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28th Annual Wellness Screening Day scheduled for Oct. 9

| Date Posted: 10/4/2010

ROCKINGHAM – While children and adolescents need more sleep than adults, older adults need just as much sleep – seven to nine hours a night – as younger adults.

Andrew Doolittle, M.D., an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat specialist) with Mid Carolinas Surgical Associates, will talk about normal sleep and aging as well as sleep-disordered breathing (including snoring and apnea) during the 28th Annual Wellness Screening Day at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.

The Wellness Screening Day event, which offers a variety of medical screenings for members of the Richmond County community, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9. Pre-event screenings will available at the hospital weekdays through Oct. 6 from 6 to 10 a.m. Anyone interested in any of the screenings can register at the front lobby.

In addition to the sleep presentation and snoring evaluations by Dr. Doolittle, highlights of the Oct. 9 event will include Pap screenings to be performed by Mohamed Ibrahim, M.D., of FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center. The cost is $20.

Also scheduled for Wellness Screening Day are the following screenings and presentations:

  • Wellness Profile: This comprehensive metabolic profile includes cholesterol with HDL, LDL and triglycerides, glucose, complete blood count, thyroid profile and more. The cost is $25. Diagnostic results interpretations will be provided by  John Flannery, M.D.; Zeidan F. Zeidan, M.D.; Shoukath Ansari, M.D.; Shilpesh Patel, M.D.; Robert Parris, M.D.; Kimberley Lingler, M.D.; Amir Darwish, M.D.; Bo Kopynec, M.D.; Steven Alexander, M.D.; Steven Collins, P.A.-C; Steven Millen, ANP; and Carole M. Venable, FNP. 
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): This test is used for the detection of prostate infection, benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate and prostate cancer. The cost is $10.
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin/A1C: This blood test provides an index of long-term glucose control and helps doctors manage the treatment of patients with diabetes. The cost is $10.
  • EKGs, provided by RMH hospitalist physicians John Flannery, M.D., and Mark Aarons, M.D. Free.
  • Peak Flow Test (PFTs), provided by the Cardiopulmonary Department at Richmond Memorial Hospital). Free.
  • Carotid artery, peripheral vascular disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm: Ultrasound screenings for the detection of vascular disease. Appointments are necessary, and can be made at the time of registration. The cost is $30 for one screening or $85 for all three.
  • Prostate Exam: Provided by Hazem El-Droubi, M.D., of Richmond Urology Clinic; by appointment with completed PSA results. Please call (910) 997-5054 and indicate Wellness Screening Day.
  • Venous Reflux Disease Screening for Varicose Veins, provided by Zeidan Zeidan, M.D., of Richmond Surgical Clinic.
  • Wound care screenings and information, provided by the staff of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Richmond Memorial Hospital.
  • Glaucoma/vision screenings, provided by Covington Optometric Clinic.
  • Blood pressure checks, provided by Richmond County Hospice.
  • Pulse oximetry tests, provided by the Cardiopulmonary Department at Richmond Memorial Hospital.
  • Grip strength screenings, provided by the FirstHealth Center for Rehabilitation.
  • Skin cancer screenings, 8-10 a.m., provided by David Klumpar, M.D., and Carolina Skin Care.
  • Urinalysis screenings, provided by FirstHealth Richmond Family Medicine.
  • Osteoporosis Screenings, provided by Richmond Memorial Hospital Imaging.
  • Hernia screenings, provided by Zeidan Zeidan, M.D., of Richmond Surgical Clinic.
  • Foot evaluations, provided by Fattah Mirian, DPM.
  • Colorectal cancer screenings, provided by Shoukath Ansari, M.D., of  Marlboro Gastroenterology Associates, and the Richmond Memorial Hospital Lab.
  • Mini-chiropractic consultations, by Larry Stogner, D.C., and Liz Gingrey, P.C.
  • Chair massages.
  • Information on organ and tissue donation, provided by Carolina Donor Services and the N.C. Eye Bank.
  • Information on flu prevention and protection, by Richmond Memorial Hospital Infection Control.
  • Flu ($34) and pneumonia ($99) vaccines, provided by the Richmond County Health Department. Free or low-cost for those with Medicare Part B, BCBS, MedCost, Railroad, N.C. Health Choice, Cigna, Medicaid and United Healthcare. (Must bring insurance card; limited availability.)
  • Paraffin wax hand treatments, provided by the FirstHealth Center for Rehabilitation.
  • “Ask a Pharmacist” information – Participants should all medications, including over the counter, for an evaluation by the Richmond Memorial Hospital Pharmacy.
  • The Happy Kitchen cooking demonstrations provided by FirstHealth Community Health Services.

Wellness Screening Day participation is limited to those who are 18 years of age and older.

FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital is a division of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

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