Bronson Physician to Talk about Heart Health

January 21, 2013

Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease or heart disease, is the number one killer in America, affecting more than 13 million people. While we know a great deal about cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, new areas of research are beginning to shed further light on the link between aging and the development and course of heart disease.

On Tuesday, February 12, in honor of heart health month, Dr. David Gunnerson, a member of Bronson Internal Medicine – Oakridge, will talk at Burnham Brook Center about what can be done to prevent or at least reduce your chances of developing heart disease.  The program, which is free to the public, is sponsored through Senior Health Partners in coordination with Bronson Battle Creek.  A light lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by Dr. Gunnerson’s presentation at noon.  Seating is limited.  For reservations call toll free 1-877-462-2247.

Studies show that one in three adults has some form of cardiovascular disease, which is not just a man's disease.  Heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions are devastating to women too.  In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death for American women.  Many women believe that cancer is more of a threat, but they are wrong.  Nearly two times more women in the U.S. die of heart disease and stroke than from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.

The presentation will also focus on the important lifestyle risk-reduction measure one needs to take in preventing heart disease. Treatment of heart disease can be difficult. That’s why it's better to try to prevent these health conditions, particularly in people with known cardiovascular disease risks. But how do you prevent heart disease? How do you maintain good heart health? It may seem simple, but for the most part, lifestyle plays a huge role in keeping the heart healthy and reducing cardiovascular disease risks.

Senior Health Partners, a community partnership of Bronson Battle Creek, CentraCare, Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, and Summit Pointe, works to expand wellness and educational offerings to senior citizens in Calhoun and surrounding counties.  

For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Gunnerson, 
call (269) 245-5440.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer.

About the Presenter
David C. Gunnerson, M.D. is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.  

He is part of Bronson Internal Medicine – Oakridge, a new employed physician practice near Columbia Avenue and M-66 in Battle Creek. 

Dr. Gunnerson is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine.  He is currently accepting new patients.

David C. Gunnerson, MD
Bronson Internal Medicine - Oakridge
391 South Shore Drive
Suite 214
Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 245-5440


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