• The Future of Urgent Care Centers

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    It should come as no surprise that urgent care facilities are rapidly growing and developing all over the country. A growth spurt for family health clinic centers began in the 1990s and is still continuing today. This growth has been fueled by frustration with emergency room wait times and the unavailability of primary care appointments. The public’s desire for quick and inexpensive medical care shows that the urgent care industry is only going to keep growing larger.

    For many patients, after hours urgent care facilities are their primary place to go for medical care. More and more people are choosing these after hours urgent care facilities, especially due to their availability on weekends and evening Continue Reading

  • The Basics of STD Testing

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    Many people are under the impression that the United States has a reliable and efficient health care system. While it’s true that we have the technology, not everyone can afford the best care. Aside from that, according to current data, the U.S. needs about 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025 to meet our healthcare needs. Between our population growth and lack of physicians, our doctor’s offices are becoming more and more congested every day. Between 2003 and 2009, the mean wait time in ERs went up by a quarter, from 46.5 minutes to 58.1 minutes. What can we do to alleviate this issue?

    It’s important to understand that testing for certain diseases, such as STD’s, does not need to be done in a physician’s office; STD testing Continue Reading