Paramount Urgent Care
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Paramount Urgent Care is the leading provider of urgent care medical services. We have 4 convenient locations in The Villages, Orlando, Clermont and Oviedo.

A Look at Our Health Screening Tests

Here at Paramount Urgent Care, we’re well-known for providing rapid urgent care at four convenient locations in Florida. We’re also a family medicine clinic with a full range of preventive health services, including screenings. Visit one of our providers for your annual vision screening as part of your physical exam. Men can consult a doctor about whether a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is right for them. This is a simple blood test that can add to a man’s understanding of his risk of prostate cancer.

Our doctors recommend routine blood pressure screenings for our patients. Since hypertension has no observable symptoms, assessing blood pressure changes over time is necessary. Paramount Urgent Care also provides cholesterol level checks, blood glucose screenings, and health screenings for hepatitis A and B, as well as hemoccult screenings to assess bowel health.

The compassionate healthcare providers at Paramount Urgent Care offer health screenings and physical exams in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, Casselberry and Lady Lake. For more information, please visit www.paramounturgentcare.com.

Tips for Avoiding Colds This Holiday Season

Sniffling and sneezing every few minutes isn’t a pleasant way to spend Thanksgiving or the winter holidays, but getting sick isn’t inevitable. You can protect your health and your family’s well-being by taking a few simple precautions during cold season. If you do get sick, visit a walk-in clinic if you experience severe cold symptoms or signs of a more serious illness, like the flu or bronchitis.

Wash your hands frequently.

Washing your hands thoroughly and frequently is among the most effective ways to stop germ transmission. Many people rush this simple task, but to truly clean your hands, you need to scrub the skin well for at least 20 seconds. Use plenty of soap to vigorously lather up between the fingers, under the nails, and on the backs of your hands. Wash your hands at the following times, as well as any time they become soiled.

  • Before preparing food and eating
  • After using the restroom
  • After handling pets or their waste
  • After changing diapers
  • Before and after caring for a sick family member
  • After sneezing, coughing, and blowing your nose
  • After taking out the trash

Avoid touching your face.

Even if you do wash your hands often throughout the day, it’s impossible to keep them completely free of germs. You’ll get germs on your hands each time you touch a doorknob, handle a phone, and shake someone’s hand, and some of those germs might make you sick if they enter your mucous membranes. Try to avoid touching your face to prevent the transmission of germs to the nose and mouth.

Protect yourself from germs when you travel.

If you’ll be traveling for the holidays, you may be at a higher risk of getting sick—especially if you’re flying. The re-circulated airplane air dries out the mucous membranes, which makes you more susceptible to the germs of the passengers seated near you. Drink plenty of water during any flight—and avoid alcohol, as it’s dehydrating. After boarding, use some sanitizing wipes on the seat’s arms and tray table. Consider bringing some hand sanitizer, too.

Paramount Urgent Care provides preventive medical services near Orlando to help you and your family stay healthy. We also provide walk-in clinic services, including care for flu, fever, and strep throat. For more information, please visit www.paramounturgentcare.com.

Back to School Physicals for Kids

If your child is starting school this fall, then you may have questions regarding whether she needs a physical and why. Watch this video to learn about the importance of back to school physical exams for kids.

Particularly for children who will be attending school for the first time, physical exams are important for ensuring that their sensory organs are functioning properly. After all, to do well in school, children need to be able to see the blackboard and hear their teacher. Finally, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children receive annual physicals to monitor their growth, development, and any medical conditions they may have.

At Paramount Urgent Care, we offer low-cost school physicals for kids. For more information about our walk-in clinics in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, and Lady Lake, please visit our website at www.paramounturgentcare.com. School/Sports physicals at Paramount Urgent Care cost $20. For every School/Sports physical, Paramount will donate back $10 to your school or sports program!

How Long Will My Poison Ivy Rash Last?

Poison ivy rashes are seen often in urgent care and are caused by an allergic reaction to an oil contained in the poison ivy plant. If you come in contact with poison ivy, then wash your skin as soon as possible to help reduce your chance of developing a rash. On the other hand, if you already have a poison ivy rash, then there are a few things you should know.

A rash from poison ivy typically lasts for 1 to 3 weeks. However, you should consider seeing a doctor if your rash doesn’t improve after a week or appears infected. In the meantime, you may find some relief by cleaning your skin with soap and water, washing all clothing and objects that may have come in contact with the poison ivy, and applying cool compresses to your skin. Resist the urge to scratch and leave alone any blisters that form. Finally, taking antihistamine pills and applying hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion may offer you some relief.

Paramount Urgent Care offers emergency care services at walk-in clinics in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, and Lady Lake. For more information about our urgent care centers, visit our website at www.paramounturgentcare.com.

What Older Adults Should Know About Whooping Cough

Has someone you know required emergency care for whooping cough? If so, then you may be wondering if you should be concerned about your own health. Keep reading to learn what older adults should know about whooping cough and protecting themselves from this disease.

An Introduction to the 100-Day Cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious and potentially serious illness that is characterized by a hacking cough that is followed by a high-pitched whooping sound during the next intake of breath. This respiratory tract infection was once considered a childhood disease. However, following the development of the whooping cough vaccine, it now typically affects children who are too young to be vaccinated or adults whose immunity has faded. Because the coughing symptoms caused by pertussis can go on for months, the illness has earned itself the nickname the “100-day cough.” The coughing associated with whooping cough can be so severe that it may lead to abdominal hernias and bruised or cracked ribs.

Protecting Yourself from Whooping Cough

Before the development of its vaccine, whooping cough primarily affected children and was sometimes deadly. Now that most children in the United States are vaccinated for whooping cough, it is thought that this infection is on the rise because older individuals are losing the immunity that they obtained as children through vaccination. Additionally, because children are not completely immune until they have had at least 3 shots, both they and children who are too young to be vaccinated are at risk of catching the disease from others. For this reason, older adults should consider getting a second whooping cough vaccine to help reduce their risk of contracting this dangerous infection. Getting up-to-date with your pertussis vaccine can be a smart way to help protect yourself and others from whooping cough.

If you need non-life threatening emergency care in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, or Lady Lake, then come and see us at Paramount Urgent Care. For information about our walk-in clinic’s health care services, please visit www.paramounturgentcare.com.

Hours of Business

Open 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. 7 days a week