Botsford Hospital
28050 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336-5919
(248) 471-8000
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Tired Legs? Swollen Ankles? Varicose Veins? Free Vein Screening At Botsford on November 8, 2006

Botsford General Hospital is partnering with Medi USA to offer free, non-invasive vein screening on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at Botsford’s Outpatient Pharmacy located on the ground floor of the South Professional Office Building, 28100 Grand River, Farmington Hills. Medi USA is a supplier of compression hosiery. Please call the pharmacy at 248-471-8700 to schedule an appointment. Appointment availability is limited.

The test---light reflective rheography---is simple, painless and takes less than 15 minutes. You’ll receive a vein-function risk assessment that you can share with your physician. This test does not measure improvement for people who already wear prescription compression hosiery.

Warning Signs of Vein Disease

Prevention Tips
Wearing elastic support stockings---compression hosiery---can help your leg muscles push blood upward by concentrating pressure near the ankles. Other tips include:

Botsford General Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting (for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia) and in the Emergency Department Setting (for treatment of heart attack and pneumonia). Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Dumas, Beth Montalvo or Stacy Brand
PHONE: (248) 442-7986