What Are Some Ways to Control Stress During January?

January 28, 2021

" As the first month of the New Year, January can be a stressful time. At the beginning of the month, you’re still busy with holiday celebrations, and since it’s the start of the New Year, you’re not sure what to expect. With so much uncertainty in the world right now, it’s natural to experience high levels of stress during January.  The reality of going back to work, returning to school, or ...

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Action plan to help treat my congestion

November 18, 2020

" Congestion is a result of your nose feeling stuffy or inflamed. Colds, Flu, Sinuses, and other infections can all cause nasal congestions and stuffy noses. Congestion can impact our daily lifestyles and may cause disturbances while you try concentrating or disrupt your sleep, which can be painful to many. Fortunately, in most cases, you can cure illnesses relating to nasal congestion with precautionary measures. Usually, you can do so at home within a week. However ...

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COVID-19 and Influenza Differences: FAQs

November 18, 2020

" Influenza and COVID-19 are two highly contagious respiratory illnesses, but the underlying causes are by different viruses. Coronavirus leads to the infection of COVID-19, whereas the flu is an infection by the influenza viruses. It can be difficult to tell the two diseases apart, especially since their symptoms are nearly identical. Being well-informed of the illnesses is necessary and proper diagnosis requires a thorough evaluation of the symptoms. They are key differences that you can ...

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Flu Symptoms vs. COVID-19 Symptoms

September 18, 2020

" This year, seasonal illness treatment and care is going to be extremely challenging for both patients and healthcare providers alike. That is mainly because COVID-19 symptoms and flu symptoms are similar and may cause patient confusion, as well as a spike in healthcare demand, across the U.S.  In Florida, these challenges are especially relevant as COVID cases in Florida and South Florida continue to grow at an alarming rate. The combination of COVID cases ...

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Personal Healthcare Checklist for the Fall 2020 Season:

September 18, 2020

" Fall 2020 is going to be quite challenging for many patients. Healthcare providers at AFC Urgent Care Tampa are here to help patients make sure they are prepared to stay healthy with the challenges of flu season, are aware of common preventive care techniques, and can safely avoid seasonal illnesses this fall season.  The spike of COVID-19 cases in South Florida, the upcoming flu season, and of course the need for accessible healthcare are major ...

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What is Rapid COVID-19 Testing?

August 4, 2020

" Rapid COVID-19 Testing is coming to AFC Urgent Care Tampa in October 2020. Until then we offer standard PCR testing and antibody testing. Learn more about our current testing capabilities under “coronavirus FAQ” in the menu.  AFC Urgent Care Tampa understands that COVID-19 testing is a major need for all Florida residents. The number of coronavirus cases nationally current totals 4.78 million (As of 8-4-2020) and cases in Florida are surging to 497,000 ...

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COVID-19 and Summer Safety Tips for Patients

July 10, 2020

" This summer, the state of Florida is experiencing a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases. In fact, Florida is now the fastest growing state for positive coronavirus cases and is starting to lead the nation in most daily cases. The state is still open for business and many patients may need to take extra precautions to enjoy the summer season. On top of the infection control precautions needed for COVID-19, families still need to be mindful ...

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The Dangers of Deferred Care for Patients: COVID-19 Concerns for Urgent Care

July 10, 2020

" COVID-19 in Florida has created significant social and economic impacts on our communities. Even more troubling is that COVID-19 cases are not slowing down anytime soon, which means that more and more patients are deciding to skip their medical appointments and address other medical needs including primary care visits and urgent care appointments. Even nationally, a significant number of patients are afraid or overly-cautious about COVID-19 and decide to forgo urgent care. In the U ...

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How Can Businesses Safely Return to Work?

June 21, 2020

" The state of Florida is re-opening as bars, restaurants, corporate offices, and retail businesses are allowing customers to shop and eat in increased activity. As employers and employees return back to work, it is important to learn how to safely transition workers back to their jobs. COVID-19 antibody testing and swab testing for coronavirus are just a few of the occupational health services that AFC Urgent Care Tampa can help provide for safe return-to-work procedures ...

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How High-Risk COVID-19 Patients Manage Infections

May 18, 2020

" COVID-19 cases are slowing down across the U.S as of May 2020, which means that more businesses are opening and more people are breaking quarantine. For high-risk patients, this may mean that COVID-19 infections could spike or increase if they are not careful. As individuals return to work, high-risk patients still need to evaluate their risks of also going back to their normal routines. Whenever patients need to manage their infection risks, there are ...

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