Men’s Health Fair at Blackburn Health Center: Men receive the attention they need.
May 30, 2011 09:19PM
It’s no secret that many men don’t enjoy going to the doctor. Studies have shown when it comes to looking after their health, men trail the opposite sex in nearly every category. On June 18, Wishard Health Services hopes to change this trend and help men receive the medical attention they need as it will partner with several community organizations to hold the annual Men’s Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blackburn Health Center, in Indianapolis.
“A lot of men don’t receive regular health checks for a variety of reasons,” says Dr. Delise Webber, a physician at Blackburn Health Center. “This Father’s Day weekend, we encourage men to come out and get the important care they need to stay healthy.”
Health care professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide free mini-physical exams for men during the fair. Free health screenings will also be offered including blood pressure, body mass index, diabetes, prostate cancer, eye health, cholesterol, dental and HIV and STD screenings. Dr. Webber adds even if men have visited a doctor recently, the event offers a chance to follow-up on blood pressure, cholesterol and prostate readings, and if any raise a red flag, referrals and appointments can be arranged immediately.
Sponsors for this year’s Fair will include Wishard Health Services, Marion County Public Health Department, IU Medical Group, Central Indiana Cancer Centers, Clarian Federal Credit Union, Circle City HIV/AIDS Coalition, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild, Prevent Blindness Indiana, and Little Red Door Cancer Agency. The Blackburn Health Center, one of 10 Wishard health centers, provides health care services for the community in primary care, family planning and social and dental services.