Health Fair 2008 in Philadelphia, PA

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Health Fair 2008 in Philadelphia, PA

BAPS Charities aims to serve individuals, families and communities in need by providing high quality, low cost health care. 

Annual health fairs are at the core of BAPS Charities’ medical services. Physicians and technicians regularly volunteer their expertise to provide medical care and advice to the increasing number of people who lack access to quality health care. 

 

 

Center
Philadelphia
Date
April 27, 2008 
Time
9am to 2pm 
No. of Participants
231
No. of Doctors & Paramedics
26
List of Services provided

All 231 registered health fair participants received the following medical services

  1. Blood sugar test 
  2. Height and weight BMI determination 
  3. Blood pressure taken twice over 5 minutes apart 
  4. Carotid bruits listening test 
  5. Heart pulse listening test 

They also received a sequence of tests entered on the standard American Stroke Association (ASA) Stroke Risk Assessment form with final consultation of results with Frankford Hospital Physician Residents under Dr. Robert Danoff’s guidance with BAPS Charities volunteers as translators. High abnormal screening results were taken to Dr. Mukesh Patel for individual physician consultation. Other Services 

After the screenings 125 health fair attendees stayed for Indian American increased risk presentations in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke by Dr. Arvind Cavale, Dr. Mrugesh Patel, and Dr. Mukesh Patel, respectively, in English/Hindi and Gujarati. Dr. Bindu Kansupada and Dr. Zafar Khan also gave important brief presentations of services available to those without insurance. 

Free Equipments/ Materials distributed
Sugar check meter, Educational material on Diabetes in Gujarati and English, American Cancer Society breast and colon health literature, AstraZeneca quit smoking guides, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) senior social services literature, SecureHorizons Medicare Part D education literature, free adult clinic information, SEWAA domestic abuse awareness, ASA Power to End Stroke Literature 
Opinions

 

It was the best organized and far reaching health fair I have attended. – Cathy Giorgio of The Free Adult Clinic 

Media Coverage

 

Bucks County Courier Times 

The Intelligencer 

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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