Employee Spotlight – May 2017

“Xavier is a hard worker, team player, and takes the initiative to get daily tasks done. He rooms patients with care and they appreciate his caring nature. He goes above and beyond on a daily basis. We are happy to have him as part of our team.” – Irma Grantt, Multi-site Manager


Indoor & Outdoor Allergy Symptoms

Are itchy eyes, a runny nose, or other allergy symptoms getting you down? Don’t worry – Physicians Immediate Care is here to help. From hay fever to sinus pressure, we’ll cure your worries so you can breathe easy, every season, indoors and out! What are allergies? You experience allergy symptoms when your immune system reacts […]


Who Said Turkey Burgers Had to Be Bland and Boring?

Turkey Burger

Who Said Turkey Burgers Had to Be Bland and Boring? Alternatives to traditional ground beef hamburgers are nothing new. The only “new” thing on the burger front is that a ground turkey does not mean boring! Wait… what? You read right! No more bland and boring turkey burgers! All kidding aside, here’s how I make […]


How much does urgent care cost?

The cost of a visit to the emergency room or an urgent care center can vary based on where you are geographically, whether you are in-network or out of network, and which location you visit. For non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, urgent care centers can typically offer substantial cost savings over a visit to the ER. […]


Physical Fitness and Sports

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month People of all ages and body types can benefit from regular physical activity. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Here are just a few benefits of physical activity: Children and adolescents – Physical […]


Move It and Lose It

Just 10 Minutes a Day Can Do the Trick! Aerobic exercise — or “cardio,” short for cardiovascular — defines any low-intensity physical activity supported by aerobic metabolism. In plain terms: cardio involves moving your body, repeatedly, for a sustained period of time. Cardio is an important part of being healthy and losing weight. Why? It’s […]


Physicians Immediate Care’s 30th Anniversary!

Physicians Immediate Care is celebrating our 30th anniversary! Dr. Koehler, on April 15th, 1987 opened the first Physicians Immediate Care clinic on Morsay Drive in Rockford, Illinois. Dr. Koehler and his subsequent partners, Dr. Buzzard and Dr. Stern, were pioneers in recognizing the need for not only immediate care services but occupational health services. For […]


Dr. John Koehler Receives Prestigious Humanitarian Award

Each year, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) presents an elite group of medical providers with a series of prestigious awards. We are very proud that our own John Koehler, MD has received the 2017 Humanitarian Award. John Koehler, MD, has an esteemed reputation for his humanitarian work in the international community. A strong […]


Lift Weight to Lose Weight

You might hear “weightlifting” or “weight training” and think of hulking muscles and professional wrestlers. If you are trying to trim inches and shed pounds, you might also — understandably — think weightlifting has nothing to offer you. This is an unfortunate and widely held misconception we need to correct, pronto. Anyone can utilize weightlifting […]


Alcohol Awareness

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types […]


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