Prairie Cardiovascular Opens New Multi-Specialty Clinic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Tuesday in Jacksonville, Prairie Cardiovascular opened their new multi-specialty clinic and celebrated by hosting a health and wellness fair.
The clinic offered free blood pressure and glucose checks, along with experts on staff to talk about heart-healthy habits.
Doctors call high blood pressure the silent killer and it can lead to heart attacks or strokes.
They say the key is to catch it early, but sometimes daily life can get in the way.
"Often people are too busy to think about themselves, and to think about their risks," said Dr. Marc Shelton, MD, with Prairie Cardiovascular said. “Often times, things like high blood pressure, or high glucose go undetected for way far too long.”
Prairie Cardiovascular has served over 200 patients a month for the past 20 years and hopes this new facility will help improve the overall health of Jacksonville.