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SOURCE MD Now Medical Centers
Urgent Care centers playing key role in holiday patient load.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Now Medical Centers today announced increases in holiday injuries from accidents involved with cooking, and decorating in and around the house. Urgent care patient decreases are not expected, due to people rushing in with cold and flu like illness, as well as those who overindulge with eating and drinking.
"As the largest urgent care provider in South Florida, our physicians see every thing, from children who awake Christmas morning with pinkeye, to the pre-holiday meal carving accident," said Peter Lamelas, M.D., Medical Director of MD Now. "Rushing under stress during the holidays leaves people prone to injury, so MD Now Urgent Care Centers maintains normal 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. operating hours, even on holidays."
MD Now Urgent Care typically sees holiday increases of the following:
To combat some of these, MD Now Urgent Care physicians recommend the following:
Doctors offices are closed during the holidays and emergency rooms are crazy busy; remember most certified Urgent Care Centers, like MD Now, are open 7 days week, including holidays.
Urgent Care Centers can close the gap between the ER and primary care doctors. They manage acute and episodic illness and injury and can help manage chronic illness; giving medication and coordinating follow-up care with the patients' doctor when unavailable.
About MD Now Urgent Care Centers
MD NOW® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers, the leading provider of urgent care medical services in Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade County, Florida, offering urgent care, primary care, occupational medicine, physical therapy and comprehensive healthcare services. MD NOW® Urgent Care has multiple convenient locations, open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 365 days/year. Call; 888-MDNow-911, online; www.MyMDNow.com.
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