February 2017
Happy Valentine's Day!

 

Hi folks ---
Welcome to the February issue of CPDR e-News!

 

Here’s to a Valentine’s Day that lasts the whole month through and is filled with love, sweetness and good spirit!

 

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

 

 

Guest Speaker Program is February 2, 2017 Dr. Jim David

Speaker: Dr. Jim David (board certified psychotherapist in private practice treating individuals, couples and families)

Topic: The ABC’s of Self-Care (A great way to start the New Year --- with tips, tools and techniques to enhance your self-care skills and coping abilities and maintain calm and peaceful during stressful times).

Date: Thursday 2 Feb 2017
Time: 1900-2030
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).

 

A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the presentation, the program is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
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Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).
Parking: America Garage
NOTE: A military ID card is required to get on base. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. They will also need some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday,February 9, 2017
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic
(2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
Snow Days
Snow Days!

If the federal government is "closed", the outpatient clinics at WRNMMC, to include the Prostate Center, are closed. Our front desk staff will call you as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.

 

If the federal government has a "delayed opening", early morning appointments may need to be rescheduled. You can call our center at 301-319-2900 to get the status of your appointment. Our front desk staff will call you as soon as possible. You know we will make every effort to keep to your schedule if at all possible.

 

To get the status of the federal government closure, check the local radio or TV stations, go to www.opm.gov or contact the hospital at 301-319-8707 or www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil

WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter

Newsletter IconClick here to read the February 2016 issue of the Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.

 

It includes a summary of Dr. William’s November presentation “Radiation Therapy Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer: Understanding the Basics”.


Check out previous presentations archived on our website at www.cpdr.org. Click on "Patient Information", "WRNMMC Us TOO", and then choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".

 
Educational Resource

Check out www.askdrdavidnow.com!

This is the website of our February guest speaker, Dr. Jim David. His website has a large library of emotional/mental health articles that may be helpful to you. It includes articles on such topics as “Resilient Personality-Bouncing Back from Hardship”, “Adapting to a Chronic Illness”, “Making the Most of Life Transitions”, “Chronic Illness: Living with Uncertainty”, “Positivity in Everything”.

Psychological Support

Support for you and/or your family is available from our social work team. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call them at the numbers below.

Walter Reed :
Ms Ellen Bowers
- 301-319-2893

Fort Belvoir:
Ms Donna Horn-Hooks
- 571-231-3504

Previous issues of
CPDR e-Newsletter

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-Newsletter on our CPDR website - cpdr.org/newsletter under the Patient Information link.

 

Appointments

Our phone number is 301-319-2900 if you would like to make an appointment with us.

One more thing…

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

-- Charles M. Schulz


So, folks, that is the news from here! Have a great, great day. Take good care of yourselves!

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator
Center for Prostate Disease Research
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889
America Building, 3rd floor
301-319-2918

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