Free, Public ‘Doc Talks’ Presented in Tucson
Evening lectures on heart attacks, skin cancer, concussion, precision medicine

Contact: (602) 492-4770

TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 22, 2018)  – The public is invited to a series of free evening lectures in March on important health topics presented by physician specialists of Banner – University Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

The second Annual “Doc Talks” lecture series will be presented 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesdays, in March at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. The lectures and light refreshments are free, but registration is required by calling 800-230-CARE (2273) or registering online at

Come to one or all four lectures, and bring your questions! Faculty speakers and topics are:

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March 6
Am I Having a Heart Attack? A Heart-to-Heart about Heart Disease

Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and professor and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA Department of Medicine, will discuss heart disease risk factors, how to reduce them and how doctors evaluate patients with chest pain.

She also will discuss why people with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms should not minimize the cause or delay seeking treatment.


March 13
Skin Cancer: What Arizonans Need to Know

Dermatologist Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD, is director of the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at the UA Skin Cancer Institute, a member of the UA Cancer Center and a professor in the Division of Dermatology of the UA Department of Medicine.

She will discuss the diagnosis of skin cancer and the latest treatment advances and answer your questions about this common affliction in southern Arizona.  


March 20
When Brains Collide: Concussions in Sports

Sports medicine physicians Carl Dain Allred, MD, of the UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Holly Beach, MD, of the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, will discuss signs and symptoms of concussion, the role of baseline testing, latest treatments and long-term effects of concussion.


March 27
One of a Kind: How Medicine Can be Tailored for You


UA Professor Andreas Theodorou, MD, is a principal investigator in the All of Us℠ Research Program, a landmark effort to gather data from 1 million Americans to accelerate research and improve health using precision medicine approaches. Learn how the University of Arizona and Banner Health are assisting in this game-changing research and how you can be a part of it.  

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or


About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is shaping the future of medicine through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research and advancements in patient care in Arizona and beyond. Founded in 1967, the college boasts more than 50 years of innovation, ranking among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. Through the university’s partnership with Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, the college is leading the way in academic medicine. For more information, visit


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