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Head-to-Toe Checkup: Why Does My Doctor Do That?

Ever ponder the purpose of all that poking, peeking and prodding that goes on during a physical exam? UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Carla Schwartz explains what doctors are checking for as they look you over, from head to toe.

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Be(e) Prepared: What to Do When You Get Stung

Bees, wasps and hornets have their place in nature but it’s not on your skin. UR Medicine Urgent Care’s Dr. Matthew Capuano offers advice to help take the sting out of a close encounter with a buzzing bug. Quick action may help ease pain and discomfort and, in extreme cases of allergic reaction, can even save a life.

9/12/2016
Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

Urgent Care: Is it the Right Call?

The late-Friday-afternoon fever. The peculiar rash that breaks out on the weekend. The after-hours ear ache that won’t ease up. Should you call your doctor? Visit an urgent care center? Head to the ER? UR Medicine emergency expert Dr. Michael Kamali helps sort out where to turn.

11/18/2015
When Urgent Care May Be Right for You

When Urgent Care May Be Right for You

There is no substitute for the strong relationship you build over time with your own doctor. But urgent care can serve a purpose when you require treatment for a non-life-threatening condition and can’t or don’t want to wait until you can secure an appointment with your own physician. These tips from a physician may help you decide if, and when, to seek urgent care.

6/10/2013