Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Disabilities Expo features Dr. Edna Arteaga-Hernandez

Guests at a previous Inland Empire Disability Resources EXPO visit the Inland Empire Health Plan booth.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Dr. Edna Arteaga-Hernandez will highlight October’s Inland Empire Disability Resources EXPO. The free event is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 23rd at the Loma Linda University Medical Center.

She will speak on “Getting the Most from Doctor Visits and Medications,” topics of paramount importance to today’s patients.

Exhibits and workshops at the EXPO will explore health, housing, transportation, advocacy, employment, assistive technology and education.

Dr. Arteaga-Hernandez is the president and CEO of the Inland Empire’s Arther Medical Corporation.

Over four consecutive years she has received the coveted Polaris Award of Excellence in Public Relations Community Service for her radio talk show, “Cita con su Medici.” Additionally, Arteaga-Hernandez has aided students in various medical departments at Loma Linda’s School of Medicine and at Western University of Health Sciences.

The EXPO is presented by the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative, a group of
70-plus organizations serving people with disabilities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. “We dedicate our efforts,” say the Collaborative’s leaders, “ to promoting equal opportunity, universal access and full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.”

The Inland Empire Disability Resources EXPO is set for Thursday, October 23 from 9-2 at Loma Linda University Medical Center, 25040 Stewart Street in Loma Linda. For details on this free event call (909) 890-5833 or (909) 890-1623 TTY. On line you may write to iedisabilitiescollaborative@gmail.com.

For more information about Dr. Arteaga-Hernandez and other community doctors, call LaSalle Medical Associates at (909) 890-0407.

Dr. Arteaga-Hernandez is a member of the LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. Independent Physicians Association. (IPA.)