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 […]

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, […]

State of the Art Influenza Testing

We’re excited to announce that Physicians Immediate Care is now using Alere™ influenza testing to better care for our patients. This state of the art technology is significantly faster and more accurate than other commonly used molecular tests. Physicians Immediate Care is committed to bringing you quick, convenient care without compromising quality. The Alere™ test […]

Flu Shot FAQ

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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 […]

Sinus Infection or Cold?

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When you have a cough, runny nose and fever, how can you tell whether it’s a cold or a sinus infection? You’ve likely heard the term “the common cold,” but probably not “the common sinus infection.” Keep that in mind: while colds happen frequently, acute bacterial sinus infections are much more infrequent, and usually occur […]

Preventing the Flu

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  Influenza—commonly known as “the flu”—is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the influenza virus. In the U.S., between 5-20% of the population gets the flu annually. Usually it is mild, but it can become quite severe. In fact, over 200,000 adults and children are hospitalized due to the flu each year. If you […]