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Central Texas Medical Center: News

Besides Free Screenings, CTMC's Health Check Event Will Include Clinical Talks, Fitness Demos

SAN MARCOS, TXThe largest health screening event in Hays County, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) HealthCheck, will be held on Thurs. April 26 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos. Along with expanding this year’s event to include several more free screenings and services, five physician presentations and four fitness demos will take place throughout the day.


The following is a schedule of the physician presentations, which will cover diabetes, women’s health, stroke, heart disease and cancer. All are subject to change based on the physicians’ patient care schedules:

  • Diabetes Panel, 8 - 9:00 a.m.

Corey Carothers, DDS – Dentistry

Steven T. Minor, MD – Cardiology

Anjaja Perianayagam, MD – Nephrology

Joshua Hu, MD – Opthalmology

Avinash Ramchandani, MD – Pain Management/Rehab

  • Women’s Health Panel, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Linda Carney, MD – Family Practice

Ana Rodriguez, MD – Dermatology

Kari Fay, MD – Obstetrics & Gynecology

BJ Friedman, PhD, RD, LD – Nutrition

James Schlotter, MD – Surgery/General & Vascular 

  • Stroke, 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gladys Weng, DO – Internal Medicine 

  • Heart Disease 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Faisal Syed, MD – Cardiology 

  • Cancer Update Panel 2 - 3:00 p.m.

Stanley Garrett, MD – Primary Care

Abel Galaviz, MD – General Surgery

J. Landon Smith, MD – Oncology-Hematoloty

Gregory C. de la Iglesia, MD – Radiology


The fitness demos that will take place at HealthCheck are as follows:

 9:10 - 9:25 a.m. -   Battle Rope Competition 
   Texas Health & Racquet Club

 10:40 - 10:55 a.m. -   Medicine Ball Training
   HH Fitness

 12:10 - 12:25 p.m. -   Zumba 
   Total Wellness - San Marcos

 1:40 - 1:55 p.m. -   Stability Ball Training
   Anytime Fitness



Last year, more than 1,900 area residents registered for screenings and more than 1,600 participated in HealthCheck directly. CTMC encourages the community to take advantage of this affordable resource to create better health.


“We are delighted to be offering more choices during HealthCheck,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR and Marketing. “By offering a larger variety of screenings, we are providing a greater opportunity for people to get a truer picture of their own personal health status.”


A low $45 fee covers nearly $300 in testing via the basic HealthCheck screening panel, which includes a complete metabolic Panel (screening for glucose and renal and liver disorders); Lipid panel (Cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown, triglycerides); and complete blood cell count for hematology disorders, including white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets. Several additional tests are available for a low fee as well, including:


 Additional Tests  HealthCheck Price   "Retail" Price
 Thryroid Stimulating Hormone      $15  $85
 Hemoglobin A1C  $15  $81
 NEW Vitamin D  $30  $373


This year, around 70 vendors will be present at HealthCheck. As a result of new partnerships with the City of San Marcos Healthy City Task Force, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the San Marcos Daily Record,  this year’s event has been expanded to include a “second-half of the expo hall” with wellness, fitness and nutrition exhibitors. Texas State University’s CAMCO  is again joining the event and will help bring more cancer-focused exhibitors. 


For more information or to register for HealthCheck, please call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at 512.753.3818, or stop by the Health Living Community Resource Center in the main lobby of CTMC. To view a complete list of screenings and services, visit or follow this link:


About CTMC

The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011,  CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County.  In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011.


CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS  has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS  supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.



Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666