Tristate residents are encouraged to make their health a priority and participate in the free medical screenings, informational health talks and clinical facility tours at the UC Physiciansgroup 6th Annual Health Fair.
The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Pointe medical campus located at 7700 University Court in West Chester.
A limited number of adult flu shots ($20--cash only) will be available by advance appointment only. Appointments are given on a first-call, first-served basis and can be made by calling (513) 475-8000.
Attendees can take advantage of free health screenings—including skin cancer, blood glucose, hearing, nerve conduction, strength, blood pressure and body mass index evaluations—and women can learn how to do self-breast examinations.
UC Heart & Vascular Center technicians will also demonstrate how a cardiac catheter is inserted to test for common heart conditions and show video examples to explain how an echocardiogram, commonly known as an EKG, is used to test problems with the heart’s electrical activity.
Attendees can also participate in 30-minute interactive educational sessions about some of the latest advances medical advances, including:
- Does Back Pain Equal Surgery? Examining Your Treatment Options, presented by orthopedic surgeon Ferhan Asghar, MD, (11 a.m.)
- Gut Check, Bellying Up to Cardiovascular Disease, presented by cardiologist Neal Weintraub, MD (12 p.m.)
- Sneezing and wheezing: How to Deal With Season Allergies, presented by otolaryngologists Allen Seiden, MD, and Steve Sutton, MD (1 p.m.)
All educational sessions will be held in University Pointe’s first floor community room. Space is limited for these sessions, so reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (513) 475-8030.
With more than 400 practicing physicians, UC Physicians is the region’s largest multi-specialty group. The University Pointe medical campus, a 75-acre facility that includes a $3 million imaging center and free-standing outpatient hospital, is one of three clinical practice sites operated by UC Physicians.