Published: 01/29/2014

Talk with the Doc: Evangelical’s Experts Discuss Heart Disease - Prevention and Treatment

With over 900 elective and emergency heart catheterizations completed at Evangelical Community Hospital since the opening of the Donehower-Eisenhauer Pavilion in the summer of 2012, Evangelical’s cardiovascular team know what they’re talking about. Now they’re talking to you with a FREE discussion focused on prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease.
A Talk with the Doc discussion focused on heart health will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Thursday, February 27, in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the Evangelical Dining Room. A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 pm with the talk starting at 6:30 pm. Immediately following the panel discussion, tours will be given of the catheterization labs and the cardiac rehabilitation areas of Donehower-Eisenhauer Pavilion.
The discussion will speak to the signs and symptoms of heart and vascular disease, heart attack risk factors, prevention, treatment, and after attack rehabilitation. The panel of experts includes: Petra Lynch, MD, Geisinger Interventional Cardiologist and member of Evangelical’s Cardiac Catheterization team; Todd Stefan, MD, FACS, RPVI, Medical Director of the Peripheral Vascular Lab; Dennis Neamand, BS, RCIS, Director of Catheterization Services; Lisa Brinckman, RN, Director of Nursing, Cardiovascular Services; and Vicki Krebs, RN, Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
The panel discussion is an opportunity to be aware of how heart attacks present differently in men and women, who is at a greater risk for heart attack, what can be done now to change lifestyles and prevent heart attacks, and what treatments and catheterizations mean for a healthy heart. There will be a question and answer period.
The event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200 or online at
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.