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Health Notes | Dec. 8

By Staff | Dec 7, 2023

Registration now open and sponsorships available for Lee Health’s inaugural ‘Caring for the Cape’ event

Registration is now open for Lee Health’s first “Caring for the Cape” event on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6-9 p.m. The tropical themed event will include island inspired cuisine, tropical specialty cocktails, music and silent and live auctions featuring dining experiences, travel, memorabilia and more.

The evening’s program will give guests insight as to the future of Lee Health’s services in Cape Coral, as well as how guests can get involved or learn more. Funds raised at the event will be used to help provide access to a variety of healthcare services for Cape Coral residents.

Tickets to the event are $150 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Levels of sponsorship include Presenting Sponsor at $20,000; Gold Sponsor at $10,000; Silver Sponsor at $5,000; Bronze Sponsor at $2,500; and Table Sponsor at $1,200. Custom sponsorship and benefit opportunities are also available.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register, please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/CaringForTheCape or call 239-343-6076.

Precision Healthcare Specialists adds Leo

Precision Healthcare Specialists, a growing network of Southwest Florida physicians, has added board-certified Urologist Dr. Mark Leo, FACS, in Fort Myers.

A national expert in the field of men’s health, Leo offers advanced urologic care by treating a range of urological conditions through medical and surgical care, including men’s health, prostate disease, infertility, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urinary stone disease and hormone replacement therapy.

Leo, who has more than 35 years of experience and is certified through the American Board of Urology, earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical/electrical engineering from Duke University and a doctor of medicine degree from Pennsylvania State University. He then completed his residency in urologic surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he focused on urological surgery. Leo later continued his education, completing a master of business administration degree in health care management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Leo, whose office is at 13731 Metropolis Ave. in Fort Myers, can be reached by calling 239-423-7155 or visiting PHSpecialists.com. Precision Healthcare Specialists also has a Naples urology office led by Drs. Marc Colton and Elliot Blau.

Fort Myers researchers offering free memory screenings in December

The Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida will hold free memory screenings on Dec. 11 and Dec. 20 for people aged 50 and above to increase awareness of the importance early detection of memory loss.

In Florida, it is estimated that more than 580,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and experts predict that this number will increase to almost 750,000 people by 2025.

The Free Memory Screening events will be held form 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SW Florida, 14271 Metropolis Ave., Fort Myers.

To schedule please visit MemoryScreenFtMyers.com or call 239-939-7777.