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.
Tick-Borne Illness in Nashville: What You Need to Know A mild winter in Nashville brought ticks out earlier than usual this year. We saw our first tick-borne illness in our West Nashville urgent care clinic in early March which is unusually early – typically ticks don’t become active until after Easter. Because we live in a city with many heavily wooded areas and a high incidence of ticks, we see a fair amount of tick bites during the summer months.
Nashville’s 2018 Flu Update Flu season has arrived. At Complete Health Partners we are seeing many positive cases of flu at our urgent care/walk in clinic. Activity is still quite limited, but we expect to see a peak in the flu after everyone gathers for the holidays. Below is some helpful information about this year’s unique flu season.
Urgent Care or ER? It can be difficult to know when an injury or illness requires an urgent care clinic or a trip to the emergency room. In this month’s blog, Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician Dr. Mickiewicz discusses some basic rules of thumb for when to visit each facility.