There are several reasons why someone would choose to receive medical attention from a local urgent care clinic rather than going to a traditional hospital emergency department. Some urgent care clinics, for example, are available to see patients 24 hours a day. Others, or about 85%, are open for extended hours throughout the entire week. In addition to the convenience, the shorter waiting period, and the appointment costs, these clinics have doctors and physician assistants who are specifically trained in urgent care medicine.
Health Concerns and Baby Boomers
While individuals of all ages can experience chronic conditions, it’s been determined that this may be more prevalent with the Baby Boomer generation. It’s been estimated that six out of ten adults within this age bracket will need to focus on managing one or more chronic conditions by 2030.
A lack of physical activity may lead to a variety of health issues. Recent data indicates that one out of ten Baby Boome