Dermatologist Dr. Jason DuPont will be the guest speaker at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, December 19, at 3:00 p.m. in the Silver Room of the Madera Clubhouse.
Dr. DuPont will discuss Mohs surgery, which is a specialty within dermatology in which skin cancer is surgically removed and a microscope is used to confirm clearance of the tumor. “A Mohs surgeon acts as both the excising surgeon and the pathologist. We also do the reconstructive surgery for the case, which can include complex plastic surgery closures such as flaps and grafts,” he said. He’ll also discuss and show slides of what basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and a few other skin cancers look like and the various treatment options, including Mohs.
Dr. Matt Heinz will be the guest speaker at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, January 16, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room of the Kino Conference Center. Dr. Heinz is a 2016 Democratic District 2 Congressional primary candidate for the seat formerly held by Ron Barber and Gabrielle Giffords and currently held by Republican Martha McSally.
Dr. Heinz has been an attending physician at the Tucson Medical Center since 2003. There he treats patients with a range of diagnoses, from heart attacks and head trauma to chronic conditions like diabetes, PTSD and cancer.
Elected to the Arizona State House in 2008, Dr. Heinz served two terms and was chosen by his Democratic colleagues to serve as caucus whip. In the House he focused on seniors, veterans and healthcare issues, working across the aisle to write and pass key legislation.
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will be the guest speaker at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, February 20, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room of the Kino Conference Center.
After earning her law degree, Ann served the people of Arizona in a variety of positions. In 1980 she became Coconino County’s first female Deputy County Attorney and later served as Sedona’s City Attorney. In November 2004 Ann was elected to the state House of Representatives to represent Legislative District 2. Her top legislative priorities were fiscal responsibility, quality education and rural issues. In November 2006 she was elected to a second term in the Legislature.
In 2008 the voters of Congressional District One chose Ann to represent them in Congress. The sprawling, mostly rural district is one of the nation’s largest, which touches 11 counties and includes 12 Native American tribes. According to recent Census data, District One is nearly 25 percent Native American. So while Ann’s first words as a child were in Apache, today she is also learning to speak Navajo.
All Quail Creek residents are welcome to attend.