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PinnacleHealth hosting free "Meet Dr. Right" event Nov. 10

Highmark Blue Shield

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 1, 2016) — Are you new to the area, had a change to your insurance or are just looking for a new doctor or health care facility?

If so, PinnacleHealth and Highmark Blue Shield are teaming up for a free "Meet Dr. Right" event on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fredricksen Outpatient Center, 2015 Technology Parkway in Mechanicsburg.

Meet Dr. Right events are sponsored by Highmark and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet, mingle and make appointments with physicians from PinnacleHealth. At the event, local residents can meet and talk with family practitioners, OB-GYNs, pediatricians, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, endocrinologists and other medical specialists from the nearby community that are accepting new patients.

"We know families today are busy, and finding the right doctor for parents and children can be time consuming," said Marylou Buyse, M.D., M.S., senior medical director for Highmark. "We provide these free Meet Dr. Right events to help make that process easier."

Attendees can also take advantage of free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, bone density scans and mammography scheduling. Refreshments will be available.

"We encourage local residents to come out to this event to learn more about area doctors and health care services in their community," said Dr. Buyse. "It's a great way to spend an evening."

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

About PinnacleHealth

PinnacleHealth System has been a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services in central Pennsylvania since 1873. The 636-bed system has three acute care hospitals (Community General Osteopathic, Harrisburg and West Shore Hospitals) on four campuses (Community, Harrisburg, Polyclinic and West Shore) serving a five-county service area and supporting rural hospitals through affiliations and telehealth services. PinnacleHealth pursues innovative treatment options for the region through cardiac and cancer clinical trials, while offering convenient community services including medical home-certified primary care, urgent care, Magnet-recognized nursing excellence, emergency services, imaging, high-volume maternity care and a level III NICU, and workplace-based wellness services. PinnacleHealth includes a CardioVascular Institute and Cancer Institute, as well as a Bone and Joint Institute, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute, and Spine Care Center that combine a multi-disciplinary approach to comprehensive spine, bone, joint, orthopedic and sports medicine services. PinnacleHealth is recognized for high-quality care with national and regional recognitions for volumes, outcomes and safety. For more information, visit

About Highmark Blue Shield

Highmark Inc. doing business as Highmark Blue Shield serves approximately 1.2 million members through the company's health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue Card program. It employs nearly 2,300 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Highmark 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

For more information, contact:
Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield