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Health Education Blog

Myths About Visiting a Walk-In Clinic

Posted by Staff on March 12, 2018

More and more, people today are getting the healthcare that they need at walk-in clinics. In order to see your regular doctor when you are sick, you need an appointment. This is not the case at a walk-in clinic. People also use walk-in clinics so often because of the convenient hours. Most walk-in clinics have evening and weekend hours which are very convenient if you work or if you happen to get sick when your primary care physician's office is closed. While there are many great things about walk-in clinics, there are a few myths that keep people away. If you have been avoiding using a walk-in clinic because of things that you have heard, you should know that some of thing things that you have heard are not true.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic, Services

Reasons to Go to a Health Care Clinic Instead of the Emergency Room

Posted by Staff on June 12, 2017

An accident happens, you or a loved one begin to feel ill, or an illness you have seems to take a turn for the worse. What do you do? Many people have become accustomed to calling an ambulance or rushing to an emergency room, only to discover that their situation is rated as minor or non-urgent, and they end up spending hours waiting in the lobby to be seen.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic

Basic Differences Between a Cold, Flu and Allergies

Posted by Staff on June 02, 2017

When you feel rather dreadful and have the sniffles, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and maybe a sore throat, how do you know if you have a cold, the flue, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because many times they follow the same course and similar symptoms. However, understanding them individually can lead to better decisions, choice of treatment, and whether or not you need to visit a health care clinic.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Allergies, Healthcare Clinic

Common Terms You’ll Hear in a Health Care Clinic

Posted by Staff on April 21, 2017

Visiting a clinic can be confusing. You’re going to a new place looking for help, you hear several medical terms that sounds confusing, and you don’t feel well. At our Medical Specialty Centers – Your Everyday Health Care Clinic, we want to help you in any way we can. We’ve put together a small list of medical terms you might hear while at the clinic in hopes it will better your understanding of what they mean in regards to your health.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic

3 Excuses People Make For Not Visiting a Health Care Clinic

Posted by Staff on April 07, 2017

Most people have a preference about their health care. Some prefer a doctor they can see regularly, some prefer a facility they can visit regularly, and some prefer to avoid doctors unless they need to visit the emergency room. We decided to round up the 3 excuses people might make for not visiting a health care clinic, and debunk them.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic, Services

10 Questions to Ask Before Leaving the Healthcare Clinic

Posted by Staff on March 29, 2017

As you’re sitting there in a clinic, after you’ve been seen and are wrapping up the visit to leave, there comes a point when the doctor or nurse will ask if there is anything else they can do for you. This is an opportunity missed by many! In that moment, you have the chance to gain clarification, better understand any news you just received, and prepare for recovery from whatever it is you’re suffering from. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Check out this list of 10 questions you should ask before leaving the clinic, and why they’re in your best interest.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic

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