Dr. Stephen Roberts PhD

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CareNet Healthcare For Uninsured Residents

When people talk about the Toledo area’s important assets they invariably mention the Zoo, the Museum, the Metroparks, Lake Erie and the Library. One important asset that is not often mentioned, but likely should be, is CareNet.

Arthroscopic Surgery for Degenerative Knee Disease Called into Question

According to Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News, “Some experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessive testing and treatment” of patients. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and author, in...

Bariatric Surgery: Can it help you?

It is obvious to even the most casual observer that we have a serious problem with obesity in our society. An individual who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or...

Coping with Concerns for pharmaceutical drug prices

As we all know, there is a problem with rising health care costs. The Brookings Institute revealed that middle income spending on healthcare has increased 25 percent from 2007 to 2014. The...

We Need a Healthy Lake Erie

Lake Erie is an important and cherished resource which has serious problems due to harmful pollution, caused by toxic runoff from 146 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) located in the Western Lake Erie...

Dental Health As We Get Older

According to former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a large percentage of people 65 and older retain their teeth, but approximately 1 in 4 seniors have periodontal disease. Seniors 65 and...

Seniors Face Pharmaceutical Drug Issues: Medications Can Cause Problems

By Stephen Roberts PhD Dr. Jerry Gurwitz, the Chief of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is an expert in the use of medications...

Watch Your Step: Falls are Dangerous

by Stephen Roberts PhD One in every four Americans fall each year! A friend of mine had a bad fall a few days ago. She fell off her dock onto stones. Very...

Dr. Stephen Roberts PhD