Salem, VA, February, 2014 – In honor of heart month, LewisGale Regional Health System is on a mission to educate the public about heart disease through its dinner/lunch with a doc series and a television campaign featuring its physicians.

For both men and women nationwide, heart disease is the leading cause of death. Approximately 600,000 people die from heart disease annually and more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack. Education about heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment is an important first step in fighting this disease, which is why LewisGale is offering the following free educational events.

Dinner with a Doc

  • February 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn-Christiansburg

Cardiovascular Disease, Treatment, and the Importance of Calling 911

Speakers: Michael Cantor, D.O. & Daniel Osimani, M.D., FACC

  • February 19, 6 – 7 p.m., LewisGale Hospital Pulaski- Education Building

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Cardiovascular Care

Speaker: Ajaykumar Archarya, M.D.

  • February 19, 6 -8 p.m., LewisGale Medical Center – Education Center

AHA Guidelines: Hypertension & Cholesterol Management

Speaker: Richard Prokopchak, M.D.

Lunch with a Doc

  • February 28, 12- 1 p.m., LewisGale Hospital Alleghany – Conference Rm. B

Current Treatment Options for Heart Attack

Speaker:  Steven Goldstein, D.O.


Every Tuesday in February, LewisGale physicians will also be featured on WSLS’ Daytime Blue Ridge discussing a range of heart health topics.


To register for one of the upcoming events, call 1-877-2HCA DOCS (877-242-2362). For more information on heart health topics and services offered at LewisGale, visit  LewisGale Regional Health System’s hospitals consistently rank among the top in the nation for heart care. LewisGale is also the only health system in Southwest Virginia with fully accredited chest pain centers at all its hospitals.