Know Your HbA1c Numbers

Oct 05, 2012

Know Your HbA1c Numbers

Topic: Mercy has partnered with the Medicine Shoppe and Medicine Center Pharmacy to offer low-cost A1C (long-term blood sugar control) screenings | Contact: Cindy Hickey

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center has partnered with local The Medicine Shoppe and Medicine Center Pharmacy locations to offer low-cost A1C blood screenings to the community during the month of October. The A1C test costs only $10 and provides a long-term look (past 2-3 months) at blood sugar control. These screenings will be held on a quarterly basis at each of the Medicine Center Pharmacy and Medicine Shoppe locations from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The A1C testing will be held on the following dates at their respective locations:

Medicine Center Pharmacy - Louisville – Tuesday, October 9th
700 W. Main St., Louisville
(The second Tuesday of July, October, January and April)

Medicine Center Pharmacy - Minerva – Tuesday, October 16th
251 East St., Minerva
(The third Tuesday of July, October, January and April)

The Medicine Shoppe – New Philadelphia – Tuesday, October 23rd
551 W. High Ave., New Philadelphia
(The fourth Tuesday of July, October, January and April)

Walk-in appointments are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call Colleen at 330-454-8772 or email colleen@medshoprx.com.

The A1C screening is held in conjunction with the already existing blood screenings (total cholesterol $2, glucose screening [blood sugar] $2, lipid profile $8 and TSH [thyroid stimulating hormone] $8) that are conducted on a monthly basis at each Medicine Center Pharmacy and The medicine Shoppe location.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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