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So you’ve got the flu vaccine, what else can you do to fight of the flu?

The flu vaccine is the number one way to prevent the flu this season and every other season, however there are some extra steps you can take to help kick the flu or cold during the coldest months.

SOAP AND WATER: This seems redundant and obvious, but washing hands regularly is the best method for preventing a cold or the flu.

 Hot liquids: Whether it’s soup or tea, hot liquids help loosen congestion and keep you hydrated.

 Power Foods: Oranges are the typical fruit selected if trying to intake some extra vitamin C, however grapefruits and tomatoes are also full of vitamin C and other nutrients that can ward off illness.

 Protein, lean meats and beans also can build up your white blood cells which are responsible for fighting off illnesses.

 Rest: Our society is always on a clock and sometimes it can be difficult to take the time for much needed rest. Sleep provides your body with the energy it needs to fight off unwanted germs.

 CareXpress recommends the flu shot as the first line of defense against the flu and avid hand washing as a secondary method of support. If you do suspect you have the flu, check-in online so you can wait where you are comfortable and get the treatment you need to get back to good health.

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Occupational Medicine: We’ve gone back to our roots!

When Family Medicine Centers formed CareXpress, we began with Occupational Medical Services (OccMed), but soon found that Amarillo was in need of an urgent care provider much more. This year, CareXpress is offering OccMed Services once again at three locations. CareXpress Soncy, Canyon and Summit offer DOT and non DOT physicals, drug screenings –  urine and hair, work related injury care, respiratory fit testing and much more! Whether an employee or employer, new hire or tenured, CareXpress OccMed has you covered.

Online Check-in’s are available for our OccMed CareXpress making it more efficient for all parties.

Employers may also download Authorization for Examination or Treatment forms at carexpressfmc.com.

CareXpress continues to serve our community with the highest quality urgent care! Walk – ins are always welcome and we encourage the use of our online check-in limit in office wait time.

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Fire and Burn Prevention on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day holds the record for most fires related to cooking. These fires can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and often involve serious burn injuries. For years, Texas has held the highest number of grease fires and cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day. Frying turkeys is a common tradition, but in order to prevent injury to yourself, your loved ones and your home, be sure to follow instructions very closely and follow some additional safety tips.

  • Keep the turkey away from your house

  • Find flat ground for the fryer

  • Use a thawed and dry turkey

  • Monitor the temperature of the oil closely

  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand

We wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! However, if you need to see an urgent care physician on Thanksgiving Day, CareXpress on Georgia will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Walk-ins are always welcome and we encourage patients to check-in online through our patient portal.  http://www.getinlinecarexpress.com/

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Urgent Care or Emergency Room

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Neither urgent care or emergency room visits are a patient’s idea of fun; however, knowing which location is best suited for to get you the most effective treatment may make the experience much more manageable. Urgent care clinics are perfect for medical needs that you feel require immediate treatment and can’t wait for an appointment with your personal physician.

The term urgent care is not regulated by services offered, so always check what your local urgent care offers. FMC CareXpress clinics are equipped to treat common illnesses, allergy related symptoms, bronchitis, cold, flu, ear infection, skin infections, rashes and a plethora of other medical services.

Some people use urgent care as a primary care provider rather than an alternative to emergency room visits. Urgent cares are not ideal for trauma related emergencies or if resuscitation is necessary. Urgent care provides the expertise and peace of mind you expect from a physician without the hassle and wait a primary care provider sometimes requires.

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Why use Urgent Care?

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Emergency rooms are not the fastest or most cost effective choice when you need immediate health care, and often it takes days to get in to see a primary care physician or specialist. You could wait hours in the E.R. for less serious health concerns, and that’s too much time and money lost. Even stand alone ER’s will prove more costly both in time and money than a qualified Urgent Care Clinic.

That’s why CareXpress Urgent Care is the ideal alternative for your health care needs. Clinics are operated by top quality medical professionals, so our patients can be confident that they’re getting the highest level of care.

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Hear from our patients…

We’re Open Now, because you need us now and with board certified healthcare providers, we offer the most qualified and compassionate urgent care in region. CareXpress Urgent Care cares for you when you need us- just like family.