Every year, The Orange County Register brings together experts in a variety of fields to discuss important issues relating to health, longevity and improving the quality of life.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Women in the Know
Tamary Fogarty, MD, FACP, Internist, Edinger Medical Group
Join Dr. Tamara Fogarty from Edinger Medical Group as she discusses an overview of important issues in Women’s Health. She will help to answer and clarify questions and concerns regarding the following topics: Breast Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Menopause, Mental Health, Nutrition/Appetite/Weight Stability, and many more topics.
Dr. Fogarty attended the University of California, Irvine, where she graduated with degrees in both Biology and Psychology. Additionally, she holds a M.S. in Physiology from Georgetown University. Dr. Fogarty received her medical degree with honors from Brown University and completed her residency at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center with special studies in women’s health. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Edinger Medical Group is a sponsor at the expo.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Medicare 101 – Understanding Your Medicare Plan Options
Fernando Muñiz, General Manager, Boomers Insurance
Services, Presented by HealthCare Partners
Medicare options can be confusing for those approaching 65. Mr. Muñiz will help to answer and clarify questions and concerns about when you are eligible, what are parts A, B, C and D, advantages and disadvantages, and guidelines for signing up. Being educated on all available options will help you make the best choice.
Fernando Muñiz is General Manager of Boomers Insurance Services. An organization dedicated to helping Baby Boomers navigate through the confusing world of Medicare. Mr. Muñiz and his team have assisted over 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries find the right fit for their needs. They believe that every person has individual needs and one plan is not the right fit for all.
HealthCare Partners is a sponsor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Cardiac Arrest: Prevention, Signs and Next Steps
Erum Bajwa, MD, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group,
presented by St. Joseph Hoag Health
Dr. Erum Bajwa will be discussing the basic physiology behind a cardiac arrest, ways to help an individual with a heart attack, and ultimately how to prevent these episodes as best as possible. As one of the leading causes of death in America, it helps to know how to help yourself and others– to ultimately save a life.
Dr. Erum Bajwa graduated from UC Irvine School of Medicine, then completed her residency and her subspecialty fellowship training in Cardiology at UC Irvine. She was honored to join St. Jude Heritage Medical Group as their first female cardiologist in 2019. She treats conditions such as valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarctions, bypass (CABG) surgery, TAVR replacement valves, pericardial disease, arrhythmias, hypertension, and cardiac disease in women, including pregnant patients. She is thrilled to share her knowledge and educate the community around her about becoming “Heart Healthy”.
St. Joseph Hoag Health is a sponsor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Know your Social Security options and how it relates to Medicare
Justin Hart, Health Market Services Agency, presented by Aetna
• Learn what is Social Security and your options in retirement
• How do benefit works and how can you qualify
• Are you retiring soon?
• Are you currently working and did not realize you can qualify for Medicare?
• Are you new to Medicare?
Justin Hart has over 10 years experience in the Medicare insurance business. He is certified and contracted to represent most local health plans in the area. In addition to being a former regional trainer, Mr. Hart has working relationships with many physician groups and medical practices.
Aetna is a sponsor at the expo.
11:30 – 12:15 pm
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Renée Ramirez-Radabaugh, Community Educator, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. This program explores the most common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and helps clarify what is normal aging and what is not. It also covers how to approach someone about memory concerns, the importance of early detection and diagnosis, and the many free resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association.
Renée is a senior care professional and the licensee owner-operator of Chapters RCFE, a privately-owned assisted living facility in Mission Viejo. In addition to this role, Renée actively volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, serving as a community education speaker and a caregiver support group facilitator. She holds a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Alzheimer’s Association is an exhibitor at the expo.
11:30 – 12:15 pm
Understanding Your Medicare Plan Options
Han Still-Tran, Broker Account Manager, Alignment Health Plan
Han Still, Broker Manager for Los Angeles and Orange Counties, will help answer questions about Medicare parts A, B, C and D for those who are Medicare eligible. Her experience in the Medicare industry spans over 10 years and has helped thousands of people navigate the confusing world of Medicare. Han represents Alignment Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage Plan with a 4.5 star rating for 2020 and for the past 3 years, their Part D program has received a 5 -star rating. Alignment is redefining the business of healthcare by shifting the focus from payments to patients. They aim to drive patients and providers toward a common goal of wellness. Alignment Health Plan provides customized care and service., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where patients need it and when they want it.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Cancer Prevention Strategies
Dung Trinh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Irvine Clinical Research, Presented by MemorialCare
Dung Trinh, MD is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Health Educator who speaks throughout Orange County on various preventive health topics including Cancer Reduction Strategies, Alzheimer’s Risk Reduction, Sugar, Inflammation, and Ketosis, among other health topics.
He is the Chief Medical officer of Irvine Clinical Research, Board Member for Alzheimer’s Orange County, a physician with Memorial Care and is a medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Hearing Health – Hearing Care is Health Care / We hear with our Brains, not our Ears
Stephani Rose, Au.D., FAAA, The House Institute Hearing Aid Centers-Orange County
Dr. Stephani Rose will discuss signs and symptoms of hearing loss, how the hearing process functions, hearing tests work and why they are important, and what options are available for people with hearing loss.
Stephani Rose, Au.D., FAAA is Planetree certified in patient-centered care. She takes pride in fitting top-of-the line hearing instruments while delivering tailored aural rehabilitation for a complete audiology treatment experience. Dr. Rose is specially trained in tinnitus anagement, cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids. She is part of the renowned The House Institute Hearing Aid Centers and is eager to help treat patients seeking the best hearing health care available. Her credentials as a Doctor of Audiology, come from education at the University of California and San Diego & San Diego State University.
The House Institute is powered by 80 years of hearing care. The House Institute Hearing Aid Centers are creating a new tradition in treating hearing loss with our all-inclusive treatment plans tailored to your needs. Since 1942, House Ear Clinic has been a leader in the advancement of hearing health and continues to be the leaders in their field.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
After the Diagnosis: What to do when you or your loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Patty Barnett Mouton, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Orange County
Dr. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be overwhelming, stressful and frightening for both the person diagnosed, and those close to them. But with the right knowledge and tools, those with memory loss can still live well with the disease. Patty Barnett Mouton will discuss resources available and actionable steps that will help you, your family and friends take on the emotional, financial, and physical challenges associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Patty Barnett Mouton has served as Vice President for Outreach & Advocacy at Alzheimer’s Orange County since 2005. Prior to 2005, Patty worked in hospice care for a number of years, and held leadership positions with American Red Cross Blood Services and in pharma with divisions of Johnson & Johnson. At Alzheimer’s Orange County, Patty manages community, clinical and interfaith outreach, as well as the advocacy and public policy activities at the local, state and federal levels.
Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Orange County has been Orange County’s go-to center for Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, providing quality care and support services to an average of over 28,000 local residents every year who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia.
Alzheimer’s Orange County is an exhibitor at the expo.