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IU Health Goshen Physicians on BlogTalkRadio Series
Interviews focus on care for the aged and elderly population

GOSHEN, Ind. — Beginning Tuesday, September 4, Indiana University Health Goshen physicians will be featured in a series of shows on BlogTalkRadio targeting family members and professional caregivers of the aging and elderly. This will be a weekly, four-part series of 45-minute-long shows hosted by Dale Carter, an eldercare advocate, author, speaker, and coach/consultant. Her book, “Transitioning Your Aging Parent: A 5 Step Guide Through Crisis & Change,” helps adult children and families navigate the inevitable crises and changes their aging parents will face.

The interviews will be live-streamed over the internet at Each show begins at 8 p.m.

Read a blog post about the upcoming series here:

Featured physician presenters and topics are listed below.

Daniel Bruetman, MD
Medical Oncologist
Specialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care

Dr. Daniel Bruetman, a board-certified medical oncologist, is also board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. He is a driving force in the latest in cancer treatment as the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials.

Dr. Bruetman will address trends in hospice care and palliative medicine, incorporating:

• What differentiates hospice care from palliative medicine, and when is each warranted?
• Palliative care for cancer patients
• Beyond physical—addressing the emotional , psychological , and spiritual aspects of serious or terminal illness

For more on Dr. Bruetman, visit


Edward Boyts, MD
Family Medicine
IU Health Goshen Physicians

Dr. Edward Boyts provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages and focuses on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of his patients. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Boyts will share tips specific to the aging and elderly population on the subjects of:

• Diet
• Exercise
• What to expect during regular checkups
• Warning signs of dementia
• Physical limitations
• Social and emotional issues



David C. Koronkiewicz, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon
IU Health Goshen Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. David C. Koronkiewicz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, arthritic conditions and general orthopedic problems, including the care and treatment of fractures. Dr. Koronkiewicz is a caring physician, and understands his most important responsibility is to his patients and their quality of life, and is respectful of the fact that they have put their trust in him.

Dr. Koronkiewicz will talk with host Dale Carter about the following:
• Orthopedic issues in the aged or elderly population
• Broken hips—prevention and treatment
• Osteoporosis
• Osteoarthritis

  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Non-operative treatments

For more information, visit


Mark Smucker, MD
Medical Director of Cardiology
IU Health Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

Dr. Mark Smucker provides his patients with comprehensive and leading-edge therapies aimed at preventing, diagnosing, treating and recovering from cardiovascular disease. A board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist, Dr. Smucker is committed to helping his patients slow or reverse the effects of heart disease and live a healthier life.

Dr. Smucker will discuss the identification, prevention and treatment of the following conditions:

• Congestive heart failure
• Heart attack
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Arteriosclerosis (narrowing or hardening of the arteries)
• Peripheral vascular disease
• Benefits of a collaborative approach to cardiovascular care

For more information, visit

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