|Advances in Joint Surgery|
|Ambulatory Care Centers - Natick and Walpole|
|As We Age: Balance and Falls|
|Awards & Recognition - Autumn 2012|
|Awards & Recognition - Summer 2012|
|Children and Concussions|
|Exercise for Cancer Prevention and Recovery|
|Newton-Wellesley Outpatient Surgery Center|
|Nutrition and Cancer Prevention|
|Personalized Medicine at the Vernon Cancer Center|
|Screening for Colon Cancer|
|Waltham Urgent Care Center|
Waltham Urgent Care Center
Providing the Highest Level of Care
“Our physicians each have years of experience and additional training in emergency medicine, urgent care, internal medicine or family practice,” says Mark Shankman, MD, Medical Director of the Urgent Care Center. “Our nurses are all seasoned and highly skilled nurses who provide the highest level of care to patients coming to the Center.”
The Urgent Care Center provides unscheduled, walk-in treatment for minor illnesses and injuries that require medical attention but are not life threatening. To provide efficient diagnoses and treatment for patients, the Center offers laboratory, diagnostic X-ray, ultrasound and EKG services. These services are also available for patients coming with outpatient orders.
Dr. Shankman explains that patients with serious, life-threatening illnesses or injuries like chest pain, severe abdominal pain, severe head injuries, multi-organ or joint injuries, seizures and pregnancy-related concerns should go to the nearest emergency department.
Efficient Care for Non-Life Threatening Conditions
When patients arrive at the Center, they are greeted and assessed to determine the care they will need and if they need immediate attention. Those not requiring immediate care will be seen in the order they arrived.
“We aim for patients to be at the Center for a total time of an hour and a half,” says Dr. Shankman. “Due to the fact that we are a walk-in center, wait times do occur, although they are almost always less than an emergency department. We want to educate our patients on the process when they arrive at the Center, so they understand this may be a possibility.”
“The medical team at the Center has relationships with specialists and primary care physicians at Newton-Wellesley and other Partners hospitals,” says Dr. Shankman. “We are able to help our patients make follow-up visits with specialists, if necessary, and find primary care physicians.”
“I have worked in urgent care for a long time and this is the best center I have seen,” says Dr. Shankman. “We have qualified physicians and staff who provide extraordinary care. Our physical facility is exceptional and convenient. We work together to treat our patients as if they were our family members and want them to have the best experience possible at the Center.”
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