North Suffolk Family Medicine plans health fair, offers sports physicals

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 7, 2003

Free health screenings and low-cost sports physicals are planned as part of the North Suffolk Family Medicine Health Fair on Aug. 23 from noon to 3 p.m.

The office, located at 3217 Bridge Road, also will introduce its newest physicians, Dr. Prashanthi Koduri and Dr. James Waddy. The family practice specialists are on the Medical Staff at Obici Hospital. North Suffolk Family Medicine is owned by Obici Health System.

Free bone density screening, blood sugar screening and blood pressure screening will be available. A limited number of sports physicals will be provided for $15. Appointments for sports physicals are required; call 686-5807.

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According to Dr. Lynne Stockman, medical director of the practice, &uot;The Health Fair will highlight our new staff and provide some popular screenings for our local community through our partnership with Obici Hospital.&uot; In addition to northern Suffolk, the practice serves parts of Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight County.

Dr. Stockman said the event is &uot;a way to show we’re involved in preventive medicine for the community we serve.&uot;

The 138-bed Obici Hospital offers the people of western Tidewater and northeastern North Carolina the latest in health care close to home. In a stunning and soothing new building with every square inch devoted to healing, the Suffolk, Va. facility continues to honor the legacy of Amedeo Obici, who founded the hospital in memory of his wife, Louise.

Obici Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient treatment and services.

As a member of the Planetree network of health-care providers, the hospital is committed to offering care that emphasizes a holistic, patient-centered approach and to providing services that improve the quality of health in our community.