I have a pages setup that seems to work fine, but I want to get some professional feedback as I am a bit of a newb at the prepared statement usage. I have a PHP page that uses several fields from a MySQL database table in various places. Can I place the prepared statement at the top of my page, then use variables within page, and then close at bottom of page? Here is my example...

PHP Code:
<?php require_once('includes/db.php'); ?>
if (isset($_GET['pageTitle'])) {
$pageTitle $_GET['pageTitle'];
    else {
$pageTitle 'work';
$result $db->prepare("SELECT `pageID`, `pageTitle`, `pageContent`, `metaTitle`, `metaDescription`, `metaKeywords` FROM `page` WHERE `pageTitle`=?");

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title><?php echo $metaTitle?></title>
<meta name="description" content="<?php echo $metaDescription?>" />
<meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo $metaKeywords?>" />



<div id="col1">
     <?php echo $pageContent?>

     <?php if ('contact' == $pageTitle) { ?>
          <p>blah, blah, blah</p>
     <? ?>
// Free result set

// Close connection

Any help is greatly appreciated.