Health Fair 2018 in Warrington, PA
On Sunday, October 7, 2018 BAPS Charities hosted the 4th annual Community Health Fair in Warrington, PA. Over 70 individuals benefited from the volunteer services provided by 15 physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, nutritionists and other medical professionals who donated their time to advise participants on preventative care and provide counseling to improve physical health as well as mental well being.
Number of patients seen by specialty: Internal Medicine/Family Practice (64), Ophthalmology (70), Dentistry (60), Nutrition/Dietitian (55)
Number of Lab tests conducted: CBC (61), Basic Metabolic Panel (61), Lipid Panel (61), Thyroid Function (15), Hemoglobin A1C (25), Vitamin B12/Folate (61)
Number of Screening Tests: Blood Pressure (70), Glucose (61), Eye exam (70), Dental exam (60)
Opinions: “As we know, millions of people die each year from preventable deaths. Commonly, people only see doctors when an illness arises. BAPS Charities raises awareness regarding preventive medicine through activities such as health fairs and influenza vaccine drives where members of the community can be educated and screened for preventable diseases before it is too late,” Dr. Kiran Satashia, Dentist, Warrington, PA.
“BAPS Charities helps serve the community by organizing a wide array of activities from health fairs and influenza vaccine drives to blood donation drives and walkathons. Health fairs specifically provide medical care and consultation with doctors to participants who otherwise lack access to health care. The volunteers that help serve BAPS Charities offer selfless service and should be commended because their service cannot be measured by any one thing or number, but it can be seen by the impact they have on the whole world,” Dr. Hari Amin, Physician, Warrington.