Dr. Robert Pokorski, an internationally renowned medical underwriting expert, will conduct a seminar at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Tamaqua Campus at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. The topic of the seminar is Chronic Care - What it is, where it is provided, and insurance options that address the financial risk.

"Too many Americans assume they cannot purchase life insurance if they have been treated for a serious illness," Dr. Pokorski says. However, "many people who have been successfully treated for cancer and heart attacks have the same life expectancy as people their age who have been given a clean bill of health."

Dr. Pokorski is certified by both the Board of Insurance Medicine and American Board of Internal medicine, and he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a doctorate of medicine from Creighton University of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Author of more than 130 medical and insurance articles, Dr. Pokorski has published papers in Nature, Cancer, The American Journal of Human Genetics, and The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. He has also delivered more than 350 technical presentations to audiences worldwide. In 1995, he served as Chairman of the American Council of Life Insurance Medical Section. He has also served on the editorial boards of the North American Actuarial Journal and Journal of Insurance Medicine.

This is a no cost seminar that is open to the public by reservation only. The seminar is sponsored by Juliann Longhi and Stanley B. Warner, III and includes a session on Medicare supplemental insurance issues, call (570) 668-0765 to reserve your seat.