September's session Putnam County Dine With a Doc is scheduled for Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Hickory Creek at Sunset. This month's speaker is Dr. Lucio Palanca.
The series is presented by Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Hickory Creek at Sunset.
Dr. Palanca is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in general surgery. He practices General Surgery in Greencastle with Putnam Surgical Specialties and is on staff at Putnam County Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
Dr. Palanca has authored and published several medical articles in the Journal of Urology, and Neurourology and Urodynamics.
A general surgeon is a physician who performs surgery and provides preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients. This surgeon can treat diseases, injuries or deformities by surgery or minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopy, where a tiny scope is used to view internal organs or structures. The endoscope can be used during operating procedures, or before surgery, to diagnose, assess and treat problem areas. General surgery can be performed on almost any area of the body.
A question/answer period will follow his discussion.
Reservations may be made by contacting Hickory Creek at Sunset, 1109 S. Indiana St., Greencastle or 653-3143.
Dine With a Doc is an event that welcomes the local senior public to getting to hear an educational topic while enjoying a complimentary breakfast. There is no need to bring any money, just bring a questioning mind, an appetite and perhaps a friend.