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Summer Activities and Urgent Cares

Summer Activities and Urgent Cares

by Stephanie Meadows
One may not realize this, but summer is also a busy time for urgent cares, due to summer activities related illnesses and injuries. We tend to think of summer as a generally healthy time of year when, of course, the living is easy, and while this may be true enough when it comes to instances of the common cold and flu, the long, hot days of spring and summer come with their own set of health and safety concerns. Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but unfortunately, you can get injured while enjoying outdoor activities. Here is how an urgent care can help.

Signs That You Might Need to Visit an Urgent Care

Signs That You Might Need to Visit an Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
When you need treatment right away, your body has a way of telling you. Many of us have been at that point where you can’t even wait one day for symptoms to finally subside, let alone waiting an entire week to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. When you feel the need to see a doctor right away, it’s time to visit an urgent care.

Urgent Care: The EASY Alternative

Urgent Care: The EASY Alternative

by Stephanie Meadows
The growth and development of Urgent Care Medicine should be of no surprise to anyone. Fueled by frustration over long waits in the emergency room (for non-emergency care), and a reduction in available primary care appointments (often resulting in patients waiting for weeks to see their primary care physician), a new growth spurt for the Urgent Care industry began in the mid-1990s and continues today.

Unexpected Reasons to go to the Urgent Care

Unexpected Reasons to go to the Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
All too often, illness or injury can appear out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend, and your regular doctor or pediatrician is nowhere to be found. When these situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed.

Finding the Best Practitioner for Your Baby

Finding the Best Practitioner for Your Baby

by Shearly (SU)
Deciding whom to entrust with the health care of your child is an important decision as a parent. When it comes to medical care for kids, there are three types of qualified providers: pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners.