Archive for November 20, 2013
If your physician is among the more than 70% of doctors in America who do not see patients after business hours are over, there is no need to go to an emergency room to get immediate medical attention for a non-fatal issue. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that nearly 50% those who visited the emergency room were not ill enough to warrant a hospital visit, but went there nonetheless specifically because their doctors were not available.
If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, you’ll definitely want to consider going to an urgent care facility instead. These urgent care locations offer convenient care for patients whose conditions are not so critical that an ER visit is necessary, but demands prompt attention nonetheless. While urgent care facilities typically diagnose