Shelby Obstetrics and Gynecology giving free health screenings at Southern Women’s Show

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Shelby Obstetrics and Gynecology has locations in Hoover, Alabaster, and Clanton. They help thousands of patients each year. In the spirit of helping others, Dr. Kara Conti, and her team are giving free health screenings during the 2016 Southern Women’s Show at the BJCC.

e43bd833377a48e7a84f0848c5fe5354“We will be screening for diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. We will also be giving away lots of information about what kinds of screenings you should be getting from your healthcare provider every year,” Conti said.

Because there are many health related problems that do not run in families, she says it is important to know your risks.

“If your blood pressure is high, we will write it down for you so can take it back to your healthcare provider and discuss that further with them,” said Conti.

The team will also have a Glucometer to check blood glucose values.

“You can’t always tell if your blood glucose is high and you can’t always feel if you’re diabetic. This is a great way to see where you are with that,” Conti said.

Because October is breast cancer awareness month, Conti says this outreach effort comes at a perfect time. Mark your calendars to attend the Southern Women’s Show Thursday through Sunday at the BJCC. While you are there, be sure to find the Shelby Obstetrics and Gynecology booth!

“It’s a lot of fun, you can get a lot of information, and maybe even save your life,” said Conti.

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