Preventing the Flu

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  Influenza—commonly known as “the flu”—is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the influenza virus. In the U.S., between 5-20% of the population gets the flu annually. Usually, it is mild, but it can become quite severe. In fact, over 200,000 adults and children are hospitalized due to the flu each year. If […]

Welcome Fox Valley Medicine

We are now in-network with BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois HMO medical group – Fox Valley Medicine If you belong to the BCBS-IL medical group – Fox Valley Medicine, you do not need a referral to visit any one of our urgent care locations in Illinois.  Standard office visit co-pay only! Between family, work, and an […]

Flu Update 2019

Flu Season Graphic

Fall is the time for crisp air, colorful leaves, pumpkin spice flavors, longer nights, and, unfortunately, the flu. Starting now and ending around May, America’s flu season has begun. To help you and your family enjoy the months ahead without getting sick, now is the time to start taking precautions against the flu. What can […]

What to Know About Whooping Cough

Medications at Physicians Immediate Care

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. It is characterized by a severe cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like a “whoop.” Pertussis spreads easily between individuals through droplets caused by coughing or sneezing but can be prevented by immunization. Reserve Your Time […]

Preventing Anemia

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Anemia is a condition where there are not enough healthy red blood cells to supply the body’s tissues with all the oxygen they need. Red blood cells pick up oxygen from the lungs and travel through your body to deliver it to your body tissues. When you do not have enough red blood cells, or […]

Tuberculosis Testing

Tuberculosis Testing at Physicians Immediate Care

What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an airborne infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This infectious disease most commonly affects the lungs, but other parts of the body can become infected as well. In most cases, people carrying tuberculosis bacteria do not have symptoms and are not contagious. When symptoms […]

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 […]

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 at any one of our Chicagoland locations. Between family, work, and an ever-growing to-do list, you have enough on […]

Fear Not, Get a Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot Message

Despite the warm temperatures of the last few weeks, it’s important to remember that flu season is quickly approaching – and it’s time to to get your flu shot. (And you’ll certainly prefer it to getting the flu.)  The CDC estimates that, from October 1, 2018, through May 4, 2019, there had been: 37.4 million […]

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