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Health: VVMC’s Diabetes Support group: How diabetes is a risk factor for coronary heart disease
Verde Valley Medical Center
269 S. Candy Ln.
Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all individuals, family members and friends affected by the disease.
The February support group is 5 – 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27 in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C and features guest speaker Kenneth Bescak, M.D. Dr. Bescak will discuss the INTERHEART study which looks at the risk factors associated with coronary heart disease including diabetes. The group is open to all members of the community. To R.S.V.P., call 928 639-6346 walk-ins welcome.
Dr. Bescak is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and lipidology with a specialty in cardiology. He is a member of The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona. The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) is a world-class physician practice offering services ranging from general cardiology and the treatment of chronic heart and vascular conditions to advanced surgical techniques, including open heart surgery. HVCNA is a partnership between Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center with offices located in Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Sedona and Winslow. For more information, visit NAHeartCare.com. To make an appointment, call 877 928-WELL.
VVMC hosts the diabetes support group the fourth Monday of each month. Meetings focus on diabetes management and education. Patients, families and those affected by diabetes are welcome to participate. To learn more about the programs and services offered at Verde Valley Medical Center, visit VerdeValleyMedicalCenter.com.