With a focus on preventative care, BAPS Charities organized its annual Health Fair throughout North America as part of its global health and wellness initiatives.
On April 25, 2015, over 240 physicians and health care professionals volunteered at the BAPS Charities Health Fair in Houston, TX. Altogether, 817 attendees and additional family members from the local community were able to take advantage of and benefit from various medical care and awareness offerings:
Number of patients seen by specialty: Internal Medicine/Family practice (284), Pediatrics (21), Cardiology (91), Orthopedics (148), Urology (46), Ophthalmology (116), Dermatology (100), Dentistry (94), Otorhinolaryngology (79)
Number of Lab tests conducted: CBC (655), Basic metabolic panel (655), Lipid panel (655), PSA (77), Thyroid function test (655), Liver function test (655), Hemoglobin A1C (316), Anemia Panel (102), Vitamin D levels (136)
Number of Screening Tests: Blood pressure (284), Dental exam (94), Glucose Screening (655), Bone Density Screening (74), EKG (91), Eye Exam (116), Hearing test (48)
Health Lectures for General Public: Sleep Apnea and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Do It Yourself Approach to Household Health and Safety Measures, Early Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer, How to Stay Alert and Prepare for Childhood Emergencies, Exercise and Yoga in Staying Healthy with Great Stamina, Diabetes: Is it Preventable?, Power of Dietary Discipline for Healthier Life, Managing Obesity to Prevent Many Diseases, Power Foods: Eat Right, Feel Bright