As strep throat cases continue to rise at an alarming rate in New York and New Jersey, LevelUp MD Urgent Care, a premier provider of urgent care services, is stepping up to address this pressing health concern.
Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Gamss, MD, recognizes the urgency of addressing the rise in strep throat cases. “At LevelUp MD Urgent Care, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional care to our patients. Given the increase in strep cases, we are actively taking measures to ensure our patients receive timely and appropriate treatment,” Dr. Gamss says.
According to The Washington Post , strep throat is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes and is highly contagious. If left untreated, it can lead to severe complications, such as rheumatic fever and kidney inflammation. Typically, the strep throat season peaks from December to April; however, the duration of this season remains uncertain. To combat the strep throat outbreak effectively, LevelUp MD Urgent Care has adopted several strategies to optimize the treatment process and ensure patients receive the necessary care. These initiatives include:
1. Convenient extended hours: LevelUp MD Urgent Care operates with extended hours to accommodate the increased demand for medical attention due to the rise in strep throat cases. Their clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
2. Rapid strep throat testing: To provide quick and accurate diagnoses, LevelUp MD Urgent Care offers rapid testing at all its locations. This ensures patients receive prompt treatment to prevent the spread of the infection and reduce the severity of symptoms.
3. Walk-in clinics and online appointment scheduling: In addition to accepting walk-ins, LevelUp MD Urgent Care offers online appointment scheduling for patients’ convenience. This allows patients to plan their visits and minimize waiting times, ensuring they receive prompt attention.
Dr. Gamss highlights the significance of early detection and treatment. “Strep throat is highly contagious and can lead to severe complications if left untreated. We encourage anyone experiencing symptoms, such as a sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes, to visit one of our clinics for a rapid strep throat test. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to preventing the spread of the infection and ensuring a speedy recovery.”
LevelUp MD Urgent Care’s proactive approach to managing the strep throat outbreak showcases its commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare services to the communities it serves. By offering a range of treatment options and support services, LevelUp MD Urgent Care aims to alleviate the strain on the healthcare system and ensure patients receive the care they need.
About LevelUp MD Urgent Care:
LevelUp MD Urgent Care is a leading provider of urgent care services in New York and New Jersey, with locations in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Bloomfield, Emerson, and Passaic . They offer a wide range of medical services, including treatment for sore throat and strep throat, minor injuries, fractures, infections, and other non-life-threatening conditions. Their walk-in clinics and online appointment scheduling make it easy for patients to access timely, high-quality care. For more information, visit their website at https://levelupuc.com.
LevelUp MD Passaic Urgent Care
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