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How to Take Care of a Sprain Sep 13th, 2022

If you’ve been injured and have a sprain, you aren’t alone. Sprains are a common injury that can happen to anyone. Though most sprains heal without issue after a week or two, without taking steps to give your injury the right kind of care, you can develop long-term problems.  At...

What Are Genital Warts? Aug 9th, 2022

Most people are familiar with the phrase “genital warts,” but a surprising number of folks aren’t sure what they are, how they spread, or what to do if you suspect you have them. That’s why the providers at Urgent Care of Ada, in Ada, Oklahoma, created this helpful guide.  Our team is committed...

What No One Told You About Mono Jul 12th, 2022

You’ve probably heard about mono (infectious mononucleosis). Commonly referred to as “the kissing disease,” many myths surround this group of symptoms that is usually caused by a virus found in saliva.  This means you may have missed out on learning key facts that could save your health! The team of providers at Urgent...

Tips for Recovering from Strep Throat Jun 6th, 2022

Having a sore throat is never fun, and if you have strep throat, the pain and symptoms can be even worse than those triggered by a viral throat infection. At Urgent Care of Ada, in Ada, Oklahoma, our providers specialize in diagnosing and treating sore throats—including strep throat.  Since strep throat is caused by Streptococcus, a...

What You Can Expect From Your First DOT Physical May 4th, 2022

If you’re a new commercial driver who needs a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, knowing what to expect at your first appointment helps you prepare and makes the entire appointment easier and faster.  At Urgent Care of Ada, in Ada, Oklahoma, our medical providers offer specialized physical exams. These are exams for patients whose...

Why Do I Keep Getting UTIs? Apr 5th, 2022

Researchers estimate at least one-quarter of all women experience recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). You’re diagnosed with recurrent UTIs when you develop two or more of these painful infections within six months.  UTIs cause a host of painful symptoms, and when not promptly treated, the infection can spread to other organs. The medical providers at Urgent Care of Ada,...

My Child Has the Flu. Now What? Mar 7th, 2022

Influenza viruses cause an illness we refer to simply as the flu. The flu can cause a variety of symptoms varying in severity, but most children who get the flu are sick for less than a week and recover without problems.  Since children under age 5 have a much greater risk...

Is Your Sore Throat Cause for Concern? Feb 1st, 2022

There’s no doubt about it: Sore throats are never fun. But it’s more difficult to know whether your sore throat is a minor inconvenience or a sign of something more serious and needs urgent medical attention.     The medical providers at Urgent Care of Ada, in Ada, Oklahoma, specialize in diagnosing...

Reasons You Can Go to Urgent Care Jan 3rd, 2022

It’s after hours, and you’ve been injured or feel sick. When your condition isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room (ER) but you can’t reach your primary care physician, you know urgent care is an option.  But many people don’t understand that urgent care facilities offer...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 6th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Tips for Talking to a Partner About STDs Dec 1st, 2021

Let’s face it. The only thing that’s less appealing than having a talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is finding out you or your partner has one. And STDs aren’t hard to get.  Around the world, more than one million STDs are acquired every day, and in the US over...

Recovering from a Fracture Nov 7th, 2021

Getting a fracture, or broken bone, is always a serious injury — even when the fracture itself is relatively minor. Recovering from this type of injury requires time, and it can also have an impact on your life and the activities you do.    At Urgent Care of Ada, our providers...

Home Remedies for UTIs Oct 6th, 2021

Did you know urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common? In fact, they're the second most common type of infection humans experience. Women make up the majority of cases because of their shorter urethra, but men can get UTIs, too.    This common infection results when unfriendly bacteria enter your urinary...

3 of the Most Common Rashes Sep 7th, 2021

Skin rashes come in many forms, from red, itchy, and localized to stinging and spread across large areas of your body. If you have a rash, chances are you want to know why and whether you should seek medical help.   At Urgent Care of Ada, our medical providers help men,...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Sore Throat Aug 10th, 2021

Sore throats may be common, but that doesn’t mean they’re fun! In fact, a sore throat is one of the top reasons people miss work and school. And though sore throats are rarely a medical emergency, going away with rest and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, they can be a sign of...

Tips for Avoiding UTIs Jul 19th, 2021

Did you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs), which occur when unfriendly bacteria travels up to your bladder, send over 8 million Americans to the doctor each year? If you haven’t had one yet, count yourself lucky — over 60% of women and 12% of men get UTIs at least...

Myths and Facts About Mono Jun 17th, 2021

You may have heard it called “the kissing disease,” but mono is actually a viral infection called mononucleosis. Many myths surround this contagious disease, which passes from person-to-person and usually lasts about two to four weeks.   At Urgent Care of Ada, in Ada, Oklahoma, our experienced providers want to help...

What Every Sexually Active Adult Should Know About STDs May 13th, 2021

If you’re a sexually active adult, you’re automatically at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Every day, over one million adults worldwide acquire an STD, and each year in the US more than 20 million new STD cases are reported. More than half of these new cases occur...

Do You Get Chronic UTIs? We Can Help! Apr 21st, 2021

There’s no doubt about it: The urge to urinate frequently, the pain and burning that comes when you try to go, seeing blood in your urine — the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) are never fun! And for some women, UTIs aren’t a one-time occurrence, but a chronic...

Why UTIs Increase Post Menopause and What You Can Do About it Mar 14th, 2021

More than half of all women develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point in their life, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Unfortunately, once you enter menopause the risk of UTIs increases dramatically.   At Urgent Care of Ada in Ada, Ok, our family medicine...

Should I Be Tested for COVID-19? Feb 17th, 2021

At Urgent Care of Ada, our compassionate providers are committed to helping residents in and around Ada, Oklahoma, get reliable information and access to COVID-19 testing. We’ve put together this helpful guide so you can better understand whether you should come in for a COVID-19 test.  Read on to learn...