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

Diagram of blood cells to demonstrate anemia

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 […]

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 Chicagoland urgent care locations. Between family, work, and an ever-growing to-do list, you have enough on your plate. When immediate illnesses and […]

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 […]

Flu Shot FAQ

flu shot reminder

The flu shot is a seasonal vaccine that protects against the 3 or 4 influenza viruses that will be most common during the upcoming flu season. In the United States, flu season can begin as early as October and as late as May. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and […]

Direct Access to Physical Therapy is Here – No Prescription Required

Physical Therapist adjusting back

Skip the doctor and head straight to any one of our clinics that offer physical therapy and be evaluated and treated by one of our licensed physical therapists.  No need for a prescription or referral! Using non-invasive, non-addictive methods such as massage, heat treatment, and guided exercise, physical therapy can reduce pain and treat certain […]

Cortisone Shots

man with joint pain in his knee

What is a cortisone shot? A cortisone shot is an injection that is used to relieve pain and inflammation in a localized area of the body – usually joints such as the shoulder, foot, knee, or hands. Cortisone shots can be used to help treat many conditions, including bursitis, gout, tendinitis, trigger finger and several […]

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