Masonboro Urgent Care is located at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 8, in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center.  For more information, 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. For more information, call Masonboro Urgent Care at (910) 794-4947 or visit their website at www.masonborourgentcare.com. You can also like them on Facebook.

Spotlight On Business: Masonboro Urgent Care: Onsite Xray, Lab and Open Late

By / Spotlight On Business / Wednesday, 16 November 2016 05:00

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. Did you know that Medicaid patients no longer require Carolina Access prior authorizations to be seen at Masonboro Urgent Care?
This is just in time for the Flu Season and there is no better time to prepare, than right now. That’s why you and your family should visit Masonboro Urgent Care today. They have the flu vaccine to protect you and your family from the flu.
If you are unfortunate enough to come down with the flu they have experience providers who have treated the flu for years. They recognize the danger signs. They can prescribe antivirals and IV hydration for those who need them.
There are many signs and symptoms associated with the flu that you should be on the lookout for. People who have the flu often exhibit one or more of the following signs and symptoms: fever or feeling feverish with chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. If you or someone you know displays one or more of these symptoms, then it’s time for a visit to Masonboro Urgent Care.
You may already have the flu and just don’t know it yet. It is possible to pass the flu onto someone else before you even realize you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most adults can infect others a day or so, before symptoms develop and up to a week after becoming sick. Young children and people with weakened immune systems may be able to infect others for an even longer period of time. Most people are able to recover from flu at home, without receiving medical care. However, certain people, such as the elderly, young children, women who are pregnant and people with certain health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, may be at risk for serious flu-related complications. If you fall within any of these groups, or have any of the danger signs you need an experienced healthcare provider to guide you through recovery.
The Emergency Warning Signs In Children are: • Fast breathing or trouble breathing • Bluish skin color • Not drinking enough fluids • Not waking up or not interacting • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough • Fever with a rash. In Adults the Emergency Warning signs are : • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen • Sudden dizziness • Confusion • Severe or persistent vomiting.
Masonboro Urgent Care now offers “Remote Check-In” through Qless.  No more sitting in the waiting room for hours at a time. This is especially valuable during flu season when waits can become quite long. With remote check-in you can go about your business for the day, or even stay in bed, while waiting for a return text that will let you know where you are in line and when to come into the office. You can use this remote check-in system by accessing a widget on their website, at www.masonborourgentcare.com or by texting the word “masonboro” to910-363-2836. 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 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, 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  joined the practice a year ago. Kim  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 . Gary on staff to facilitate in-house fracture care of fractures and other orthopedic injuries as are appropriate for Family Practice physicians.
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. They have Express hours Monday-Thursday mornings when Dr. Meyer is seeing patients as well as either Dr. Worriax or Kim Farmer PA-C. This is allow them to see you faster during those busy hours.
For more information, call Masonboro Urgent Care at (910) 794-4947 or visit their website at www.masonborourgentcare.com You can also like them on Facebook.

 

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