• 01 2017 December

    Boerhaave Syndrome in a 41-Year-Old Female

    Urgent message: While Boerhaave syndrome is a rare finding, a relatively high number of cases may present in the urgent care setting. As such, awareness of and vigilance for related symptoms are essential to taking a proper history and, ultimately,

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    Urgent message: While Boerhaave syndrome is a rare finding, a relatively high number of cases may present in the urgent care setting. As such, awareness of and vigilance for related symptoms are essential to taking a proper history and, ultimately,

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  • 01 2017 December

    Approach to Ingested Foreign Bodies in Children

    Urgent message: Less than one out of a hundred cases of children ingesting foreign bodies requires surgical intervention. Identifying which children that could apply to, which need endoscopic removal, and those who can wait for spontaneous passage is an essential

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    Urgent message: Less than one out of a hundred cases of children ingesting foreign bodies requires surgical intervention. Identifying which children that could apply to, which need endoscopic removal, and those who can wait for spontaneous passage is an essential

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  • 01 2017 December

    How Urgent Care Cultivates Competition in Healthcare

    Urgent message: U.S. healthcare has been a monolith of inefficiency, limited access, and untenable costs for decades, due mainly to a lack of healthy competition. Today’s healthcare landscape, however, spurred by converging market forces, is rapidly evolving into a competitive

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    Urgent message: U.S. healthcare has been a monolith of inefficiency, limited access, and untenable costs for decades, due mainly to a lack of healthy competition. Today’s healthcare landscape, however, spurred by converging market forces, is rapidly evolving into a competitive

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  • 21 2017 November

    To Lease or Buy Medical Equipment: What’s Best for Your Practice?

    Urgent message: Give ample consideration to the key factors—your credit history, taxes, technology, the cost of maintenance, and what your business truly needs—before deciding whether buying or leasing equipment is best for your urgent care operation. Alan A. Ayers, MBA,

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    Urgent message: Give ample consideration to the key factors—your credit history, taxes, technology, the cost of maintenance, and what your business truly needs—before deciding whether buying or leasing equipment is best for your urgent care operation. Alan A. Ayers, MBA,

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  • 07 2017 November

    Respirator Fit Exams Breathe New Life into Occ Med Urgent Care Offerings

    Urgent Message: Urgent care centers that offer occupational medicine services play an important role in protecting the safety of the nation’s workforce. One such service—offering respiratory fit testing—constitutes an important element of that mission while also creating a distinct revenue

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    Urgent Message: Urgent care centers that offer occupational medicine services play an important role in protecting the safety of the nation’s workforce. One such service—offering respiratory fit testing—constitutes an important element of that mission while also creating a distinct revenue

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  • 31 2017 October

    The Potential Role of Urgent Care in Addressing the Opiate Epidemic

    Urgent message: Opioid abuse, addiction, and resultant deaths have drawn the attention of both the medical community and legislative bodies from the local health department to the White House. Urgent care is a frequent destination for addicts trying to secure

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    Urgent message: Opioid abuse, addiction, and resultant deaths have drawn the attention of both the medical community and legislative bodies from the local health department to the White House. Urgent care is a frequent destination for addicts trying to secure

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  • 24 2017 October

    Legal Restriction of Urgent Care Businesses by Municipalities

     Urgent Message: As some municipalities have considered placing—or have already placed—restrictions on the opening of new urgent care centers in their communities, urgent care developers should understand the legality and business impact of such local moratoria. Alan A. Ayers, MBA,

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     Urgent Message: As some municipalities have considered placing—or have already placed—restrictions on the opening of new urgent care centers in their communities, urgent care developers should understand the legality and business impact of such local moratoria. Alan A. Ayers, MBA,

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  • 10 2017 October

    How to Make Workplace Meetings More Productive

    Urgent message: Despite most employees’ abhorrence to meetings, they indeed serve a valuable organizational purpose. The key is to keep them short, focused, free of distractions, and actionable. Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for

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    Urgent message: Despite most employees’ abhorrence to meetings, they indeed serve a valuable organizational purpose. The key is to keep them short, focused, free of distractions, and actionable. Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for

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An 18-Year-Old Female with Sudden-Onset Chest Pain

An 18-year-old female presents to your urgent care center complaining of sudden-onset, sharp chest pain. She denies any trauma. View the image taken and consider

November 14, 2017

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Implement Scalable, Repeatable Processes to Grow Your Practice

Urgent message: Patients may find it difficult to understand when it makes the most sense to visit your urgent care locations if the level of

December 12, 2017
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The Potential Role of Urgent Care in Addressing the Opiate Epidemic

Urgent message: Opioid abuse, addiction, and resultant deaths have drawn the attention of both the medical community and legislative bodies from the local health department to the White House. Urgent care is a frequent destination for addicts trying to secure drugs illicitly—but it also has the potential to be the

October 31, 2017
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How Urgent Care Cultivates Competition in Healthcare

Urgent message: U.S. healthcare has been a monolith of inefficiency, limited access, and untenable costs for decades, due mainly to a lack of healthy competition. Today’s healthcare landscape, however, spurred by converging market forces, is rapidly evolving into a competitive marketplace, with urgent care being one of the key catalysts

December 1, 2017

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