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Lose That Weight with Ideal Protein and Urgent Care MD

We are pleased to announce that Urgent Care MD is New Orleans newest independent authorized Ideal Protein clinic! 

Urgent Care MD really wants to show you just how effective this program can be. Join us on Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm, at our clinic in Lakeview (826 Harrison). Several of our staff members started the Ideal Protein program just a few short weeks ago. They’ll be on hand to show off REAL results, and talk about how effective this program is. We’ll also have lots of Ideal Protein food on hand to try out for yourself.

This event is completely free to attend.

We're loaded with Ideal Protein!

We’re loaded with Ideal Protein!

What is Ideal Protein? 

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing 2 key components, weight loss, and healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting.

Because, what good is dieting, without maintaining your results afterward!? That’s why Urgent Care MD’s staff members are here to help you through this weight loss journey.

Want to learn more about Ideal Protein, click here for tons of info from their website!

 

 

What should I expect during the Ideal Protein lifestyle change?

-Maintain structured weight loss while supporting muscle mass
-Get an understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body, including what causes fat storage
-Have weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education, and guidance
-Personalize an approach to setting a weight loss goal, based on your health profile
-See how losing weight can improve blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and reduce blood pressure

 

Does it really work?

Yes, our staff can prove it. This is not some fad diet. Losing weight (and keeping it off) is hard because it takes long-term lifestyle changes. You’ve heard it before, eating healthy is the key to weight loss. With Ideal Protein, you won’t have to skip out on flavor and satisfying eating. 

Long story short, Ideal Protein will show you how to eat healthy and understand how food affects your lifestyle.

Ideal Protein's food options, tasty and filling. For real!

Ideal Protein’s food options, tasty and filling. For real!

 

Someone will actually hold me accountable?

Yes! Look, this isn’t some sort of shaming thing. Our Ideal Protein trained staff are currently going through the program, just like you’ll be. They will be here to help encourage you along the way. How can you know it’s going well, without measuring success, and having someone be your coach? We are here to help you.

 

When is the free seminar again?

Wednesday, September 3oth, at 7pm. Join us at the Lakeview Urgent Care MD for a night of fun, education, and great tasting Ideal Protein food! 

Want to join us? Feel free to grab a friend and just show up.

 

OR, let us know you’re coming. Call (504) 309-7108 or email, chanelm.ucmd@gmail.com

See you Wednesday, September 30th!

 

 

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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Vitamin B12 Injections: 3 Great Reasons to Start

There’s been a lot of talk about B-12 injections lately – in New Orleans, across the country, and around the world. While the concept is not new, more and more people everyday are warming up to the idea – and with good reason: the potential benefits of B-12 are almost incalculable.

While most supplements arrive on the scene, quickly become the next big thing, and then just as quickly disappear, a growing, decades-long body of research suggests that B-12 injections might just be the most important thing you can do for your continued health.

For the skeptical, here’s a list of 3 great reasons to begin B-12 injections today.

Vitamin B12, ample supply & ready to go at Urgent Care MD.

Vitamin B12, ample supply & ready to go at Urgent Care MD.

Increased Energy

If you’re feeling a general sense of fatigue, B-12 deficiency might be the culprit. Without getting too science-y, B-12 helps your body convert carbohydrates into glucose, which your body uses for energy. Upping your intake of B-12 could be just the thing to boost your tired mind and body, keeping you out of urgent care and off living your life.

Wellness expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola agrees:

“Your body relies on the efficient conversion of carbohydrates to glucose — your body’s source of fuel — to run smoothly, and vitamin B12 plays a major role in that conversion.”

Better Health

Evidence suggests that regular B-12 injections aid in lowering bad cholesterol, a primary cause of eventual heart disease. Moreover, patients with anemia, diabetic neuropathy, and even sickle-cell disease saw improvements using the supplement. Studies have also shown that, in healthy patients, B-12 injections can help to stave off age-related conditions like joint pain, inflammation, and bone loss.

A Clearer Mind

While not all conclusively proven, studies have shown that B-12 can significantly improve conditions like depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, dementia, and certain sleep disorders. Even more significantly, many Alzheimer’s patients were found to have lower than normal levels of B-12, leading some researchers to conclude that regular B-12 injections can be beneficial even for healthy, young brains.

By some estimates, nearly 40% of American adults have a B-12 deficiency. As the population of New Orleans continues to age, that percentage will only increase. Urgent Care MD can help – a B-12 injection can go a long way toward keeping you healthy, happy, and full of energy.

 

Interested in a B12 boost? Stop by Urgent Care MD in Lakeview or Mid-City New Orleans today for a fast & affordable injection… only $20! 

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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Meet Urgent Care MD’s Newest Staff Member

At Urgent Care MD, we are always looking to expand our team. Especially when we come across someone who is both friendly and incredibly professional. Such is the case with our newest team member, Ricky Phillips, DNP!

Meet, Dr. Ricky Phillips, UCMD's newest nurse practitioner!

Meet Ricky Phillips, DNP, UCMD’s newest nurse practitioner!

An Air Force veteran with over 20 years of health care experience, Ricky Phillips is a board certified family nurse practitioner. He received his Associates of Science in registered nursing from Pensacola Community College. Both his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing came from Loyola University New Orleans. His Doctor of Nursing Practice degree came from Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, he was an emergency/flight nurse, and clinical manager in a large emergency department located in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Ricky is not just a great nurse practitioner, he’s a great person. As is the case with many of our team members, we’re especially excited that he is an armed forces veteran. Dedication to our country is something we take great pride in at Urgent Care MD.

Ricky will spend time between both our Lakeview and Mid-City locations.

Interested in becoming a member of the fast growing Urgent Care MD New Orleans team?

Send an email today, along with your resume, to chanelm.ucmd@gmail.com!

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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Are you ready for summer in New Orleans?

As April showers turn into May flowers, New Orleans is preparing for another hot, steamy summer.

Are you ready?

Specifically, have you given your health any thought lately? 

Summer sunAt Urgent Care MD, we specialize in offering a wide range of health services, with the convenience of no-appointment-necessary urgent care speed.

 

Summer activities

New Orleans’ spring has been super rainy, leaving many residents chomping at the bit to get outside. Playing tennis at City Park, hitting the golf course, and taking a run the neighborhood are just some activities we enjoy during the steamy summer months. While it’s easy to say nothing will ever happen, you should always know where to head if something goes wrong. Urgent Care MD is able to treat all sorts of sports injuries, and even has X-ray capabilities on hand to make sure everything is a-ok.

Almost forgot! Urgent Care MD even offers IV hydration therapy should you find yourself really feeling the New Orleans’ heat. 

 

Summer Allergies & Colds

We bring this up a lot because, let’s face it, New Orleans nature causes a lot of cold and allergy issues. At Urgent Care MD in Lakeview and Canal, we offer painless alternatives to allergy shots. UCMD can also be your source for quick checkups regarding sniffles & sneezes that may be more than pesky allergies. If you find that your throat feels scratchy, drop by our offices for a quick checkup. From asthma, to a simple cold, our emergency room trained doctors can help you breathe easier.

Need an immune boost to avoid getting run down by summer sickness? Urgent Care MD has a brand new supply of B12 shots ready for you on a walk-in basis.

 

Don’t spend all summer sitting at the doctor

Convenience is a big reason why Urgent Care MD is a great option for so many people in New Orleans. You NEVER need an appointment to stop by and get a quick check up. Our staff works very hard to be incredibly friendly, and super fast. You, the kids, parents, and people of all ages, are treated quickly, and with the utmost care at Urgent Care MD. 

Are you planner? We do offer appointment times should you want to nail down that schedule of yours. Click here to schedule a time right now.

One more thing, UCMD offers some of the best Urgent Care prices in New Orleans. We do accept most insurance coverage, but just case you don’t want to deal with it, we take cash too!

 

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

Urgent Care MD, why wait?

 

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A Quick Guide for Staying Healthy & Safe during Jazz Fest 2015

Jazz Fest season has finally arrived in New Orleans!

While people make plans for parking and buying tickets, many forget to make plans for staying healthy and safe during Jazz Fest.

Here’s a quick little guide for making sure injury and illness don’t ruin your festival season in New Orleans.

 

Jazz Fest Trumpeter1. Stay Hydrated.

The average temperature in New Orleans, from April into May, is somewhere between 82 & 87 degrees. Factor that into being exposed to sun and elements while at the Fair Grounds Race Course (site of Jazz Fest), and you’re bound to feel the Louisiana heat.

How do you beat the heat? Do your best to find plenty of shade and of course, drink LOTS of water & hydrating fluids. Here is a list of dehydration prevention tips from WebMD

You might say to yourself, “wait, those tips mainly for when you are exercising!?”

Dancing & partying for hours on end definitely counts as exercise in our book, so drink up!

 

2. Drinking at Jazz Fest? Definitely stay hydrated!

New Orleans is known for having mucho access to a long list of adult beverages. When it comes a giant party like Jazz Fest, you KNOW the booze will be flowing. Simply put, alcohol consumption increases your risk of dehydration. So, just like in tip #1, make sure you’re drinking plenty of non-alcoholic beverages in addition to that party juice. Better yet, just limit your alcohol intake to ensure you have a hydrated (and injury/headache free) Jazz Fest 2015.

 

3. Watch Your Step

As we’ve pointed out before, New Orleans is an old city, with lots of problems. One of those problems, the cracked streets and sidewalks. Not to pile onto the first 2 tips, but if you’re feeling a little woozy from not enough water + too much booze, you may not see that giant pothole. Luckily, the Fair Grounds are nice and flat (for the most part). But, in New Orleans, you never know what is around the corner… or curb.

 

4. Allergies

Yes, allergies. After a super rainy New Orleans’ spring, everything is looking nice and green around town. Unfortunately, this also means that allergens are filling the air. For real, the NOLA pollen forecast is a little nuts right now! Coming in from out of town? This means you may not be used to our climate (and allergens). Make sure to pack your allergy meds before leaving to enjoy Jazz Fest 2015.

 

5. Safety, Crime, and other Stuff

If you’re coming to Jazz Fest 2015, you’re literally going to be swimming in a sea of thousands of people. There are a lot of things that can go wrong during a large music festival. Bonnaroo, one of the biggest festivals in the United States, but together this really cool, super informative, list of “Tips from the Bonnaroo Dept. of Health”. 

While Jazz Fest will have a stellar emergency team on site, if you need a little help with fluid replacement, allergy medicine, or patching up scrapes & cuts, Urgent Care MD in Lakeview and Mid-City New Orleans is here to help. Have a fun, and safe, Jazz Fest 2015!

Click here to find out everything you need to know about Jazz Fest 2015, from the official website!

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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5 Ideas for a “Healthier” Easter Basket

Easter is around the corner, and so are giant baskets filled with sugary goodies.

Sorry to be a negative Nancy, but did you know, according to dailymeal.com, the average Easter basket can add up to an average 2,028 calories?

Now, here at Urgent Care MD in New Orleans, we are all about a little excess every now and again.

What if you want your kids to have just a few Easter treats, but still want them to have a full basket?

We’ve done a little research and found some unique gift ideas that might help you keep their basket from becoming one big pile of chocolate.

easter bunny finger puppet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Easter Bunny Finger Puppet

Want a fun way to keep your kids from reaching for that chocolate bunny? Keep those hungry hands occupied with this super-cute Easter bunny finger puppet from Etsy!

 

Easter Lego set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Easter Legos!

Who wants to eat jelly beans when they can play with Legos! Especially when those famous little plastic blocks come in pastel colors 🙂 Check out this cool LEGO Friends 41087 Bunny and Babies set found on Amazon.

Giant google eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Giant Googly Eyes

Well, this really has nothing to do with Easter. But after getting lost on Amazon for a few minutes, we couldn’t help but spy these Giant Googly Eyes – Set of 2 – By Allures & Illusions… yes, Giant GOOGLY EYES! Sure, your kids might scare the daylights out of you by putting you with a life-like garbage can, but it’s fun!

 

Bunny ears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Bunny Ears from Pottery Barn

We always tell kids not to give people bunny ears during photos. Now, you can encourage it with these sweet bunny ear head bands from Pottery Barn.

 

Wooden easter eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Wooden Easter Egg Game

This hand-crafted wooden Easter egg sorting game is not only super fun for kids, but also super unique. This high quality hand-crafted wooden game will last be around for many Easter seasons to come.

 

If you’d like some more great, really creative, Easter basket ideas, check out the “19 very (very) special non-candy Easter basket gifts kids will love” from Cool Moms Picks.

 

At the end of the day, we can’t resist a little Easter treat. So, with that, what’s your favorite Easter candy of all time? Here’s ours…

Reese’s-Peanut-Butter-Egg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter from your friends at Urgent Care MD New Orleans!

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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Urgent Care MD = Best Cash Prices in New Orleans

When it comes to health care, there is a lot of talk about how to pay for it.

Before you start fumbling for your deeply buried insurance cards, Urgent Care MD would like to make things nice and easy for you.

Whether you’re headed to our Lakeview or Mid-City location, UCMD offers the best urgent care cash prices in New Orleans.

UCMD has some of the best cash prices in NOLA!

UCMD has some of the best cash prices in NOLA!

No matter what your emergency, $99 is all it takes to see one of our emergency room trained doctors or technicians. Also, because Urgent Care MD is founded by Veterans, we offer a special $79 rate for those who have served our country.

Why pay cash?

Maybe the insurance you carry has a large deductible or a really small network? Also, it’s just easier to pay a cash price and not worry about insurance junk mail later.

So, once again, Urgent Care MD’s cash prices are…

$99 or, if you are a veteran, $79

Not feeling well? Come see us. We’ll take care of you, and your pocketbook.

🙂

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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We’re Growing! Urgent Care MD is Hiring.

We're growing!

We’re growing!

Urgent Care MD in New Orleans is growing!

Just like the spring weather has New Orleans’ greenery sprouting, UCMD is branching out. Urgent Care MD is currently looking to fill several positions including office staff, and a nurse practitioner.

Our most urgent need, is hiring a full time, or part time, nurse practitioner. We are looking for someone who can work rotating weekends, spending time at both our Lakeview and Mid-City locations. This Nurse Practitioner would be working directly with patients, an X-ray tech, and Medical assistant/nurse seeing about 25-30 patients per day.

Obviously, Urgent Care MD is looking for someone who is super skilled, but also, super-friendly. Our patient’s happiness is very important to us, our perfect candidate would be a big-time people person.

Urgent Care MD is looking to fill this position immediately. 

If you are interested in the nurse practitioner job, or another position at UCMD, please get a hold of us immediately. We offer competitive pay and, as we look to expand our service area, a bright future within our company!

Sound good? Please email Chanel, chanelm.ucmd@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Any other questions, don’t hesitate to call, or stop in at our Lakeview location, (504) 309-7108, or Mid-City (504) 302-2251.

We look forward to growing with you. Please contact us soon!

 

 

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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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Spring Forward New Orleans! (Just Remember to Watch Your Step)

Spring has arrived in New Orleans, watch your step!

Spring has arrived in New Orleans, watch your step!

Finally!

This weekend, New Orleans and the rest of the country will be springing forward.

Sunday, March 8th at 2am, set your clocks ahead one full hour. This wonderful event is a sign to most that it is time to shake off the cold and find fun ways to get outside to enjoy the extra hour of daylight.

This means thoughts of walking around City Park, bike rides by Lake Ponchartrain, and Jazz Fest, fill our heads. As New Orleanians start to head outside more, the risk of injury goes up exponentially. Taking a jog along the St. Charles streetcar line can be an amazing experience, that is if you survive the cracked sidewalks, construction pits, and terrible New Orleans’ drivers! In addition to slips, falls, and accidents, getting active again after hibernating inside for a few months can bring its own set of problems.

Getting your body ready for an outdoor activity is just as important as making sure your shoes are tied tightly.

“Warming up before exercising is one of the best ways to help avoid a nasty surprise” says Urgent Care MD’s Dr. Patrick Dennis. Dr. Dennis adds, “taking a few minutes to stretch, especially after a few months of inactivity, can help to make sure your body is ready to be active.”

According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, a few examples of warm up activities are:

  • To warm up for a brisk walk, walk slowly for five to 10 minutes.
  • To warm up for a run, walk briskly for five to 10 minutes.
  • To warm up for swimming, swim slowly at first and then pick up the tempo as you’re able.

Hopefully, getting your blood flowing before heading outside to have fun, will help you to prevent any down time this spring.

Just in case… uur friendly, emergency room trained, medical staff are able to treat most injuries quickly and efficiently. Plus, having all the necessary medical equipment on hand (like on-site x-rays), ensures that Urgent Care MD is able to take care of you and your family.

So, spring forward New Orleans!

Just remember that you might want to stretch first 😉

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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 has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City.

No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

Urgent Care MD, why wait?

 

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Healthy Employees = Happy Employees

The secret to a healthy business is really no secret at all. If the people who work for you are happy, and healthy, those positive vibes become contagious around the office.

Contagious in a good sense, of course 😉

At Urgent Care MD, we offer a wide array of medical services for employers in New Orleans. The list includes;

  • Drug Screens,
  • Immunizations,
  • Laboratory Tests,
  • Physical Exams,
  • Pulmonary Functions Test,
  • Respirator Fit Testing,
  • Vision Screening,
  • Workers Compensation,
  • X-Ray Services
  • Many more, just ask us!

Not only do we offer these services at both our Lakeview and Mid-City Urgent Care MD offices in New Orleans, we also bring the services to you!

Getting a flu shot is never fun, but it is definitely needed. Even though a flu shot literally only takes seconds to administer, finding the time to break away from a busy work day can be tough. That’s why Urgent Care MD offers on-site flu shots for any employees wanting to prevent that nasty flu bug.

Last fall, one of our favorite medical technicians, Catina, took the Urgent Care MD flu shot tour to the law offices of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. Within just a few minutes, Catina was able to set up her flu shot station in a conference room and get everything started. Because everything was streamlined between Sher Garner’s human resources director and Urgent Care MD beforehand, the flu shot process was a smooth one.

As a matter of fact, check out this time-lapse video to get an idea of just how easy it was for the Sher Garner employees to protect themselves from that nasty flu bug!

So, whether in one of our two New Orleans locations, or in the comfort of your very own office, Urgent Care MD offers all kinds of services to make sure your business doesn’t skip a beat. Keep those employees happy, and healthy, and watch those smiles infect customers and acquaintances in no time.

 

In 2013, Urgent Care MD was founded by a group of emergency room doctors. Urgent Care MD provides many services including employee physicals, employer physicals, sports physicals, drug screens, flu shots, immunizations, lab tests, physical exams, vision screenings, workers compensation, and vaccinations, all on a walk in basis. By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, with a friendly and helpful office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing top-notch urgent care for New Orleans. 

With two locations, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City, Urgent Care MD provides fast, friendly, and proper urgent medical care for all of New Orleans.

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