Why X-Ray Access is Fast and Affordable at an Urgent Care Center

May 10, 2022

X-ray, also known as X-radiation, is a type of electromagnetic radiation used in medical imaging. It creates images of structures inside the body using tiny amounts of electromagnetic radiation. Afterwards, the images can be viewed on film or digitally. Many medical conditions may necessitate the use of X-rays in order to be diagnosed although when it comes to diagnosing injuries and illnesses, an X-ray isn't always necessary. If an x-ray or another radiological procedure ...

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Why It Is Important To Find Low-Cost, High-Quality Urgent Care Options

May 10, 2022

When it comes to health care providers and services, the list is long. Hospitals are the first on the list but others include clinics, community health centers, Medicaid, government health care providers, urgent care centers, sexual/mental/addiction health clinics, large private health facilities, pharmacies, and so on. However, a surprise medical bill can be a stressful financial strain on families and patients whenever they visit a hospital or a large provider organization. This and ...

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DOT Physical Checklist for Commercial Drivers

April 7, 2022

As a commercial driver, you know that there are quite a few rules and regulations that you need to stay on top of to comply with the Department of Transportation (DOT). These regulations, set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), ensure that drivers are fully capable of performing their duties. A physical exam is one of those things that you need to do to follow these rules. Today, we’ll discuss everything ...

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Is STD Testing Safe for Patients?

April 7, 2022

Although it may be awkward at times, being open with your doctor about your health could save your life. No one wants to talk about sexually transmitted diseases. Some people may not feel comfortable talking about sex at all. Unfortunately, a doctor can only help a patient with testing or treatment if they are made aware of the patient's concerns or symptoms. While STDs may be painful and dangerous, testing for them is not ...

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How To Treat Sinus Pain and Prevent It?

April 7, 2022

It’s that time of year again when colds, flus, allergies and sinus issues arise. Sinus issues actually may accompany all of these. While sinus issues occur for various reasons, they are very common. Regardless they are not only a painful nuisance, but they can be scary as well. With the coronavirus still spreading it is especially important to pay close attention to sinus issues. No matter because sinus problems occur there are ways to ...

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How Older Adults and Seniors can Save on their Healthcare Spending

January 27, 2021

" Healthcare costs can be a huge burden to bear if you do not strategize your savings plans smartly. Paying for healthcare is an unavoidable and inevitable future for most Americans. Not to mention, careless behavior towards insurance planning and healthcare will result in financial disasters. Therefore, older adults and seniors must resort to smart money-saving options in regards to healthcare costs. Think Ahead Most people who get into financial wreckage due to healthcare are usually ...

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Is Now a Good Time to Visit an Urgent Care Center?

November 22, 2020

" COVID-19 has shifted the attention of the general public more towards the healthcare field than normal. Before, people would simply go to the doctor or ER when they needed treatment, but now many are wondering if it’s safe. While nothing is 100% safe during the pandemic, urgent care centers are a great option for your healthcare needs! Are Urgent Care Centers Safe During COVID-19? Urgent care centers are filled with staff who are trained ...

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Injury Treatment at an Urgent Care Center: 2020 FAQ

November 20, 2020

" Did you know that urgent care centers are one of the faster growing areas of the healthcare system? More urgent care centers continue to open across the country and you can find one almost anywhere you may be! This steady growth can be credited to the unique service found at an urgent care center. Receiving care is faster, more affordable, and more convenient than ever before! 2020 has brought plenty of challenges to daily routines ...

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Rapid Testing Benefits for Patients this Fall 2020 Season

October 28, 2020

" COVID-19 testing is going to be a crucial healthcare service as patients continue to go to work , school, and normal activities during a potential second wave of the virus. Businesses and communities need more efficient and faster safeguards to thoroughly evaluate infection risks and stay safe. The good news for nearby Edgewater, MD patients is that Rapid COVID-19 testing is now available at AFC Urgent Care Edgewater. Rapid testing can return results much faster than ...

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Influenza and Seasonal Illness Treatment Preparation for 2020

October 27, 2020

" The fall 2020 season is going to be particularly tough for families and their children. The current COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with seasonal illnesses and the annual influenza spike during autumn. Under normal circumstances, patients can get a flu shot on the same day as their urgent care visit.  Patients near Edgewater,MD and surrounding neighborhoods are likely to be susceptible to both the flu and COVID-19 this year as more and more cases continue ...

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