Learn more about managing your blood pressure and protecting your health

This summer, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with the Kansas City Medical Society Foundation to present an online health webinar series centering around high blood pressure (hypertension). The “Doc Talk” series will give participants the opportunity to speak with a local physician about how they can manage their blood pressure and protect their health. The webinars are open to the public and there is no charge to attend.


August 18, 2021 (Wednesday), 2:00-2:45 P.M. – High Blood Pressure & Your Heart – Dr. Alan D. Forker

Join local retired physician, Alan D. Forker, MD, as he answers your questions live about how hypertension can affect your heart. Find out what you can do right now to protect your health.

See flyer on the August 18 webinar

REGISTER NOW for the August 18 webinar


September 15, 2021 (Wednesday), 2:00-2:45 P.M. – High Blood Pressure & Medication Management – Dr. Patrick B. “Rusty” Ryan

Join local retired clinical pharmacologist, Patrick B. “Rusty” Ryan, PharmD, as he answers your questions live about how to manage hypertension with medication. Find out what you can do right now to protect your health.


Past Webinars

June 16, 2021 (Wednesday), 2:00-2:45 P.M. – General Aspects of High Blood Pressure – Dr. Keith Jantz

Local physician Keith Jantz, MD, discussed early signs of high blood pressure (hypertension) and what you can do right now to protect your health.

Watch the video of the June 16 webinar


July 21, 2021 (Wednesday), 2:00-2:45 P.M. – High Blood Pressure & Diabetes – Dr. Alan D. Forker

Join local retired physician, Alan D. Forker, MD, as he answers your questions live about hypertension and diabetes-related complications. Find out what you can do right now to protect your health.

Watch the video of the July 21 webinar