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NEA Baptist Health Talk Presents: Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery

– On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Ron Schechter, MD, orthopedic surgeon at NEA Baptist Clinic, will be the highlighted speaker at the quarterly NEA Baptist Health Talk Series: Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery.

Dr. Schechter, a board certified physician, offers years of experience in providing a variety of orthopedic needs including the evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions. A few of the commonly treated conditions include sports medicine, total and partial knee replacement, total hip replacement, total shoulder replacement, repair of broken bones and more. The luncheon will highlight advances in joint replacement surgery, including characteristics of candidates, what to expect and quality of life.

The doors will open at 11:30 am, allowing participants time to browse booths with health education resources. The program, including lunch, will begin at 12 pm. There will be a question and answer session with Dr. Schechter following his presentation. The luncheon will be held at Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James Street, Jonesboro.

Tickets for the luncheon are complimentary but required for entry. They can be picked up at the NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center, located at 2617 Phillips Drive, NEA Baptist Clinic lobby located at 4802 E. Johnson, or reserved online at:

Tickets are limited and given out first come, first serve. For more information, call 870-936-8000.

Dr. Ron Schechter is a board certified orthopedic surgeon at NEA Baptist. Dr. Schechter received his education from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and went on to complete his residency there. Dr. Schechter's certifications include: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board Certification and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow. He has been in practice since 1996.

NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and NEA Baptist Clinic, northeast Arkansas’ largest physician group. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital's Women's Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 100 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services. For more information about NEA Baptist, please call 870-936-1000 or 870-936-8000 or visit or


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