UTI or STD? How to Tell the Difference

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Frequent, urgent trips to the washroom along with pelvic pain and a burning sensation during urination could mean a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it could also be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia or gonorrhea. Because UTIs share symptoms with some STDs, many people incorrectly assume they have a UTI when they really […]

Understanding Urgent Care and Your Medical Insurance

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When planning a visit to an urgent care clinic like Physicians Immediate Care, patients often have questions about the costs and about their medical insurance coverage. We will answer the most frequently asked questions so you know what to expect during your visit. Does urgent care take insurance? If you’ve ever wondered if your insurance […]

Sprain vs. Strain

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Maybe you slid into home a little too fast? Or overextended your back helping with a move over the weekend? If you’re experiencing pain, bruising, swelling, or inflammation, Physicians Immediate Care is here to help. According to Dr. Terry Buzzard, Medical Director at Physicians Immediate Care, “It is important for the injury to be evaluated […]

Foot Pain Causes and Treatment

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There are many conditions that can cause pain in the feet, and the symptoms can have a major impact on everyday life. Effective treatment requires the right diagnosis and advice from an experienced healthcare provider. If you are experiencing foot pain, it’s a good idea to visit a clinic as soon as possible. This will […]

How to know if you have a Sinus Infection or Cold

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When you have a cough, runny nose and fever, how can you tell whether it’s a cold or a sinus infection? You’ve likely heard the term “the common cold,” but probably not “the common sinus infection.” Keep that in mind: while colds happen frequently, acute bacterial sinus infections are much more infrequent, and usually occur […]

10 Reasons to Bring Drug Testing to Your Workplace

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Alcohol and drug abuse may be affecting your business, and you might not even know it. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 70% of all illicit drug users between the ages of 18-49 are employed full-time. In the full-time workforce, 6.6% of workers are heavy drinkers, with occasional drinkers causing 60% […]

Cyst and Abscess Treatment and Removal

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Cysts and abscesses are fluid-filled lumps that can form anywhere on the body. To the untrained eye, they can be hard to tell apart. Both cysts and abscesses can be uncomfortable, and may require medical treatment. What is a cyst? Cysts are sacs or cavities filled with fluid or pus. They can appear on your […]

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