Move It and Lose It

Bike Path

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 Anniversary Blog

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

Dr. Koehler treating a patient

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

weights and a green apple

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

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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 […]

Physicians Immediate Care Sponsors Local STEM Programs

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We’re in the Community! Physicians Immediate Care is not just a company; we are also part of our local communities. In addition to providing our patients with remarkable care, Physicians Immediate Care is committed to supporting our local community organizations and schools. A new initiative in 2017 is for Physicians Immediate Care to sponsor and […]

Physicians Immediate Care Opens Clinic in Alsip, IL

Alsip Urgent Care

(BLUE ISLAND, IL) – In a move designed to increase access and help patients better manage their healthcare, Physicians Immediate Care has announced that they will operate an immediate care and occupational medicine facility in Alsip, IL. The state-of-the-art clinic, located at 4800 W 129th Street, will be open seven days a week with patient-friendly […]

Benefits of Drinking Water

Glass beading with cold water and lemon

When starting a weight loss plan, people tend to focus on food: What should I eat? How much of it? And when? While nutrition is, as we know, a hugely important part of losing weight, proper hydration can be just as crucial to your weight loss journey. Why is this? Let’s break it down. Hydration is […]

Heart Disease Awareness

Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Physicians Immediate Care is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented when people make […]

Physicians Immediate Care Achieves UCAOA Accreditation

Accredited Urgent Care Center

Physicians Immediate Care has achieved the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) 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 provided […]

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