Health briefs: Jan. 24, 2012

Register early for health fair screenings

Early blood-draw appointments through the Grand Valley Health Fair will take place during a five-day period in mid-February.

To sign up for an appointment to have blood drawn for low-cost blood-chemistry screenings, register online Jan. 30, Jan. 31 or Feb. 1 at or call 888-217-1215 from a cell phone or 211 from a land line between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those three days.

The health fair will take place March 16 and 17 at Central High School. Results from early blood draws will be mailed to patients before the fair.

Primary Care Partners receives award


The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians has chosen Primary Care Partners for a Patient Centered Medical Home Best Practice of 2012 award.

The award is given to practices based on their quality of patient care, initiatives, improvements, community outreach and team approach to care management and patient education.

Primary Care Partners will be recognized for the award in April at the Colorado Academy of Family Physician’s Annual Scientific Conference in Colorado Springs.

Back pain seminar next week


Dr. Michael Dohm of Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates will offer a free back pain seminar at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St.

Dohm is a certified orthopaedist in general orthopaedic surgery care and performs surgery at Family Health West Hospital. He also treats patients with osteoporosis, lower back pain, pulled muscles, arthritis, bone tumors, torn ligaments, fractures and ruptured discs.

The hour-long seminar will focus on osteoporosis and painful spine fractures and how surgeons can strengthen the spine. To reserve a space in the seminar, call 877-494-6532. For more information, call Family Health West at 858-2104 or Fruita Community Center at 858-0360.


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