Special to The City Sentinel
The YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY is partnering with OU Physicians to provide free health screenings to the community. Screenings will begin in December and continue throughout the next few months.
“At the Y, we know that well being and fitness is so much more than just working out,” said Angela Jones, Director of Health and Wellness Initiatives for the Y. “That’s why the Y is proud to team up with OU Physicians to offer a variety of screenings to our members and the public. It’s just one more way we can help our community live a little bit healthier.”
Participants can be screened at no cost for total cholesterol, glucose level, body composition (total body fat and body mass index), blood pressure/resting pulse and hip-to-waist ratio. Each participant can also complete a health-risk assessment. Dr. Jenny Le, a board-certified family medicine physician with OU Physicians at Edmond, will review the assessments and be available to answer questions from participants at each of the screenings.
Le suggests participants fast in order to receive the most accurate results, but mentioned that black coffee and water will not alter the results.
“If anyone begins to feel dizzy, shaky or bad in any way, I encourage them to go ahead and eat before the screening,” Le said.
All screenings will be held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., on the following dates:
• January 20, 2012 – EDWARD L. GAYLORD DOWNTOWN YMCA, 1 NW 4th St., Oklahoma City; (405) 297-7700
• January 27, 2012 — EARLYWINE PARK YMCA, 11801 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City; (405) 378-0420
• February 3, 2012 — MIDWEST CITY YMCA, 2817 N. Woodcrest Dr., Midwest City; (405) 733-9622
• February 10, 2012 – BETHANY YMCA, 3400 N. Mueller Ave., Bethany; (405) 789-0231
• February 17, 2012 — GUTHRIE YMCA, 114 E. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie; (405) 282-8206
• February 24, 2012 – NORTH SIDE YMCA, 10000 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City; (405) 751-6363
• March 2, 2012 — ROCKWELL CROSSING YMCA, 12100 N. Rockwell, Suite 6, Oklahoma City; (405) 728-9622
Each screening is offered at no cost and is available to adults, age 18 and older, regardless of Y membership. For more information about the health screenings, visit www.ymcaokc.org.
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Oklahoma City Metro, there are 11 Ys. Visit ymcaokc.org.
With more than 500 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.