Methodist Hospitals to Offer Free Scoliosis Screenings for Children - November 8, 2018

Up to 9 million people in the U.S. are affected by scoliosis.  Left untreated, scoliosis in a child can lead to life-long deformity and arthritis.  It is important to seek treatment from a doctor if you suspect a child has scoliosis.  Scoliosis screenings are painless and non-invasive.

Free scoliosis screenings are being offered to children 9 and older on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Methodist Hospitals CareFirst located at 1275 E. North Street, in Crown Point, Indiana. Screenings will be performed by Board Certified Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ashish Patel.   Reservations are required.  Space is limited so call to register at 1-888-909-3627.

About Methodist Hospitals – Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, an Orthopedic & Spine Care Center, Sports medicine, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.  It has earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation.  Methodist’s Northlake Campus is a Verified Level III Trauma Center.

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Evelyn Morrison
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219-886-4412
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