News Releases

Dietitian Presents Series on Diabetes and Diet

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center’s Holly Norris will present “Diabetes Diet Part 1” on Tuesday, October 23 from 5 – 6 p.m. The free presentation will be held at UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street. Since diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body turns food into energy, living with diabetes is a lifelong commitment. Norris, a registered dietitian, is offering a three part series on healthy eating for diabetics. The first presentation focuses on reading food labels. Please register for this program by calling 419-207-2563 or e-mailing

Counselor Discusses Depression

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center’s Todd Yordy will present “Depression” on Thursday, October 25 from 5 – 6 p.m. The free presentation will be held at UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street. Almost everyone feels depressed at some point in their life, so it may be challenging to know when to seek help. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a mental health disorder known as a mood disorder, and is characterized by a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. Yordy, a counselor, will talk about the symptoms and treatment options for MDD.

Personalized Medicare Reviews Offered

One-on-one appointments for Medicare recipients, or individuals applying for Medicare coverage in 2019, are available October 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at UH Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street in Ashland. In addition to the prescheduled appointments, a Medicare specialist from the Ohio Department of Insurance will share a group presentation, “Medicare Check Up Event: A Personalized Review,” at 10 a.m. on October 26. An in-depth question and answer session will follow the program, which is also held at UH Samaritan on Main. Although this event is free and open to the public, registration is required. To register, call 419-207-7874 or 800-257-9917, ext. 7874, leaving a name and phone number. Your call will be returned to confirm your attendance and to answer any questions.

Dr. Megan Oberhauser Office Hours in Loudonville

Megan Oberhauser, D.O., will see patients at UH Kettering Health Center in Loudonville every Monday. She is accepting new patients, age 18 years old and over, at 419-207-2365. Walk-in patients are welcome as well. Her Loudonville office hours on Mondays will be 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 5 p.m.