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Stephanie Small
Office: 419-738-6930
Cell: 419-262-0317
Website: www.promedica.org

ProMedica Providing Free Skin Screenings

posted on: 09/11/2013

DEFIANCE, Ohio, Sept., 2013 –The ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital will offer free skin cancer screenings for the public on Fri., Sept. 20 2013. The screenings will include a skin exam, education, and follow-up support. These services are being provided by Dr. Thomas Flanigan, ProMedica Cancer Institute, and The Women’s Center at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.

With an expected 1 in 5 Americans being diagnosed with skin cancer, experts recommend annual, professional skin screenings for both youth and adults. Early detection of skin cancer is vital to a successful treatment plan and raises the cure rate to nearly 95 percent of cases. Screenings take approximately 10-15 minutes. Follow-up appointments can be made at the time of the screening.

Accompanying Dr. Flanigan, will be medical aesthetician Michelle McDonald who will be available to answer questions about medically-based skin protection and care, which offers elevated defense against sun damage. Dr. Flanigan and McDonald’s services are now available at The Women’s Center at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.

Free Skin Cancer Screening appointments are available Fri., Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Women’s Center at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital, 1200 Ralston Ave., Defiance, Ohio. Appointments are limited. To schedule an appointment, call 419-783-6911.
If you would like more information on services available at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital you may call 419-783-6955 or visit online at www.promedica.org/defiance.


ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians – with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org