How to Handle Hemorrhoids

A hemorrhoid is undoubtedly one of the most uncomfortable medical issues that a person can experience. Unfortunately, hemorrhoids are NOT uncommon, with 3 out of 4 adults suffering from hemorrhoids at some point in their lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic. What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your lower rectum and anus. Occasionally […]


How much does urgent care cost?

The cost of a visit to the emergency room or an urgent care center can vary based on where you are geographically, whether you are in-network or out of network, and which location you visit. For non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, urgent care centers can typically offer substantial cost savings over a visit to the ER. […]


Physicians Immediate Care’s 30th Anniversary!

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

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 […]


What to Know About Pertussis

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. It is characterized by a severe cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like a “whoop.” Pertussis spreads easily between individuals through droplets caused by coughing or sneezing but can be prevented by immunization. Symptoms Once infected […]