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Hyperthyroidism to Be the Focus of CMHS Seminar on March 8

Oxnard, California, 02/22/2016

Hyperthyroidism, a condition in which one’s thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, will be the focus of a free seminar that Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, March 8.

Debra Ouyang, M.D., a board-certified endocrinologist, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive in Oxnard.

Hyperthyroidism can be dangerous if undiagnosed or untreated. Although serious if ignored, most people respond well once diagnosed and treated. Dr. Ouyang will cover causes of hyperthyroidism and its symptoms, including sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat and anxiety. She also will discuss diagnosis using appropriate laboratory and imaging testing and effective treatment options available.

Dr. Ouyang received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs program and an endocrine fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society. Dr. Ouyang is on the medical staffs of Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800/838-3006.

Future Speaker Series events include: Innovative Management & Treatment of Urinary and Defecatory Disorders on March 15 at CMH; Ethics in Healthcare - Goodbye “Death Panels”: Hello Patient Choice on April 21 at the Ventura Museum in Ventura; and the State of the Health System on May 5 at the Ventura Museum.