Annual Clearfield Hospital Health Expo set for May 7

General surgeon Timothy Kavic, M.D., F.A.C.S., seated, will offer a free screening for varicose veins during Clearfield Hospital’s 11th annual Health Expo, scheduled for May 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Florian Banquet Center, Mill Road, Clearfield. Here, Kavic and Stephanie Johnson of Clear-Med Providers demonstrate how the screening is performed. The public is invited to the expo, which will feature more than 50 health and human service providers. (Provided photo)

General surgeon Timothy Kavic, M.D., F.A.C.S., seated, will offer a free screening for varicose veins during Clearfield Hospital’s 11th annual Health Expo, scheduled for May 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Florian Banquet Center, Mill Road, Clearfield. Here, Kavic and Stephanie Johnson of Clear-Med Providers demonstrate how the screening is performed. The public is invited to the expo, which will feature more than 50 health and human service providers. (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – More than 50 health and human service agencies plan to participate in the 11th Annual Clearfield Hospital Health Expo, planned for Tuesday, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Florian Banquet Center (formerly Lawrence Township Fire Hall), Mill Road, Clearfield.

The purpose of this expo is to bring area health and human service providers together in one location for the convenience of the residents of local communities. There is no charge to attend.

Some exhibitors will perform free health screenings. For example, general surgeon Timothy Kavic, M.D., F.A.C.S., will offer a screening for varicose veins, and will provide information about a new procedure he is performing, VNUS Closure. He will also perform skin cancer screenings. Justin MacCarthy, M.D., ear, nose and throat specialist, will be on hand to answer questions.

Clearfield Hospital’s Imaging Department plans to offer a screening for osteoporosis, while Bright Horizons Center for Emotional Wellness will provide a screening for depression/anxiety. The Clearfield Wound Clinic will perform wound assessments.

Additional offerings include: atrial fibrillation risk screening, lung function screening, blood pressure checks, wound assessment, body fat analysis, fall risk assessment and stroke risk assessment.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will provide shingles vaccine for uninsured people 60 and older. Please call 814-765-0542 to pre-register for the vaccine.

Exhibitors will provide information about their services, which include fitness programs, children’s services, long-term care, women’s health, financial services, support groups, home health care, home medical equipment, chiropractic care, behavioral health services and community resources for senior citizens.

There will be door prizes and giveaway items. For more information, please contact Amy Duke, director of marketing, at 814-768-2827.

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