HEALTH BRIEFS

2013-10-16T00:00:00Z 2013-10-21T16:17:22Z HEALTH BRIEFSTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Corporate wellness clinic opens in Valpo

Porter Regional Hospital has opened a new Health At Work corporate occupational and wellness clinic at 809 LaPorte Ave.

The clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The site will provide clinical and medical services to its corporate clients.

New physicians join Franciscan Medical Specialists

Dr. Arash Koochek has joined Franciscan Medical Specialists’ Department of Dermatology.

He is board certified in dermatology and practices at the Franciscan Medical Specialists office in Dyer. He is accepting new general and cosmetic dermatology patients.

He is fluent in English, Spanish and Persian (Farsi).

Dr. Amjad Ali has joined the Franciscan Medical Specialists Department of Infectious Diseases. He is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in infectious diseases.

He is accepting new patients at the Franciscan Medical Specialists office in Hammond.

Dr. Tapan Desai has joined Franciscan Medical Specialists’ Department of Pulmonary Medicine.

He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine. He is accepting new patients at the Munster Medical Center. He is fluent in English and Gujurati.

Dr. Amita Thakkar has joined Franciscan Medical Specialists Department of Rheumatology. She is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in rheumatology.

She has office hours at the Munster Medical Center and at the Franciscan Medical Specialists office in Schererville.

Holiday concert tickets on sale

Tickets for the 19th annual LaPorte Hospital Foundation Holiday at the POPS go on sale today.

The philanthropic concert takes place Dec. 14 at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge St.

Main floor tables sell out quickly, so interested attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets at www.holidaypopslaporte.org as soon as possible.

Proceeds benefit the foundation’s VNA Fund, which supports Indiana University Health LaPorte VNA Services and other philanthropic health care needs in the community.

The concert features a variety of local talent including the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, directed by Philip Bauman. Entertainment will also be provided by guest artists including Shania Povlock, vocalist; Cripple Creek, vocal ensemble; Illumination, chorus; and Sarah Gartshore, vocalist.

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