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Health in Brief: Robert Candipan joins YRMC PhysicianCare Cardiology in Prescott

Robert Candipan. (YRMC/Courtesy)

Robert Candipan. (YRMC/Courtesy)

Yavapai Regional Medical Center PhysicianCare is pleased to welcome Robert Candipan, PhD, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, to its cardiology team on Ainsworth Drive in Prescott.

Dr. Candipan has completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Vision and hearing screenings for Yavapai County public school children

Thanks to a gift from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott, public school children in Yavapai County will have vision and hearing screening available as of August 2019.

Yavapai County Education Service Agency accepted a $32,697.30 grant from JCF for the purchase of five Vision Screener Plusoptix S12R mobile devices, one Otoacoustic Emissions hearing screener and the appropriate training in their use and care.

Learning success, especially in early literacy, cannot be achieved if a child has unidentified physical impairments. Arizona legislatively requires hearing testing, but currently not vision. With its partnership with JCF, YCESA can help close that need gap.

YCESA will manage and coordinate vision and hearing screening in schools across the county and refer students with identified disorders to an appropriate medical professional for a comprehensive exam and treatment if warranted.

A trained YCESA nurse will administer the screenings or teach school nurses to do so with the new diagnostic equipment which will be available at no charge to the schools.

Information provided by Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

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