by Julie Steele
Memorial Health Care System is offering several health screening opportunities for those in the community in celebration of a new center, and the Year of the Lung and International Spirometry Day. Julie Steele discusses the screenings with Kurt Schly (rhymes with SPY), director of the new Ooletwah Imaging Center and Dr. Katherine Martinez.
Incue: … Just this past June Memorial opened a new center in the Ooltewah area. The new campus houses a new imaging center, a family practice center and opening on Oct. 4th, and the Mary Ellen Locher Women’s Center. A grand opening ceremony for the entire campus is set for October 7th.
To bring focus to preventative lung care Memorial will offer free screening for lung disease. That screening is set for Oct 14.
Those most suited to being tested are those with some symptoms, according to Dr Katherine Martinez, a pulmonologist at Memorial. Results will be available right after the screenings.
If the testing doesn’t look that well, Memorial employees will make recommendations as to where to go from there.
The Spirometry lung screenings are Oct 14, and no appointment is necessary. For more information on the lung screenings call 423-495-2635. The Oct 7 screenings at the Ooltewah Imaging Center are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and some of those do require appointments. For more information on the Ooltewah screenings call 423-495-CARE or 423-495-2273. For more information on Memorial Health Care Systems go online to memorial.org.
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