Blog :: 08-2016

Dinner with a Doc - "Rotator Cuff Tears & Repairs"

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Dinner with a Doc - "Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs" Presented by Dr. Benjamin Debelak (Orthopedic Surgeon)

unnamedDr. Benjamin Debelak, an orthopedic surgeon with Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, will be presenting the Dinner with a Doc seminar "Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs" on Thursday August 18th, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center - Café. Dr. Debelak will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, he will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner, reservations are required - please call 800.424.DOCS (3627) to RSVP in advance.

Those who suffer from recurrent shoulder pain may have a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is a large tendon at the upper end of the arm that helps lift and rotate the arm and stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the joint. A rotator cuff tear can result from an acute injury such as a fall, or chronic wear & tear. Typically there is pain in the front of the shoulder that radiates down the side of the arm - present with overhead lifting or sleeping on the affected side. There may also be pain with routine activities such as combing one's hair or reaching behind one's back.

A tear can extend or get larger over time, so do see your orthopedic physician. Diagnosis may include an MRI. There are non-surgical and surgical options for treatment. Non-surgical options include medication, steroid injections and physical therapy. Surgical treatment may be arthroscopic or traditional depending on the extent of the repair needed.

Dr. Debelak completed his medical training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, his Internship and Residency at McLaren-Greater Lansing Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hughston Orthopedic Hospital. Dr. Debelak is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists at 828.452.4131. The practice is located at 581 Leroy George Drive, Suite 300 in the Outpatient Care Center on the 3rd floor. Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists also features Dr. Paul Cutting, Dr. Gerald King and Kelly Klein, PA-C.

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Western Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists is supported by Duke University Health System's world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health's extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. Visit us at or call 828.452.4131.

Watch for additional "Dinner with the Doc" seminars this year on topics including Senior Heath and Elder Care, Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer. Seminars typically occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month approximately 10 times a year. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the seminar starts shortly after. Our programs feature a variety of healthcare providers speaking on health topics of interest to you! For more information about this seminar, visit

Haywood County NC JULY 2016 Market Update

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This Weekend's Haywood Happenings

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Summer is coming to an end, which means wrapping up vacations & getting ready for going back to school. For those of you who are back home in Haywood County, or those who are here in the WNC Mountains for a last minute getaway, here are some events going on this weekend.

  • HART presents 'All My Sons' The classic play, written by Arthur Miller, will continue it's run at the HART Theatre in Waynesville this week. There will be performances this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. For showtimes & tickets, visit their website here.
  • 2016 Annual Fines Creek Bluegrass and BBQ Festival If you like good music & good food, this is the event for you this week! This 2-night event will be held outdoors at the Old Fines Creek School this weekend, August 12 & 13, so bring some blankets & camping chairs and enjoy your weekend. The festivities will include music from local musicians, and performances from the Fines Creek Flatfooters & the Southern Appalachian Cloggers. For tickets & more info on the festival, check out their website here.
  • Inaugural Tri-County Shrine Club's 4-Wheel Drive and Rat Rod Sponsored by Skyland Automotive & The Town of Canton, this event will be held at Camp Hope in Canton this Saturday, August 13, starting at 10am. There will be cars, music, clogging, food, & lots of good company. Tickets start at $10 with all proceeds going to Shriners Hospital. For more info, call 828-507-7695 or 828-736-1444.
  • 'BBQ FUR You' Fundraiser Head on down to Mad Anthony's Bottle Shop & Beer Garden on Saturday evening to help raise money for FUR. FUR is an organization that rescues homeless cats and kittens and houses them in their 2,600 square foot sanctuary in Waynesville. There will be live music, BBQ, raffles, & fun for all ages from 5-8pm on August 13. Tickets start at $25 each and can be purchased at The Dog House, Mad Anthony's or can be purchased online at Email Jamie Powell for more info.