Urgent Care Blog

What is Pneumonia?

What Is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. The infection can be bacterial, viral, fungal, or other organisms. How is pneumonia diagnosed? This disease is most commonly diagnosed by a chest x-ray. Sometimes a patient may need a CT scan to diagnose,...

What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis The appendix is a small tubular structure that is skinny and about 4 inches long.  If you picture an earthworm you get the idea.  It is located in the right lower region of your abdomen where the small bowel and large bowel join.  It is unclear what the...

Mallet Finger

Mallet Finger Mallet finger results from an injury to the extensor tendon of your finger and causes the tip of your finger to droop despite attempts to straighten it. This injury has been called “baseball finger” as it often happens when a ball strikes the tip of the...

What is a Fever

WHAT IS A FEVER? Fever is a body temperature that is greater than 100.4 F.  Although we tend to think of fever as a response to infection, there are other things that cause a fever, but we’ll keep it simple in this post and talk about fevers related to infections. A...

What is a Blood Clot?

Any time blood stops dripping or running through your blood vessels it has “clotted.”  This is a good thing when you are bleeding and your body forms a clot, or a scab.  Blood clots that form in arteries or veins can cause big problems, sometimes life-threatening or...

Head Injury Danger

Our staff is trained in emergency medicine which means we are comfortable with emergencies. We know what can be treated at our urgency center and we know when you require the comprehensive care of a hospital based emergency room or direct admission to a hospital. We...