Lake-Sumter State College’s Continuing Education will offer informative health seminars at People’s Medical School. The seminars, presented in part with Florida Hospital Waterman, are presented by physicians and medical professionals offering insight into healthcare issues.

People’s Medical School is a series of lectures with Q&A sessions, audiovisuals, and information handouts. Those who complete the six-week series will be better able to respond to upcoming challenges in the healthcare industry. There is a one-time registration fee of $50. Attendees do not have to attend every session; they can choose which ones to attend.

Thurs., October 4 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Thurs., October 11 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food Facts: Sensitivities, Allergies, and the Immune Response of the Digestive Tractby Victoria Gerace, RD Intern Prebiotics and Probiotics: Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Gut Flora by Borys Mascarenhas, MD, FACS
Thurs., October 18 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Thurs., October 25 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Thurs., November 1 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Thurs., November 8 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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


To register for this course, visit or contact Continuing Education at 352-435-5038 or All sessions are at Lake-Sumter State College’s Leesburg Campus at 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in the Health Sciences Center Auditorium.


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