Press Release for Sports Physicals

OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES SPORTS PHYSICALS AND SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH SCREENINGS IN RICHMOND AND WHARTON

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has scheduled three days for sports physicals and sudden cardiac death screenings in the Fort Bend and Wharton area.

The cost is $20 cash and includes all screenings. The dates and locations are:

Saturday, May 18 from 8am – Noon at the Williams Way location, 22003 SW Freeway, Richmond;

Tuesday, May 21 from 4pm-7pm at the Wharton location, 10141 US Hwy 59 Rd., Wharton, Texas; and

Saturday, July 13 from 8am – Noon at the Williams Way location, 22003 SW Freeway, Richmond;

Unlike many sports physical events, OakBend Medical Group doctors will be performing many of the tests and reviewing all test results on site.  Dr. Long Cao will be covering the cardiac portion of the testing which includes EKGs and echocardiograms to help prevent sudden death. Last year there were two students with potential problems that were found early.

Dr. David Wallace, sports medicine, will be performing physicals; Dr. Christine Nguyen, podiatrist, will do foot exams to make sure the students are wearing the proper shoes and Drs. Fred Speck and Enrique Pena-Garcia, orthopedics, will be there to address any issues that might be found with the students and to sign off on the exams.

No appointments is necessary, students will be seen in the order of arrival. Please show up with the student’s paperwork filled out to expedite the process. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Should you have any questions, please contact Linda Drummond at 281-341-2864 or email at ldrummond@obmc.org.

About OakBend Medical Center

OakBend Medical Center is the last remaining independent, nonprofit hospital in the Greater Houston area, providing exceptional service with its four hospitals and many specialty centers. OakBend follows an innovative model of care that makes the patient the captain of the care team, up-ending the traditional approach to nursing where the doctors and nurses act as leaders of the team. This patient-centered care drives OakBend’s services and programs, including its signature No Wait ER, an advanced trauma center and the Jack and Billie Wendt Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit.

We remain committed to developing the very best ways to care for our patients, ensuring a healthy future for generations to come. For more information, please visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org. Connect with us on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat

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