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It's a Guy Thing 

It’s a Guy Thing Provides Free Preventive Care for Men

It’s no secret men don’t really like going to the doctor. In fact, men are far less likely than women to get the preventive care they need. So, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is bringing preventive care to them during the annual half-day event, It’s a Guy Thing.         

This free event will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Baylor Plano for men ages 18 and older. There is free garage parking and free valet parking as well. 

Men will have blood drawn to check cholesterol and glucose levels and other health measures. For men 40 and older, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in the blood also will be checked. 

Men also can:

  • Have their blood pressure checked
  • Find out their body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage
  • Have their hearing checked
  • Get a sports injury screening
  • Take self-assessments for acid reflux disease, sleep disorders and migraines
  • Pick up information on a variety of health conditions 

Additionally, physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Plano will be at the event to do oral, head and neck cancer screenings. This is a disease that is amenable to cure when discovered early,” says Robert Steckler, M.D., medical director of surgical oncology 

Once their screenings are complete, guests can help themselves to a complimentary continental breakfast. And men who attend will receive a small gift for coming—though the real gift is a better understanding of their health. 

“We suggest that you don’t eat or drink anything after midnight — other than water and black coffee — to have accurate cholesterol and blood glucose testing,” says Brittnea Ussery, marketing/PR consultant for Baylor Plano. “And take your regular medications as directed.” 

It’s a Guy Thing Details

Date: Saturday, June 11

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Place: Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, Day Surgery on 2nd Floor

Cost: FREE

Information: Call 1.800.4BAYLOR or get more information here.