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University Hospitals Bedford and Richmond medical centers to offer vascular wellness screenings to the community June 7 and 14

William J. Saar, DPM, Director of Podiatric Medical Education, UH Regional Hospitals
William J. Saar, DPM, Director of Podiatric Medical Education, UH Regional Hospitals

Physicians will provide assessments for diabetes, vascular disease, nonhealing wounds, foot disorders


Bedford and Richmond Heights, Ohio – University Hospitals (UH) Bedford and Richmond medical centers, campuses of UH Regional Hospitals, will offer vascular wellness screenings to the community in June. Participants can be evaluated for diabetes risk; vascular disease; chronic, nonhealing wounds; and foot disorders. Experienced UH physicians will provide physical examinations and consultations.


On Saturday, June 7, the vascular screening event will be held at UH Bedford Medical Center, 44 Blaine Avenue in Bedford, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Evaluations and consultations will take place in the hospital’s UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute on the fourth floor. Registered participants should check in at the main lobby.


The UH Richmond Medical Center vascular screening event will occur one week later on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the hospital’s first-floor Wound Center. Registered attendees should proceed directly to that facility. The hospital is located at 27100 Chardon Road in Richmond Heights.


Residents are urged to register for a vascular evaluation if they have any of these risk factors:


*Diabetes

*A sore or wound that will not heal

*A family history of vascular disease


“We are reaching out into our communities to find people with undiagnosed diabetes and vascular disease,” says William J. Saar, DPM, Director of Podiatric Medical Education, UH Regional Hospitals. “We assess them and then, if necessary, refer them to the appropriate vascular surgeon, podiatrist, endocrinologist or other specialist for care – at times, life-saving care.”

 

Appointments are required. To register for an appointment at one of the vascular screening events, call:


UH Bedford Medical Center before June 7: 440-735-4726

UH Richmond Medical Center before June 14: 440-585-7005

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