Newest COVID-19 Variants

New COVID-19 Variants

Over time, it’s normal for a virus to evolve through mutation. This has happened to the SARS-CoV-2 virus many times, leading to several notable COVID-19 variants. Delta Variant The Delta variant causes more severe illness and may be more easily transmissible than previous variants. It was first identified in late 2020 and spread rapidly. The […]

Cyst and Abscess Treatment and Removal

cyst removal

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 […]

Treating Fractures and Dislocations

arm in cast

Fractures and dislocations can occur when a hard impact injures a bone or joint. A fracture is a break or crack in the bone. Dislocation is when two bones move out of place at their connecting joint. Fractures and dislocations are often emergency situations. For injuries to large bones and joints, especially when the bone […]

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tag

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a benign growth that hangs off the skin’s surface by a thin stalk. These common growths contain fat and collagen fibers. They sometimes also contain small blood vessels and nerve cells. They first appear as small bumps, usually the same color as your skin. Some skin […]

COVID Test for Travel

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When and Where to Get Your COVID-19 Test for Travel   Are you planning a trip? If so, you may need a COVID-19 test. Many countries currently require proof that you don’t have COVID-19 before you enter, including the United States. This rule applies to U.S. citizens returning from other countries, too. There are a […]

Cortisone Shots

Cortisone shot for pain

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, elbow, knee, or hands. Cortisone shots can be used to help treat many conditions, including bursitis, gout, tendinitis, trigger finger, and several […]

Treating Bruises (Contusions)

Woman with bruise

A bruise, also called a contusion, is a common injury resulting from damage to the small blood vessels beneath the skin. When the blood leaks out and collects near the surface, the skin becomes discolored. When to See a Doctor for a Bruise Most bruises are minor. If you’ve bumped into something and have a bruise, […]

Clearing Up the Confusion on Types of COVID Testing

covid testing choices

When getting tested for COVID-19, it’s common to have questions about the types of tests, how they work, and their accuracy. This article covers the different types of COVID testing, including the tests provided by Physicians Immediate Care to support your health.       There are two types of tests available: antigen testing and […]

Who Will I See During My Visit?

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When you’re feeling under the weather and can’t wait for an appointment with your primary care doctor, our experienced medical team can help you feel better. We focus on getting you in as quickly as possible, but we never rush care. Our friendly and knowledgeable providers take the time to listen, explain, and answer all of your […]

STD Testing

Reserve Your Time   Should I Get Tested for an STD? If you’re sexually active (or planning to be), it’s always a good idea to get tested. Even if you’re in a monogamous relationship. The better question to ask is, “How often should I get tested?” And deciding whether or not to get tested shouldn’t […]

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