Talk with a Doc on Heart Health & Nutrition, Feb 12

February 5, 2019

Dr. Steven Gore, cardiologist with Haywood Regional Medical Center, will be presenting the Talk with a Doc seminar “Heart Health & Nutrition” on Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 at 6pm at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center. Dr. Gore will be accompanied by registered dietitian Lauren Teague.

“The statistics for heart health in our country are beyond belief. Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack, and nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke,” says Gore. “Heart health is always an important conversation to have, but being February is also American Heart Month, we want to have more of a dialogue with our community about how you can achieve better heart health.”

Dr. Gore and Teague will speak about heart health while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, there will be time to answer questions and speak to the presenters.

About Steven Gore, MD
Steven Gore, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified Cardiologist with Western Carolina Cardiology. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and the lead researcher for Aeromedical Cardiology for the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He frequently completes duty at the Human Performance Wing and School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He is currently and actively involved with multiple ongoing retrospective and prospective cardiovascular studies.  One in particular is a joint study with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study the effects of spaceflight and the anti-gravity environment on the development of coronary artery disease in astronauts.  He has multiple published abstracts and many have been presented at the worldwide American College of Cardiology Conference.  They have also been presented at cardiovascular conferences for the Royal and German Air Forces in England and Germany.  Dr. Gore served two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Critical Care Air Transport (CCAT) medical officer.  During those tours, he was involved with evacuating critically wounded soldiers with IED blasts, penetrating injuries, burns, heart attacks, etc., out of the combat zone to a higher echelon of medical care.

About Lauren Teague, MHS, RD, CSSD, LDN, CDE
Lauren is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator.  She is also a board-certified sports dietitian.  Lauren grew up in Haywood County playing sports and has always had a passion for healthy living. This translates into the work she does today for the community.  She attended Western Carolina University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and her Master of Health Science degree.  She has been working at Haywood Regional since 2014.  She became a certified diabetes educator in May of 2015 and earned her Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics in July of 2015.

Watch for additional Talk with a Doc seminars this year. Seminars typically occur on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Our programs features a variety of healthcare providers speaking on health topics of interest to you. RSVP is required to attend the seminar, and limited space is available. To attend, please call 800.424.DOCS (3627).  Learn more about the program at