JUST IMAGINE You wake up one morning with sudden cold-like symptoms: stuffy nose, cough, congestion
You have trouble getting an appointment with your existing doctor and you don’t want to miss time at work by sitting in an urgent care or ER waiting room.
We all know that the Emergency Room is NOT the most efficient place to get non-emergency care. Did you know that less than 10% of visits to an Emergency Room result in actual admission to a hospital? Another unfortunate fact is that the average cost of a visit to an Emergency Room for non-emergency treatment is over $1,200 and comes with a typical wait time of up to 12 hours or more! Additionally, 65% or more of Emergency Room visits that are not true emergencies could be treated by a primary care doctor, IF you could get an appointment in a reasonable amount of time (though, it is very unlikely these days that you can get such an appointment even in the same week you call for one).