District 4

POMA District 4

District 4 represents Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

 

District 4 Officers
Chairman Darlene A. Dunay, D.O., Old Forge
Vice Chairman Joseph D. Kalowsky, D.O., Wilkes-Barre
Secretary/Treasurer Lucyann M. Sciandra, D.O., Wilkes-Barre
Trustee Karen E. Arscott, D.O., Waverly

 

District Meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Wilkes-Barre


The District Dish

Miss a meeting? Find out what happened in the District Dish Recaps. 

District 4 & 6 Recap - October 24, 2018

Asthma affects over 26 million Americans.  The condition affects over a million adult Pennsylvanians alone. District 4 and District 6 combined a membership meeting to learn about different ways to treat the condition. Sandra Gawchick, DO lead the discussion of different treatments and how patients reacted to them. She emphasized educating patients that you must continue treatments, even if they do or do not see results. It is a long-term plan.

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District 4 Recap - August 29, 2018

District 4 August meeting

What are the best ways to help manage lipids to help prevent a future cardiovascular event? What treatments are available and what are their side effects? On Wednesday, August 29th District 4 met at Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Wilkes Barre, PA to discuss what they have been seeing in the practice.

Frank Romascavage, DO, began with an energetic lecture on the effects of using Pure EPA to combat cholesterol issues.  The group discussed several case studies, trials, and specifically the inflammatory markers to keep an eye on. Side effects are a factor in any treatment plan, and it was emphasized that what works for one may not be right for another. 

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District 4 Recap - May 2, 2018

POMA District 4 had its monthly meeting at Season’s 52 on Wednesday, May 2 in conjunction with POMA’s annual convention. Thirteen members attended and were updated on current legislative efforts.  The group also discussed the POMA House of Delegates meeting that would begin a few hours after the dinner. The evening also featured a lecture on anticoagulant therapy by Dan Forman, DO from Reading, PA.

 

District 4 Recap - April 17, 2018

POMA District 4 members gathered at Isabella Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre on April 17th to discuss changes in diabetes treatments. Recaredo Berbano, Jr., MD led an interactive discussion on A1C levels and various treatment options. The group shared their own stories and discussed best practices.

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District 4 Recap - March 13, 2018

District 4 March meeting

On Tuesday March 13, District 4 members met at Blu Wasabi restaurant in Clarks Summit, just outside of Scranton. The lecture on osteoporosis and new treatment options was engaging. The dialogue among the group was deep and thoughtful. 

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