Direct Access to Physical Therapy is Here – No Prescription Required

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Illinois is now the 27th state to allow direct access to physical therapy, thanks to a legislative change that came into effect on August 16, 2018. Patients can now skip the doctor and head straight to an Illinois-licensed physical therapist for evaluation and treatment, without the need for a prescription or referral. Physicians Immediate Care […]

Teaching Healthy Living Through Children’s Theater

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At Physicians Immediate Care, we believe that when the habits for a healthy lifestyle are developed at a young age, healthier and happier lives are the result. And of course, for those who are young in years or young at heart, fun is an essential element for learning! We care about the health of our […]

Partnering with Employers to Offer Pre-Employment Physical Exams

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Partnering with Employers to Offer Pre-Employment Physical Exams Pre-employment physical exams are becoming increasingly common, particularly in businesses within manufacturing, distribution, and trucking, that need to ensure their applicants can perform the physical demands of the job. Specifically, what this means is an employer can make an applicant’s job offer conditional upon that individual passing […]

Рrісklу Неаt Rаsh

Рrісklу hеаt, аlsо knоwn аs mіlіаrіа оr hеаt rаsh, іs а skіn соndіtіоn thаt оссurs іn hоt аnd humіd wеаthеr соndіtіоns whеn smаll раrtісlеs оf swеаt blосk thе swеаt glаnds саusіng а rаsh tо арреаr оn а fеw bоdіlу аrеаs. Іt саn аffесt реорlе оf аnу аgе, but іnfаnts аnd сhіldrеn аrе еsресіаllу susсерtіblе tо […]

Poison Ivy

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Poison ivy is a plant that’s found on four different continents on our planet, and it’s the only cause of poison ivy rash. The poison ivy plant has a sap that contains an oil known as urushiol which is the primary irritant causing the allergic rash and reactions. Touching or brushing against the plant or […]

Treating Back Pain

Treating Back Pain Back pain is a common ailment that can arise from a number of different causes, including accidents, muscle strains, spine structure problems, sports injuries, and poor posture. Most causes of back pain are not major concerns, but certain symptoms may indicate a serious problem. See one of our expert physicians at Physicians […]

Do you have an upper respiratory tract infection?

Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are typically caused by a viral infection (in approximately .5 – 2% of cases it is caused by a bacterial infection) and affect the nose, throat, and airways. URIs are among the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor and, on average, infect around 300 million Americans per […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and a leading cause of death from cancer. This cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting […]

Flu Update

Even though we’ve had a fair share of warmer days this winter, don’t let the mild temperatures lead you to think there’s an equally mild risk of flu this season. In fact, according to the CDC, throughout February, the flu has been “high and widespread across most of the nation.” Compared to previous flu seasons, […]

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