Daily Archives February 27, 2014

Can You Benefit from Going to an Urgent Care Center Instead of the ER?

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last five years, you undoubtedly realize that the United States is in the middle of a healthcare crisis, even following the panacea that the Affordable Care Act was supposed to be. As Forbes points out, between healthcare disparity between minority and majority groups, corruption in hospitals, and the rising costs of medicine and care, Americans are losing trillions a year on healthcare.

Needless to say, we need whatever help we can find to combat this crisis. For many in the industry, from family doctors to those specializing in occupational medicine, urgent care centers represent a bright light in the darkness.

The Rise of the Urgent Care Center
Since 2008, urgent care centers, commonly referred to as walk-in clinics, have se

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Three Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Center

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Did you know that there are an estimated 6,800 urgent care centers in the United States? Urgent care facilities are designed to treat non-life-threatening medical conditions, and this has allowed urgent care to become a practical alternative to the emergency room. Since 110 million patients visit the emergency room each year, urgent care is a convenient way to help reduce ER crowding.

1. Variety of treatment. Immediate care facilities are designed to treat several types of minor medical conditions. Strains, sprains, food poisoning, concussions, upper respiratory illnesses, fractures, and lacerations, for example, can all be treated at an urgent care center. In addition, many of these