New board member
Gulfside Healthcare Services has announced that Dr. Joseph Pino has joined the organization’s board of directors.
Currently, Pino is the chief medical officer for Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point (RMCBP).
He is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics, and has practiced both in the community for 30 years.
Pino most recently was assigned as the program director for HCA’s new Fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Care, in which Gulfside Hospice physicians and nurse practitioners will collaborate in training through a Gulfside Hospice and Gulfside Palliative Care rotation.
Prior to starting his career in medicine, Pino served in the U.S. Navy, as a hospital corpsman.
He received his degree in health sciences from Hunter College of the City University of New York.
He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Pino also is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
He received his MBA from The University of Phoenix.
Since 2006, Pino has been the chief medical officer at RMCBP, where he also served as chairman of the board. In addition, Pino is a past president of the Pasco County Medical Society.
CARES’ Health and Wellness Department offers a variety of evidence-based programs funded by the Administration on Aging (Federal) and the Department of Elder Affairs Area Agency on Aging (State).
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program “Living Healthy”
This workshop is 2 1/2 hours, once a week, for six weeks, for people with different chronic health problems, such as hypertension, COPD, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and others.
Topics include techniques to deal with problems (frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation); exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; use of medications; communication; nutrition; and, how to evaluate new treatments.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
Eight, two-hour sessions involve group discussions, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Older adults can learn positive coping methods to reduce the fear of falling, and remain active and independent.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
The program focuses on prevention of falls by regular practice, to improve one’s balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. Each of eight single forms can be performed and practiced repeatedly as a single movement, or in a combination as part of a routine.
Healthy Eating Every Day
The group meets one hour per week, for 14 weeks, to help people improve the quality of their diets by building cognitive and behavioral skills.
This workshop is presented for 2 1/2 hours, once a week, for six weeks, for those with Type 2 diabetes. Topics include: techniques to deal with symptoms; appropriate exercise for strength and endurance; healthy eating; use of medications; and, working effectively with health care providers. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help solve problems.
Chronic Pain Self-Management
Classes meet for 2 1/2 hours, once a week, for six weeks. This program is designed for people who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain, such as neck, shoulder or back pain; fibromyalgia; whiplash injuries; regional pain syndromes; neuropathy; and, more. Topics include nutrition, activity and rest, new treatment evaluation, exercise, use of medications, and problem-solving.
Active Living Every Day
This one-hour class meets once a week, for 12 weeks, and is a step-by-step behavior changing program to help individuals overcome barriers to physical activity. Participants choose their own activities and create a plan based on their lifestyle and personal preferences.
For information and questions, contact Theresa Brock, CARES health and wellness coordinator, at (727) 862-9291, ext. 2008 or (727) 514-4770.
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