Since November of 2011, the Department of Community Services at North Shore-LIJ Southside Hospital has been offering free quarterly community awareness forums called Ask the Doctor at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore. Four of Southside Hospital’s physicians serve on the panel, Dr. Jean Cacciabaudo, Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Tochi Iroku-Malize, Chairman of Family Medicine for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Dr. Scott Wodicka, Director of Surgery and Dr. Brian Blaustein, an emergency physician at Southside Hospital. The panel interacts with guest experts relating to the topic and provides the audience members an opportunity to ask questions.
The next Ask the Doctor program will discuss all aspects of drug addiction on October 4th from 6:30PM-8:30PM in the East Islip High School auditorium. The guest speakers for the event will be Dr. Jean Cacciabaudo, Chief of Cardiology Southside Hospital, Dr. Michael Delman , MD, FACP, FACG Senior VP Academic Affairs, Southside Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Dr. Jeff Reynolds, Ph.D, CEAP, SAP of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.