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Understanding the Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Posted by Staff on April 14, 2023

April is Occupational Therapy Month, and it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on this important aspect of healthcare. Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that helps people of all ages to perform daily activities, both physical and mental, more effectively and efficiently.

Oftentimes, people may not know what occupational therapy is unless they’ve personally come into contact with it. If you're unfamiliar with occupational therapy, or you're curious about how it can benefit your health, we’ll give you all the information you need.

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Topics: Programs, Services, Healthcare Clinic

Pros and Cons of Visiting A Health Care Clinic

Posted by Staff on September 23, 2022

If you're sick, injured, or you need vaccinations, you have a few options to choose from when it comes to getting the care that you need. Some people will call their primary care physician when they need medical care and there are some people who will go straight to the emergency room. Finally, many people today visit health care clinics to get the care that they need. If you're considering going to a health care clinic when you need to be treated by a health care professional, you should know the pros and cons of visiting one of these facilities.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic

Is Your Doctor Really Listening to You?

Posted by Staff on October 14, 2019

Have you ever left a doctor's appointment feeling frustrated? Like you didn't get answers to your questions, or even worse like the doctor wasn't really listening to you? It's a common problem for patients to walk away from an appointment feeling passed over and unheard.

At Orchard Hospital we want our patients to have the best experience possible and leave feeling understood and empowered. Our fantastic staff help make that happen every day. There are also steps a patient can take to make their experience better. Below are some tips on how to turn a potentially frustrating experience into a successful one and get the answers you're looking for.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic

I Feel Fine - Do I Have to Get an Annual Checkup?

Posted by Staff on August 15, 2019

Another year has gone by and you get that call from your doctor’s office, it is time for your annual check-up. However, you feel fine and start to think, “Why every year?” When we are currently healthy we tend to neglect going to the doctor, but a proactive mindset is the key to long-term health. Here are four reasons why regularly scheduled check-ups are important. 

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Topics: Prevention, Healthcare Clinic

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: Services, Healthcare Clinic

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: Services, Healthcare Clinic

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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