The dangers of medical mistakes will be discussed 11:30 a.m. CT Friday, Oct. 12 in a new Lifetree Café lunch setting.

The program, titled “Doctor Danger: What Every Patient Needs to Know,” features a filmed interview with Dr. Martin Makary, a cancer surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care.

“There are lots of things hospitals don’t tell you,” said Makary. “As many as 25 percent of patients are harmed by medical mistakes. It’s an epidemic, and it kills more people than HIV and car accidents combined.”

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. A simple lunch and beverages are available at 11:30 a.m. with the episode beginning at 12 p.m. CT.

Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.com.