Fortunately, there is a faster option: urgent care.
One particular urgent care, PhysicianOne Urgent Care (1030 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, New York 10543), specializes in helping patients get the care they need, whether cold or flu (and more), when they need it most. Colds and other ailments don’t wait to strike when it’s convenient for you; that’s why PhysicianOne Urgent Care makes it their mission to be there when you need immediate access to providers who care, providing the right care, at the right time and the right cost.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care's highly experienced medical staff is available early in the morning and in the evening to accommodate your busy schedule. All locations, including the new location in Mamaroneck, are open 365 days a year, so you will always have access to the treatment you need to feel better and keep moving forward. They also treat infants and children, and are available to see your child for a host of health concerns; including fevers, colds, stomach pain, earaches, rashes and more.
Whether your doctor is too busy to fit you in, or you don’t currently have a primary care physician, PhysicianOne Urgent Care can help. They assist patients with a wide variety of non life-threatening health conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Sinus infections
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Earaches and ear infections
Treating the flu
The flu can cause an array of unpleasant symptoms, including coughing, body aches, fever and sore throat. Unfortunately, it can also be especially dangerous for seniors, infants and people who have compromised immune systems. Each year, thousands of people suffer flu-related deaths. For this reason, it’s important to see a provider when symptoms worsen or become unmanageable.
These days, doctors are better able to treat the flu, thanks to modern antiviral medications such as rimantadine (Flumadine), oseltamivir (Tamiflu), zanamivir (Relenza) and amantadine (Symmetrel), which can alleviate serious symptoms by reducing the duration of the illness.
With that said, it can be difficult for flu sufferers to get quick attention from family practitioners who are often too busy for immediate appointments—and time is of the essence when it comes to treating the flu with antiviral medications like these.
"It’s important to seek medical care early, since the most effective time-period to treat with antivirals is within the first two days,” said Dr. Jeannie Kenkare, PhysicianOne Urgent Care Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. “Antiviral drugs—which are not used for every patient—can help to make the illness less severe, prevent serious complications, and shorten the duration of illness.”
A health care provider can determine if these medications could be beneficial for you, since they may not be helpful for everyone.
With convenient hours and several center locations, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is the perfect option for flu sufferers who need quick relief. Established in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is committed to providing easy access to better care. Their high-quality medical care is a cost-effective alternative to the emergency room, as well as a convenient alternative to primary care physicians during off or peak hours. They also accept most insurance plans. If you are suffering from a cold or flu, visit the nearest PhysicianOne Urgent Care center to you or visit the newest Westchester County location at 1030 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, New York 10543.
If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or go to your local emergency room.