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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.

Urgent Care vs Primary Care

Urgent Care vs Primary Care

by Stephanie Meadows
It is very common that people become confused with the difference between Urgent Care and Primary Care doctor’s offices. Who do you see regularly? Which one usually has the convenience of extended hours and no appointments necessary? Where do you go for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure? With different scopes of practice to remember between the two, it’s easy to get mixed up when trying to decide where to go. To clear up some of the confusion, here is a guide to lead you to the right place.