St. Petersburg, FL - St. Petersburg General Hospital offers free educational seminars to the community throughout the summer months. The seminars are open to the public and educate the community on numerous health issues. St. Petersburg General Hospital dedicates itself to community education and offers the following free educational seminars this summer. To Register call 888-741-5122 or visit

Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection with screenings

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That’s more than all other cancers combined and the number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family or catch it early so it can be treated effectively. Skin cancer screenings will be available after the presentation.

Joe Weatherly, D.O. and James Bishop, D.O.
Family Practice
Friday, May 9, 2014, 2 – 3pm
Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay
1255 Pasadena Avenue South St Petersburg, FL 33707

Shoulder to Cry On

The shoulder is the most complex and unstable joint in the body and can get injured easily. Dislocated, Separated, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Fracture and Arthritis are all causes of the need for shoulder surgery. Learn more about treatment for such maladies from Dr. Albert.

Anthony Albert, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon with subspeciality of Surgery of the Shoulder
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12 – 1pm
St Petersburg General Hospital Auditorium
6500 38th Avenue North St Petersburg, FL 33710

Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD symptoms are sometimes dismissed as a 'smoker's cough.' (About 50% to 90% of COPD cases are thought to be due to smoking.) The more you know about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD, the better your chances of preventing and treating COPD.

Mike Harrison BS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
Director of Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6 – 7pm
Magnolia Gardens
3800 62nd Avenue North Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Mom’s Movie Matinee- Organic Birth

This movie examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle, and the powerful role it plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. Viewers are asked to reexamine everything they thought they knew about giving birth and the potential it holds. Undisturbed birth is revealed as an integral part of women’s sexuality and a widely neglected human right. Couples share their birth experiences, discussing their fears and how they found the support, nurturing, and ultimately the power and strength within themselves to labor and birth their babies in a beautiful, loving, and ecstatic way. Bring pillows or anything else that will help you be more comfortable. Children are welcome.

Elissa Barfoot, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 3 – 5pm
St Petersburg General Hospital Auditorium
6500 38th Avenue North St Petersburg, FL 33710

Latest Information and Innovations in Hand Surgery

Have you ever wondered how to treat a bone injury of the hand, wrist or arm? Bone fractures are a very common personal injury. Dr. Rodriguez will discuss accessing and treating bone, tendon and neuro-vascular injuries.

Jorge Rodriguez, MD
Board Certified Orthopedics with subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand
Friday, June 6, 2014, 12 – 1pm
YMCA/Jim & Heather Gills Campus
3200 1st Avenue S. | St Petersburg, FL 33712

Skin Cancer- How to Spot It! with screenings

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than two million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. Learn about prevention, detection and protection. Skin cancer screenings will be available after the presentation.

Mairaj Uddin, MD
Internal Medicine
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Lake Seminole Square
8333 Seminole Blvd Seminole, FL 33772