Special 4 Part Series for Families & Caregivers with IU Health Goshen Physicians

by Dale on August 14, 2012

I am excited and honored to be bringing this special 4 part series to you!  During the course of 4 evenings in September, I will be sitting down with 4 physicians from IU Health Goshen, and bringing our interviews to you through my BlogTalkRadio show.

As a caregiver, family member or eldercare professional, we’re each called upon to advocate for our aging loved one in so many facets of their life.  Their health is a key area.  What happens when a new health concern pops up?  If you’re like me, you attempt to educate yourself as quickly as possible, and then seek out the best medical care for them.  It usually ends up being a stressful, intense process!

This is your chance to be proactive and get educated now.  Don’t wait until the next crisis.  In just 4 evenings in September (45 minutes each evening), you will have the opportunity to hear from top physicians in the IU Health system in Goshen, Indiana.  They will share what family members most need to hear:  the health issues that our elderly face and how those health conditions can be identified, prevented and treated.  I hope you will tune in each evening as we discuss

  • Hospice care and palliative medicine
  • Family medicine – physical, mental and emotional well-being
  • Orthopedic issues in the aged and elderly
  • Cardiovascular disease

Here is our more detail about each evening’s guest/topic and how to listen in to our show:.

Part 1 of our 4 evening series, September 4 at 8pm EST, will feature Dr. Daniel Bruetman, MD,Medical Oncologist,Specialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine,IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

Dr. Daniel Bruetman, a board-certified medical oncologist, is also board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. He is a driving force in the latest in cancer treatment as the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials.

 Dr. Bruetman will address trends in hospice care and palliative medicine, incorporating

  • What differentiates hospice care from palliative medicine, and when is each warranted?
  • Palliative care for cancer patients
  • Beyond physical—addressing the emotional , psychological , and spiritual aspects of serious or terminal illness


Part 2 of our 4 evening series, September 11 at 8pm EST, will feature Dr.Edward Boyts, Family Medicine, IU Health Goshen Physicians.

Dr. Edward Boyts provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages and focuses on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of his patients. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Boyts will share tips specific to the aging and elderly population on the subjects of:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • What to expect during regular checkups
  • Warning signs of dementia
  • Physical limitations
  • Social and emotional issues


Part 3 of our 4 evening series, September 18 at 8pm EST, will feature Dr. David C. Koronkiewicz, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon, IU Health Goshen Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. David C. Koronkiewicz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, arthritic conditions and general orthopedic problems, including the care and treatment of fractures. Dr. Koronkiewicz is a caring physician, and understands his most important responsibility is to his patients and their quality of life, and is respectful of the fact that they have put their trust in him.

Dr. Koronkiewicz will discuss:

  • Orthopedic issues in the aged or elderly population
  • Broken hips—prevention and treatment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
    • Joint replacement surgery
    • Non-operative treatments


    Part 4 of our 4 evening series, September 25 at 8pm EST, will feature Dr. Mark Smucker,Medical Director of Cardiology, IU Health Goshen Heart & Vascular Center Dr. Mark Smucker provides his patients with comprehensive and leading-edge therapies aimed at preventing, diagnosing, treating and recovering from cardiovascular disease. A board-certified  and fellowship-trained cardiologist, Dr. Smucker is committed to helping his patients slow or reverse the effects of heart disease and live a healthier life.

     Dr. Smucker will discuss the identification, prevention and treatment of the following conditions:

    • Congestive heart failure
    • Heart attack
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Arteriosclerosis (narrowing or hardening of the arteries)
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Benefits of a collaborative approach to cardiovascular care

I encourage you to mark your calendars now.  You will be able to listen by calling in (by phone) or listen via the web.  Just  click here.  You can submit questions in advance for our guests by completing the form at the “Contact” tab of this website.

Hope you will join us!



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