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New Solutions to Common Problems in Women's Health, May Lobby Lecture topic


BRUSH, Colo. (April 16, 2012) – Visiting specialist, Paul Hiratzka, MD, obstetrics and gynecology specialist at East Morgan County Hospital’s Specialty Clinic, invites area residents to join him May 8 for the next Lobby Lecture Series topic: New Solutions to Common Problems in Women’s Health.

Lobby Lectures will be held in the main lobby of the hospital beginning at 6 p.m. with a light meal. Please use the main entrance to the hospital. 

During this lecture, Dr. Hiratzka will discuss in-office sterilization – Essure tubal sterilization; Endometrial ablation – procedure for management of heavy menstrual periods; newer surgical approaches to urinary incontinence; and robotic surgery. The lecture is offered free of charge and will give participants the opportunity to ask questions and receive information. 

Dr. Hiratzka has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology for more than three decades. He brings a number of modalities, including acupuncture, to his practice and explores treatment options that include Western and non-Western disciplines. He specializes in robotic gynecologic surgery and has given numerous medical presentations on fetal monitoring, obstetrical issues and the value of teamwork.

Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Hiratzka received his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City. He completed his internship and residency through the University of New Mexico and the University Hospital in Albuquerque. Dr. Hiratzka is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He serves as the medical director for Obstetrical and Women’s Services at Banner North Colorado Medical Center and also is a member of the Banner Obstetrical Clinical Consensus Group.

Lobby Lectures is a series of health education offered on the second Tuesday evening, in September, October, November, December, February, March, April, and May. For more information about the upcoming topics please call 970-842-6202 or visit our web site

East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colo. is licensed by the state of Colorado and certified by Medicare as a 25-bed critical-access hospital. Designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, East Morgan includes a 24-hour emergency department with three trauma bays, two surgery suites, two recovery rooms, six pre and post operative rooms, one endoscopy room, and one outpatient surgery suite. It is part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital systems.


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