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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Victory Electric to hold health fair

  • The 6th annual Victory Electric Community Health Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at a new location at the Western State Bank Expo Center, entrance C at 11133 U.S. Highway 283.The fair will feature more than 70 doctors, health care professionals and vendors and will offer a number of free ...
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  • The 6th annual Victory Electric Community Health Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at a new location at the Western State Bank Expo Center, entrance C at 11133 U.S. Highway 283. The fair will feature more than 70 doctors, health care professionals and vendors and will offer a number of free services including skin cancer screenings, pap smears, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments, blood pressure checks, eyeglasses adjustments, hearing screenings, and chest and lung congestion screenings. Flu shots will be offered for just $15 along with $10 blood screenings. The event is free to the public, though attendees have the option of bringing canned food items in support of local food banks. “We wanted to come up with something that would bring the community together,” said Jerry King, director of marketing and communications for Victory Electric. “…The main reason is just an opportunity to allow ourselves and the medical community to give back to the people.” “It's also a great opportunity for those who don't have insurance to at least get an idea if they need to see a doctor,” added Jerri Imgarten, communications specialist for Victory Electric. Traditionally the health fair was held at Victory Electric, but the fair was moved this year due to increased demands for space. Also new this year will be a kid's corner, which will feature educational and literacy activities for children of all ages along with vision and development screenings for those aged 0 to 3. Also new this year will be a series of speaker sessions, where health care professionals will speak on numerous health topics. The speaker agenda will kick off at 8:30 with Vanessa Lamorueax of the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care presenting “Lead Your Health.” It will be followed at 9 by Dr. Laurie White of Great Plains Vision presenting “Age related Eye Conditions.” At 9:30 Dr. Ryan Lehmkuler will lead a talk on cavity prevention. At 10, Michael Burroughs, CEO of Western Plains Medical Complex, will present “Navigating Health Insurance Marketplaces.” At 10:30, Adrien Caro of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas will present “The Affordable Care Act and You.” This will be followed at 11 by a talk by Dr. Ryan Lehmkuler on tooth replacement. Last year's fair drew over 1,000 attendees and King and Imgarten said they expect even more this year. “Having it in a building that's designed for these kinds of things, that's a big deal,” King said.

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