Blueprint for a Successful Urgent Care Facility

From the Edaris Health Blog CEO Corner with Meg Aranow I recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of our favorite customers: Dr. Ron Elfenbein. Why favorite? Ron’s enthusiasm for creating excellence in Urgent Care is contagious and energizing. As founder and medical director of Chesapeake ERgent Care, located in the Gambrills Maryland , wants his patients to have the “best medical experience they’ve ever had.” Elfenbein completed his training at Johns Hopkins Medical School and continues as an …

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10 Illnesses You Didn’t Know You Can Treat Through Telemedicine

You may think it’s new, but the United States has put telemedicine to good use since the 1960s. It’s what health care professionals use to monitor and treat the astronauts when they’re in space. It’s also been used for decades to enhance medical care for patients in rural and isolated areas throughout the world. Today, with advances in computer technology and the spread of electronic devices into more households than not in the United States, telemedicine is often a very …

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The Importance of Getting a Flu Shot

Every year as a new flu season falls upon local communities across the country, you hear about the latest strain of the virus and why everyone should get a flu shot. If you’re still on the fence, the experienced team of health care providers at Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, Maryland, explains the importance of getting a flu shot so you can make an informed decision for yourself and your family. Influenza is a potentially serious illness that can lead …

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5 Signs You May Have pink eye

Known in the medical world as conjunctivitis, pink eye is a common and often highly contagious infection of the conjunctiva. That’s the super thin, clear layer of tissue that covers the white portion of your eyes (sclera) and lines the inside of your eyelids. The conjunctiva is an easy part of your body to ignore most days, but it can make you weep with frustration and cause you significant discomfort when it gets sick. The good news is that the …

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Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning? How to Tell the Difference

“Food poisoning” may sound much more sinister than “stomach virus,” and it sometimes is, but both illnesses can cause similar symptoms. You may experience diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain with either. A common concern with both is dehydration, which may be life-threatening if not addressed. But one form of food poisoning, botulism, can affect your nervous system and may be fatal if not treated appropriately. Other types can cause kidney damage (certain E. coli strains) or developmental delays in infants …

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How to Avoid Sunburns, Bug Bites, Poison Ivy and Other Summer Skin Hazards

If you’re going to live summer to its fullest, you’re probably going to be outside. But an encounter with poison ivy or a swarm of hungry mosquitoes, maybe topped off by a painful sunburn, can quickly turn a perfect summer adventure into a bad memory. There are steps you can take, however, to prevent these summertime skin hazards from interfering with your plans. The medical professionals at Chesapeake ERgent Care are experts at handling summer skin disasters but much prefer …

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5 Best Exercises for Arthritis

Rather than a single disorder, arthritis includes over 100 conditions that can impact your joints and their surrounding tissues. More than 50 million adults in the United States have already been diagnosed with some form of the disease, and that number is expected to rise to nearly 80 million by 2040. You can’t truly appreciate just how much you rely on your joints until they’re affected by chronic arthritis pain: Arthritis-related joint pain can turn the simplest tasks into a …

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Phoning It In: The Benefits of Telemedicine

Prompt access to the medical care you need is a priority for many that may sometimes be a challenge to find. The field of telemedicine may offer relief from long wait times in emergency and urgent care facilities. In use for decades behind the scenes, new technology and access expands the capabilities of telemedicine and puts it in the hands of you, the patient. For Chesapeake ERgent Care, we aim to keep wait times under 30 minutes in our facility, …

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Pain Management Tips for Frequent Migraine Sufferers

If you get migraine headaches, you already know their debilitating effect. From the throbbing ache and searing pain to nausea and sensitivity to light, migraines can stop you in your tracks and make the simplest things seem like monumental tasks. At Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, Maryland, we understand the pain migraine headaches cause and want to help you feel better. To help manage your migraine pain, we’ve gathered tips that can reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches …

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