On Sunday, September 30, 2018, BAPS Charities hosted the annual community Health Fair in San Jose, CA. Over 200 individuals benefited from the volunteer services provided by 26 physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals who donated their time to advise participants on preventative care and provide tips to improve general health as well as mental wellbeing.
Number of patients seen by specialty: Internal Medicine/Family Practice (152), Cardiology (20), Nephrology (7), Ophthalmology (60), Dentistry (15), Physical Therapy (30), Nutrition/Dietitian (110)
Number of Lab tests conducted: CBC (105), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (105), Lipid Panel (105), Thyroid Function (105), Hemoglobin A1C (105)
Number of Screening Tests: Blood Pressure (165), Eye exam (60), Dental exam (15)
Health Lectures: Yoga, Advance Directives, and Healthy Diets
“This event is so crucial for people of different ages because it provides them the avenue to get all their checkups done,” – Dr. Mittal Patel, San Jose
“My advice is that preventive healthcare is always the best way to stay healthy. Therefore, an event like this is very beneficial to our community,” – Dr. Trupti Mehta, Hayward
“My parents just came from India a couple of months back, so this event gave them the opportunity to get all their checkups done. We were able to consult many doctors,” – Chirag Desai, Milpitas (Participant)