With government mandated insurance, many Americans say they have a primary health care provider. However, many have explained they prefer a local, urgent care for multiple reasons. Accessible urgent care is preferred over scheduling a visit with their primary care provider and often recommended over Emergency Room visits when injuries are non-life-threatening.
Convenience is Key
It has been reported that many choose urgent care because they believe it is more convenient and takes less time. Patients often face the frustration of not being able to schedule an appointment to see their doctor when they need it for many different reasons including:
- Lack of available appointments or flexibility in work schedule
- Office is closed after regular business hours
- Doctor out of office
With OrthoExpress being open in the evenings and on weekends, our patients have access to quality and convenient urgent care.
Care quality is one noted hesitation for patients visiting an urgent care clinic. Some say they will go to an ER or wait out the pain for days to see their doctor rather than see a nurse practitioner. Understanding the difference in provider responsibilities may help you better understand quality care.
What’s the Difference in a nurse practitioner and doctor? | Source Google Search
The short answer is that doctors study diseases and how to cure them while nurses and nurse practitioners study people and how to heal them. … Physicians and NPs are similar in that both diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic diseases, order and interpret labs and diagnostic tests and prescribe medications.
At OrthoExpress you are in good hands. OrthoExpress Urgent Care is staffed with experienced providers specialized in emergency and orthopedic care as opposed to resident /students in an Emergency Room. (Click Here to learn more about our Providers)
Often, patients visiting an ER for orthopedic injuries are assessed and then sent home only to be referred to see a specialist the next day, or whenever they can get worked into an appointment.
Skip the high facilities fee and co-pays associated with your Emergency Room visit.
Skip that step of waiting in the ER.
OrthoExpress offers a ‘fast pass’ to orthopedic care and treatment that you need with minimal waiting.
Took my son in for an x-ray last week. It took longer to fill out the paperwork than get the x-ray. The staff was great and the doctor was knowledgeable and helpful. He prescribed physical therapy. It was a great experience. Better than waiting at the doctor’s office or ER!!!!
Bryan Wimbish, CRNP loves Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. If you need to be seen, bring a pack of these peanut butter and chocolatey goodness and you could possibly be seen in under 12 minutes.