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Facts About Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI)

What You Must Know About Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI) Here are some facts about URTI. What is an upper respiratory tract infection? A URTI is an infection of your upper respiratory tract. This includes your throat, nose, pharynx, larynx, sinuses, and trachea (windpipe). This upper portion of your airway is susceptible to many bacterial

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How to Help Prevent Seasonal Flu

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent

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Facts About Coronavirus

Coronaviruses cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, upper respiratory disease in chickens and rare, but potentially lethal, human respiratory infections although these are often mild. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment. (CDC 2019) There is a new strain of Coronavirus

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Signs You Should Go to the ER Right Away

You can help prevent the flu, and the spread of the flu, by getting a yearly flu shot. Exceptional Emergency Center stocks each season’s flu vaccine every fall to help patients protect themselves as soon as possible. Signs You Should Go to the ER Right Away It can be hard to tell whether or not symptoms

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Flu Guide

You can help prevent the flu, and the spread of the flu, by getting a yearly flu shot. Exceptional Emergency Center stocks each season’s flu vaccine every fall to help patients protect themselves as soon as possible. What is the Flu? Influenza – the flu – is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a

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Freestanding Emergency Centers Patient Satisfaction Study

NEW STUDY FINDS PATIENT SATISFACTION IS HIGHER AT FREESTANDING EMERGENCY CENTERS Austin, TX— A new study published in the prestigious American Journal of Emergency Medicine found patient satisfaction is higher at Freestanding Emergency Centers (FECs) than at Hospital-Based Emergency Departments (HBEDs).   The study collected data in the following four areas: a. physician courtesy; b.

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COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE:

The Exceptional Emergency Room staff and physicians care about you and your loved ones. We are here 24/7 for all your emergency care needs.

  1. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, numbness, sensory loss, or any other emergent medical problems, please call 911 or seek medical care immediately at your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. To provide the highest quality emergency medical care to our communities, we are directing all routine COVID testing to outpatient community resources.
  3. Testing through local resources, including your primary care doctor, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or local health department, is appropriate under the following circumstances:
    1. If you have been exposed to a person known to have COVID, and you do not have symptoms, we recommend that you self-quarantine at home and seek testing 4-5 days after exposure. It often takes this long for the infection to be detected by routine lab testing.
    2. If you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, outpatient testing is also typically appropriate.
    3. Please follow this link for local COVID testing resources.
  4. If you have tested negative, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of suspected exposure as it can take anywhere from 2-14 days to come down with symptoms of this infection.
  5. Please kindly limit your phone time with our Emergency Rooms as the phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care entities and to provide patients their test results. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.