Scripps Mercy Chula Vista - Seminars

Please join us for one or all of our free seminars.

Successful Aging

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Front lawn of the hospital (visible from H, near Fifth Avenue)
Free


Geriatric Medicine expert Mushrik Kaisey, MD will discuss the “Graying of America” and successful aging. This topic will focus on scientific evidence to support preventive measures that can be taken to promote a more active and enjoyable older adult lifestyle and dispell common myths associated with aging.

About Dr. Mushrik Kaisey

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Dr. Kaisey graduated from Baghdad University in 1976, then received medical training in England at the University of Newcastle and in Dublin, Ireland at the Royal College of Physicians. Dr. Kaisey moved to the United States in 1996 and completed residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Geriatics at Temple University. Dr. Kaisey is Board Certified in both Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Kaisey moved to San Diego, where he founded Chula Vista’s first Geriatric and Internal Medicine Practice. Dr. Kaisey is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego.

Understanding How Diet Affects Intestinal Tract Disorders

Mushrik Kaisey

Understanding How Diet Affects Intestinal Tract Disorders

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Front lawn of the hospital (visible from H, near Fifth Avenue)
Free


How we eat makes a large impact on the health of our bodies; especially our stomachs. Eating certain spicy, sour, fatty, and even overly sweet foods can lead to many intestinal tract disorders. Learning how our diet affects intestinal tract disorders can help us modify the way we eat and help us improve our health from the inside out. Erick Alayo, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal health will discuss how to prevent intestinal tract disorders by not only avoiding certain foods and drinks, but how we can also improve the health of our digestive system and intestinal tract by eating and drinking the right foods.

About Dr. Alayo

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Erick H. Alayo, MD is one of Scripps Mercy’s newest gastroenterology physicians. Dr. Alayo began his medical education in Lima, Peru earning his medical doctor degree at Cayetano Heredia University in 2000. Dr. Alayo is board-eligible in Gastroenterology and has also trained in endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP and a member of the American College of Gastroenterologists. Dr. Alayo has been involved in numerous research projects and has background training in medical statistics.

Pain Management / Interventional Approaches to Chronic Back Pain

Erick Alayo

Pain Management / Interventional Approaches to Chronic Back Pain

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Front lawn of the hospital (visible from H, near Fifth Avenue)
Free


For anyone who suffers with chronic back pain, even simple movement can become uncomfortable. While medications may be helpful to reduce pain, the symptoms causing the pain remain. Michael Verdolin, MD, an expert in pain management and control will discuss the latest interventional techniques, including minimally invasive spine procedures, proven to reduce the burden of chronic pain. In concert with your primary care physician, Dr. Verdolin will also suggest methods that will help modify existing pain management regimens to be more effective.

About Dr. Verdolin

A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida, Dr. Verdolin completed an anesthesiology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He holds multiple academic positions, serving as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and as a clinical faculty member for the Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency. His other activities include serving as a guest reviewer for Pain Medicine and authoring journal articles on pain care topics, including the use of neuromodulation. He is presently the director of Pain Control Associates of San Diego, the private practice he founded in 2007.

H1N1 / Swine Flu Update

11:30 a.m. – noon
Location: Front lawn of the hospital (visible from H, near Fifth Avenue)
Free


H1N1 has been spreading worldwide and was first discovered in the U.S. in March 2009. Two months later, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared H1N1 to be a global pandemic, meaning it covers a wide geographic area and affects a large percentage of the population. According to the WHO at that time, there were nearly 30,000 confirmed cases reported in 74 countries. In San Diego County, about 1,100 cases have been confirmed so far, and health officials expect more cases to be discovered in the coming months as our traditional flu season gets under way. At this lecture, Scripps Mercy Hospital infectious diseases expert, Antonio Cabinian, MD, will offer attendees the latest information on the H1N1 influenza, also known as the swine flu.

About Dr. Cabinian

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Dr. Cabinian has been practicing medicine since 1988 and was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1985. He was also board certified in Infectious Disease in 1990. Dr. Cabinian received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines in 1980. He served his internship specializing in Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and served his residency specializing in Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.