Phyllis Ketring, Publicity Coordinator
The mini-seminars at last year’s Health Fair were very well received. Oro Valley Hospital has graciously arranged for new presenters this year. The presentations will be on the outdoor patio near the Clubhouse. This year’s topics are Sports Injuries and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The doctors will stay for more discussion at the Oro Valley Hospital site inside the Clubhouse.
9:15 a.m. – Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Dr. Anthony J. Galeo MD, FACC, FACCP, Board-Certified Interventional Cardiologist
Dr. Galeo specializes in procedures to open blockages in the heart’s blood vessels including placing stents, chronic total occlusion (CTO), pacemaker implantation and the minimally invasive treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). He enjoys interventional cardiology because patients experience immediate results, and exciting advances are being made in the field.
Dr. Galeo is regarded highly by his patients as a physician who is personable and answers all of their questions. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
9:45 a.m. – Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Dr. John Powers, DOPM, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine; Podiatric Medical Residency, St. Michael Hospital, Cleveland, OH; and Podiatric Surgery Residency, Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA
Dr. Timothy Short, DOPM, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Miami, FL; Podiatric Surgery Residency, Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA; and Sports Medicine and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Both doctors are Board-certified Doctors of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. John Powers served as a combat medic for the military police during the Gulf War I and developed a strong interest in the complexity of the foot and ankle. He learned that what works for one patient may not work for others, and he finds it rewarding to find the right treatment for the individual and bring relief from pain that someone might have experienced for years. He has a special interest in nerve repair and reconstructions, pediatric and adult sports injuries, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and diabetic foot care and education.
Dr. Timothy Short suffered a broken ankle as a teenager that required multiple surgeries and extensive therapy. After countless physicians, specialists and therapists, he was able to return to an active lifestyle. At that point he decided to pursue a career in foot and ankle medicine to provide the same positive effect he had experienced. He believes in thorough communication and specializes in all foot and ankle injuries from acute to sports medicine to chronic injuries and peripheral neuropathy.