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March 19, 2009

HealthCare Partners Hosts Women’s Wellness Fair: Free Pap Screenings Available to First 100 Women

Media Contact - Lynda Carre 310.354.4261

Torrance, CA – March 19, 2009
– HealthCare Partners Medical Group will host an afternoon of learning, health screenings, food, and entertainment at the Women’s Wellness Fair, on Saturday, March 21.

The fair will focus on raising awareness about HPV and cervical cancer, particularly among African-American and Hispanic women, who have the highest rates of diagnoses in the country. 

“We want to make women aware of the link between HPV and cervical cancer,” said Juana Esparza, an administrator at HealthCare Partners. “Very often, there are no symptoms, so early detection through testing may help catch a potential problem before the disease is too advanced.”

Attendees will also be able to learn about opportunities to participate in HPV clinical trials.

The first 100 participants will be offered a free, confidential pap test. Mammograms, body mass index (BMI), glucose, and height and weight screenings will also be offered to everyone. Prizes and massages will be available for all, as well as tips on how to live a more healthful life.

The Women’s Wellness Fair will take place from 9 am to 2 pm at the HealthCare Partners Los Angeles medical office, at 1025 W. Olympic Blvd. Admission and health screenings are free. Please call 213.861.5914 for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by Univision 34 Los Angeles.

About HealthCare Partners Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
HealthCare Partners Medical Group (HCP) and its Affiliated Physicians are doctors and healthcare specialists who have earned awards for clinical excellence and patient satisfaction.  HCP has been recognized by health plans and business groups for medical leadership, the high quality of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient satisfaction.  HCP employs more than 500 primary care and specialty physicians who care for patients in Los Angeles County and north Orange County, California, through 47 neighborhood medical offices that include six urgent care centers, three medical spas, an ambulatory surgery center, and an on-site office at a large employer.  HCP’s Affiliated Physicians network comprises about 600 primary care physicians in hundreds of Greater Los Angeles area neighborhood locations.  For more information, please visit www.healthcarepartners.com