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September 17, 2019

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Blanchard Valley Health System ‘Allergy, Asthma & Lung Health’ presentation Sept. 12

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will host “Allergy, Asthma & Lung Health,” a presentation of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about allergens affecting the lungs as well as asthma triggers and symptoms.

 This event is Thursday, Sept. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. A boxed lunch will be provided during the event.

The panel will consist of Maria Slack, MD, and Amber Patterson, MD, physicians at ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, a division of BVHS, and Clara Rimmer, MD, a physician at Pulmonary Critical Care. Dr. William Kose will moderate the panel.

Drs. Slack and Patterson provide pulmonary care at ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, 1110 W. Main Cross St. Suite G. The providers diagnose and treat a broad range of ear, nose and throat conditions in both adults and children. The center also offers treatment to problems in the head and neck area.

Seating is limited. RSVP is required by Monday, Sept. 9 and can be made by emailing events@bvhealthsystem.org or calling 419.423.5551.

Dr. Slack received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed her master of medical science in allergy and immunology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Slack has done extensive research in allergy and immunology and works alongside our ENT specialists to provide both pediatric and adult patients with the most comprehensive medical care.

Dr. Patterson completed medical school at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in allergy/immunology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Patterson specializes in treating allergies dealing with the environment, food, venom and penicillin. She also specializes in allergic asthma, hives and recurrent infections.

Dr. Rimmer received her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her internal medicine residency, otolaryngology residency and pulmonary & critical care fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Rimmer specializes in individualized asthma therapy and internal medicine.

For more information about ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio or Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, visit bvhealthsystem.org.