The healthcare industry experienced some major changes in how we approached patient care over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the pandemic’s emergency status is set to expire in May, there will be a variety of changes coming in regard to telemedicine. What isn’t changing, however, are the benefits of an in-person visit at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City! Our team offers a personalized approach to all of our patients, and we explain the importance of that below. Read on →

Ear infections are incredibly common, especially in childhood. If you are experiencing ear pain or your child is experiencing discomfort in one or both ears, it may be due to an ear infection! Pain associated with an ear infection can range from a dull burning to a sharp or localized pain. Our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team explains more about ear infections and what to look for below, so read on. Read on →

The colder temperatures and less-than-ideal outside environment have a lot of us spending our days in the warm comfort of our homes. While that is certainly a cozy place to curl up while we wait for summer to come back, it can actually be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Over time, minimal exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of a vitamin D deficiency or a mental health condition called seasonal affective disorder. Read on →

So you woke up with a fever, you’re coughing and your chest feels full of mucus. Now what? Chances are you are suffering from some type of lung infection! Bronchitis and pneumonia are two common lung infections, and both infections can produce similar symptoms. Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team explains the differences between these two illnesses below. What’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia? A bronchitis infection affects the bronchial tubes that carry air to your lungs. Read on →

It’s that time of year again where illness seems to be everywhere. Even if you do everything you are supposed to like washing your hands and avoiding people who are sick, there is still the chance that you could fall ill a few times during the winter season. If you do get sick, knowing what you are suffering from can help you treat your illness more effectively. When it comes to having an infection, that can prove to be a bit more difficult! Read on →

Even if you take all of the proper precautions like getting your flu shot and eating well, you can still come down with the flu. While flu symptoms in individuals who have gotten their shot tend to be less severe, it can still make you feel ill for a few days. If you suspect you have the flu or are feeling sick, we can help with a diagnosis at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City! Read on →

If you are fighting off an infection, chances are that a fever is one of the symptoms you are experiencing. Your fever might not be noticeable to you, or it could make you feel downright miserable! Fevers are your body’s way of helping you fight off infection, so in most cases, they are a good thing. If you are trying to decide whether to treat a fever, check out our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team’s latest blog below. Read on →

We recommend that everyone gets a flu shot every year to help protect them from severe illness. We especially recommend it this year as we enter into a season where the flu and COVID-19 are circulating around together—and people are taking fewer illness-prevention precautions. The flu vaccine has been around for over 50 years and has been proven to be very effective in reducing symptom severity and even preventing illness in the first place. Read on →

Adult headaches can be anything from a minor nuisance all the way to a medical emergency. The same is true for when your child comes to you complaining of head pain. Thankfully, most headaches are minor and can be remedied with some simple at home measures. In other cases, though, they can require prompt medical attention. Our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City team wants you and your family to stay safe and healthy, so read on to learn about the warning signs for childhood headaches below. Read on →

As parents, it’s our job to protect our children as best we can. When it comes to illness, that can be difficult! It can be especially hard when there are so many different kinds of illnesses and sicknesses at this time of year. One illness that all parents need to watch for is respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. RSV symptoms can vary widely from simple cold-like symptoms to trouble breathing. Read on →