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Highmark sponsors "Meet Dr. Right" event at West Penn Hospital Oct. 18

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 30, 2016) — Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield are teaming up to offer a free "Meet Dr. Right" event on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave. Parking in the Millvale Ave. Parking Garage will be validated for attendees of this event.

Meet Dr. Right events are sponsored by Highmark and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet, mingle and make appointments with physicians from Allegheny Health Network and other community practices.

At the West Penn Hospital event, local residents can talk with internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, OB/GYNs, endocrinologists, dermatologists and other medical specialists from AHN and the nearby community that are accepting new patients.

"Finding a doctor that you are comfortable with can be challenging," said Marylou Buyse, M.D., M.S., senior medical director for Highmark. "We provide these free Meet Dr. Right events to help individuals meet and talk with a doctor before they make an appointment. This helps ensure that the patient experience will be a good one."

Attendees can also take advantage of free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings and meet with health-related vendors offering services locally.

"The free screenings are an important part of the Meet Dr. Right events," said Dr. Buyse. "At one recent event, a blood pressure screening revealed an irregular reading, and we were able to get the individual the appropriate tests and treatments for a serious heart condition that had been showing no signs or symptoms."

Individuals interested in attending the free event should visit www.meet-dr-right.com or call 1-855-856-0319 to register in advance.

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark Inc. doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue card program. It employs more than 4,200 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact:
Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
570-200-6310
anthony.matrisciano@highmarkhealth.org