Can You Go to Urgent Care for a UTI?

You may be surprised to learn that most cases of urinary tract infection aren’t severe enough to warrant an emergency-room visit – but often the pain and discomfort they bring can certainly make it seem like they do. UTIs are among the most common infections in the US, afflicting over 3 million men and women […]


Physicians Immediate Care Acquires Now Care in Dixon, IL

(DIXON, IL) – Physicians Immediate Care and KSB Hospital have announced the acquisition of the Now Care facility in Dixon, IL. Now Care’s Dixon location will be closing their doors on Sunday, September 24, 2017, and current patients & clients will be directed to Physicians Immediate Care’s existing clinic, affiliated with KSB Hospital and located […]



Fear Not, Get a Shot!

Despite the high temperatures of the last few weeks, it’s important to remember that flu season is quickly approaching – and it’s not too early to get your flu shot. (And you’ll certainly prefer it to getting the flu.) Nevertheless, there’s still a lot of Americans who fail to get their shot. During the 2014-15 […]


Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can become worse with age. Arthritis is very common, affecting over 3 million people in the US each year, making it the most common chronic illness in the United States and the nation’s number one cause of disability. There are over 100 […]


World Mosquito Day

August 20th was World Mosquito Day. It might seem odd to dedicate a day to the deadliest animal in the world, but it’s not celebrating mosquitoes, rather it’s commemorating the discovery that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. That fact may be common knowledge today, but it wasn’t 120 years ago, when Ronald Ross, a British […]


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 […]


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