Medical Pavilion Health Education

All of us here at the Medical Pavilion at Howard County strive to deliver the best in health care as well as health education to our patients. We welcome questions about your treatment in the hope that it will help inform our patients. Furthermore, we believe that an informed patient makes informed decisions about their health care and that of their loved ones. Additionally, we strive to provide health education to those who may need a little guidance.

If you have a medical issue, we urge you not to self-diagnose, or begin self-treating without consulting a medical professional altogether. If you have been diagnosed with a medical issue, we hope that some of the links on this page will help you better understand your medical condition as well as your options for treatment. When researching medical conditions and treatments, it is best to stick with the professional organizations and patient education organizations for the most reliable information. As a result, below we have compiled a list of helpful, reliable information.

Patient Education Resources

This list of patient education resources is by no means comprehensive, but it gives patients and families a starting point.

Breast Surgery

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CardioSmart from the American College of Cardiology., as well as The American Heart Association are both good places to start for patient information.


Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases A-Z, The American Diabetes Association, The American Thyroid Association,, The National Osteoporosis Foundation are all good places to start.


The American Gastroenterology Association is generally a great place to learn more about your condition and treatment.

General Dentistry

The American Dental Association’s MouthHealthy site for patients is  a great source of information.

General Surgery

The American College of Surgeons offers a number of educational resources for patients.

Hematology / Oncology

The American Cancer Society is a good place to start, as is our own Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has information you can trust on women’s healthcare.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has a nice collection of information on the various procedures they perform.


Ortho Info, the patient information website of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is a good starting point to find out more about your condition, and the treatment involved.

Pain Management

The American Chronic Pain Association, The American Cancer Society,  The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine  are all good resources.

Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers plastic surgery information for patients.. By comparison, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is also a good resource to learn more about various cosmetic procedures.

Radiation Oncology

The National Cancer Institute is unquestionably a great resource for patients, as is The American Cancer Society.


The American Urological Association has information for patients, as does Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association.