Urgent care clinicians and owners are ratcheting up efforts to enlighten their potential patient base on the benefits and value of urgent care. Local media outlets have been awash recently in physician-penned articles explaining what presenting complaints can be managedRead More
High deductibles may be keeping some patients from getting the care they really need—clearly a risk for them but also a possible impediment to healthcare reform in the U.S., according to a new study published in the New England JournalRead More
GoNow Doctors is making good on its vow to keep growing in the urgent care sector, having just purchased Medac Health Services in the Wilmington, NC area. The four clinics, including one that offers occupational medicine services, will continue toRead More
Healthcare costs are proving to be the ruin of too many people in the U.S., highlighting the need for urgent care to present itself as a viable, high-quality alternative to budget-breaking trips to the emergency room. Facts: Medical bankruptcy, whichRead More
The West Virginia House of Delegates has approved a bill that would give advanced practice registered nurses more authority to treat patients and prescribe medications without a physician’s supervision. If the state senate also passes the “Nurse Practitioners Bill,” WestRead More
Identifying and providing care for an underserved population may hold untold benefits for urgent care operators. In the case of Cliníca Médicos in Chattanooga, TN, that meant focusing on Spanish-speaking residents. Now the clinic is about to double in sizeRead More
One of the retail health sector’s key selling points—convenience—may partially negate its perceived cost benefit vs urgent care or the emergency room. A new study published in Health Affairs reveals that use of retail clinics actually led to higher overallRead More
Some healthcare facilities may view urgent care as the competition, but there’s mutual benefit to establishing complementary relationships among local providers and settings, not to mention patients and employers. That’s the message Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc Practice Velocity willRead More