3 Reasons to Visit the Walk-In Clinic

man talking to doctor It is common knowledge that taking care of your health is an important matter. However, it is also evident that taking care of your health can be costly and time consuming. Often times people skip out on doctor visits because they cringe at the cost of healthcare or they can’t stand the long periods of waiting to spend a few minutes with the doctor. However, visiting a walk-in clinic can help take care of the issue quicker. Many clinics offer quicker service to ensure that patients get the proper care they need. We have a list of reasons you should visit the doctor immediately.

You Have the Flu

This year’s flu is nothing to play around with. Cases of healthy people and children passing away from the flu should put you on high alert. This year’s flu shot was not as effective as past year’s. Not only that, herd immunity with the flu shot is low because so many people believe urban myths about the flu shot. While there may not be a cure for the flu, treatment should still be sought right away. While you may not want to get other in the waiting room at the walk-in clinic sick most clinics will offer a separate waiting space for those that are infectiously sick.

You Suspect Diabetes

Diabetes is a problem that should be handled right away. If you notice the symptoms of diabetes cropping up you should pay attention to your body’s cues. This can include excessive thirst or urination, dry mouth, blurred vision, hunger, and fatigue. The risk for diabetes increases greatly after the age of 45. Spotting the problem early and getting tested is important. Treating diabetes early can prevent nerve damage, heart problems, and other permanent health conditions. A visit to the walk-in clinic can lead to early prevention.

Trouble Sleeping

Too many people just don’t realize how vital sleep is to maintaining good health. Worse yet, many people feel they don’t need a full seven to eight hours of sleep. However, sleep deprivation can cause serious health issues. Aside from trouble concentrating and memory issues, lack of sleep can also weaken the immune system, cause high blood pressure, weight gain, and increase the risks of heart disease and diabetes. Some people may discount sleep issues as too much stress or anxiety. Whatever the case may be, a doctor at your local walk-in clinic can provide a treatment plan to help you get back on a healthy sleep schedule.

Visit Our Walk-In Clinic

If you are experiencing health issues that are disrupting your quality of life you should get seen by a doctor right away. Dr. Annette Griego, FNP, at El Paso Family & Pediatric Clinic provides comprehensive care for everyone in your family. If you prefer to make an appointment please give us a call today. Otherwise, be sure to stop on by.  

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