Why do people avoid the doctor? Part 4

Why do people avoid the doctor’s office? It could be because of a lack of confidence, financial reasons, not having the time, or lack of urgency in their condition. While all of these can be justified reasons for not visiting the doctor, BSA CareXpress Urgent Care has a solution to each one.

Hurry quick, let’s read on.

Lack of urgency:

Many people think a pain reliever can be a cure-all, and while muscle aches and headaches can go away, a couple of pills won’t fix a broken finger or test for the flu.

At CareXpress, we provide a number of services, at a low rate, and in a short time. We offer treatments for sinus infections, colds and ear infections, minor burns, bug bites, and pink eye, just to name a few! We can also do annual physicals, well-woman exams, and immunizations. Oh, and don’t forget our on-site x-ray services! Click here for a full list of services.

At BSA CareXpress Urgent Care, we’ve done the research and know why people don’t like the doctor and we’ve done our absolute best to find a solution to every problem.

Visit us today at one of our five locations across Amarillo and Canyon.

Why do people avoid the doctor? Part 3

Why do people avoid the doctor’s office? It could be because of a lack of confidence, financial reasons, not having the time, or lack of urgency in their condition. While all of these can be justified reasons for not visiting the doctor, BSA CareXpress Urgent Care has a solution to each one.

Let’s take the time to read on.

Time restraint:

“I can’t get off of work”

“I don’t have the time to wait”

“My kids won’t sit in a waiting room”

Time is precious, and whether you’re spending it with your kids or at your workplace, we know it’s very valuable.

At CareXpress, we offer online check-in at all five of our locations. All you have to do is go online here, choose your location whether it’s the one closest to you or the one showing the shortest wait time, check-in, and you’ll receive a text when it’s time to head to the clinic. We’ve put you in control of the time you spend at the doctor, as it should be. No more taking off of work, finding a babysitter, wasting time, and entertaining children in a waiting room. We value our patients and want you to have the best experience possible.

Why do people avoid the doctor? Part 2

Why do people avoid the doctor’s office? It could be because of a lack of confidence, financial reasons, not having the time, or lack of urgency in their condition. While all of these can be justified reasons for not visiting the doctor, BSA CareXpress Urgent Care has a solution to each one.

Let’s take a look at the financial side.

Financial Reasons:

Insurance is not an easy game to play and it’s a huge reason why people avoid the doctor altogether. The hassle of fighting with insurance and not knowing if you’re covered is enough to throw your hands up and call it a day.

At CareXpress we accept most insurances, including Medicare! We are accepting new Medicare patients daily, and are happy to talk to insurance companies on your behalf. Your health is our main priority, which is also why we offer self-pay options. If your insurance doesn’t cover CareXpress, you can walk through our doors knowing you can still be treated with the same amount of care for a small fee. Call us at one of our five locations and ask about self-pay, or learn here.

Why do people avoid the doctor? Part 1

Why do people avoid the doctor’s office? It could be because of a lack of confidence, financial reasons, not having the time, or a lack of urgency in their condition. While all of these can be justified reasons for not visiting the doctor, BSA CareXpress Urgent Care has a solution to each one.

Let’s start at the top.

Lack of Confidence:

Each person has their own experience whenever they walk into a doctor’s office, and this shouldn’t be dismissed. Each person also has their own experience when they go to the movies, a restaurant, a theme park, or even a workplace, but you don’t see people dismiss these places quite as quickly as they do a doctor’s office. Lack of confidence can be rooted from childhood experiences to adult experiences and can stem from misdiagnosis, staff, wait time, or overall experience.

At CareXpress, our practitioners are Board Certified and we use all the latest technology and Electronic Medical Records. Our centers have extended hours, online check-in, and the best staff in the Panhandle. Don’t let a bad past experience with another doctor, doctor’s office, or other urgent care clinic keep you from visiting CareXpress. We treat each of our patients just like family.

Urgent Care Near Me? Yes, We Are.

Urgent Care Clinic

BSA CareXpress on Ross-Osage

According to Google, voice searches containing the phrase “near me” have increased more than 100 percent over the past two years. It’s a sign that when it comes to most any service or product, people are looking for the most convenient option. So, what does this have to do with BSA CareXpress Urgent Care? Well, there’s a really good chance that we have a location near you.

With five urgent care locations throughout Amarillo and Canyon, relief is often just around the corner. We treat most non-life threatening conditions, including common colds, the flu, broken bones, and sprains. We can also do annual physicals, including youth sports physicals, pregnancy tests, and diabetes screenings.

Our online check-in option provides our patients with another level of convenience. This allows you to check-in via our website so you can wait for your appointment from the comfort of your home as opposed to our waiting room. Once checked-in, we will keep you updated via text message on the status of your visit. BSA CareXpress is one of the only urgent care centers in Amarillo to offer this service.

So, the next time you ask Siri or Alexa for the closest urgent care center, just look up and head for the red, blue and white BSA CareXpress sign. Chances are, there’s one just around the corner!

Area Number of Flu Cases on the Rise

Original story from myhighplains.com:

By: Maggie Glynn

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Flu cases are on the rise! The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) releases a weekly surveillance report on the Flu in Texas on January 25.

The DSHS reported that the flu activity cases rose in the Amarillo Health Service Region. 18 of the 26 Counties in the viewing area reported positive Flu tests and six tested reported flu-like illnesses.

Locally Anastacia Nix, MD, with BSA CareXpress on Ross-Osage said, “Up until recently, the flu season has been pretty mild. However, we’re starting to see more cases daily.”

The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting multiple types of flu in the state of Texas.

Flu symptoms can include fever, upset stomach, muscle aches, sore throat, and a cough. It is advised to seek medical attention within the first 48 hours of noticing symptoms.

Nix has some tips to stay healthy, which includes staying home from work, washing your hands, and making sure you and those around you get a flu shot will help.

Another key part of fighting the flu off is taking precaution, especially if you know you’ve been around someone who has been sick.

Gabriela Benavidez, a nurse at BSA CareXpress, says flu bacteria can live on surfaces. “They need to make sure they wipe down the area, keyboards, phones, door handles. They need to be really wiped down with antibacterial to limit exposures.”

1,865 Pneumonia & Influenza deaths have been reported in Texas during the current influenza season. (September 30, 2018 to January 2, 2019)

56 of those deaths were in the Amarillo Health Service Region which includes all of the Texas Panhandle. Working together, we can reduce the number of flu cases in our area.

BSA CareXpress Reminds People Flu Shots Still Available

Original story from abc7amarillo.com:

by Matthew Watkins

Wednesday, January 30th 2019

After noticing an uptick in the number of flu cases across the area, BSA CareXpress wants to remind residents that it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

“Up until recently, the flu season has been pretty mild,” Anastacia Nix, MD, with BSA CareXpress on Ross-Osage said. “However, we’re starting to see more cases daily.”

“Nobody enjoys being sick, and we want to make the process of feeling better as easy as possible,” Nix added.

BSA CareXpress accepts most major insurances and offers affordable self-pay options. No appointments are necessary at any CareXpress locations.

“We like to think of it as health care on demand,” Vice President of Operations for BSA CareXpress Trevor Spradling said. “You don’t need an appointment, and if you don’t have insurance, we have plenty of options for you so you can get to feeling better.”

BSA CareXpress also encourages people to practice proper preventative measures to help prevent the flu from spreading.

“Staying home from work, washing your hands, and making sure you and those around you get a flu shot will help,” Nix said.

Flu symptoms can include fever, upset stomach, muscle aches, sore throat and a cough. It is advised to seek medical attention within the first 48 hours of noticing symptoms.

BSA CareXpress has five locations throughout Amarillo and Canyon. The Canyon location is open 24-hours a day

CareXpress Offering Industry Leading Healthcare in Amarillo

BSA CareXpress Urgent Care is the region’s leading provider when it comes to non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses in the Amarillo and Canyon area.

It is so vital to our team of medical professionals that you receive the absolute best care. We want to provide friendly service, comfort, and compassion for you and your entire family.

We want to put our patients and their needs first in any way we can. We take pride in our customer reviews – the good and the bad! We’re always looking for ways to improve, but don’t mind the extra praise assuring us we are doing our jobs.

Take a look at what some of our patients have to say:

“The CareXpress on Van Buren is awesome! I was diagnosed and treated with professionalism and kindness.” – Denise Adams, CareXpress Downtown

“Great staff that is friendly and quick as always. Always there to take care of you.” – Brandon Whitney, BSA CareXpress on Georgia

“I didnt have to wait long at all! Everyone was extremely kind and genuinely concerned. Would definitely recommend!” – Billie Bennett, CareXpress Canyon

We are always here when you need us. There are so many convenient locations within Amarillo and Canyon:

BSA CareXpress Urgent Care on Georgia, 2701 S Georgia Street

BSA CareXpress Urgent Care Summit, 7304 SW 34th Avenue

BSA CareXpress Urgent Care on Ross-Osage, 2329 Ross Osage Drive

BSA CareXpress Urgent Care Downtown, 1400 S Van Buren Street

CareXpress Urgent Care Canyon, 911 23rd Street

We can provide a wide range of services including general diagnosis and treatment, flu testing, pregnancy tests, urinary tract infections, on-site x-ray services, insect bites/stings, cold sores, pink eye infections, and even occupational medicine services at several locations.

If you’re not sure if your condition is treatable by our team, give us a call and we’ll let you know how we can help.

With our online check-in and self-pay options, CareXpress wants to give you every opportunity possible to get you and your family the care they deserve. Self-pay options start at $125, and we accept most insurance plans. If you’re not sure about which option to choose, feel free to call any time for guidance.

Whether you’re coming in for urgent care needs or the common cold, we’re always available. Call, walk-in, or message us online to speak with someone today.

Facts & Myths About the Flu Shot

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? Here’s are five great things to know about the shot, including a couple of very important reasons to get it. Remember, CareXpress will get you in, out and back to life!

Each year public health officials and health care providers encourage people to get vaccinated against the flu. Anyone at risk for the flu should have a flu shot. For seasonal flu, this includes:

  • Children ages 6 months to 18 years
  • Adults over age 50
  • People living in a long-term care facility
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People with frequent exposure to the general public (health care workers, emergency personnel, etc.)
  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone with a chronic medical condition
  • Caregivers or family members in close contact with high-risk individuals
The CDC now recommends flu vaccines for everyone over the age of 6 months old.

 

Doctors Encouraging People to Take Flu Shot Early This Year

Sick woman in bed suffering from flu headache

In an effort to prevent a bad flu season like last year, doctors are urging people to get their flu vaccines right now.

Eric Cox, MD, with BSA CareXpress says it is important to get the flu vaccine early because you aren’t protected for up to two weeks.

“After you receive the vaccine, it takes about two weeks for your body to respond and produce the antibodies,” Cox explained. “Your immunity will last throughout the flu season regardless of when you receive the vaccine.”

Cox also said even though last years vaccine wasn’t a great match, it still helped reduce the severity of symptoms. He also stressed that it’s impossible to get the flu from the flu shot.

“You do hear some people complaining of a low-grade fever, but it’s not the flu,” Cox said. “That’s the immune system responding to the vaccine in the body.”

“Children who need two doses of vaccine to be protected should start the process sooner,” said Cox. “Those two doses must be given at least four weeks apart, so parents need to keep that in mind.”

“All BSA CareXpress Urgent Care clinics in Amarillo and Canyon have the vaccine available,” said Trevor Spradling, BSA CareXpress Vice President of Operations. Most insurances cover the entire cost of the flu shot. No appointment is necessary and patients can also check-in online at www.carexpressfmc.com to reduce their wait time.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year. Flu shots are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.

People can go to any of the following CareXpress locations to get a flu shot: 2701 South Georgia, 34th and Coulter, 1400 S Van Buren St., 2329 Ross Osage Dr. or 911 23rd Street in Canyon.