Methodist Hospitals Free Fall Community Health Fair 

Nov 18
2009

Methodist Hospitals held its Free Fall Community Health Fair on Saturday, November 7 at the Helenic Cultural Center in Merrillville, IN. Participants had the opportunity to take advantage of free health screenings including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body fat analysis, bone density, oximetry and PSA screening. The event held from 9 am to 12 pm attracted over 400 Northwest Indiana residents. In addition to the free screenings, many of the hospital services were represented by healthcare professionals with free literature and giveaways for everyone that attended. Max, the Methodist Mascot was on hand to greet the particpants, staff and physicians!

Participants also had the opportunity to speak to a physician about their screening results or health questions. This years participating physicians included: Jeffery Flagg, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Melissa Mahoney, MD, OB/GYN, Michael McGee, MD, Chief Medical Director of Emergency Services, Joi Bradshw, MD, OB/GYN, Omar Shamsi, MD, Bariatric Physician Medical Nutritionist and Debbie Equihua, BSN, CNM, MS, Certified Nurse Midwife.

Caption for photo: Omar Shamsi, MD, Medical Nutritionist at the Methodist Hospitals ReStart Center with Max, the Methodist Mascot at the Ask a Doctor booth at the Methodist Hospitals Free Community Health Fair. Dr. Shamsi recently joined Methodist Hospitals weight loss program to provide patients with medically monitored weight loss and post surgery counsel and follow up.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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