Paramount Urgent Care

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

The Basics of Beta Blockers

If you recently required emergency care for a heart attack, then your doctor may have prescribed you a beta blocker. To gain an understanding of this type of medication, watch this video to learn about the basics of beta blockers.

Beta blockers refer to a group of medications that are used to slow a person’s heartrate and reduce the force of his or her heartbeats. Beta blockers get their name from the fact that they block some of the nerve signals that are responsible for controlling the heart rhythm. These medications can be used in many ways, such as to treat hypertension, abnormal heartbeat, chronic headaches, or anxiety disorders.

If you need urgent care for hypertension in Orlando, Clermont, Oviedo, and Lady Lake, then look no further than Paramount Urgent Care. Please visit our Website for more information.

How Is Zika Virus Diagnosed?

Now that Zika virus has been detected in some Floridians, it’s important for couples to stay vigilant if they are expecting or are planning to have a baby. A walk-in clinic can perform Zika tests for patients who have reason to believe they might have been exposed to the virus. Zika is normally detected through blood or urine tests.

To determine if you should be tested for Zika, the urgent care doctor will ask if you’ve traveled to or live in an area in which Zika has been reported. If you’ve had sex with a person who might have been exposed to Zika, you may need to be tested as well. These recommendations apply to women who are pregnant or might be pregnant, even if they aren’t currently displaying symptoms.

Paramount Urgent Care provides trusted medical services in the Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake and Clermont areas, including tests for Zika. To find a walk-in clinic near you, give us a call at (407) 226-1906.

The Dos and Don'ts of Sending Asthmatic Kids to Summer Camp

Campfires, sing-alongs, and fun in the sun are quintessential experiences of every summer camp around the country, but some campers have more to worry about than others. If your child has asthma, it is still possible for him or her to have a safe and enjoyable summer camp experience. However, before sending your child off to camp, stop in at the walk-in clinic for a checkup and make sure you research the camp beforehand.

Do research the camp thoroughly ahead of time.

There may be special needs camps nearby that will be well-suited to your child’s needs. Some camps are designed to provide safe environments for children with asthma and allergies, for instance. If there are no special needs camps close by, check for camps that are located close to urgent care centers. Contact the camp and ask questions, including the following:

  • Is there a registered nurse available every day?
  • Are camp counselors trained to handle medical emergencies?
  • Will my child be allowed to carry an inhaler everywhere?
  • How will the camp counselors help my child avoid asthma triggers?

Don’t neglect to schedule a doctor’s appointment.

Your child should have a medical evaluation before going away to summer camp. The doctor will make sure it’s safe for your child to attend camp, and he or she can provide an emergency treatment plan to give to the camp staff. The doctor can also help your child brush up on the basics of managing his or her health.

Do educate camp staff about your child’s needs.

If possible, meet with the camp staff in person beforehand. Provide copies of the doctor’s emergency asthma treatment plan, and discuss your child’s needs. Make sure the staff members understand your child’s asthma triggers, daily medications, and emergency treatments.

Don’t forget to send extra medications.

Check all of the expiration dates for your child’s medications and emergency inhalers. Remind your child of when and how to use the emergency inhaler, and make sure your child wears a medical ID bracelet or necklace every day. Send along extra medications, including a spare emergency inhaler.

If you’re looking for compassionate asthma care in Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake and Clermont, look no further than Paramount Urgent Care. Our walk-in clinics provide chronic health management services for kids and adults. Parents can reach us at (407) 226-1906.

The Benefits of Workplace Wellness Programs

Physical exams and health screenings are cornerstones of preventive medicine, but many people neglect to get them. Increasingly, employers are implementing workplace wellness programs with the help of walk-in clinics that offer corporate medicine services. These programs offer significant benefits for employees and the entire company, as you can see when you watch this video.

It features a case study of a large corporation that boasts a high rate of employee participation in their wellness program. The company has found that employees call in sick less often, a significant percentage of smokers have quit, and many people have reached a healthier weight. Plus, the wellness program is credited with building strong employee morale.

If you have concerns about wellness management for your employees, call Paramount Urgent Care at (407) 226-1906. Our walk-in clinics in Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake and Clermont offer a broad spectrum of corporate medicine services, including wellness management, health screenings, and smoking cessation counseling.

What to Expect from a DOT Physical

Under Florida law, all commercial drivers with a CDL license must undergo a DOT physical exam to obtain a valid DOT medical card. There are a few exceptions, depending on the category of license. In most cases, DOT physicals are only needed every 2 years. In some cases, the doctor may issue a certificate that is valid for less than 2 years if the driver requires monitoring for a medical condition, such as hypertension.

Medical History

The review of your medical history will comprise a significant portion of your DOT physical. This is because there are strict regulations regarding chronic health conditions among commercial drivers. Every driver should be aware that failing to answer these questions truthfully could result in legal consequences in the future. The medical examiner will need to know whether you have any underlying medical conditions, including the following:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of hearing
  • Visual impairment
  • Paralysis
  • Missing limbs
  • Stroke
  • Digestive disorders

You’ll also be required to provide a complete, up-to-date list of all medications you’re currently taking.

Physical Exam

Next, the healthcare provider will perform a thorough physical exam. He or she will evaluate your general appearance, which can provide clues to problematic health conditions like alcoholism. The provider will check for spinal deformities, and unusual sounds of the heart and lungs. You’ll have your ears, eyes, throat, and mouth examined. The doctor will likely palpate your abdomen to check whether anything feels abnormal.

Health Screenings

DOT physicals include several health screenings. Screenings are exams performed to check for signs of possible health conditions, even if the patient hasn’t experienced symptoms. Your physical is likely to include the following health screenings:

  • Vision test
  • Hearing test
  • Hernia check
  • Neurological exam
  • Blood pressure and pulse check
  • Blood glucose measurement
  • Drug and alcohol testing

Paramount Urgent Care is a leading provider of DOT physicals in Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake and Clermont. We also provide other corporate medicine services, including wellness management, drug and alcohol testing, and smoking cessation counseling. If you have any questions, you can call our walk-in clinic at (407) 226-1906.

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