Yunis to speak at Senior Discovery event

Nidal Yunis, MD, cardiologist, will speak at a Senior Discovery event on Monday, 0022Yunis153x310 Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Depot Off Main. As a cardiologist, Dr. Yunis works with patients with suspected heart problems by carefully reviewing their medical history and performing a complete physical exam. At this event, Dr. Yunis will discuss risk factors for heart disease. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the question and answer period following Dr. Yunis' presentation. The topic is "Risk Factors for Heart Disease," and the cost is $5 per person. Make reservations by calling 334-712-3336.

2015 Heart Health Activities

Heart Health Activities – 2015

January 30
News Conference & Red Balloon Release
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Heart & Vascular Center Atrium

Feb. 1 - 28
$99 Heart & Vascular screenings offered to the public.
Call Crystal Bowen at 334 - 793 - 8700 to make appointments.

Feb. 1 – 28
All babies born in February will wear red newborn caps instead of the traditional pink or blue.
New mom packets will include literature on how to stop heart disease before it starts.

February 2
Red Alert Day - All employees will be encouraged to wear red to kick off Heart Health Awareness Month

February 2
Lunch with the Doctor Program Speaker: Dr. Nidal Yunis, Cardiologist
Topic: Risk Factors for Heart Disease Location: Depot off Main – 110 Museum Ave, Dothan
Time: NOON Cost: $5.00

February 4
Charlie Platt Show - Darius Aliabadi, MD (cardiologist) and Steven Johnson, MD (cardiovascular surgeon) will talk about treatment options for heart disease
February 11
2nd Cup of Coffee – Hollie Crutchfield, DNP, CRNP, FNP
Topic: Heart Disease; Time: 10:15a.m. SAMC Terrace Cafeteria

February 12
Lunch with the Doctor Program Speaker : Dr. Nidal Yunis, Cardiologist
Topic: Risk Factors for Heart Disease Location: Power South Energy Cooperative Board Room
2027 East Three Notch Street in Andalusia , AL Time: Noon

February 12
Sweet Tea Society Refilled
Speaker: Guy Middleton, MD Obstetrics/Gynecology Dothan OBGYN
Location: Depot Off Main - 110 Museum Ave. Time: 5:30 p.m.
Topic: Family CravingsCoffee mugs will be given to all attendees

February 24
Heart Healthy Celebration Dinner for Caring Heart Support Group members
Clarion Inn Banquet room in Dothan
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Staff from Cardiac Rehab will assist
Coffee mugs will be given to all attendees.

February 28
Heart & Soul Gala – Dothan Country Club



Philanthropic women meet

More than 60 women attended the first Power of the Purse event, hosted by the Philanthropic Women's Society of SAMC on Jan. 21. Designer handbags were auctioned off as part of the group's member-guest luncheon.

The Philanthropic Women's Society of SAMC is a group of community minded women who use the power of collective philanthropy to make an impact in healthcare. The group is in its fourth year and is open to all women who are interested in improving healthcare in our community.

The group has helped fund stroke telemedicine carts, programs at Neuromuscular Rehab & Balance Center, and most recently helped fund the new Palliative Care Program at SAMC.

The Philanthropic Women's Society plans to make the Power of the Purse an annual event. For more information about membership, contact the SAMC Foundation at (334) 673-4150 or