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LSSC Offers Health Seminars at People’s Medical School

LEESBURG, Fla. —  Lake-Sumter State College announced a series of lectures at the People’s Medical School. The series is intended to give participants insight to issues in the medical field and healthcare.

All courses will take place at the Leesburg campus; Health Sciences Center Auditorium located at 9501 U.S. Highway 441.

The live lectures will include a Q&A session, audiovisual, and informational handouts. Participants are not required to attend every seminar.

Courses to choose from include:

Thursday, October 4, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00pm


Introduction to the Digestive System: General Anatomy, Functions, and Facts by Chris Leibner, MPH, CPH

Day by Day: Promoting Healthy Digestion through Lifestyle Changes by Wendy Perrot, MD


Thursday, October 11, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00pm


Food Facts: Sensitivities, Allergies, and the Immune Response of the Digestive Tract by Victoria Gerace, RD Intern

Prebiotics and Probiotics: Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Gut Flora by Borys Mascarenhas, MD, FACS


Thursday, October 18, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00pm


Smooth Moves: The Importance of Water and Fiber in Your Diet by Ellen Boyer, RD

GERD: All You Need To Know by Christine Ramos, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC


Thursday, October 25, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00pm


Heart Burn, Peptic Ulcers, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need To Know by Christina Covelli, MD

Biliary Tract Disorders, Gallbladder Disorders, and Gallstone Pancreatitis by Lal Nagabhairu, MD


Thursday, November 1, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00pm


The Role of the Pancreas in Digestive Health by Peter Weiss, RD

Promoting a Healthy Colon: What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You by Jeff Goodman, MD


Thursday, November 8, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00pm


Start at the Beginning: What You Need To Know About Dysphagia by S. Baskar, MD

Hear the Conclusion: Protect Your GI Health from Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis by Jason Smith, DO


Registration is a one-time fee of $50. To register, visit or contact the Continuing Education Center at (352) 435-5038 or by emailing

Lake-Sumter State College is Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredited and Florida College System member. They have three locations in Leesburg, South Lake, and Sumterville. To see more of what the college offers, visit

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