Masonboro Urgent Care is located at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 8, in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center. Hours of operation are as follows: 8:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays and 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sundays. For more information or to schedule appointment, call Masonboro Urgent Care at (910) 794-4947 or visit their website at www.masonborourgentcare.com. You can also like them on Facebook. Masonboro Urgent Care is located at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 8, in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center. Hours of operation are as follows: 8:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays and 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sundays. For more information or to schedule appointment, call Masonboro Urgent Care at (910) 794-4947 or visit their website at www.masonborourgentcare.com. You can also like them on Facebook.

Masonboro Urgent Care: Offering Experienced Emergency and General Medical Care

By / Health and Wellness / الأربعاء, 26 تموز/يوليو 2017 04:00

There have been many changes in the healthcare arena. Masonboro Urgent Care is working hard to stay on top of it all. They have jumped through many hoops to meet the many government guidelines. They will continue to monitor the changes that take place with our newly elected President.
Masonboro Urgent Care has made some changes to keep up with the times: New weekend hours: Masonboro Urgent Care is now open, Monday through Friday 8am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm.
Masonboro Urgent Care has been invited to join the BCBS Blue Value limited network effective 1/1/2017. Effective 1/1/2017 they are able to see and bill BCBS for folks that are in the Blue Value network.
Did you know that Medicaid patients no longer require Carolina Access prior authorizations to be seen at Masonboro Urgent Care? As the flu season is in full swing there are several things to keep in mind.
If you are home with a sore throat, cough and congestion it is not easy to decide if it is a cold that has been going around or are you getting the flu?  It’s not always easy to decide.
The common cold rarely produces a fever or headache. It can cause general body aches and mild fatigue. A stuffy nose and sneezing are common along with a sore throat and mild cough. The common cold can lead to sinus congestion or infection or an earache. While a cold generally resolves quickly symptoms cans last for up to two weeks.
However, influenza symptoms are usually more severe and develop quickly. Influenza can cause a fever up to 105 degrees which can last 3-4 days. An intense headache and general aches and pains are common and sometimes severe.  Fatigue can last up to 2-3 weeks. Sneezing and a congested nose are generally uncommon, however a cough can be significant.  The influenza virus can lead to bronchitis or pneumonia. A severe case can even lead to hospital admission.
Symptoms that warrant emergency evaluation in children who you might suspect with influenza include fast or troubled breathing, inconsolable irritability, fever with a rash or flu like symptoms that improve but return with a worsening fever or cough. In adults if difficulty breathing, pain in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness or confusion are noted go immediately to the emergency room.
There are ways to be proactive to protect yourself from either the common cold or the flu. WASH YOUR HANDS!!! Try to avoid people you know are sick. Everyone six months and older should get the influenza vaccine.  If you have any concerns about your symptoms always be seen by a medical provider.
There is not a single agreed upon upper limit for a normal temperature. What is normal for you may be a little higher or lower than the average normal temperature of 98.6.
Fever is the body’s own disease fighting arsenal. It is the result of an immune response by your body to a foreign invader which can include bacterial infections, viruses, fungi, drugs or other toxins. Rising body temperatures are capable of killing off many disease producing organisms. For that reason low grade fevers can normally go untreated.
Most fever is beneficial, causes no problems and helps the body to fight off infections. Depending on what’s causing your fever, additional fever signs and symptoms can include sweating, shivering, headache, muscle aches and dehydration. Fevers over 103 may cause hallucinations, confusion and seizures. A fever this high demands immediate home treatment and urgent medical attention. Home treatment possibilities for fever include the use of acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Do not give aspirin to children due to the risk of Reyes Syndrome. Cool or tepid baths or sponging can help to reduce fevers as well.
There is probably no concern for alarm if your child has a fever and is responsive, is able to make eye contact with you, is responding to your voice and is drinking fluids and playing. However, if your child is listless or is vomiting, has had a fever that is lasting longer than three days or is not drinking call your healthcare provider immediately.
Come to Masonboro Urgent Care for all your emergency and general medical needs. Masonboro Urgent Care offers general medical care, primary medical care and minor emergency medical services to the residents of Wilmington, Pleasure Island and surrounding areas.
They operate on a walk-in basis, so there is no need to make an appointment, and they are accepting new patients all the time. From infants to adults and every age in between, the medical staff at Masonboro Urgent Care is here to help with all your medical needs.
At Masonboro Urgent Care, they offer a wide range of medical services and procedures to fit your needs. They offer general family medical services like some vaccinations, screenings and preventative services; diagnostic testing services, such as, x-rays, in house lab, EKG’s and vision screening; physical examinations for sports, school and employment; and occupational medical services, like drug screening, treatment of work-related injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Masonboro Urgent Care accepts most major insurances.  
Masonboro Urgent Care is owned and operated by Dr. Mitch Meyer. Dr. Meyer opened the business in March of 2010 to provide the local residents with a much needed service. Dr. Meyer is a board-certified family practitioner, with over 35 years of experience in family medicine and urgent care services. He is a certified Medical Review Officer and a lab director. As Medical Director, Dr. Meyer oversees the medical care of all patients seen at Masonboro Urgent Care as well as sees patients as a second provider Monday thru Thursday mornings. This enables the clinic to see patients with shorter wait times during the busy morning hours.
 Dr. Meyer is joined at his practice by several qualified and experienced staff members. Dr. James Worriax. Dr. Worriax is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his residency training in family medicine, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was awarded the first-ever, family medicine "Resident of the Year" award. Dr. Worriax has 12 years experience treating patients in the family practice and urgent care setting.
 Kim Farmer PA-C  is a graduate of the Medical College of the University of Georgia. She also has an M.S. in Nutrition with a Registered Dietitian Certification from Western Carolina University. Kim has over 20 years experience as a PA-C in Emergency, Family and Urgent Care Medicine.
Gary Kraulik, OT, is a certified Orthopedic Technician, with over 25 years of experience in caring for patients’ orthopedic needs. Gary is on staff to facilitate in-house fracture care of fractures and other orthopedic injuries that are appropriate for Family Practice physicians.
Masonboro Urgent Care is open Monday thru Friday from 8am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm. You can secure your place in line by texting the word masonboro to 910-363-2836.

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