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September 18, 2013

Shingles topic of Dine with a Doc on Sept. 25

TERRE HAUTE — Shingles — its cause, symptoms, tests, treatments and prognosis — is scheduled to be the topic of the Sept. 25 Dine with a Doc program at the Wabash Senior Center.

Dr. Koshy Oommen, a partner in Illiana Internal Medicine, will speak and answer audience questions.

Dine with a Doc programs are presented on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 300 S. Fifth St.

Dine with a Doc is a free community education effort that welcomes local seniors to hear educational topics at complimentary lunches. Participants do not need to be members of the senior center to attend.

Doctors donate their time to the effort, and businesses also participate by donating door prizes or providing the complimentary meal.

Oommen received his medical degree from Assam Medical College at Dibrugarh University in India. He completed his residency at Hurley Medical Center at Michigan State University, in Flint, Mich. He is board-certified in internal medicine.

Oommen serves as medical director for Southwood Health and Rehabilitation in Terre Haute and is co-medical director for Hospice of the Wabash Valley. In addition to his practice at Illiana Internal Medicine, he provides care at Union and Terre Haute Regional hospitals. He also serves as a volunteer physician at St. Ann’s Medical Clinic.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Westminster Village Davis Gardens, a continuing retirement care community, 1120 E. Davis Drive.

Health care providers will be present to share information about their services and provide door prizes for participants to win.

In addition, every Dine with a Doc provides a free wellness clinic. Robin Collins of Springhill Village will provide blood sugar and blood pressure information for each participant to take back to their doctor.

Seating is limited and reservations are required; call the senior center at 812-232-7575.

The Dine with a Doc program welcomes suggestions from the community on physicians and businesses they would like to hear more about. Call Senior Education Ministries Inc. at 812-917-4970 or email


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