It’s the weekend, you’re at home and you trip going up the stairs. Your foot is painful and when you try to walk, you’re unable to put weight on it. It could be sprained or even fractured. Do you visit the emergency room, or can an urgent care provider be the better solution? It can
What is the difference between going to an urgent care clinic or a hospital’s emergency room (ER)? This is actually a very straightforward distinction. For life-threatening emergencies, such as a heart attack or injuries sustained from an accident, you should visit the ER. For injuries or illnesses which should be handled soon but are not
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. But when they get sick, there are several options for health care. For routine health care, many go to a primary care physician, but that requires making an
Decisions, Decisions. Every parent can relate to a fussy child that just doesn’t feel well that day. New parents especially, may be uncertain if they should go to their regular pediatrician, an ER or visit an Urgent Care instead. The decision about where to go is not a light one, and parents often worry about
With nearly 16 years of experience in emergency medicine, our very own Dr. Dominic Ruocco is a skilled urgent care provider that still practices with the same compassion he began his career with. Get to know more about Dr. Ruocco, whose commitment to patient comfort is top priority. What urgent care services does Dr.
In a perfect world, you would never be stuck in bed for a week with the flu or have a nasty fall and sprain your ankle. As we all know, life just doesn’t work that way. Illnesses and injuries can happen at any given moment and knowing how best to handle each situation can sometimes
It’s very scary when your child is sick after your pediatrician’s regular office hours, whether it be late in the evening or over the weekend. A lot of worried parents might be tempted to take their child directly to the hospital emergency room, but not all issues require immediate attention, and quite a few can