Oswego Health’s Endocrinologist Francis Clifford Arce, MD., will present an Ask the Doctor presentation on diabetes from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 10th in the lower level conference room of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.
During his presentation, Dr. Arce will discuss diabetes management including the role diet and medications play in the treatment of the disease. Plenty of time will be set aside during the presentation for Dr. Arce to answer questions from the audience.
For the convenience of those attending the Ask the Doctor program, following Dr. Arce’s presentation, flu shots will be available for a $25 charge.
Those with diabetes are encouraged to get a flu shot this year as people with diabetes are at high risk for serious flu complications. According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with diabetes are not only more susceptible to the flu, they are six times more likely to be hospitalized with flu complications. In addition, during a flu epidemic, the number of deaths among diabetics increases five to 15 percent.
Dr. Arce earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Santo Tomas University Hospital in Manila, Philippines. He completed his residency at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was chief resident. Dr. Arce fulfilled a fellowship at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, also at Stony Brook. Dr. Arce was the recipient of the Pfizer Scholar in Endocrinology Fellowship Award.
Dr. Arce is board certified in endocrinology and internal medicine. He has been on the medical staff of Oswego Hospital since 2003 and is associated with the practice of Renato Mandanas, MD.
Joining Dr. Arce at the Ask the Doctor program will be Oswego Health’s two certified diabetes educators Nola Gardner, RN, and Susan Callaway, RN.
The Ask The Doctor Forum is a free presentation sponsored by the Oswego Health Community Development Office. The Ask The Doctor Forum is designed to create an open dialogue between health care providers/professionals and interested members of the greater Oswego County community. For more information on the forum, please call 349-5500.