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The 5 Most Common Prescriptions

Are you sick and need a prescription but it’s after hours? Maybe you’re on vacation, and your medication didn’t end up at the same place you did. Head over to DOCCS Urgent Care — which writes for some of the most commonly prescribed medications.

May 21st, 2020
When Dog Bites Require Medical Attention

Dogs are typically sweet and fun to play with. What happens, though, when Fido turns and bites you? Whether it’s your dog or a neighbor’s dog, bites can be serious. Read on to find out when you should seek medical attention for a bite wound.

Apr 24th, 2020
High Fevers: Home Remedies to Help After a Doctor's Visit

It can be miserable suffering with a high fever, especially when you have to let a viral infection run its course. Fortunately, there are ways to find relief even when prescriptions aren't a treatment option. Keep reading to learn more.

Mar 24th, 2020
What You Need to Know About Prenatal Checkups

Are you considering getting pregnant or already expecting? When it comes to the health of you and your baby, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of prenatal checkups. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these crucial exams.

Feb 4th, 2020
Which Form Birth Control is Best For You?

You have lots of options to choose from when it comes to your birth control. Many factors can impact your choice, from medical considerations to lifestyle decisions. Read more to learn about the different forms of birth control available to you!

Jan 3rd, 2020
Common Causes for UTIs

Do you seem to get UTIs frequently, have trouble getting rid of them, and can’t figure out what causes them? If so, you aren’t alone. UTIs left untreated can lead to serious medical issues, so know the signs and seek help.

Nov 1st, 2019
The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

If you're overweight or obese, you're more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, along with all the other serious medical problems it can cause. Here's what researchers know about the complex relationship between obesity and diabetes — and what you can do t

Sep 1st, 2019
What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease

Women need to recognize the often hard-to-notice symptoms of heart disease in order to get help fast enough. Learn more about the risks of heart disease to ensure you get the help you need. Find out how heart disease impacts women.

Jul 12th, 2019
How Infusion Therapy Works to Fight Off Illness

For many people, infusion therapy can provide a variety of benefits, including fighting off illness. Learn more about how getting vitamins, antibiotics or hydration through this type of therapy can benefit you and your health.

Jun 10th, 2019
Infusion Antibiotics Explained: When Are They Needed?

Infusion antibiotic therapy helps your body get the germ-fighting medicine it needs to restore health. And since medicine is delivered right to your bloodstream, your immune system gets more of the medicine it needs to win the war against infection.

Mar 11th, 2019
Why You Need to Get a Flu Shot Every Year!

The virus responsible for infecting you with influenza is a shifty species. Constantly mutating for its own survival, the flu virus changes enough between seasons that previous vaccines lose their ability to counter this year’s version.

Nov 30th, 2018
Who should be tested for STDs?

Are STDs much of a problem these days? Is STD testing necessary? How do you know you’re at risk? When do you need testing? The physicians at DOCCS are happy to shed some light regarding who should consider STD testing and why.

Oct 19th, 2018
How to Tell if A Bug Bite Needs Medical Attention

Bug bites most often cause an annoyingly itchy but temporary disruption to your day. Sometimes, though, they lead to more concerning symptoms or come from a bug that carries a toxic bite. Find out when it’s time to see the doctor.

Aug 15th, 2018
How to Handle a Burn on Your Way to Urgent Care

Relieving pain is at the top of your wish list when you seek medical help for a burn. Learn the steps you can take on your way to urgent care that can help, and may even quicken the healing process.

Jul 10th, 2018
Dealing With a UTI: These Tips Will Help

The urgent care services at DOCCS ensure you can see a doctor quickly when suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI). Still, there are steps you can take at home to help ease your symptoms until your visit and afterward to speed your recovery.

Jun 9th, 2018
Five Reasons Why You Need Medical Help for Eye Injuries

You get a call from your son’s school; he’s been hit by a softball. When you get to the school, it doesn’t look too bad and your son isn’t complaining. But it’s very important to get the eye checked out by a physician to prevent possible problems.

May 22nd, 2018
Eight Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol

Adults of all ages should care about their cholesterol levels. While it’s essential to health in small amounts, having too much in cholesterol your blood spells trouble for your heart. Fortunately making some practical changes can help keep your levels dow

Apr 18th, 2018
Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

The big “D” is a word that scares many, but instead of sticking your head in the sand, you can take matters into your own hands. Find out if you’re at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Mar 26th, 2018
10 Tips for Preventing Colds and Flu

Everyone knows that handwashing is the best way to prevent spreading cold and flu viruses. For added protection, check out these other simple strategies that may help you fend off colds and flu.

Feb 15th, 2018