Rapid evaluation by members of St. Anthony's urgent care team, including Barbara Sand, PA, is one of the reasons why Susan Boyle regularly brings her daughters Hailey and Logan in for treatment.
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It was “one of those nights,” on a weekend, when a pediatrician’s office is closed. Hillsboro resident Susan Boyle made a decision — head to St. Anthony’s Fenton Urgent Care Center in Fenton to have her oldest daughter treated for a bad case of tonsillitis.
“She wasn't sick enough to go to a hospital emergency room but she felt awful, so I had to get someone to see her,” says Boyle. Less than an hour later she was headed home. The visit was one of more than a dozen she’s made to the urgent care center at night or on the weekends while her two children were growing up.
St. Anthony’s has four convenient urgent care center locations in the region. All are staffed by board-certified physicians, and a team of radiologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work together to diagnose and treat a wide variety of non-life-threatening injuries or conditions.
“We treat upper respiratory illnesses, skin diseases or rashes, lacerations, minor eye injuries, and most joint and bone injuries, including fractures,” says Melissa Stein, DO, medical director of the urgent care centers.“We have X-ray onsite at all four locations and can also do quick lab testing for many medical issues.”
Board-certified physician Kurt Brake, DO, sees many young athletes for sports physicals or minor injuries, such as 13-year-old twins Justin and Jordon Sanders.
Lisa Sanders, also of Hillsboro, has two twin boys, now 13 years old. She’s taken her children to the Arnold Urgent Care Center several times for rapid treatment of ear infections, strep throat and minor sports injuries.“You want to be sure that your kids don't have something more serious, so I like to go to the doctors at the urgent care center rather than a medi-quick at a store,” Sanders says. “I especially like the fact that I don’t have to have an appointment; I just walk in. I’m usually in and out of there in about an hour.”
Care reports are sent upon request directly to a patient’s primary care physician for follow-up if needed. Dr. Stein says that in addition to urgent medical care, other services provided include:
“We’re open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and available nights and weekends when your primary care office may be closed,” says Dr. Stein.“That means after school or sports practice, or in the evening, we can rapidly see patients and get them back to the other activities of their day.”
“They may not know me by name, but I sure know them by name,” laughs Boyle.“The nurses and doctors are always so empathetic. I love the fact that they are always there when I need them.”
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