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Urgent Care, the ER, or Primary Care?

Urgent Care, the ER, or Primary Care?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Almost every person will get sick or injured at some point in their lives. In fact, nearly 20 percent of all Americans visit an ER each year.

Is Urgent Care a Substitute for Primary Care?

Is Urgent Care a Substitute for Primary Care?

by Crystal (SU)
If you’ve ever experienced debilitating back discomfort over a long weekend, or experienced extreme nausea at an inopportune time, you know how valuable the prospect of urgent care centers can be. After all, seeing your primary care physician (PCP) may require waiting for several days for an appointment time.

The Importance of Going to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

The Importance of Going to an Orthopedic Urgent Care

by Natalie (SU)
Have you ever had a sports injury, or even an injury from tripping or falling off of a bike, and not been sure what to do next? Maybe you decided to go to your primary care physician, just to find out that you needed an X-ray that couldn’t be done there. Or you went to the emergency room, where you waited for hours, just to leave with an ice pack and an over-the-counter medication. Wouldn’t it be great if you had somewhere to go where the wait was reasonable, as well as the expense, but where you could be seen and treated by someone qualified to treat sports, bone, and joint injuries? Well, someplace like that does exist, which is why it is important to do your homework and to find an urgent care clinic that also offers orthopedic urgent care.