August 25th Ladies Night Out Program to Focus on Weight Management Issues Following Childbirth & Menopause
Dr. Amy Forrest of Greenwood Obstetrics & Gynecology to Discuss How Women Can Reach Their Desired Weight Following These Life-changing Events
(Abbeville SC) August 2, 2011 – Many women struggle to maintain or lose weight, especially following the birth of a child and following the onset of menopause. Those unwanted pounds seem to be especially difficult to shed during these two life-changing times in a woman’s life. To help women address this issue, Abbeville Area Medical Center is offering a free program, Weight Management Issues Following Childbirth & Menopause, on Thursday August 25 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Amy Forrest of Greenwood Obstetrics and Gynecology will offer tips on how women can reach and maintain their desired weight. The program is part of the hospital’s Ladies Night Out series.
“Helping women who struggle with weight management issues following these two major life- changing events has become a passion of mine,” said Dr. Forrest. “I know so many women who have experienced the frustration of trying to stay healthy and in shape after the birth of a child or following menopause. My goal is to help these women reach their desired weight and feel great about themselves.”
Dr. Forrest is a board-certified physician and partner in Greenwood Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was an All American Collegiate Scholar and received the Merit Award of Excellence. She completed her residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC, earning the highest Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) scores in her graduating class.
The Ladies Night Out series is held on a monthly basis at Abbeville Area Medical Center in the Administrative Wing Education Room located at 420 Thomson Circle. The program is free however pre-registration is requested. Attendees will enjoy coffee and dessert and are eligible for a prize drawing at the end of the program.
For more information or to register for the August program, please contact Meg Davis, Abbeville’s Director of Marketing, Foundation and Volunteer Services, at 864-366-3364 or via e-mail at ladies@AbbevilleAreaMC.com.
About Abbeville Area Medical Center
Abbeville Area Medical Center has been meeting the region’s healthcare needs since 1919. The hospital offers a full range of services including a 24-hour emergency department, an inpatient and outpatient surgery center, radiology services including MRI, wellness center, diabetes education, wound care center, sleep lab, laboratory, physical therapy, home medical equipment and home health care. The medical staff includes board-certified primary care physicians and surgeons as well as specialists in urology, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neurology and orthopedics. For more information about Abbeville Area Medical Center, call 864-366-5011 or visit www.AbbevilleAreaMC.com.