Sonoma Valley Hospital and Vintage House To Host Virtual Community Health Talk On Medication Therapies For Arthritis and Other Joint Conditions

Jun 16, 2021 | Sonoma Valley Hospital News

Sonoma Valley Hospital Pharmacist, Baqara “Maya” Yoder, will lead a virtual talk discussing new and emerging medication therapies for preventing and managing chronic joint and arthritic conditions. This talk is open to the community and is co-hosted with Vintage House.

The virtual talk, titled “What’s new in the treatment of osteoarthritis?” will be held online via Zoom on Thursday, June 24, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Yoder will review supplements that promise to provide joint comfort, like glucosamine and chondroitin, and discuss when these agents are helpful. She also will answer audience questions during the Q&A session following the talk.

There is no cost to participate, although reservations are requested. Register online at Vintage House’s website HERE ( or call 707.996.0311.

Personal Medication Review Sessions Available

Sonoma Valley Hospital also invites community members to have their medications reviewed for safety in the privacy of their home through a personal online visit by Yoder who can help ensure that there are no potential problems related to drug interactions, dosing, compliance, expiration, and side effects. The service is offered by the hospital without cost, but appointments are required.

Sonoma Valley residents can make an online appointment with Yoder for Thursday, June 24, following her talk. Appointments will be scheduled from 10:30 am through 3:30 pm; each is 30 minutes long and will be filled on a first-come basis. Those requiring assistance with the online registration process can call Vintage House 707.996.0311 or Sonoma Valley Hospital 707.935.5257.  If you do not have online access, please contact Vintage House to arrange the one-on-one session at their facility.

The online registration link is  Only sign-up for one appointment.  Please call either Vintage House 707.996.0311 or Sonoma Valley Hospital’s Community Outreach group at 707.935.5257 for assistance to make your appointment. Email any questions about your appointment to

About Baqara “Maya” Yoder, PharmD, is a clinical staff pharmacist at Sonoma Valley Hospital. She previously worked as a retail pharmacist and enjoyed helping patients with their prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Her experience working in both hospital and retail pharmacies has given her the expertise to help patients in both settings.

HealthTalk is an education outreach program of Sonoma Valley Hospital, providing our community with the latest health and wellness information to help them make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.