Category: Urgent Care

How Telemedicine Can Diagnose 16 Common Skin Rashes

Rashes really freak people out and make up a decent percentage of all urgent care telemedicine complaints.  There are several studies finding that rash diagnosis by telemedicine is just about as good as an in-person evaluation.  Another recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology shows that medical providers evaluating […]

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Winter is Coming: How Online Medical Care Can Help Treat Flu Symptoms

Winter is coming Every year from October through April, we see a rise in infectious diseases from the common cold to flu symptoms to pneumonia.  Hopefully you either have or are planning to get your flu vaccinations soon.  Getting the flu is a significant contributor to lost time, productivity, and health.  The flu vaccine is […]

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Concussion in Adults - Can it be Diagnosed by Video?

Let's say you are playing a game when a fellow player accidentally trips you.  You fall backwards striking your head on the ground.  First a "Thud!", followed by a quick flash of darkness, kind of like when the electricity flickers out in your house.  This is followed by a few visual "sparkles".  Within seconds the […]

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Flu Season is Coming. Vaccination Recommendations

We are rapidly approaching the beginning of our annual influenza(flu) season which typically runs October through May.  Getting the flu vaccine has been shown to be the best preventative measure to take in order to minimize the negative effects, complications, and deaths from influenza. There has been a yearly ongoing urban legend debate about the […]

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Head Lice - Itchy Just Thinking About It

While head lice, also called pediculosis capitis, is not necessarily dangerous to us, there is some physical discomfort associated with having these little parasites on us and there is a significant amount of social stigma associated with having an infestation.

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Pros and Cons of Virtual Urgent Care Visits

Everything has it's pros and cons, right?  Urgent Care video visits (telemedicine) is no different.  Take a look at this list to help you understand where you may benefit and where problems may arise. Pros of Urgent Care Video Visits (Telemedicine) Cost - If you have not gone to the emergency room ever in your […]

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Head Bonks in Kids: When to get a CT

Head Bonks - A Summertime Scenario As we roll into the warmer days of the year, children are out and about everywhere.  Whether playing baseball, soccer, riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, or just goofing around, summertime is the time of increased injuries and along with that goes head injuries.  While I am not going […]

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How to Reduce Your Costs for Non-Emergency Care with Telehealth Visits

Our murky knowledge of healthcare costs Healthcare costs are outrageous and opaque.  Healthcare does not follow the patterns of your standard consumer product.  There are so many layers and so many veils covering up the true cost of care that I would bet most of the time, not even those providing the care know how much […]

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Can't Take the Pressure? How to Care for Sinus Infection or Inflammation.

Springtime brings out the flowers, the pollinating trees, and the usually happy to see you pets being walked around our neighborhoods.  But for many of you this time of year, you feel like you are under water, or your eyes are going to pop out of your head, your upper teeth might explode, or your head if […]

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To Send for X-rays or Not? A Telemedicine Approach to Ankle Injuries

Do all ankle injuries need an x-ray?  Multiple medical studies that have been confirmed time and time again, the answer is clearly no.  You probably would not guess this by visiting or working in Emergency Departments or Urgent Care Centers across this country full of health care providers afraid of missing ANY diagnosis. Maybe it is […]

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