Free Dizziness Screenings Available to Public in May

By David Robinson

The screenings take about 30 minutes and are available by appointment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday beginning May 5. To make an appointment, call (501) 686-5940.

A screening is recommended if you have repeated episodes of dizziness, spinning, lightheadedness, dizziness from sitting up or rolling over in bed and an inability to maintain normal activities due to dizziness.

All patients will leave with an understanding of their screening findings, and some patients may be treated at that time or referred to an appropriate physician.

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