Fall 2012 Living Well Seminar Series Announced

Christie Foundation is pleased to partner with Parkland College to offer free LIVING WELL health education seminars open to all community residents.

Fall 2012 Topics

Hypertension Causes and Treatments

Thursday, October 4, 7:30-8:30AM

Presented by Dr. Andrew Bartlett, DO, Christie Clinic Internist
Back by popular demand, Andrew Bartlett, D.O., Christie Internist, will discuss in laymen’s terms the causes, symptoms, treatments, and possible complications of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Lung Function Diagnosis and Treatment 

Thursday, October 11, 7:30-8:30AM

Presented by Mary Stech, MSN, APN, CNP, Pulmonology and Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness or chronic cough – are these symptoms of chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD? Mary Stech, a Nurse Practitioner in Pulmonology and Cardiology at Christie Clinic, will discuss causes, risk factors, complications, and treatment options for these debilitating symptoms. She will also provide common sense approaches to discussing symptoms with your doctor, as well as, how to recognize and treat your “triggers”.

Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements

Thursday, October 18, 7:30-8:30AM

Presented by Dr. Nathan Walker, M.D., Christie Internist
Before you sit down to eat, do you consider a healthy eating plan that provides enough of each essential nutrient from nutrient-dense foods, and containing a variety of foods from all of the basic food groups? Before you take your supplements, are you aware of the difference between RDA, EAR, AI, and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (TI) for nutritional supplements? Dr. Walker will present Part II of his medical strategies for optimum nutrition at any age. 

All seminars are held at Christie Clinic on Windsor in the 2nd Floor Education Room. A complimentary continental breakfast is served.

Register by calling Parkland at (217) 353-2055.

Download the LIVING WELL Series Flyer

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Andrew Bartlett, DO, Christie Clinic

Dr. Andrew Bartlett is an Internal Medicine Physician at Christie Clinic where he diagnoses and treats non-surgical illnesses in adults. He studied at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and attended medical school at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in Iowa. His residency was in Internal Medicine at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Mary Stech, MSN, APN, CNP, Nurse Practitioner

Mary Stech is a Nurse Practitioner in Christie Clinic’s Departments of Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine. She works in collaboration with physicians to evaluate and treat patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessels and with pulmonologists to evaluate and care for patients suffering from diseases of the lungs and respiratory systems. She also follows up with patients after sleep studies for the Department of Sleep Medicine. She received her MSN and BSN from Mennonite College of Nursing in Bloomington, Illinois.

Dr. Nathan Walker, Internal Medicine, Christie Clinic

In the Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Walker diagnoses and treats non-surgical illnesses in adults. He has been the Medical Director for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon for three years and is currently the Medical Director for Christie's medical weight loss program, Transformations. Dr. Walker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati, attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and did his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.