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8 Signs of a Dislocated Shoulder

Your shoulders are the most mobile — and the least stable — joints in your body. As such, they’re more vulnerable to injury, including dislocation. Learn how this painful, joint-deforming injury occurs, and what kind of symptoms it causes. 
Aug 31st, 2023

What Are My Vital Signs?

Have you ever wondered what your vital signs — or your body temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and rate of breathing — reveal about your health? Take a closer look at these standard assessments here.
Aug 1st, 2023

Why Might I Need an X-Ray?

Fast, easy, and informative, X-ray imaging is the go-to diagnostic tool in several common urgent care situations. Here’s why we might recommend painless digital X-rays as part of your medical evaluation.
Jun 1st, 2023

Which Conditions are Eligible for Walk-In Medical Care?

At our walk-in clinic in Orangevale, California, we provide prompt medical care for a full scope of pressing, non-emergency health concerns. Learn more about what might bring you to our office for an unplanned visit.
May 1st, 2023

How to Prevent Recurrent UTIs

Up to 60% of women experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lives, and one in four women develop repeated infections. Read on to discover a few simple actions you can take to prevent recurrent UTIs.
Apr 1st, 2023

When Should I Go to the ER Instead of Urgent Care?

You’ve got a sudden, severe headache that’s making you feel faint. Should you head to an urgent care clinic, or would it be wiser to go to the local ER? Here’s how to decide where to seek prompt medical attention for a pressing health concern.
Mar 1st, 2023

The Importance of a Pre-Employment Physical

Pre-hire medical exams are a fundamental part of the new-hire process for many industries, companies, organizations, and municipalities, and for good reason: They mitigate risk while promoting health and safety. Here’s what you should know.
Feb 1st, 2023

Protect Yourself Against Tetanus

The bacterium that causes tetanus — a serious and potentially fatal nervous system disease — is widespread in our environment. But tetanus isn't as common as it used to be, thanks to a highly effective vaccine. Are you due for your next booster?
Jan 9th, 2023

When a Cough Becomes a Concern

It’s not always easy to know when you should be concerned about a cough. As cold and flu season gets into full swing, it’s the perfect time to demystify this common symptom so you know when it warrants expert evaluation and care.
Nov 1st, 2022

Myths and Facts About Vaccines

Vaccination prevents infection, stops the spread of disease, and saves lives. But despite its undeniable benefits and excellent safety record, common myths and misconceptions persist. Here, we debunk a few of the most pervasive ones.
Oct 1st, 2022

Answers to the Questions We Get Most Often About Flu Season

When does flu season start, peak, and end? Who’s more likely to get seriously ill from the flu? How can a flu shot protect you and reduce community spread? Learn the answers to these and other FAQs about the upcoming flu season.
Sep 1st, 2022

4 Important Reasons to Consider a COVID Test

Mask mandates are mostly gone, and case counts are no longer a leading news item, but the COVID-19 pandemic is still here. With highly contagious Omicron subvariants spreading, here are four important reasons to consider a COVID test today.
Aug 1st, 2022

Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Liquids When You Have a Cold

Keeping yourself well-hydrated is a simple yet vital part of staying healthy. But did you know that getting enough fluids is all the more important when your immune system is fighting off an infection? Here’s what you should know.
Jul 1st, 2022

How to Care for Your Fracture Before You Can See a Doctor

Fractures heal best when they receive prompt and proper care. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a broken bone, and find out which first-aid measures you should apply before you arrive at the doctor’s office.
May 4th, 2022

What to Do About a Dislocated Joint

It’s almost never expected, but it always requires prompt medical attention. Find out what causes joint dislocation injuries, and learn the immediate first aid steps that can protect your joint when you’re en route to our urgent care clinic.
Apr 3rd, 2022

5 Common Infections Treated Through Urgent Care

When you’re experiencing the early symptoms of an acute infection, you want to know what’s ailing you — and you also want to feel better fast. Read on to explore five common infections that are best treated through urgent care.
Mar 7th, 2022

How to Prepare for a Sports Physical

Whether your grade-schooler just signed up for their first soccer team or your teen is gearing up for their fourth consecutive track and field season, it’s time to schedule a sports physical. Find out what you should bring to the exam.
Feb 2nd, 2022

Different Types of COVID-19 Tests

It may seem like there’s a variety of diagnostic options for COVID-19, but all coronavirus tests fall into two basic categories: molecular PCR tests and rapid antigen tests. Learn the advantages, downsides, and best applications of each type.
Jan 11th, 2022

4 Common Signs of a Sprain

Whether it happens on the sports field, in an accidental fall, or from a clumsy misstep, an acute sprain can be painful and limiting. Explore the four telltale signs of this common joint injury, and learn why proper care is important.
Nov 1st, 2021

The Flu vs Bronchitis: How to Tell the Difference

Many respiratory infections share similar symptoms, but each comes with its own unique set of potential complications and treatment options. Here’s how the seasonal flu differs from — and relates to — acute bronchitis.
Oct 1st, 2021

5 Reasons to Seek Urgent Care

Urgent care medical services exist to bridge the gap between your primary care physician and the local emergency room. Here’s when — and why — you’re better off visiting an urgent care clinic instead of your regular doctor or the ER.
Sep 8th, 2021

Who Gets Tetanus?

Tetanus is a rare disease thanks to the widespread administration of an effective vaccine. Unfortunately, some people are still at risk of developing this life-threatening illness — here’s what you should know.
Aug 1st, 2021

Reasons You May Need an X-ray

When do you need x-ray imaging? X-rays are powerful diagnostic tools that help physicians identify a wide range of injuries and diseases. You know they create pictures of your bones, but we use them for so much more.
Jul 11th, 2021

We Have COVID-19 Vaccines: Here’s What You Need to Know

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can lead to serious and life-threatening illness. But you can protect yourself from infection by getting vaccinated, and it only takes two quick office visits. Keep reading to learn more.
Jun 21st, 2021

What to Expect When You Have a COVID-19 Test

Since March 2020, our world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 virus. If you haven’t had a test yet, you may wonder what it’s really like. Read on to discover what to expect if you need a COVID-19 test.
May 1st, 2021

How Often Do You Need a Physical Exam

If you feel healthy, a routine physical exam or wellness visit might be at the bottom of your to-do list. But how important are physical exams, and how often do you really need one?
Apr 12th, 2021

When Should You Visit the ER?

Over the last year, we've all thought about whether it's safe to go, well, anywhere. But sometimes, it's critical to seek medical care, especially if you have an emergency. Read on to learn when you should go to the emergency room, pandemic or no pandemic.
Mar 1st, 2021

Do Sprains Heal On Their Own?

Ankle sprains are some of the most common injuries in the United States. However, sprains also range in severity and require different types of treatment. Learn more about how sprains heal.
Feb 9th, 2021

Understanding Occupational Medicine

Whether you need a pre-employment physical or health screening or injure yourself at work, you need occupational medicine services. With such a varied remit, you might have questions about occupational medicine and what it entails.
Dec 3rd, 2020

Are X-Rays Safe?

X-rays are a powerful diagnostic tool that helps identify issues ranging from bone fractures to swallowed Legos. Many people wonder if X-rays are safe. The short answer — yes. Read on to learn more.
Nov 4th, 2020

When Should I Test for an STD

Doctors diagnose millions of Americans with STDs every year. If you’re sexually active, you can take steps to protect yourself from infection, but should still get tested occasionally.
Oct 7th, 2020

Top Tips for Coping With Stress

If you feel more stressed — or anxious or depressed — than usual, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic and other social changes are increasing stress for many people. Stress can harm your health, so let’s explore some relaxation techniques.
Sep 10th, 2020

Are Your Family’s Vaccinations Up-to-Date?

Vaccines are a critical part of preventive health care. These safe injections help your body develop the antibodies needed to fight off dangerous diseases. But some vaccines need boosters to maintain effectiveness — is your family up-to-date?
Aug 21st, 2020

How You Should Prepare for Your Pre-Employment Physical

After making a conditional job offer, many employers require a pre-employment physical to ensure you are healthy and fit enough to complete your new job responsibilities. Read on to learn how to prepare for your new-hire physical and what to expect.
Jun 4th, 2020

Injured at Work? These Should Be Your First Steps

An American is injured at work approximately every seven seconds. If you’re one of them, the right steps can help you recover quickly and with less pain. Read on to learn the best first steps to follow after a work injury.
May 12th, 2020

Is Your Child an Athlete? Consider a Sports Physical

Is your child ready to start their first year of competitive sports, or are they already participating in a particular after school program? If so, now is the time to ensure they get a proper sports physical.
Apr 17th, 2020

Why an X-Ray Might Be a Good Idea If You Are Injured

X-rays are a critical diagnostic tool, especially when it comes to evaluating injuries. Our urgent care providers use X-rays to ensure they get the right diagnosis and give you the treatment you need to recover quickly and safely.
Mar 11th, 2020

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Visit: What You Need to Know

If you or a member of your family needs prompt medical attention, your choices for care include urgent care clinics and emergency rooms. In most cases, urgent care is your best option — emergencies aren’t as common as you may think. read on to learn more.
Feb 1st, 2020