HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Free carotid artery screening

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:35 a.m.
Dr. Julie White, chief of Surgery, Pen Bay Medical Center
Dr. Julie White, chief of Surgery, Pen Bay Medical Center

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Medical Center campus, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, Rockport, ME

For more information: Vascular Lab, Pen Bay Medical Center; 207-593-5737; pbmc.org/carotid

ROCKLAND, Maine — You are invited to attend a free ultrasound screening for carotid artery disease 9-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, administered by the Pen Bay Vascular Lab under the direction of Dr. Julie White.

Carotid artery disease is the most common cause of stroke. When this disease is detected early, stroke can be prevented. See your doctor. Discuss lifestyle changes. Consider getting an ultrasound exam. A few small steps may save your life.

The screening will be at the Picker Family Resource Center located on the campus of Pen Bay Medical Center. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call us today to schedule your pain-free screening at 593-5737.

For more information about awareness and the prevention of strokes, visit Pen Bay’s Primary Stroke Center website at: pbmc.org/stroke or pbmc.org/carotid.

Julie White, MD, is a board certified and chief of surgery at Pen Bay Surgery. She is also the director of the Wound Healing Center and the Vascular Services Lab at Pen Bay. Online: pbmc.org/vascular.