Texas Tech Physicians to Host Health Fair

TTP Health Fair Learn more about how to live a healthier lifestyle at the Texas Tech Physicians Health Fair from 9 a.m. – noon October 14 at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St. first floor lobby.

 

Presentations by experts from Texas Tech Physicians will include the following: 

9:30 a.m.

Pet Therapy

Matt Driskell, Texas Tech Physicians – Surgery

 

9:30 a.m.

Resistance Training Benefit

Mimi Zumwalt, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Orthopaedic Surgery

 

9:30 a.m.

Recognizing and Understanding MS

Dr. Mirla Avila, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Neurology

 

10 a.m.

Geriatric Health

John Culberson, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Family Medicine

 

10:30 a.m.

Most Common Eye Disorders

Matthew Mahek, O.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Ophthalmology

 

10:30 a.m.

Sleep Hygiene

Marina Chavez, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Psychiatry

 

11 a.m.

Vaccines and Diseases: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tammy Camp, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Pediatrics

 

11 a.m.

Suicide

Ankit Chalia, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Psychiatry

 

11:30 a.m.

Skin Cancer

Ashley Sturgeon, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians – Dermatology

 

11:30 a.m.

Cervical and Ovarian Cancer 

Sarah Holsford, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians - General Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Free blood pressure, BMI and glucose screenings will be provided along with health information from Texas Tech Physicians – Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and Urology.

 

The Center for Cardiovascular Health also will provide free ABI screenings, which are used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease, more commonly known as hardening of the arteries.

 

The event is open and free to the community. For more information, contact Kathleen McPherson at Kathleen.mcpherson@ttuhsc.edu or (806) 743-5637.

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Texas Tech Physicians

Texas Tech Physicians

Texas Tech Physicians is a physician group and part of the School of Medicine and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Clinics are located in Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock and the Permian Basin, encompassing 108 counties of Texas and New Mexico comprising 103,000 square miles with a population of 2.6 million people. Receiving care in a medical school setting is unique – many Texas Tech Physicians are also teachers. They must remain up-to-date in new treatments and diagnostics, not only to care for their patients, but also to pass on that knowledge to resident physicians, physicians studying in fellowships and medical students.

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