SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital will host three new free “Doc Talks” presentations at the Sitka Public Library in September.

SEARHC medical providers and health educators firmly believe the best way to prevent illness and injury is through education. Reaching out to the community with a variety of topics presented by Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s medical providers is an excellent way to give Sitkans an opportunity to learn more about health-related issues that interest them. Some topics presented may affect someone personally, or someone close to them. Beyond listening to the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by the presenters.

This round of Doc Talks will be held at a new time and location, Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Sitka Public Library, 320 Harbor Drive. The schedule and topics are as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 13: “Hernia Repair in the 21st Century” (Dr. Daniel Sparks, MD FACS)
  • Wednesday, September 20: “I’m All Ears: The Role of ENT Care in Optimizing Learning in Children” (Dr. Supriya Mathur, MD, ENT)
  • Wednesday, September 27: “Understanding Opioid and Alcohol Addiction” (Dr. Janice Sheufelt, MD)

The speaker series is offered at no cost to ensure accessibility to everyone in the community. Conveniently, there is no need to register or sign up in advance. Attendees can also look forward to healthy snacks and light refreshments before each presentation.

“Doc Talks” is open to the entire community of Sitka. Anyone with questions or would like more information are encouraged to call 966-8938 or email hmarban@searhc.org.