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Subject: Re: Annual physical worthwhile for well? Date: 1/26/2013 3:23 PM
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vkg,
Believe me, I understand the need for UC - went there 2 weeks ago with my daughter after she fell off a horse (concerned about broken wrist). But I can tell you - most PCP offices are not equipped to deal with many things that are truly urgent - casting, need for XRays, stuff like that. It's not the place for it. UC/ER is.

What I am saying is what most people think is "I need an appointment NOW", really isn't. I am a physician...we leave slots open everyday for these "emergencies". I put them in quotes, because most of the time I start rattling off the push fluids, rest, OTC meds spiel. It's a waste of time and money to run to the doc for every little thing. There are exceptions, but most add-in appointments are not needed. tincture of time.

Kristi
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