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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC's 25th Annual HealthCheck Provides Expert Presentations
SAN MARCOS, TX – From heart health, to cancer and to diabetes, having questions answered about a variety of health topics is a one-stop-shop during the largest health screening event in Hays County, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) HealthCheck. CTMC will celebrate HealthCheck’s 25th year with a larger event and a special reduced anniversary rate, on Thurs., April 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites in San Marcos.

Presentations offered by members of CTMC staff include: low back pain presented by James H. Stanley, M.D.; stroke presented by Gladys Weng, D.O.; dermatology presented by Emily Woodall, PA-C; vein treatments presented by James W. Schlotter, M.D.; renal disease prevention presented by Ellen Grimm, M.D.; women’s health presented by Linda Carney, M.D.; dental health presented by Corey Carothers, D.D.S; lung disease presented by Joseph Hong, M.D.; heart health presented by Faisal Syed, M.D.; diabetes presented by Gregory Moore, M.D. and Mario Torres, R.N.; pain management presented by Avinash Ramchandani, M.D.; arthritis presented by Hassan Alissa, M.D.; a nutrition and healthy cooking demonstration presented by CTMC dieticians, Sylvia Crixell, Ph.D., R.D., and B.J. Friedman, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.; and a cancer update panel presented by Abel Galaviz, M.D., Richard Lawson, M.D., Gregory de la Iglesia, M.D., Linda Carney, M.D., and Rene Castillo, M.D.

“We are pleased to see so many physicians offering their expertise during HealthCheck,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR and Marketing. “HealthCheck provides the rare opportunity to speak with a group of physicians on a number of important health topics, while having a variety of screenings performed at one convenient location.”

Along with the physician presentations, ten new screenings are being offered during this year’s HealthCheck. The new health screenings include grip and pinch strength test, Pulse Ox/cardio fitness testing, skin cancer/sun damage screening, head and neck screenings for cancer, Framingham cardiovascular risk assessment and more.

In honor of the anniversary, the already-low $35 fee for nearly $500 worth of valuable tests is being rolled back to $25. Pre-registration is already underway. For an added convenience, several pre-event blood draws will take place at CTMC and at various locations in Hays County every Friday through April 8. All blood draws will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

For more information about HealthCheck, please visit and click on HealthCheck 2011 under the Education and Events tab. To register, please call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at 512.753.3818, or visit the new Health Living Community Resource Center in the main lobby of CTMC.


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