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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blessings, screenings on tap for St. Francis clinics’ open houses, Nov. 19

INDIANAPOLIS – The public is invited to a blessing, open house and screenings for three St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers medical offices, Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The events will mark the grand opening of the new location for the Franciscan Center for Integrative Health, the St. Francis Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, and the St. Francis Weight Loss Center. All three have moved to 5230A E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis.

The blessing begins at 4 p.m., with tours, refreshments, body-mass index screenings and diabetes risk assessments until 6 p.m.The Franciscan Center for Integrative Health uses both conventional treatments, as well as “complementary” or “alternative” therapies to provide care for patients. Health and healing are based upon addressing patients’ physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, as well as examining the impact of their connections within the community. The Franciscan Center can be reached at 317-788-0907.

The St. Francis Diabetes & Endocrinology Center treats adult patients with diabetes or endocrine disorders. The center offers an extensive list of diabetes education programs, recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The center can be reached at 317-865-5904.

The St. Francis Weight Loss Center is an American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The center offers medical and surgical treatments for obesity, including physician-supervised weight loss, LAP-BAND and Realize adjustable gastric bands, gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, group weight management programs and StomaphyX procedures for previous gastric bypass patients. More information is at 317-782-7525.

For more information on all St. Francis services, visit the Web site at