Free Hand Screening


Attend one of our FREE Screenings or Seminars and improve your quality of life!  

The doctors at Florida Hand Center are dedicated to hand health and quality of life, which is why we spend so much time on the road conducting seminars that include a free hand screening –examining your hands in an effort to detect a hand problem before it becomes debilitating. If a problem is discovered,  Stephen Helgemo, M.D.. and Ivan Olarte, M.D.. hope to minimize your discomfort by treating it early.

If you think you may have a hand problem, you don’t want to miss a free hand screening or seminar in your area. For many people, the quality of their lives begins with their hands. The doctors at Florida Hand Center can keep those hands healthy.

 We are asking you to kindly complete this two question survey if there is a better time for your schedule to attend one of our events. We will take this information into consideration when planning future events.


Upcoming Seminars and Screenings:

Please contact the office for further information.

*** Screening appointments are available in our Fort Myers office on Tuesday and Thursday of each week ( with the exception of holidays and office closures ), please select the option below under event for 'Fort Myers screening', and our scheduler will contact you with further information ***
What to expect:
At each seminar, people with a variety of hand conditions from cysts to arthritis, to trigger finger are able to meet one-on-one with Dr. Helgemo or Dr. Olarte for a brief initial determination of their condition, and education on treatment options available at Florida Hand Center*. In addition, you'll see a 20 minute presentation on common hand conditions and the benefits of minimally invasive hand procedures for treatment.
An in-office hand screening consists of a brief, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Helgemo or Dr. Olarte for an initial determination and diagnosis.

Please use the form below to reserve your seat, as space is limited.

If you are experiencing a hand problem, early treatment can prevent years of pain. Please join us to improve your quality of life.

*If you are already a patient at FHC or have seen Dr. Helgemo or Dr. Olarte previously, then please contact our office directly to make an appointment.  Hand screenings and seminars are not designed for existing patients or people currently receiving treatment at our facility, and are meant to be informational in nature. 

*Please note that free hand screenings are only conducted during these special events at the below locations. Regular appointments scheduled at our office are charged in accordance with insurance plans and deductibles. Existing patients should contact our office for an appointment as our hand screenings and seminars are not set up to view past medical history or patient charts.


Select the upcoming event you would like to attend.