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Lecture focuses on thyroid concerns

09/03/2014 01:28AM ● By Lev

Dr. Michael Barkasy

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms – exhaustion, fatigue, discomfort or swelling in the neck, or unexplained weight gain or loss – you could have a problem with your thyroid. More than half of people who have thyroid disease are unaware of it and continue to suffer with symptoms. Join Jennersville Regional Hospital for a free seminar in which family practice physician Michael Barkasy, M.D., will discuss the basics of thyroid gland function, how it affects your metabolism, and how thyroid disorders are diagnosed and treated.  The lecture is set for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 815 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.  Registration is required as space is limited.

Family Physician Michael Barkasy, of Family Practice Associates of Southern Chester County, is board-certified and a member of Jennersville Regional Hospital Medical Staff.   He received his medical degrees from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and completed residency training for Family and Community Medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE.  Dr. Barkasy has been practicing in West Grove since 2002 and opened Family Practice Associates (FPA) in 2008 across the street from Jennersville Regional Hospital.  Earlier this year, FPA opened a second location at 200 Old Forge Lane, Kennett Square, in the Beiler-Campbell Center at the intersection of U.S. Rt. 1 and Bayard Road.

This program is part of the Doctor Lectures in the Community series organized by Jennersville Regional Hospital.  It is free and open to the community with pre-registration by logging onto   For those without internet access, call 610-869-1223 to register.