Annual Community Health Fair on October 22, 2005
Binh N. Tran
The fourth Annual Community Health Fair took place at the Asian Pacific Health Center in San Diego on Saturday October 22, 2005 from 10 AM to 2 PM. As with previous years, Community Health Group (CHG) is the main sponsor, with the help of pharmaceutical companies in San Diego.
Early in the morning, members from CHG and the Vietnamese
From left: Thuy Vo, Vice-President of the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego, and APHC and CHG staff.
Federation of San Diego came to the premises to set up the booths. At 10:00 AM, attendees began to register to the greetings by John Nguyen, CHG public relations coordinator, and program announcements by Radio Latina at the site. About 250 members in the community attended the Health Fair.Most services were performed under the tents in the parking lot, such as blood pressure measurements, diabetes screening, asthma monitoring with the help of student volunteers from the Concorde Career Institute. General medical consultation was provided by Dr. Hiep Nguyen, Dr. Ton Tran and Dr. Dat Nguyen from the Vietnamese Physicians Association of San Diego, while Drug Information and interactions for consumers were provided by pharmacists from the San Diego Vietnamese Pharmacists Association. Bone densitometry requested by most attendees was run in the APHC building.
To start the classes in the morning sessions, Dr. Ton Tran presented on Breast Cancer Early Detection while Cadence Hsiao, coordinator, distributed pamphlets to attendees. Diabetes control in Asian populations was another class drawing many patients.
Mr. McDermott, Director of Development at the University of California in San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences visited with Drs. Viet Truong, Emy Pham, Thu Truong and Binh Tran on pharmacy activities in the San Diego community. Sav-On pharmacy directors provided very helpful Self-care Advisor books for consumers, while the American Red Cross WIC nutritionist oriented families with young children to services available in the neighborhood.
This year, we had the pleasure to greet Mr. Jesus Valencia and Guadalupe Castaneda from Clinica Medica Central who stopped by to see the atmosphere at the Fair. Light lunch is provided along with numerous raffle prizes for all attendees.
Our warmest thanks to all the Sponsors, Schools who have provided student volunteers, guests and members in San Diego City and adjoining areas for a successful Health Fair.
From right: Mr. McDermott from UCSD, Dr.Ton Tran, BinhNhung Tran, VietTruong, EmyPham, Thu Truong from San Diego Vietnamese Pharmacists Association.
Present at the Health Fair:
Community Health Group:
Noreen Koizumi, PharmD, Medical Services Director, and son Alex
John Nguyen, Provider Relations Specialist
Regina Holliman, RN
Susan Lam, Marketing
Ha Minh Le
Mara Bernal, Receptionist
Yok Sey, Marketing
Vietnamese Physicians Association of San Diego:
Duc Vo, M.D.
Ton Tran, M.D.
Hiep Nguyen, M.D.
Dat Nguyen, M.D. (Careview Medical Group)
San Diego Vietnamese Pharmacists Association:
Viet Truong, Pharm.D, President
Emy Pham, Pharm.D., Vice-President
Anh-Thu Truong, Pharm.D., Secretary
Vietnamese Federation of San Diego:
Thuy Vo Dang, Vice-President
Duc Dang, Treasurer
Kim Xuyen Vo
Asian Pacific Health Center:
Ton Tran, M.D., Medical Director
Khoa Nguyen, OMD, Acupunturist
Binh Tran, PharmD, Executive Director
Cadence Hsiao, Coordinator
Christine Lieu, Medical Assistant
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bart McDermott, Director of Development
Dr Ton Tran’s medical office:
Lani Chau, Staff Member
Angie Thach, Office Manager
Phuong Anh, Medical Assistant
Ly Dong, Medical Assistant
Concorde Career Institute:
Cindy Lopez (Grossmont Sharp Hospital)
Estelle Munoz (Paradise Valley Hospital)
Myrna Pangan (Paradise Valley Hospital)
Sanofi- Aventis Laboratories:
Andy Lerma, Store Director (North Park)
Yolanda Tate, Store Director (Lemon Grove)
Mien Nguyen, Assistant Nutritionist
County of San Diego Lead Poisoning Prevention
Clinica Medica Central
(Family Practice/ Pediatrics)
Jesus Valencia, Certified Physician Assistant, MPH
Guadalupe Castaneda, Medical Assistant
San Diego Registrar of Voters
Vietnamese American Youth Alliance
Jesus, Claudia, Alex