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School & Sports Physicals Only $30 at Urgent Care MD in Lakeview!

Back to school season has arrived in New Orleans.

In addition to all the preparations like supply shopping, new clothes, and registration, there’s always the need for that pesky physical. Urgent Care MD New Orleans is here to make your back-to-school life as a parent a little easier. Both on you, and your pocketbook.

Urgent Care MD on Harrison in Lakeview is offering up school & sports physicals for only $30!!!

 

Stop in today for those quick, convenient, and affordable school & sports physicals!

Stop in today for those quick, convenient, and affordable school & sports physicals!

Yes, $30 physicals for children 17 years old and under.

Guess, what? This is the LOWEST price in New Orleans. Yes, we checked.

But, just because it’s low cost, doesn’t mean it isn’t top notch.

Our emergency room trained physicians and practitioners are able to provide a complete medical history check and physical examination, quickly and conveniently. Our staff will give your child the necessary checks to get them ready for school and the sports season. We’ll make sure to take a look at any existing conditions and to help identify any concerns before they hit the field.

No need to worry about rushing over to Urgent Care MD to get it done either. We’re open Monday-Friday, from 8am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 5pm. You and your child can walk right into our office on Harrison and get set up for that school/sports physical.

Get going! You have a lot on your plate for back-to-school prep. Fortunately, Urgent Care MD New Orleans is here to ensure that getting a physical for your child, isn’t slowing you down.

Questions? Call our friendly office staff right now, (504) 309-7108!

 


By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, along with friendly office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing fast and efficient urgent care for all of New Orleans.

Urgent Care MD is located in Lakeview, at 826 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124, (504) 309-7108.

No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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6 Back to School Health Concerns Lakeview Parents Need to Know

It’s that time of year again!

The back to school season is upon us, and parents all over New Orleans are getting kids ready for class. With the stress of school supply shopping and the threat of homework looming, it’s easy to forget that back to school also means thinking about kid’s health.

Summer is almost over for students at Hynes Elementary in Lakeview.

Summer is almost over for students at Hynes Elementary in Lakeview.

At Urgent Care MD (UCMD), we’ve made note of kid’s health subjects that have been popping up recently here in Lakeview. The UCMD staff decided to put together the following list of local health trends you should know about.

Strep Throat

UCMD has seen many cases of strep in Lakeview over the past few months. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be slowing down as back to school season starts up. The bacteria that causes strep are highly transmittable, especially in classrooms. According to the CDC, If your child is experiencing persistent symptoms such as throat pain, fever, or vomiting, it may not necessarily be strep. But it never hurts to get them checked out.

Mono

Mononucleosis is another illness that likes to lurk during back to school time. KidsHealth.org says it’s important for kids not to share things like forks, straws, water bottles, or lip gloss at school. This nasty virus can hang around for a long time, making kids feel run down and achy. UCMD has treated many patients, both kids and adults, for mono over the past month.

Flu

Just to make things even more confusing, the flu seems to be creeping around Lakeview too. How do you know whether your child has the flu as opposed to mono or strep? Web MD says the key flu indicator symptoms for kids are high fever, chills, shakes, body aches, sore throat, headaches and a dry hacking cough. The flu also loves to spread amongst people in close quarters, like classrooms.

Mount Carmel is ready to go.

Mount Carmel is ready to go.

HPV Vaccine

Humanpapillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women. The CDC recommends that both boys and girls ages 11-12 receive the HPV vaccine. Yes, it’s not necessarily the easiest subject in the world regarding your kids. But as we’ve learned over the past few years, it is a very important one.

Dehydration

New Orleans loves sports, especially school sports. With all those try-outs and practices happening all over town in our hot and humid climate, it is important to think about dehydration. Check out this handy dehydration and youth sports guide from the Mayo Clinic for some in-depth info on keeping your kids safe.

Physicals and Medical Tests

Every single school year brings a slew of mandatory medical exams for students, teachers, school staff, and anyone else involved with kids. Sports physicals, school physicals, TB tests, and many more, are all available without appointment at UCMD.

What should you do?

The stress of back to school can quickly get overwhelming for both kids and parents. Being proactive is easily the best form of protection. Make sure to teach your kids to thoroughly wash their hands and practice other preventative hygiene habits. Playing sports? Make sure children are well hydrated and have been properly checked out before hitting the field.

St. Paul's on Harrison in Lakeview.

St. Paul’s on Harrison in Lakeview.

Also, watch out for yourself. It is not just kids that can get sick during back to school time. Hopefully this list will help you and the kids have a great start to the new school year here in Lakeview and New Orleans!

Have questions or would like to add to the list? Email ucmdharrison@gmail.com or call our office at (504) 309-7108

Urgent Care MD (UCMD) is made up of emergency trained physicians & friendly staff providing the fastest, highest quality urgent medical care in Lakeview. Serving all of New Orleans, appointments are never necessary.

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