“It’s just an urgent care” the above words, or some variation of them, are occasionally heard, seen, and written about us at times.

As true as it may sound, it is actually far from the truth in that there is one word that limits or invalidates all that we do, ‘just.’ The perception that we are ‘just’ an urgent care implies a few things. One is that all urgent cares are alike. Another implication is that, in some way, urgent cares are limited in their ability to help. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Urgent care centers are traditionally viewed as a place to go when one has a relatively small or insignificant medical issue, but requires attention immediately in the eyes of the patient. Things that typically fall into this category are simple injuries, such as sprained ankles, or infections, like respiratory infections such as colds or urinary tract infections. It is definitely true that urgent care centers are able to help with these types of issues.

The reality is that urgent care centers are much more and a great place to go when one has any non-life-threatening medical issue that needs to be addressed. This is true for several reasons. The obvious is the time and convenience. The second, and not so obvious reason, is the fact that your body or medical problem gets evaluated by a medical professional at an urgent care center. This is the main reason one should seek help at an urgent care. Since the days of Google, many of us (myself included) feel we are experts in several fields. And true, the internet is a great resource to find answers to some situations. However, when it comes to your health, there is no substitute for consulting with a true medical professional. If something was wrong with your car, you would most likely take it to an actual mechanic. It’s not ‘just’ a car. It is your car. The same should be true with health or body issues. If something is not right or ideal with your body, you should get the help of an actual medical professional. It is not ‘just’ a body; it is your body.

So, why Bayside Urgent Care Center? We have a brilliant group of motivated individuals with an extremely high willingness to help. There are several other reasons as well, but here’s one concept I’ll use to briefly explain. The definition of a doctor is a qualified practitioner of medicine. The word ‘doctor’ is derived from the Latin word ‘docere,’ which means to teach. That’s really what we do at Bayside Urgent Care Center. We simply teach our patients what is happening with their body and what options or actions are available to handle their situation. So, I encourage you to stop by if you have any medical or body issue that is bothering you. I am sure there is something we can do to help.

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Bayside Urgent Care is your alternative to the high costs and long waits at hospital emergency rooms. We believe that excellent healthcare should be affordable, and it’s our goal to never rush patients.

We are conveniently located in Clearwater, Florida. The center is only a short drive from nearby Clearwater Beach, Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Countryside, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, and Indian Rocks Beach.

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