WICHITA, Kan. — In recognition of National Healthy Skin Month, Newton Medical Center is offering complimentary skin cancer and eye screenings at its main campus and Park City locations.
“We are excited to be able to offer these screenings to the public,” said Dr. Susan Lovelle, board-certified plastic surgeon. “Everyone should be aware of the potential causes of skin cancer and know what signs to look for. Prevention is, of course, the best medicine, but early diagnosis and aggressive treatment may be all a patient needs to be cancer-free.”
Newton Medical Center is hosting free skin cancer screenings Thursday, Nov. 17, at Lovelle Plastic Surgery in Newton. Dr. Lovelle and Tonya Sook, NPC, are performing the screenings. Lovelle Plastic Surgery is located at 1715 Medical Parkway, Suite 110. Consultations are available 1:15–5:00 p.m.
Medical Plaza of Park City is hosting free skin cancer screenings Tuesday, Dec. 6, performed by Sook. In addition, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin Allen is offering complimentary eye screenings. Medical Plaza of Park City is located at 1755 East 61st Street North. Consultations are available 8:30 a.m.–noon.
“Eye screenings can positively affect a person’s daily life,” said Dr. Allen. “Such simple solutions as Transitions® lenses can reduce glare and lessen eyestrain and fatigue, while blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays.” Children need to be screened, as well, added Dr. Allen. “The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends vision screening for all children at least once between the ages of 3 and 5 years to detect the presence of amblyopia or its risk factors.”
To schedule a 15-minute consultation, call 316-804-4700.