Medical Series at the Elks Club (Open to the Public)

Alternate Wednesdays • 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. • Classes off campus at the Fullerton Elks Club Lodge, 1400 Elks View Lane, Fullerton (near the corner of Brea Blvd. and Harbor Blvd.—enter from Brea Blvd.). See map. 

This series will contribute to your “medical literacy” and is co-sponsored along with OLLI by the physicians of the St. Jude Medical Center and the Fullerton Elks Club.

Coordinators : Joseph Lawton, M.D. and Carol Thurk

Topic, Date, Speaker


Rapid Changes in the Evolution of Health Care

September 12

Speaker : Brian Helleland, Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)

Brian Helleland is the CEO of the St. Jude Medical Center, which is part of the Provident Health Care System, a large hospital system with hospitals in several western states. The delivery of the highest quality health care is rapidly evolving, with multiple factors involved including technology, physicians’ relationships with their patients, hospitals, government, and health insurance. How do these factors affect our health?

Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

September 26

Speaker : Bhanu Sud, M.D.

Dr. Sud, an infectious disease specialist on the staff of St. Jude Medical Center, will discuss the recent changes in the use of antibiotics, including the serious problems that can develop with inappropriate use for all types of bacterial and viral infections. Dr. Sud will also discuss the benefits of the appropriate use of antibiotics.


October 10

Speaker : Mrinal Dhar, M.D.


Dr. Dhar, a Clinical Professor of Urology at the UCI School of Medicine, specializes in comprehensive men’s urological healthcare. He will discuss the latest studies relative to the role of testosterone in the development of various cancers, heart disease, prostate health, and physical and sexual well-being.


October 24

Speaker : William Pan, M.D.


Dr. Pan, an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist with the Terry Ophthalmology Center, will discuss the latest developments in the diagnosis and surgical/nonsurgical treatment of glaucoma with particular focus on the senior population. 

Latest Standards for Cancer Screening

November 7

Speaker : James Yoon, M.D.


Dr. Yoon, a family physician at the St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, deals daily with the latest standards for cancer screening. He will discuss recent changes in screening tests involving cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, and lung with recommended ages for screening and effects of genetics, age and shared decision making between physician and patient. 

Orthopedic Problems Related to the Hand and Wrist

November 28

Speaker : Allen Tham, M.D.

Dr. Tham, an orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in hand surgery, is on the staff of the St. Jude Medical Center. He will discuss the surgical and non-surgical treatment of various hand problems including arthritis, deformities from arthritis, fractures and neuritis with a focus on the senior population.

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