Doctors’ Choice Can Handle
the Vast Majority of Your Medical Issues
Coughs and colds? Check. Asthma? Check. Lacerations, broken bones, pneumonia, skin infections? Check, check, check, and check. Need an x-ray or lab tests? We’ve got the latest state of the art technology. Need a last minute physical exam for work, school, a sport or activity? We do that, too! We even provide IV antibiotics and common travel vaccinations.
Here is a small sampling of common injuries and illnesses we treat every day:
BITES & STINGS
EYE INFECTIONS & FOREIGN BODIES
SKIN INFECTIONS (MRSA)
SPRAINS & STRAINS
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
Kids of Doctors’ Choice
From newborns to young adults, we help kids of all ages!
Sometimes your child needs to be seen by a doctor faster than your pediatrician can accommodate, and we can help. Every Doctors’ Choice Urgent Care clinic is designed with treatment rooms specifically for kids. With on-site lab testing, x-rays, and pharmacy, we’ll have your family on the way to recovery in no time. Our doctors and medical staff have a huge amount of experience with pediatric patients. Understanding both your and your child’s concerns and addressing them quickly and with gentle care is something we take great pride in.
After we’ve treated your little one we’ll be happy to pass along the details of the treatment to their regular pediatrician if you’d like to follow up with them, just let us know.
Viral Illnesses That Spread Easily, Infections, Allergies
What is the Common Cold?
The common cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses, which easily spread in the air and through close contact. According to the CDC, rhinovirus is the most common type of virus that causes colds.
Most people easily recognize cold symptoms. Colds generally begin with a sore throat and runny nose. You’ll also notice:
- Stuffy nose
- A mild fever in children (101° F – 102° F)
- Mild achiness
- Watery eyes
Minor cuts, sprains, bites or falls causing broken bones, we get you the help you need fast
We understand that sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have a broken bone or a sprain. If you think you might have a broken bone, promptly seek medical treatment. Bones will begin to immediately heal themselves once injured or fractured.
Corporate Care: Occupational Medicine and Workers’ Compensation
Doctors’ Choice supports the employers and employees in our communities.
Our Employer Services focus on job-related medical issues, workplace injuries, pre- and ongoing employment issues and urgent care. Employees can walk into any Doctors’ Choice Urgent center any day of the week for evaluation and treatment. No appointment is necessary! We offer:
- Treatment of workplace injuries such as sprains, strains and breaks, lacerations and wounds, eye injuries, and burns.
- Diagnostic services such as drug screenings, tuberculosis tests, EKGs, X-rays
- Physical exams such as pre-employment and new hire exams, physical capabilities assessments, return to work clearances, annual and periodic exams
When it comes to workers’ compensation, we establish a close partnership with the employer to figure out the best plan of action for their injured employee, adhering to your company’s workers’ comp protocols and coordinating outside medical referrals when necessary.
In addition, many of our employer clients send their employees in for standard Occupational Medicine services like pre-employment screenings, physicals, drug tests and more. The fact that we’re open on evenings and weekends means that employees can be seen at their convenience outside of their employer’s work hours, and they can get back to work faster, feeling happier and healthier.
Lab Services and Testing
All Doctors’ Choice urgent care clinics offer a wide variety of testing, many of which are performed on-site with results before you leave.
Need a blood test or discreet drug testing or STD testing? All Doctors’ Choice locations are equipped with a state-of-the-art lab that can run a wide variety of tests and render results in minutes. For tests that need to be sent to an outside laboratory, we’ll call you with the results as soon as they are sent to us – usually a day or two after your visit.
Some of the common tests we offer include:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Blood Glucose
- Complete Blood Count
- Fecal Blood Occult
- Metabolic Panels
We also perform specific and full-panel STD tests (including testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, HIV and syphilis), and specific and multi drug testing.
Immunizations and Vaccinations
Walk into any Doctors’ Choice clinic to get vaccinated against common illnesses.
All Doctors’ Choice locations carry common vaccines and immunizations including:
- Flu vaccine (multiple formats including nasal spray, preservative free and baby)
- Hepatitis A/B
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
- TB (tuberculosis)
- TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
Call the Doctors’ Choice Urgent Care nearest to you for current prices or you if you are interested in other vaccines or immunizations.
Be prepared for the Flu Season
Walk into any Doctors’ Choice Urgent Care to get your flu shot.
Doctors’ Choice has you covered during flu season. Our influenza vaccinations are quick, inexpensive, and the easiest and most effective way to avoid getting the flu. Be sure to get inoculated early to give yourself the most protection. The flu is one of the most well known viruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control:
- Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and/or vomiting and diarrhea.
- The virus spreads mainly when people who have the flu cough, sneeze or talk, releasing droplets that land in the mouths or noses of people nearby, who then become infected.
- Most adults are contagious 1 day before flu symptoms appear to up to 7 days after symptoms begin.
- Flu vaccinations greatly reduce your chances of getting the flu. They work by causing the body to develop antibodies that provide protection against the virus starting about two weeks after the vaccination is administered.
- Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot this season.
The flu virus is highly contagious. By getting a flu shot this season you’re not only helping to protect yourself against catching the flu, you’re also helping to protect your loved ones and your community.
Note that if you are currently sick, you cannot get the flu shot, but come into a Doctors’ Choice clinic and we can screen you for the flu with a rapid influenza test. If you do have the flu and we catch it in the first couple of days then we can give you a prescription antiviral to treat the virus. If it turns out not to be the flu then we can help treat the symptoms and get you feeling better faster. Once your symptoms resolve then you can come back for a flu shot.
Clinical Research Opportunities
Clinical Research is a section of healthcare science which determines the effectiveness and safety of devices, medications, diagnostic products and treatment for human use. These may be used to treat and/or diagnosis symptoms of a disease or medical issue. In clinical research evidence is collected to establish a treatment. The term clinical research refers to the entire bibliography of a drug, device, or biologic from its inception in the lab through to consumer use. If initial laboratory research is successful, the data is sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to continue research. Once approved by the FDA for human testing, a group of promising candidates are identified to perform a clinical trial.
Why choose to participate in a clinical trial?
Patients choose to participate in a clinical trial for a variety of reasons:
- To receive study related medical care at no cost
- To receive compensation for time and travel during a clinical trial
- Access to the newest treatments and medications, which
they otherwise would not have access to
- Receive closer medical oversight throughout the study
- Gain a deeper knowledge of their conditions and newest treatments
- Be directly aiding in the advancement of medicine, helping millions of people in the future
We are currently enrolling patients today for various studies. Please contact us to learn more about clinical research and if a clinical trial is right for you.