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Gov. Scott: Florida Calls on CDC to Activate Emergency Response Team Following Confirmed Mosquito-Borne Transmissions

Posted on August 1, 2016

UPDATE - Aug. 9, 2016: Palm Beach County has its first suspected local case of Zika bringing the number of patients with locally acquired Zika to 17 in South Florida, with 15 of those in Miami-Dade County.  An unidentified person who may have visited Miami is believed to have contracted Palm Beach County's first locally acquired case of Zika. Florida Department of… Read More

CDC: Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season

Posted on December 5, 2014

CDC Urges Vaccination, Treatment Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and recommends prompt treatment with antiviral drugs for people at high risk of complications who develop flu. So far this year, seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been most… Read More

Urgent Care for Your Child’s Accidents and Roughhousing

Posted on May 2, 2014

Parenting Plus magazine called upon Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MD Now Urgent Care for safety advice around accidents. Read the May issue of Parenting Plus magazine to find an article about wound closure for kids, written by Dr. Lamelas.

Parenting Article: An Urgent Case for Pink Eye Treatment

Posted on April 20, 2014

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An Urgent Case of Pink Eye Treatment

Posted on April 20, 2014

Click the link below to read the full article written by Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MD Now Urgent CareAn Urgent Case for Pink Eye TreatmentParenting Plus, April 2014 issue

Palm Beach Post: Flu season starting; swine strain dominates

Posted on December 25, 2013

At the twelve MD Now urgent care clinics across Palm Beach County, one or two people a day now enter with fevers and aches, and leave with the same diagnosis: flu.“It’s here,” Dr. Peter Lamelas, founder of the MD Now, said Monday. “It’s up from last week.”Check out the entire Palm Beach Post article here  (http://m.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/flu-season-starting-swine-strain-dominates/ncTMc/)The Florida Department of Health reports… Read More

Emergency Care vs Urgent Care

Posted on August 12, 2013

It can be frightening when a sudden illness or injury strikes, especially if your regular doctor is not available. You need to make a choice quickly about where to get the medical attention you need. But, it’s also important to have all the facts before you seek care.What Are My Options? Emergency Rooms: Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day… Read More

Which is Cheaper Out of Pocket: Urgent Care Facility or Hospital ER?

Posted on February 4, 2013

By Dalia Bose | Yahoo! Contributor NetworkCan an urgent patient care center not accepting insurance be cheaper than a hospital emergency room? I found out an urgent care center actually costs less than an office co pay after insurance reimbursement.Recently, on a 15 degree winter morning, in the midst of rushing from one errand to another, my finger caught into… Read More

Flu Activity Picks Up Nationwide

Posted on January 7, 2013

CDC recommends vaccination and antiviral treatment against influenzaInfluenza activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI), according to CDC’s latest FluViewreport. “Reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) are nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons,” according to Dr. Joe Bresee. CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination… Read More

Tips to Help You Decide on Urgent Care vs. ER

Posted on April 19, 2012

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and your daughter turns an ankle on the soccer field. Or the earache your son has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now he has a fever. It’s a predicament almost every parent has found themselves in at one point of another. Chance are, the pediatrician’s office is closed since it is a weekend … Read More

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