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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:49 am | Updated: 7:23 pm, Thu Jan 23, 2014.

Harbin Clinic announces the 3rd annual Community Wellness Expo planned at Harbin Clinic, 1825 Martha Berry Blvd in Rome on Feb. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m.  It is open to men and women older than 18 and will be offering free height, weight, blood pressure and pulse check, along with appropriate lab work. Participants must not have anything to eat or drink after midnight in order to partake in lab work.  However, daily medications may be taken with water.  Snacks will be provided for participants after blood work is done.  Flu shots will also be available. 

This year, it is easier than ever to sign up for an appointment by visiting www.harbinclinic.com/wellnessexpo to register online.  If Internet access is unavailable, participants can call the automated appointment line at 706-236-5280. Once an appointment is made on the appointment line, it is automatically confirmed.  No return calls will be made to confirm appointments.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to the people in our community who are uninsured, or do not see a physician on a regular basis,” said Dr. Himanshu Patel, Chairman of the Harbin Clinic Community Expo Committee. “Each year we have a great turn out, and this year we are looking forward to a huge increase in the number of people that come out and take advantage of the free benefits of the Wellness Expo.”

On Feb. 15, participants will return at an appointed time for a one-on-one meeting with a Harbin Clinic provider. Participants will also be able to visit health education booths that set up throughout the clinic with information about diabetes dietary management, sleep apnea, health and fitness, pharmacy questions, urology issues, etc.

“Blood work can reveal potentially life-threatening conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol,” Dr. Alfonso Diaz, Medical Director at Harbin Clinic. “This event will allow participants to improve their health and possibly save lives.”

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