigator and consultant with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, a membership-based organization of 14 hospitals, cancer centers, and research organizations across Kansas and western Missouri. Her consulting interests focus on care coordination initiatives. Bush followed a circuitous route to a career in oncology. Her first undergraduate degree is in agriculture. A nursing degree followed 10 years later.
The Kingman County Women’s Health Gala opens at 8 a.m. on April 14 and will have various vendor booths for participants to visit. Door prizes will be given throughout the day and from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kingman Community Hospital Staff will be on-site for lab draws. The lab draw, called the Women’s Health Panel, is a low-cost test which includes Direct LDL, Hemoglobin, Thyroid and Electrolytes. A Men’s Panel will also be available and will include: Direct LDL and a PSA. No insurance will be billed. Payment will be due at the time of service.
From 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. participants can listen in on several learning sessions. “Cooking with Spices and Herbs” will be presented by Debra Bolton, K-State Research and Extension Specialist at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. Tim Hegler of 360 Fitness will give a quick “Low-Impact Workout” and at 11 a.m. Laurie Johnson will provide a presentation on “Wigs, Hats and Headgear.” The Gala will also be serving lunch provided by the Kingman County Farm Bureau Association.
For more information, contact the Kingman County Extension Office at (620) 532-5131.