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White Plains Hospital to host a women-helping-women panel, titled, “What the Heck Is Happening to My Body?!”

September 30, 2019

White Plains Hospital invites women entering their late-30s, 40s, 50s and 60s to join expert women’s health professionals in an open dialogue titled, “What the Heck Is Happening to My Body?!” on Thursday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY.

Featuring some of the top women’s health experts in Westchester County, this candid conversation is a chance for women in the community to ask questions about their health while maintaining privacy. If desired, attendees can ask their queries anonymously in advance when they register online. Topics will be driven by the concerns of those attending, but will likely include health risk factors, expected and unexpected physical changes, aging norms, perimenopausal and menopausal impacts, sexual health, thyroid health (metabolism and fatigue), and myth-busting, to name a few.

Expert panelists include: Dr. Preya Ananthakrishan, MD, Director of Breast Surgery at White Plains Hospital; Dr. Athena Kaporis, MD, a board-certified Dermatologist at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates who specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology; Dr. Kay Lovig, MD, a board-certified Internal Medicine and Endocrinology specialist at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates; Dr. Jacqueline Bavaro, MD, an OB/GYN with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Melissa Ferrara, a nationally board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing as a female sexual dysfunction clinician.

The panel will be moderated by Dara Gruenberg, White Plains Hospital Foundation Board member.

Tickets to this event are $65 per person, and all proceeds will benefit White Plains Hospital. More than 100 tickets have already been sold, suggesting a real desire for information about women’s health issues. Breakfast will be served. For more information and to register, please go to

About White Plains Hospital 

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, with more than 60,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk and New Rochelle; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014, 2016 and 2018, and 2019, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®