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Health Fair 2009 in Houston, TX

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. 


Houston, TX
April 25, 2009
8:00 am TO 2:00 pm
No. of Participants
No. of Doctors & Allied Health Professionals

Physicians – 143
Allied Health Professionals – 530
Total – 673

List of Services provided
  1. Physical Examinations – Primary and Multi-specialty including children (1651)
  2. Blood Pressure Check  (262)
  3. Heart Risk Factors Screening  (204)
  4. Obesity Screening  (242)
  5. Heart Tests (EKG and Echocardiogram) (177)
  6. Atherosclerosis (vascular ultrasound) Screening  (48)
  7. Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)  (38)
  8. Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)  (70)
  9. Colon Cancer Screening (Occult Blood Home Kit)  (40)
  10. Prostate Cancer Screening (Exam and PSA) (225)
  11. Osteoporosis Screening (Test and Vitamin D Level)  (178)
  12. Executive Blood Analysis (CBC, Cholesterol, Thyroid & Total Chemistry)  (767)
  13. Detailed Blood Analysis (NMR Berkly, Anemia And Arthritis Panel)  (147)
  14. Hemoglobin A1C (Lab) for Diabetes Care  (99)
  15. Helicobacter Pylori Blood Test  (27)

    Exams and Tests including Blood Tests:   4175 

Educational Activity

For Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

  1. Hypertension Management 
  2. Coronary Artery Disease 
  3. Cholesterol Management 
  4. Diabetes Management 
  5. CME from TMA For Physicians on Difficult Patient Management)
  6. Diabetes Care and Insulin Use

    For Participants

  7. Ayurveda
Free Equipments distributed

Glucometers, Tooth Paste and Tooth Brushes 

Participants also received educational material on wide range of topics including Eye Care, Dental Care, Diabetes Care, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Colon Cancer, Cholesterol and also received Medicine counseling.

Participants also got information about available resources in the area like various hospitals, organization for battered women, urgent care or emergency rooms, home health and physical therapy services.


Chief Guest:
Dr J. James Rohack MD
President Elect, American Medical Association
Special Guest:
Dr Marlynn L May Ph D
Associate Professor, Dept Of Social Behavioral Health
Texas A&M University 
Dr Barbara F Sharf Ph D
Dept. of Communication (Health Care Communication)
Texas A&M University 

Beryl Ramsey, CEO of St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, Phil Robinson, CEO of St. Joseph Hospital, Jeff Holland, CEO of Bayshore Hospital and Sonal Bhuchar of FBISD were also present during the annual health fair.


Health fairs like this are an invaluable way to reach out to the community.  You are proud examples of physicians, nurses, medical students and all the volunteers here, who are simply interested in helping their fellow human beings. 
– Dr J. James Rohack MD
President Elect, American Medical Association

Health care disparity is growing at alarming rate and what BAPS Charities does here really meet the needs of the whole community.

– Gary Meed,  Merck Pharmaceuticals