Blog Archive

Sprains, Strains and Bruises and Breaks Sep 11th, 2019

Sprains, Strains and Bruises and Breaks From weekend warriors to daily tasks, everyone takes a fall now and then. Sometimes we just don’t bounce right back. How do you know if this is something to be seen by a doctor? A sprain happens when the ligaments, or fibrous tissue, connecting...

Do I Need Stitches? Sep 9th, 2019

When do you need stitches? You are making dinner and cut yourself. A child is playing on the playground and takes a spill. Knowing if your wound needs to be seen for stitches is an important detail to avoid getting an infection or worse. From the size of the wound...

Oh No!!! Lice!! Sep 6th, 2019

Lice   Head lice are tiny insects that feed on blood from the human scalp. An infestation of head lice, called pediculosis capitis, most often affects children and usually results from the direct transfer of lice from the hair of one person to the hair of another. A head lice...

Greatest Medical Innovations Aug 27th, 2019

Greatest Medical Innovations According to Doctors   You probably have your own opinions on what are the greatest medical inventions of our time. Have you ever wondered what doctors think are the greatest medical innovations? You might be surprised to learn what docs sitting around the lunchroom just casually talking...

Strep in the Summer?! Jul 25th, 2019

Strep in the Summer? It happens! It is a myth that Strep only happens in the winter. Strep is a nasty bacteria that tends to make our immune system very angry. While strep can show up just about anywhere, we tend to see it in two major locations – the...

School Physicals What Do They Accomplish? Jul 18th, 2019

We are already getting kids in our clinic needing school physicals or sports physicals for the coming year. As a parent you do your duty and get your kids evaluated as requested by schools. Have you ever stopped and wondered what we were accomplishing with these exams? Why are these...

Ear Pain: Is it time to see a doctor? Jul 16th, 2019

Few things can disrupt the day worse than ear pain.  Symptoms can vary from a mild pain to sever.  You may have a fever associated with it as well.  While some times it will resolve itself as in the case of Swimmers Ear, having a medical professional take a look...

Fourth of July Fun can Bring Fourth of July trips to the Urgent Care or Emergency Room Jun 28th, 2019

The 4th of July is the busiest day of the year for Fire and EMS departments across the country. That probably doesn’t come as a shock to you. What could go wrong when you combine summer heat with dry grass, parties and fireworks? Now last week I went over burn...

Summer is here! The Dangers of Dehydration Jun 12th, 2019

Dangers of Dehydration With Summer Coming     You’ve heard that we all need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. You have also probably seen reports that we all are living our daily lives dehydrated. Neither is true for most of us but as summer is right around...

The Belly Flu Apr 30th, 2019

  You’re hunkered over the toilet praying you’re not going throw up again or you’re curled up on the couch waiting for the next rush of cramps sending you speeding back to the bathroom. Most of us have been there and it’s no fun. Sometimes you just tough it out...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Apr 3rd, 2019

By not drinking too much, you can reduce the risk of short- and long-term health risks. Did you know that drinking too much can harm your health? Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking, can lead to increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver disease,...

Beyond Bumps and Bruises, Sniffles and Sneezes - More than Just Urgent Care Mar 22nd, 2019

Beyond Bumps and Bruises, Sniffles and Sneezes - More than just Urgent Care! Most of us associate the local urgent care clinic as the “go to” for illnesses or inuries only and when we can’t see our regular physician or even worse the same as the Emergency Room. Many patients...

Bullying - It does affect you health! Mar 14th, 2019

Bullying   Why do we love to pick on each other? This has been a hot topic over the last couple of years. We’ve seen in the news children that have even committed suicide from being bullied at school and on social media. Bullying doesn’t stop at the steps of...

Kidney Health and Kidney Stones - National Kidney Month Mar 5th, 2019

If you’ve been experiencing lower back discomfort, cloudy urine, or a persistent fever, you may be suffering from a kidney stone. Fortunately, getting the right kidney stone treatment can help you get back on track. This guide from MY URGENT CARE CLINIC - BOERNE explores what causes kidney stones, the...

Open Enrollment for Boerne ISD Mar 1st, 2019

Do you know what is needed to enroll for school at Boerne ISD?  Are you moving from out of State?  If so some requirements for enrolling for classes in the state of Texas may be different than other states.  The process may seem overwhelming.  Here is all one may need...

Vaccines - Do they Work Feb 25th, 2019

Vaccines. Do they work?     The short answer is yes. So if they work then why all the controversy? Why does there seem to be such a large, angry, verbal sector of society declaring vaccines to be unsafe? Why are people with no formal medical education able to gain...

Job Posting Feb 21st, 2019

  Please review the posting for Clinic Manager    https://www.indeedjobs.com/ratner-consulting/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLuV7xMD8uRK8aT7s4PRqDBU

Medication Management Feb 18th, 2019

When patients aren't feeling well and the goal is to be treated sometimes mistakes can be made on the medication side.  Here are some helpful notes to avoid the most common pitfals when getting your prescriptions as well as some home treatments. https://www.webmd.com/drug-medication/ss/slideshow-top-medication-mistakes?ecd=wnl_day_021819&ctr=wnl-day-021819_nsl-LeadModule_cta&mb=LXE1nCHcxSutKIZ%2fUK51ZXg0WleHxvIqj15ztIwZgl4%3d

Spring Sports and Summer Camps are around the corner! Get your Physicals. Feb 13th, 2019

If your child needs a sports or camp physical before heading off to summer camp, head to My Urgent Care on River Road. Our board-certified clinicians offer comprehensive camp physicals seven days a week with extended weekday hours, so you can get your child’s physical at a time that works...

Why Visit an Urgent Care Clinic? Feb 13th, 2019

In the past if a person was injured or ill after hours or on the weekend the first "go to" would be the emergency room.  This historically has resulted in long waits and very short visits with a physician.  In current times with the rising cost of health care, a...