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November 13, 2012 > Community Health Fair successful

Community Health Fair successful

Submitted By Akhil Wadhera, MD

Over 75 people were able to ask for medical advice from health professionals and approximately 50 of them received free flu immunizations at a community health fair held November 3 at the Fremont Senior Center at Lake Elizabeth.

The fair was staffed by 20 physicians and allied health professionals including - Primary care physicians, Pediatricians, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists, Dermatologists, Oncologists, Nephrologists and Physical Medicine and rehabilitation physicians. There were also several nurses giving flu shots and measuring blood pressure. Physicians were from Kaiser Permanente, Washington Hospital and the community at large including allied health professionals such as Dieticians, Pharmacists, Physical therapists, Psychologists and even a dentist. Tri City Health and MySahana - two local community non profit groups - attended to provide support to the community.

Kaiser Permanente provided the mobile health van along with the flu shots and the nurses who gave the flu shots, Washington Hospital provided a bone density measuring device along with the technologist and California Cardiovascular Consultants (local Cardiology group) provided the heart echo (ultrasound) machine that more than 15 people took advantage off. Each of these heart echo's usually cost around a $1000.

The registration desk was staffed by high school students.

This is an annual event that American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin holds in the fall as a service to the community

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