Newsroom Section: In the Media Helpful, healthy advice: Medical experts assist grocery shoppers 12/04/2017 By Daily Press APPLE VALLEY — One medical group is planting doctors inside some local grocery stores to help shoppers make healthier food choices and to monitor their health. In an effort to tackle obesity, cardiovascular disease and other health-related issues, Providence St. Joseph Health’s Southern California Region’s “Shop with Your Doc” project arrived in the High Desert Monday. Doctor Riad Z. Abdelkarim, the VP and CMO of St. Joseph Health, St. Mary of Apple Valley and Registered Dietitian Debbie Rathbone were at Food-4-Less on Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley to visit with shoppers. “During their visit, the medical duo toured the store and answered shoppers’ health and nutrition questions,” said St. Joseph Health, St. Mary spokesman Randy Bevilacqua. “They also went over food labels, discussed healthy eating options and lifestyles, and offered blood pressure checks.” Read more Categories: Alert Banner Related Articles Making a healthy impact: Program teaches ‘Seven Dimensions of Wellness’ to fifth-graders across High Desert 04/26/2018 By Daily Press By Rene Ray De La Cruz Staff Writer APPLE VALLEY — The annual Every ... St. Mary earns California Children's Services designation 05/24/2016 By Rene Ray De La Cruz St. Mary earns California Children's Services designation St. Joseph Health, Providence Health create third-largest health system 07/08/2016 By Daily Press On Wednesday, the new chain announced it will invest $100 million into the ... 24-hour Give BIG campaign launches 05/08/2014 Click here to read article. Health snapshot of local neighborhoods shows room for improvement 08/13/2014 Click here to view article.