Sometimes It’s Not Prescribing, but Taking Away Medications That Saves a Life

Sometimes It’s Not Prescribing, but Taking Away Medications That Saves a Life

Unfortunately, many patients become unknowing conduits to illicit use of prescription drugs, consequent addiction, and sometimes even death. They receive an appropriate prescription for, say, an opioid pain medication that they take responsibly for as long as necessary. Then they put the remaining pills back in the medicine cabinet, where anyone in the house can get hold of them and take them recreationally or to feed an addiction. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration created the …

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They’ll Come for the Free Sports Physical, but Return Later to Pay for Care

They’ll Come for the Free Sports Physical, but Return Later to Pay for Care

A provider’s time is tight in urgent care. Margins can be, too. But time you put aside to give away your services in measured quantities can wind up paying great dividends down the road. Xpress Wellness Urgent Care is investing in that concept by offering free sports physicals for student athletes in the Duncan, OK area this fall. Anyone taking them up on the offer even gets to go online to pick a time that’s …

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If the Patient Can’t Come to Urgent Care, Why Not Bring Urgent Care to the Patient?

If the Patient Can’t Come to Urgent Care, Why Not Bring Urgent Care to the Patient?

Urgent care offers convenience that’s just not feasible in a traditional primary care practice, at a price far lower than the emergency room would charge for the same acuity-level of care. That’s why it’s caught on. Similarly, urgent care providers who offer occupational medicine services have found success in offering those benefits to local businesses, especially those whose work force engages in physical labor or has a public safety aspect to it (such as warehouses …

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Your Expertise Can Be a Powerful Promotional Tool in the Community

Your Expertise Can Be a Powerful Promotional Tool in the Community

Vaping seems to be linked to pulmonary disease—even killing some patients. Vaccine-preventable diseases like measles are reappearing in alarming numbers. Flu season is coming, and the public needs to be reminded that they need to wash their hands regularly and stay home from work if they have symptoms that could be the result of influenza infection. More and more, healthcare news is mainstream news, and local television stations, cable news outlets, online publications, and newspapers …

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Build Strong Relationships by Stepping Up When Your Community Needs You—Like NOW

Build Strong Relationships by Stepping Up When Your Community Needs You—Like NOW

Urgent care providers want to help people. That’s why they chose their profession—and there may no better time to put that instinct front and center than when a community is in dire need. The interesting thing is, even if you put your “usual” way of doing business on hold you can still wind up initiating or solidifying relationships with the people who keep your business afloat. Take what one urgent care provider is doing for …

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The Real Winner of the ‘Game of the Week’ Could Be the Sponsor. Interested?

The Real Winner of the ‘Game of the Week’ Could Be the Sponsor. Interested?

Odds are you don’t care that Las Cruces trounced Manzano in early-season Albuquerque high school football last week. Truth be told, most area residents outside of those two school communities probably couldn’t care less, either. Guess what, though? Leading into a recap of the game on KRQE News 13, the audience saw a full screen of text screaming “Week 1: Game of the Week—NextCare Urgent Care.” Nearly 700,000 television viewers (also known as prospective patients) …

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Building Partnerships Can Turn Unknown Neighbors into Loyal Customers

Building Partnerships Can Turn Unknown Neighbors into Loyal Customers

ChoiceOne Urgent Care in Forest Hill, MD is taking a back-to-school community donation program to the next level by hosting a party that will bring generous neighbors together to benefit others—while at the same time getting to know ChoiceOne staff and checking out the facility. ChoiceOne and its partner, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, enlisted local media to invite the public to a Back to School Bash, to which they were encouraged to bring donated …

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Reaching Out to Young Patients in Need of Comfort Benefits Them, the Community—and You

Reaching Out to Young Patients in Need of Comfort Benefits Them, the Community—and You

Providing care for children sometimes means doing more than assessing health concerns. Something as simple as a stuffed animal can lessen the pain of a traumatic experience, such as a house fire or a natural disaster, and remind a child that even strangers care and are eager to provide comfort when it’s needed most. It also speaks volumes to their parents, who are likely to be extremely grateful—and to remember who took an extra step …

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Teach Families About Urgent Care by Helping Disadvantaged Kids Prepare for the School Year

Teach Families About Urgent Care by Helping Disadvantaged Kids Prepare for the School Year

It’s only August, but some regions of the country have already had their back-to-school days. Others are just now seeing advertisements for blockbuster sales of school supplies. For some families, though, those promotions serve as a painful reminder that new supplies are out of reach for their children. Dayton (NV) Urgent Care has taken notice of this and is trying to ease the load by collecting community donations of backpacks and school supplies appropriate for …

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Drive-by Promotions May Help Patients Choose the Right Care Setting—Including Yours

Drive-by Promotions May Help Patients Choose the Right Care Setting—Including Yours

Despite countless urgent care centers devoting lots of time, signage, and promotional messages to helping patients understand when they can go to an urgent care center or really do need to go to the emergency room, confusion prevails for too many. They go to the ED with a common earache or after they’ve stepped in a ditch and sprained their ankle. Or they go to an urgent care center with chest pain when there’s an …

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