Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But what do you do if […]

How Telehealth Is Revolutionizing the Way You See Your Doctor

When you’re sick and want to see your doctor, what option do you have if you can’t get to the doctor’s office? Especially when this COVID-19 pandemic makes staying at home the safest move you can make? That’s where telehealth comes in. This type of telemedicine eliminates the fear or inconvenience of walking into a […]

How to Prevent and Treat Common Summer Ailments From Bug Bites to Poison Ivy

Summer is here and that means trips to the beach, hikes out in nature, and other outdoor activities. But that also means exposure to the elements, plants, and insects like ticks that can cause common summer ailments.  At Family Urgent Care, our doctors are here to provide you with treatments for all of your health care needs. Whether you’re dealing […]

Should You Get Tested for STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases are incredibly common, affecting some one million diagnoses around the world each day. In fact, it’s more likely that you’ll develop one than not at some point in your life. Routine STD tests, as well as additional tests when you’ve had unprotected sex, can help ensure that you get the care you need if or when you […]

Vaccines and Boosters Every Adult Should Have

As a kid, you probably had a lot of vaccines to help prevent serious illnesses like mumps and measles. But now that you’re an adult, you don’t need to worry about getting vaccines anymore — right? Wrong.  Vaccines help our natural immune system make antibodies to fight off diseases. While some vaccines provide lifelong immunity […]

5 Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe this Flu Season

With fall and winter upon us, the flu season is here as well. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses, including colds and COVID-19. The flu and other respiratory viruses are spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or laughs. […]

Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate Seeking Help for a UTI

As a woman, your risk of having at least one urinary tract infection, also called a UTI, during your lifetime is more than 50%. Your anatomy makes you more likely to get a UTI than a man. Your urethra, the tube from which urine flows, is shorter than that of a man, so bacteria on […]

10 Tips to Promote Heart Health

Did you know heart disease is the top cause of death every year in the world? Heart problems like high blood pressure can lead to premature heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening conditions. The good news is, you can avoid developing most heart conditions by keeping your heart healthy. Asrar Sheikh, MD, Teofilo Vinluan, MD, and all of […]

When that Cut Needs Medical Care

Most everyone develops a cut or scrape on occasion, and many such wounds heal on their own or with simple homecare. More serious cuts, however, may require medical treatment. In those cases, making sure you get the care you need before too much time passes can help ensure proper and efficient healing and lower your risk for […]

What to Do if You Think You Have Coronavirus

These unprecedented times of living in a worldwide pandemic have caused concern for many. We’re here to help you navigate through the challenges of the virus and equip you with necessary knowledge. Asrar Sheikh, MD, Teofilo Vinluan, MD, and the rest of our team at Family Urgent Care are dedicated to helping you understand everything you need to […]