Get Healthy Pasadena 2017 is scheduled for June 24, 2017 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in the CC Building, Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College.
- Appointments only: 8:30 am to 12pm
- Walk‐ins: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FREE health screenings for men and women!
- Ultrasounds for heart, arteries, liver, and kidneys
- Prostate, diabetes, cholesterol, stroke, blood pressure screenings
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Vision, hearing and dental screenings
- Health and lifestyle products
- Body massages and more!
- Talks by leading health professionals!
FREE LUNCH with 6 or more screenings! Attend a seminar and receive (1) additional lunch ticket!
*Must be at least 18 years old to attend*
For more information, call (626) 817- 9499
1st Seminar (9am-10am):
“If detected early, Prostate cancer may be curable”
Featuring: Dr. Ronald Loo of Kaiser (Kaiser Permanente) and Mr. Robert Dixon (Senior Vice-President at NAI Capital)
2nd Seminar (10:15 am-11:15 am):
Featuring Dr. Swaminatha V. Gurudevan (Healthcare Partners and MEMAH Board Member)
“What We Can do to Prevent the Second Most Common Cancer in America”
Featuring Mr. Jonjon Macalintal (City of Hope)
Featuring Ms. Kaishawn McDuffie (City of Hope)
“Managing Pain and Optimizing Quality of Life: A Wholistic Approach”
Featuring Dr. Mauro Zappaterra (MEMAH Board Member)
Dr. Ronald Loo has been a practicing urologist with Kaiser Permanente in Southern California for 25 years. He served as the chief of Urology and chaired a group that oversees Urologic care for more than 11 million Kaiser Permanente members across the US. Currently, he is the Regional Assistant Medical Director for Performance Improvement and supports KP Innovation.
Dr. Loo has spent much of his career devoted to research and improving the clinical guidelines in Urology that concern Prostate and Bladder Cancer. Notably, he has worked to develop guidelines within Kaiser Permanente that address racial and ethnic disparities that exist in Prostate Cancer screening, and has participated in MEMAH’s Get Healthy Pasadena event for the past several years.
Dr. Swaminatha Gurudevan is a board certified cardiologist who has received many awards during his extensive career. He is currently practicing at Healthcare Partners in Glendale. Prior to Healthcare Partners, Dr. Gurudevan practiced at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His patients say they enjoy Dr. Gurudevan’s lively sense of humor, which puts them at ease. In his spare time, he enjoys a variety of hobbies and interest, as well as spending quality time with his wife and two children. In addition to English, Dr. Gurudevan is fluent in Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi.
Jonjon Macalintal heads the Smoking Cessation Program and Lung Cancer Screening Program at City of Hope.
Lung cancer is the number cancer killer in the United States. Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer. In addition, it also causes several lung, heart and peripheral artery diseases. Quitting smoking is one of the best approach to prevent these diseases from happening. It is never too late to quit, there are benefits of smoking cessation no matter how long you have been smoking. In relation to this, lung cancer screening has been approved in order to screen patients who are considered high risk to develop lung cancer based on their history. This discussion will include lung cancer screening and smoking cessation programs at City of Hope.
My name is Kaishawn McDuffie. I’m a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator
(CDE). Helping others has been a passion of mine for the past 40 years. I never
imagined being a registered nurse for eighteen years would be so rewarding. I have
been blessed to serve, give and make a difference in other people lives.
My journey started after graduating from Hollywood High School in 1986, I worked for
the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as a secretary. I remember receiving calls
from the community asking, “How do I take care of myself with diabetes” or “How should
I eat.” At the time, I couldn’t answer the questions but was inspired to learn more. I
began my nursing career in 1990 when I joined the United States Navy and served as a
medical corpsman. In 1993, I decided to go back to school to earn my undergraduate
degree in nursing at The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. Soon after completing
school and passing the NCLEX, I was promoted to the rank of an Officer in the Navy.
While serving at Camp Pendleton hospital in California, I worked on a medical surgical
floor, postpartum floor and became interested in diabetes management.
In 2000, I was honorably discharged from the Navy and redirect my focus on family and
serving my community. From 2000 to 2007, I founded and was the CEO of a nonprofit
organization in Riverside County that provided free diabetes education with a mission to
improve the quality of life of those living with diabetes.
For the past three years, I have been working in the diabetes, Endocrinology Clinic at
City of Hope Cancer Research Hospital as a Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes
Educator. I provide diabetes education to newly diagnosed patients and those that have
been diagnosed with diabetes and cancer on how to manage and prevent/delay
complications that can occur with uncontrolled diabetes. In addition to providing
diabetes education in the clinic and in group classes, I recently accepted the position as
the Coordinator for the Diabetes Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program and the Co-
Coordinator of the Recognized Diabetes Education Program.
I understand that all my accomplishments were not achieved by my merit and hard work
alone. It is by the grace of God and the support of my husband Darren McDuffie who
inspires me to be the very best nurse. Now 25 ½ years of marriage and two teenage
daughters later, I am still passionate about being a diabetes nurse educator. I am
incredibly humble and being recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes, I know the
importance of daily diabetes management in preventing/delaying the complications of
Dr. Mauro Zappaterra graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD and PhD and now specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a particular focus on regenerative medicine, neuro-rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, musculoskeletal medicine, and pain. Dr. Zappaterra combines his training in rehabilitation medicine, research, nutrition, and various complementary and alternative medicine modalities such as Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Craniosacral therapy to work holistically with individuals to optimize their potential and improve their quality of life.