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Urgent Care vs. Visiting the ER

  In a time of need, our decision-making processes are often compromised. This is not because we’re not capable, but rather, we’re perhaps feeling the pressures of the moment, or we’re just not as well educated on the finding an answer for the task at hand as we’d typically like to be. That sentiment rings loud when it comes to Read More >


Tick bites, Lyme disease, and a Tale of Three Patients

  Last week a young man in his twenties presented at ConvenientMD Urgent Care with a rash on his leg. It wasn’t a classic bull’s eye Lyme rash, which we call erythema migrans (see the photo below), but it was definitely two-toned. He was worried about Lyme disease. What the patient didn’t realize was that after a complete exam was Read More >


N.H.-based company plans urgent care centers in Westbrook, Portland and Scarborough

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Portland Press Herald New Hampshire-based ConvenientMD, a privately owned chain of urgent care centers, plans to open its first Maine location in Westbrook, as well as centers in Portland and Scarborough. There are already eight walk-in health clinics within 10 miles of the proposed downtown Westbrook site. Mercy Hospital operates a Mercy Express Care in Westbrook, as well as one Read More >


The 2015-2016 Flu Season: Ready, Set, Go!

  October is now upon us and with it marks the start of cool New Hampshire nights, leaves changing colors, the day light shortening and start of sniffles and coughs. Then comes the flu! No one can predict when it will start, how long it will last or how bad it will be. Like our scout leaders taught us, all Read More >


Urgent care clinics making inroads in NH

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The Union Leader BEDFORD – The reception area at the ConvenientMD urgent care clinic on Route 101 is empty at mid-morning on a beautiful early fall Friday, and that’s exactly how CEO Gareth Dickens likes it. “We call it a reception area, not a waiting room,” says Ben Collins, director of Business Development and Community Relations. “It should be empty, Read More >

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