Friday, July 09, 2010
MONDAY August 16TH - 6:00 P.M. In the past two decades, the medical profession, once considered a sacred, cherished vocation, has devolved into a business motivated by a desire for profits. Even psychiatry, once the mainstay of the human interaction between doctor and patient, has fallen victim to rising costs and dictates by insurance sources. How has medicine strayed so far from its roots? In The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist's Reflections on Healing in a Changing World, psychiatrist and lecturer DORA CALOTT WANG delves into what happened. Dora Calott Wang, M.D., is a psychiatrist, a medical school professor, and the recipient of a prestigious Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the United States as a child. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley M.A. program in English literature. Dora Calott Wang lives in New Mexico with her husband where she spearheaded an effort to remove Article 2, Section 22 of the state constitution, an unenforced law forbidding Asians from owning land. She hosts a television talk show, “Duke City Magazine.” This program is free and will take place in the Barth Community Room at Crowell.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Traditional & Interventional Treatment Options for Chronic Pain with Dr. Paul H. Chiu Monday, August 2, 2010, 6 p.m. DR. PAUL CHIU is the ideal physician to present this health topic due to his extensive training and experience in the field of anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Chiu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiologists and is a fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialist. He received his bachelor degree in biology from the University of Houston in Texas, and his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He continued his training in anesthesiology and pain management at the USC Keck School of Medicine and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. There will be an opportunity to ask the doctor questions at the end of the talk. The program is FREE, but space is limited. Call (626) 300-0777 to reserve your space. This lecture is part of the ongoing The Doctor Is In! series of educational programs designed to help you stay healthy and active. The lectures, by some of the communities most accomplished physicians, are being presented at Crowell Public Library, in conjunction with the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. Join us and learn about important health topics from the experts.