The Benefits of Urgent Care Centers

As much as we try to avoid them, sudden medical needs arise from time to time. If your condition is not serious enough for the emergency room, and your regular healthcare provider is unable to see you the same day, sometimes it can seem that reliable healthcare for unexpected situations is difficult to find. This…

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care: Where Should You Go?

There was a time when the emergency room was our only option for care outside of our primary care provider’s clinic. If it was after hours or if they didn’t have an appointment and the matter was more urgent, you headed to the closest ER. However, we now have urgent care clinics that can treat…

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Foot Fractures

Injury to the foot can occur at any time and determining whether it is a mild or serious injury can be tricky. When you have an injury to your foot with serious pain or discomfort, it is best to seek medical attention to identify the extent of the injury. Since the severity of a broken…

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Preventing Fall Injuries After Surgery

Far too many urgent care or emergency room visits occur after a patient is discharged from surgery and suffers a bad fall at home. This can due to unsteadiness from pain medication, nausea, weakness or simply trying to do too much too soon. While we can’t always prevent slip and fall injuries during your recovery,…

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Action Steps Against Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs and your ability to breathe. Both children and adults can suffer from this common condition. While asthma can be properly managed with medication, there is always a risk of an “asthma attack.” An asthma attack involves the sudden narrowing of airways, which often causes symptoms that…

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Signs Your Abdominal Pain Needs Immediate Attention

Is it gas or appendicitis? Abdominal discomfort is not always easy to diagnose on your own. When you have more than a mild “tummy ache” or the pain comes on suddenly, it can raise concern. Not all intense abdominal pain is serious. In fact, simple gas pains can produce significant discomfort for patients of all…

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When Allergies Need Urgent Care

Do you have an allergy? Whether it is a certain product, medication, food ingredient or environmental substance, many Americans suffer from allergies. In fact, according to the Allergies and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA), allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. While not all allergens will cause life-threatening results,…

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Do You Suffer From Runner’s Knee?

For athletes and avid runners, knee pain is a common ailment. The knees are joints that carry tremendous pressure and responsibility when running. However, this doesn’t mean that knee pain should be ignored or even accepted. It is important to let a skilled physician diagnose your knee pain, as there are many conditions and injuries…

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Recognizing ADHD in Adults

It is common to consider ADHD as a condition that children face. However, adults can struggle with ADHD too. In fact, while ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in children, it can often persist into adulthood. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, refers to a chronic condition of attention difficulty, hyperactivity and…

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Understanding COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is not a foreign term. According to Statistica, a total of over 186 million tests for COVID-19 had taken place in the United States by November 26, 2020. Coronavirus testing is an important tool to help us understand the pandemic as well as control it. However, not all covid-19 testing is the same, and…

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