Archive for September 19, 2016
It is 8:00 pm on a Tuesday and your child has a cough that will not quit, what should you do? Or, it is 3:00 pm on a Saturday and you twisted your ankle on the tennis court, should you go to the emergency room? In both of these instances, the chances are very slim that your doctor’s office is open. It has been estimated, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that nearly half of all people who go to hospital emergency room are not sick enough or hurt badly enough to warrant being admitted to the hospital and were only in the emergency department because their primary care doctor’s office was closed. Luckily, there are other options such as a memorial urgent care center.