Rheumatologist presents free community talk on arthritis

San Jose, Calif., April 19, 2012 – When Sangeetha Balasubramanian, M.D. (known as “Dr. Bala”) takes to the podium on Wednesday evening, she’s prepared to provide the community with insight on arthritis and an update on current therapies for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

The free community seminar is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the O’Connor Hospital Medical Office Building Auditorium, 2101 Forest Avenue, San Jose. Refreshments will be served.

A board certified rheumatologist who has received awards for scholarship, compassion and professionalism, Dr. Bala will explain how osteoarthritis and osteoporosis initially present, how they are diagnosed, and treatment options. She will also cover preventive strategies.

Seminar participants will leave the presentation with a wealth of informational material on calcium supplementation and tai-chi as well as information on strengthening exercises for quadriceps and core abdominal muscles.

This free community seminar is part of a series of “Living Well” community classes sponsored by O’Connor Hospital. To register for the free seminar, call (800) 220-0182 or register online.