Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is Doctors' Choice and how does it compare to hospitals?
Doctors’ Choice provides an easy-access walk-in medical center that is staffed by physicians without the wait of a hospital emergency room. We do not require an appointment for most services and our highly-qualified staff has the expertise to treat serious injuries and illnesses but the kind touch to fix minor problems. We are extremely affordable for non-insurance patients.
What types of injuries and illnesses do Doctors' Choice clinic treat?
Doctors’ Choice is equipped to treat patients for coughs and colds, asthma, headaches, eye conditions, bloody noses, trauma, lacerations, sore throats, pneumonia, shortness of breath, sinusitis, skin infections, abscess drainage, ear pain, kidney infections, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections, back and neck pain, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, hand injuries, hip injuries, foot injuries, ankle injuries, knee injuries, and more. Our services include pre-operative consults, respiratory therapy, digital x-rays, EKG, spirometry, general physical exams, sports physicals, on-site lab work, referral to general practitioners and specialists, IV antibiotics, referral for MRI and CAT scans, certain travel vaccinations, and more.
What should I bring to Doctors' Choice when I visit?
To help us deliver quick and convenient walk-in medical care please bring the following:
Your driver’s license or government issued photo ID.
Insurance card (if you have insurance).
Your insurance co-payment, or personal payment if you don’t have insurance. Payment will be due at time of service.
A list of current medications you are taking.
A list of any allergies you have.
A list of past medical conditions or surgeries you have had.
How do Doctors' Choices fit in the healthcare system overall?
A lot of times when a revolutionary business opens it ends up hurting established businesses in the same industry. But Doctors’ Choice actually does just the opposite. By funneling more than 70% of emergencies that don’t need the resources of the full hospital emergency room into our centers, we:
- Take the burden off of the hospitals so they can put their attention on people who have immediate life-threatening emergencies.
- Seriously cut down on your wait time.
- Save you a lot money and even save your insurance company money. Yes, it ends up costing both of you a lot less if you go to Doctors’ Choice rather than the hospital emergency room.
And our extended hours and clinical expertise gives both you and your primary care doctor the option for you to come to Doctors’ Choice when your physician’s office is either closed or their wait list is long, in which case they direct you to us. With literally no downside, Doctors’ Choice is a win for the whole healthcare system!