Taking Care of Your Blood Pressure

blood pressure

Blood pressure is a force that we need to move blood through our bodies. For most adults, normal healthy blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg. Blood pressure that is too high or too low can cause serious health problems and even death. Recent guidelines say that high blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood […]

Is it a Cold, COVID-19, or a Sinus Infection?

Cold, COVID-19, or a Sinus Infection

Updated May 2022 One of the challenging things about recognizing COVID-19 and other illnesses is that they can share some of the same symptoms. Many articles have been written comparing the symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza, as these two illnesses have perhaps the most in common. But many symptoms of COVID-19 also resemble those of […]

COVID Treatments

COVID antiviral medication

At Physicians Immediate Care, we test for COVID and offer treatment at the same time. Early treatment intervention for COVID is vital because antiviral medicines for COVID-19 must be started within five days of a positive test or symptoms. Our patients can get tested, receive a physical exam, and receive COVID treatment, if recommended, all […]

Newest COVID-19 Variants

New COVID-19 Variants

Over time, it’s normal for a virus to evolve through mutation. This has happened to the SARS-CoV-2 virus many times, leading to several notable COVID-19 variants. Delta Variant The Delta variant causes more severe illness and may be more easily transmissible than previous variants. It was first identified in late 2020 and spread rapidly. The […]

Treating Hand Injuries or Hand Swelling

hand swelling

Hand Injuries There are many types of injuries that can affect your hands and wrists. Injuries arising from an impact are considered acute and can be sudden and painful. These include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and injuries to tendons or ligaments. These conditions should be treated promptly for the best recovery.  Chronic hand conditions can […]

Treating Fractures and Dislocations

arm in cast

Fractures and dislocations can occur when a hard impact injures a bone or joint. A fracture is a break or crack in the bone. Dislocation is when two bones move out of place at their connecting joint. Fractures and dislocations are often emergency situations. For injuries to large bones and joints, especially when the bone […]

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tag

What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a benign growth that hangs off the skin’s surface by a thin stalk. These common growths contain fat and collagen fibers. They sometimes also contain small blood vessels and nerve cells. They first appear as small bumps, usually the same color as your skin. Some skin […]

Treating Bruises (Contusions)

Woman with bruise

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

covid testing choices

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 […]

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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