July 25, 2018, 2 pm Eastern
Thomas H. Scott, DO, MBA, FACEP
ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
How do you get “walk-in” patients to keep walking in to your urgent care center? By providing exceptional, patient-centric care and improving access at a competitive cost. One essential step toward that goal is providing imaging and other fundamental services on site, so you’re not sending patients to another provider just to access a certain diagnostic tool.
September 6, 2018, 2 pm Eastern
David Cohen, MD
Urgent care centers that that do not offer x-ray services are at a distinct clinical and competitive disadvantage. Competence in this area has become not just a matter of convenience to the patient, but survival for the urgent care operation. But how do you make the best use of evolving technology? Further, does your staff know enough to know what questions to ask as you evaluate your options?
October 4, 2018, 2 pm Eastern
Fabrizia Faustinella, MD, PhD, FACP
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Urgent care operators eager to set themselves apart from the pack are looking at expanding their ability to offer emerging services with ultrasound. To ensure the investment reaps dividends, you and your team will need to understand its place in diagnostics. When is it the “right” choice as opposed to other modalities? And what are the benefits to the patient of having an ultrasound image taken in your location vs being transferred somewhere else to get one?
November 8, 2018 2 pm Eastern
Nikhil B. Shah, MD
Pediatric patients make up approximately 20% of the patients in a typical urgent care center. That number goes up if there isn’t a pediatric-oriented urgent care center nearby. Children are not just scaled-down adults, though—starting with their ability to comply with your instructions when they’re already in pain while you’re trying to get an x-ray. Learn how to position them for maximum comfort and safety; which injuries requiring x-ray are most likely to appear on your doorstep; and pitfalls inherent in offering x-ray services when your patient is a child.