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.
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.
Knowing when to visit a clinic versus when to visit an emergency room is a dilemma nearly everyone has faced at least once in their life. Whether it’s the middle of the night and you feel utterly miserable with illness, or the middle of the day and you aren’t sure you can take another moment in your current condition, we’ve all been there.
Kids are resilient. If you have them, you know this! They bounce back from illness quickly, heal from injuries at a rapid pace, and don’t seem to give a second thought to their body’s limitations because…well, they’re rambunctious! Youth is fun, as it should be for them.
As most people know, we wear seat belts while driving to protect us from injury in the case of a car accident. Unfortunately, sometimes people are harmed in an accident even when they have taken preventative measures, like using a seat belt. But we can all agree that seat belts are a crucial protection because they drastically reduce the chance of serious injury, even death, from a car accident.
The same principle applies with vaccines and immunizations. Think of a vaccine like a seat belt. While nothing is 100 percent effective and there’s no guarantee against exposure to disease, modern vaccination offers high levels of protection against disease.
No one wants to hear the news that they need surgery. For many people, the idea of “going under the knife” evokes fear and anxiety. Even if you know that having a procedure done will help improve your health and quality of life—or even save your life—the thought of surgery can make you feel anxious and out of control.
That’s why understanding what’s involved with surgery and your hospital’s surgical services is so important. It can really ease your mind, knowing what to expect and knowing you have a qualified and extremely skilled staff working hard to protect your health and well-being before, during, and after surgery.
Flu season comes around every year and no one likes to be sick, especially with the flu. If you’ve gotten the flu before you might even dread this time of year. Although influenza, also known as seasonal flu, may seem like a common cold at first, it’s not the same.
Say you’re having some strange symptoms that you don’t know the cause, so you visit your doctor to seek help and get some answers. Or maybe you’re visiting for a routine checkup, but some health concerns come up unexpectedly. In either scenario, your doctor may want to evaluate the situation further and have some testing done to figure out what’s going on inside your body that may be causing such symptoms.
Have you been to the doctor recently and needed blood work or urine testing done, or perhaps some other type of testing? There’s a common phrase you, as a patient, may hear doctors frequently say: “I’ll send it to the lab.” It being some sort of patient sample (urine, blood, etc.) that was taken for testing, and lab being the clinical laboratory where the sample is sent to be tested. If your new to medical testing and have never been through this before, you may be wondering what is a clinical laboratory? What do they do there and what kinds of tests are run at a clinical lab? What should I expect in this process?