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www.mountainmessenaer.com The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Valley - Mountain Messenger Mar. 13, 2010 1R '" WVSOM hosts Indian physician for campus visit sor to participate in a week long shadowing experience at the hospital. India has a large, medically underserved popu- lation that shares some of the same health care access prob- lems as West Virginians. Swarankar visited WVSOM Dr. Abhijit Pandya (left) and Dr, Swarankar listen to the heartbeat of a human patient simulator (robot), WVSOM has 16 of these fully automated robots for student education at the school's new Clinical Evaluation Center, because of the School's focus on preparing primary care physicians to serve in rural and underserved areas of West Virginia and beyond. During the visit, he met with WVSOM Internationally recognized physician and humanitarian Dr. M. L. Swarankar visited the West Virginia School of OS- L'i teopathic Medicine (WVSOM) campus Mar. 2. Swarankar came to West Virginia to receive an honorary doctorate de- I gree at Con .......................................... cord Univer- sity in Athens on Mar. 1. He is a resident of Jaipur, In- dia. where he :; ,11 is chairman .... , { and manag- ing trustee of p_ : the Mahatma " Gandhi Medi- cal College  lJ and Hospi- tal (www. mgmch.org). The 650-bed facility has I 500 beds re- served for patients who cArmot afford to pay for their hospital care. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital recently initiated a pilot project that enabled four Concord Univer- sity students and one profes- GVMC Seniors sponsor AARP Driver Safety Program Update. your driving skills instructed by Jack Ewart, i and possibly reduce your in- AARP Driver Safety coordina- surance premiums. The Se- , nior Circle program at Green- it brier Valley Medical Center will sponsor the AARP Driver Safety Program on Tuesday, Mar. 30 and Wednesday, Mar. 3-'1, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Greenbrier Valley Medical it I Center Classroom in Annex I. Enter through the front door and take first door on the left. Four hours of instruction will be given and attendance is mandatory each day for t! successful completion of the L course. !' The AARP Driver Safety r. , Program is designed to meet the specific needs of older drivers including agerelated • physical changes, declin- ing perceptual skills, rules of the road and local driving problems. The course will be president Dr. Richard Rafes and toured the School's Clini- cal Evaluation Center (CEC). The CEC tour was high- lighted by a demonstration of the human patient simula- tors (robots). The robots can imitate many human diseases and reactions to treatments and drugs. They provide medical students oppor- tunities to learn diagnosis and treatments in a safe, controlled environment. WVSOM has 16 simulators for student educa- tion. WVSOM has been recog- nized among the top medical schools in the nation 11 con- secutive years by U.S. News & Worm Report magazine in its "Best Graduate Schools" edition. It is a leader in educating students for the practice of primary care medi- cine. Visit WVSOM online at www.wvsom.edu. tar. The registration fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 per person for non-members. AARP members will be eligible for a discount upon present- ing their AARP Membership Card. Space is limited and regis- tration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Some insurance companies offer discounts for successful completion of the class. For additional information or to register for the AARP Driver Safety course, contact Betty Morgan, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Seniors Advi- sor, at 304-647-6096, Please have membership card num- ber ready when ou call to register. Checks are payable to AARP. Tammy Showefl Psychotherapist 122 N. ('ourt St. • Lewisburg, WV 24901 (304) 667-6050 Confidential, Individualized Attention from a Private Practice Psychotherapist • Relationship Issues • Life Transitions andAging • Dec&ion Making • Parenting Issues • Anxiety and Depression • Overcoming the Effects of Abuse & Trauma • Problem Gamblers & Their Loved Ones • Returning Veterans & Their Family Members lm,n,,-UvB Most Insurance Accepted • Sorry; No Medicaid Ede brate Nauonal Doctor s Day WVSOM to host 'Mini-Medical School' Series Area residents have a great opportunity to learn what makes their bodies tick and how to keep them ticking. The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is offering a four-session "Mini-Medical School." Participants will learn in easy to understand terms how their bodies work - specifically the heart, brain, lungs, and digestive system and lifestyle choices they cal make to optimize their health. The hands-on sessions are being taught by WVSOM stu- dents and faculty using dem- onstrations and high-tech instructional tools such as patient simulators robots that can imitate a variety of diseases and illnesses. Using the robots, class members will have hands-on opportu- nities to listen to heart, lung and bowel sounds that repli- cate a variety of health con- ditions. The four Thursday eve- ning classes are Apr. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the WVSOM campus. The MiniMed School is open to anyone age 18 and over. Ev- ery session includes dinner and participants will receive a MiniMed School notebook. Total Cost for all four ses- sions is $20. For more information or to sign up, call 304-647-6358 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline for enrollment is Mar. 26. Space is limited, call today. "vVVSOM has been recog- nized among the top medical schools in the nation 11 con- secutive years by U;S. News & World Report magazine in its "Best Graduate Schools" edition. It is a leader in edu- cating students for the prac- tice of primary care medi- cine. Visit WVSOM online at www.wvsom.edu. Fresenius Medical Care DIALYSIS CENTER Dr. Heather Radiff/Director Dr. Hassan Honainy Dr. J. Jorge Gordinho 1215 Maplewood Avenue Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901 Phone: 304-645-4634 * Fax: 304-645-4762 nlN$1l g m mmfllmlflllT - Inpatient Dialysis Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is now offering inpatient dialysis for patients who are admitted to the hospital & need dialysis as part of their treatment. _LRE E N BRI E R VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER 202 Maplewood Avenue Ronceverte, WV Tel: 304-647-4411 ' www,gvmc,com • No need to  your care because you need