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POYHA In the News

With POYHA growing in member size and our mission statement reaching a new audience, our seminars have been featured on our local news channels such as KYMA. The news article and coverage is available below to read and watch below.

July 7th, 2017 (POYHA in TV news channel 11 & 13 KYMA)


POYHA which stands for People Of Yuma Health Association was created by local doctors to attack health issues before they get worse. Dr. Irfan Fazil an Internal Doctor by trade has seen just how bad curtain medical conditions can get. Doctor Fazil over saw dialysis treatments for hundreds of Yuma patients and is taking this opportunity to make a major change.

Dr. Fazil hopes that with proper examinations and constant support patients will see results. According to Dr. Fazil POYHA patients will see results; not only in weight loss, but also in the decrease in opioid use and possibly even curing some patients diabetes. POYHA focuses on portion control as opposed to eliminating people's food choices.

Dr. Fazil says that in just the last four month their patients have each lost 50 lbs. If you'd like to get more information or become a POYHA member you can log onto their site POYHA Organization.

Link to KYMA Original Article. Link to interview of KYMA and Dr. Fazil.

Topic discussed at this seminar was "Why We are Fatigued?" by Dr. Irfan Fazil


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Entertainment was provided by Yuma Jazz Company.

June 14th, 2017

Lynne_Pancrazi newHonorable Lynne Pacrazi, Yuma county District 5 supervisor attended monthly meeting of “People of Yuma Health Association” (POYHA)

The Honorable Lynne Pancrazi is serving as the District 5 Supervisor after completing 10 years in the Arizona State Legislature. She spent 6 years as State Representative and 4 years as State Senator. Lynne is a retired Yuma County Elementary Teacher and holds a current substitute teaching certificate and substitutes when available. She is also a licensed Realtor in Arizona.



May 23rd, 2017

City of Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls attended one of “People of Yuma Health Association” (POYHA) monthly meetings on May 23rd, 2017.

Mayor Douglas Nicholls became the first official member of POYHA. During our first seminar he spoke to the audience regarding our mission statement to involve the people of Yuma in promoting healthy decisions to prevent diseases. He along with Dr. Irfan Fazil then proceeded in a red ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of People of Yuma Health Association's monthly seminars.


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