4 Ways Running Improves Your Health

By late March most Midwesterners are looking for any excuse to get outdoors. With increasing temperatures, an extra hour of sunshine (on most days), and calmer climates, now is a great time to think about running your first race!  Whether you are a seasoned runner covering many miles, or a running novice, Springtime races are […]

Welcome Advocate Members

We are now in network with all Advocate Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO Networks. If you are an Advocate member you do not need a referral to visit any one of our urgent care locations. Between family, work and an ever-growing to-do list, you have enough on your plate. When immediate illnesses and […]

Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when one or both sides of your toenail grow into the skin beneath it. This common condition is typically painful and can lead to infection if not treated right away. Reserve Your Time What causes ingrown toenails? There are several reasons that ingrown toenails occur. One of the most common causes […]

Mononucleosis Diagnosis and Treatment

What is mono (mononucleosis)? Mono, short for mononucleosis, is an infectious disease most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is frequently spread through saliva, which is why it’s often called the “kissing disease.” However, kissing isn’t the only way you can catch the virus, which is carried through bodily fluids. It can be […]

Pre-Operative Physical Exams

When you learn that you need surgery, it can be challenging to prepare yourself mentally for the procedure. But mental preparation isn’t the only thing you’ll need to do to get ready for your surgery. Before your operation, it’s essential to give the surgeon insight you’re your health and possible risks of the procedure.  This […]

Back Pain Treatment: What to Expect

Back pain can range from minor discomfort to severe or chronic pain that can significantly impact everyday life. At Physicians Immediate Care, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating the causes and symptoms of back pain. Our qualified health care professionals help you work towards the best possible recovery and promote the long-term health of […]

F^3 Lake Half Marathon & 5K

Winter in Chicago brings frigid temps, cold and flu season, football, sleet, snow, and for some, the F^3 Lake Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Physicians Immediate Care.  While most Chicagoans are wrapped up in multiple layers of clothes, huddled under warm blankets, or staying toasty near a fireplace, a group of dedicated runners, adventurers, […]

Do you have a stomach bug or food poisoning?

You feel a sickness in your stomach, your body aches, and you have a fever. You wonder how it could have happened. Was it that oddly chewy pork tenderloin you had for lunch or that fellow from yesterday’s meeting who coughed into his hand before you shook it? Do you have a stomach bug or […]

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