In recognition of prostate cancer awareness month, St. John’s Medical
Center is holding public talks and offering complimentary prostate cancer
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second-leading
cause of cancer deaths for men in the U.S.,” said St. John’s
Medical Center urologist Ted O. Morgan, MD. “If you are over the
age of 50, getting a screening is the first step in keeping your prostate
On Friday, September 13, Dr. Morgan and radiation oncologist Ryan Bair,
MD, will speak about prostate health at the
Senior Center of Jackson Hole, from 1:00 to 1:30 pm (830 E. Hansen Ave, Jackson). A question and answer
period will follow.
On Monday, September 16, Dr. Morgan will speak at the
Lander Senior Center at 11:45 am (205 South 10th St, Lander) and at the
Riverton Senior Center at 1:30 pm (303 E. Lincoln St, Riverton).
Attendees at any of the talks will receive a coupon for a free prostate
screening. The goal of screening for prostate cancer is to find cancer
that may spread if not treated. During the screening, Dr. Morgan will
provide an internal exam of the rectum. If warranted, he will order a
prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Screenings will be held in Jackson at
St. John’s Urology on Thursday, September 26, 8:30–11:30 am, and Friday, September
27, 12:30–3:30 pm. Call 307.739.7690 for an appointment. Located
at 555 E. Broadway, Suite 229, Entrance D.
Screenings will be held at the new St. John’s clinic in Lander (scheduled
to open on November 4) on Monday, November 11, 9:00 am– 3:00 pm.
Call 307.739.7690 for an appointment. Located at 175 N. First St.
Dr. Morgan is a full-time, board-certified urologist at St. John’s
Medical Center. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and
completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His post-graduation
training was in female urology and urodynamics at the University of Texas.
The medical director of St. John’s brachytherapy program, Dr. Bair
is a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in HDR brachytherapy.
He completed his residency at Stanford University School of Medicine.
His post-graduate training was at University of Chicago Hospitals and
Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S UROLOGY
St. John’s Urology treats men and women for numerous conditions that affect the urinary tract,
kidneys, and bladder, as well as male reproductive issues. Services include
preventive care, disease treatment, and surgery, including office-based
procedures. The practice treats people of all ages. People interested
in scheduling an appointment may call 307-739-7690. No referral is necessary.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S BRACHYTHERAPY
Brachytherapy delivers concentrated doses of radiation directly to a tumor by placing
a radiation source either into or immediately next to the treatment’s
target inside the body, helping spare critical healthy tissue. Brachytherapy
offers patient candidates a highly effective treatment option with reduced
potential side effects and minimal life disruption. During brachytherapy,
high intensity sources of radiation are placed during a small number of
short outpatient sessions, allowing patients to get back to their everyday
lives more quickly.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
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