Treating Bruises (Contusions)

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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

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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 […]

Physicians Immediate Care Achieves UCA Accreditation

Accredited Urgent Care Center

Physicians Immediate Care has achieved the Urgent Care Association of America (UCA) Accredited Urgent Care designation, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. UCAOA Accreditation is the first of its kind to recognize not only the traditional accreditation process of quality and safety but also to specifically embrace the unique scope of services […]

Treating Dog Bites

treating a dog bite

Many dog bites are minor. Some, however, can cause serious complications. With any animal bite, infection is one of the primary concerns. It’s important to recognize when a dog bite requires medical attention. You should see a doctor for a dog bite if: The dog that bit you seems sick, is acting strangely, or may […]

Treating Abrasions

Treating an abrasion

Abrasions, also known as scrapes, are wounds where one or more layers of your skin have been removed by rubbing or tearing. Most scrapes don’t bleed a lot, and they typically heal quickly. A minor scrape can be treated at home by keeping the wound clean while it heals. If the scrape is large, deep, […]

What to Know About Pink Eye

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Are your eyes itchy, swollen, and pink? If so, you may be suffering from conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. Pink eye is frequently associated with children, but it is a common problem for people of all ages. “Anyone can get pink eye, but preschoolers, schoolchildren, college students, teachers, and daycare workers are particularly at […]

Arthritis: What You Need to Know

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Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can become worse with age. Arthritis is very common, affecting over 3 million people in the US each year, making it the most common chronic illness in the United States and the nation’s number one cause of disability. There are over 100 […]

A Full-Body Guide to Spotting Cancer

Cancer RIbbons

About two out of five people will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their life. As cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms. Detecting cancer early optimizes the chances of recovery. Because cancer can affect almost every part of your body, it’s important […]

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