5 Top Questions about Sunburn

Summer is drawing to an end, so you’ll probably find yourself trying to soak up every last bit of sunshine while you can. A few hours in the sun can be great for your health: it can have a positive impact on your exercise habits, vitamin D levels, and improve your overall mood. But sun […]



Hepatitis

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, and Physicians Immediate Care wants to do our part to provide some facts on Hepatitis and why it’s important to educate you and your loved ones. What Is Hepatitis? “Hepatitis” refers to an inflammation of the liver, typically caused by a virus.  The group of viral infections affects the […]


Employee Spotlight – July 2017

“Lisa Carani is a nurse practitioner at Physicians Immediate Care in our Elgin location, and has been a valued member of the team since October 2015.  She always goes above and beyond for all her patients, but also contributes to patient care outside of her normal responsibilities by guiding, coaching and teaching the team all to […]


Getting and Staying Healthy This Summer

We all know that nutrition is a hugely important part of losing weight. What we ingest – and how much – significantly affects whether we gain, lose, or maintain our weight. We also know that the typical American diet is high in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar, and low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, […]


Water Safety Tips

July is Water Safety Month Swimming is the most popular summer activity, but it can also be a very dangerous one. An average of 10 people drown each day in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Furthermore, drowning is the No. 1 cause of death for children younger than 5. Fortunately, there are many […]


6 Facts You May Not Know About the Physical

Sports and School Physicals

Summer is the time for physical activity – running, biking, swimming – and it’s also the perfect time for a physical. Of course, it’s smart to get a routine checkup to ensure you can stay active all summer long, but it’s also wise to get those back-to-school physicals completed now – especially if your child […]


Summer Festivals & First Aid

We’re in the community this summer! Physicians Immediate Care participates in a wide array of local community events to help educate our community members on the many health care services offered in our clinics, so if there is ever a need for urgent care, they will know that we are their neighborhood provider. First Aid […]


How to Handle Hemorrhoids

A hemorrhoid is undoubtedly one of the most uncomfortable medical issues that a person can experience. Unfortunately, hemorrhoids are NOT uncommon, with 3 out of 4 adults suffering from hemorrhoids at some point in their lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic. What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your lower rectum and anus. Occasionally […]


PIC Tips for Healthy International Travel

May is among the most popular months for international travel, and if you’re planning your own exotic vacation, don’t neglect your health while trying to stuff those shirts into your luggage. Follow these five health tips for international travel to make sure your trip is a memorable one for all the right reasons. Bring Cash […]


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