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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 >


Smoking: Starting, Stopping and Screening

Starting Every day in the United States more than 3000 people under 18 years old smoke their first cigarette. Currently, over 6% of middle school students and over 23% of high school students use tobacco products. These include: cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snus, snuff, pipes, bidis, hookahs, keteks, dissolvable tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. Although some overall youth smoking rates are Read More >


Texas, Hand Soap, Lasers and the Flu

Here at ConvenientMD Urgent Care we’re ready for our upcoming influenza season. We’ve had several sporadic cases but nothing steady just yet. Don’t worry, it’s coming. I usually check with my urgent care friends down in Texas, then the Carolinas and so I know it’s on its way. The west to east migration holds true as does the southern New Read More >