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Happy Star Wars Day! Hopefully everybody took advantage of yesterday’s sun and earned a Star Wars series binge day today. Not us! Immediate Care West is open and ready to see you today!

First some procedural updates. Due to pandemic q...

March 29, 2020

First off, I hope all our valued patients and the communities we serve are well and safe, and have plenty of toilet paper!

The biggest news here is that Immediate Care West is up and running with our own telemedicine. So while it may be disappointing to not be able to j...

March 12, 2020

There is a lot of news and "information" of varying quality out there regarding the novel coronavirus,

COVID-19. It is too big and complex to cover completely in a blog post, but it's important to get out some quick points to help people be safe.

First, stop reading the...

April 11, 2019

There are some exciting new changes in and around Immediate Care West: the opening of a new pharmacy, a new provider coming on board, and a new service to make receiving care easier!

First, the pharmacy. Refresh Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy that is now open in th...

September 20, 2018

The nights are getting cooler, and the sun setting a little earlier. Before long the trees will put on a dazzling display of colors. This time also coincides with back-to-school for families and drastic schedule changes. 

I always welcome feedback on how we can improve...

 Multiple reports are circulating about this year being a bad tick season, especially in Central New York. Indeed, we have already seen quite a few people in our urgent care presenting with tick bites or to have ticks removed. In order to help you have a fun and health...

November 30, 2016

Concussion and other head injuries have been a hot topic in sports medicine over the last several years,

and with good reason. According to the CDC, approximately 3.8 million concussions occur each year and

can result in long term problems such as chronic headaches, memo...

September 5, 2016

The FDA recently announced a ban on certain ingredients that make anti-bacterial soaps, well, anti-bacterial. I don’t want to start a fiery debate over whether these are good or bad or safe or unsafe, but with millions of young people about to get together in large gro...

September 1, 2016

I have taken care of many patients and their families over the years in the ER, ICU and urgent care. I have been fortunate to have little experience from the other side of the bed. That is, until a few weeks ago when my 4 year old daughter broke her arm. It is healing...

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