Nashville’s Winter 2020 Flu Season Update While flu has been active in Nashville since the beginning of November, the holidays brought a big increase of cases into our West Nashville urgent care clinic. Holiday travel coupled with two active strains of the flu has made for a busy flu season in Nashville and nation-wide. Read on to learn more about this year’s unique flu season and what you can do to protect your family!
Dr. Babcock’s Flu Interview on WKRN Nashville Channel 2 The day after Christmas is always one of our busiest days of the year at Complete Urgent Care, and this year was no different. With flu, strep and a variety of respiratory illnesses circulating, we had our busiest day on record. One of our local news outlets came out to interview Dr. Babcock about our high patient volumes and this year’s flu season. You can watch the full interview at the WKRN website or read the text below. As Nashville’s local, physician-owned urgent care clinic, our goal is to get you the care you need, when you need it and help avoid unnecessary trips to the ER.
What This ER Doc Keeps in His Medicine Cabinet Ever wonder if your medicine cabinet is properly stocked? Do you have everything you need for most everyday injuries and illnesses? Wish you could take a peak inside the medicine cabinet of a physician to see what they have? This month one of our favorite Nashville urgent care physicians, Dr. Marc Mickiewicz – a board certified emergency medicine physician, discusses what he keeps in his medicine cabinet for himself and his family. Read on to take a peak inside his medicine cabinet!
Back-to-school season means new classrooms, new teachers and new friends, however when everyone returns indoors, we see a resurgence of germs and back-to-school illnesses. In this month’s blog, Dr. Hadley covers the most common contagious illnesses we see in our Nashville urgent care clinic when school goes back in session. Read on to learn their symptoms, how to prevent them and when to seek care from your pediatric provider or at a walk in clinic or urgent care for kids.
Summer is in full swing, and with that comes heat, humidity, and hopefully, lots of time outside. Nashville is full of great parks and hiking trails – from Percy Warner Park in Belle Meade to Bells Bend State Park near Ashland City and Radnor Lake State Park in South Nashville. Last month we discussed one common nuisance for outdoor explorers, ticks and tick-borne illnesses. This month we are tackling another common summer issue seen in our West Nashville walk in clinic: contact dermatitis from plants.
Most Common Pediatric Urgent Care Illnesses and Injuries As we mark our return to warmer and (hopefully) drier weather, children will soon be back to doing what do they best: acting like kids and getting hurt. In this post, we will review some of the most common reasons children visit our Nashville urgent care clinic. We will also provide some information which will hopefully result in a smoother urgent care experience for you and your child.
Primary Care or Urgent Care? How to Make the Right Choice Urgent care centers and walk in clinics are relatively new health care choices. In the last 10 years many new clinics have opened across the country and in Nashville, however, determining when to visit an urgent care clinic or walk in medical center can be confusing, especially if you have a primary care doctor. Read more to learn about the differences between urgent care and primary care as well as how to make the right health care choice for your needs.