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Joint Pain is the Focus of Seminar in Ojai on Feb. 28

Ojai, California, 02/09/2015

Joint pain and arthritis will be focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Jason Hofer, M.D., and Kentaro Suzuki, M.D., local orthopedic surgeons, will lead the seminar that will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Soule Park Golf Course’s banquet room, 1033 East Ojai Ave., Ojai.

In addition to discussing the causes and diagnosis of joint pain, Drs. Hofer and Suzuki will cover procedures and lifestyle modifications that can help prevent joint pain, surgical treatment options and rehabilitation available to patients, and pain management techniques.

Dr. Hofer, who specializes hip and knee replacement surgery, received his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the California Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Suzuki specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Suzuki is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Both doctors are active members of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Call 1-800/838-3006 or visit

Future scheduled educational seminars include: Cosmetic Surgery on March 10; Neurological Diseases of Aging on April 21 in Oxnard, Update on Management of Brain Tumors on May 12; and Skin Cancer on June 16.