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5 Services you didn’t know were offered at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah

5 Services you didn’t know were offered at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah

When you hear the name “RiteCare Medical Center” you may be able to guess a couple of the services which are offered here. Yes, the center is a Hialeah urgent care center, and yes, the center also provides primary care in Hialeah. However, there are several other very useful services which are provided, which perhaps you do not know about. Here are 5 of them: 1. Physical examinations There are many types of physical examinations and all of them are provided here onsite at RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah. Patients can come to RiteCare for immigration physicals, pre-employment physicals, DOT physicals, as well as many other physical examinations. 2. Drug testing RiteCare provides drug testing for regular patients, as well as employment alcohol and drug testing in Hialeah. There are a variety of drug panels to choose from, plus a range of testing methodology. Testing can be done via urine, blood, and hair collection, among other ways. 3. Treatment of Auto Injuries As you may know, Florida has a “no fault” auto insurance system, whereby each auto accident victim receives up to $10,000 in medical expenses. This may seem like a lot, but it can quickly disappear with expensive hospital fees. Of course, if your injury is life-threatening, you should proceed immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911. However, if your injury is NOT life-threatening, then it may benefit you to go to RiteCare’s Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah. Treatment is of a high-standard, while still being affordable, meaning that your PIP money ($10,000) goes further. 4. Occupational Therapy As the name suggests, occupational therapy is usually...
3 Reasons to Choose RiteCare for DOT Physicals in Hialeah

3 Reasons to Choose RiteCare for DOT Physicals in Hialeah

If you drive commercially – or you employ commercial drivers – then you will be familiar with what a DOT physical is. However, for those who are new to DOT physicals, let us explain. What is a DOT Physical? DOT stands for Department Of Transportation. A DOT physical is a medical examination which commercial drivers are required to undergo in order to obtain their DOT card (which they need in order to operate commercial vehicles. Drivers need to undergo this exam every two years to renew their DOT card. RiteCare Occupational Medicine Center offers DOT physicals in Hialeah, Miami. 3 Reasons to Choose RiteCare for DOT Physicals in Hialeah As a commercial driver, it is always a bit of an inconvenience to get your first DOT card or to renew an old one. That is why at RiteCare we aim to make the process as quick and easy as possible. Below are 3 reasons why you should consider RiteCare for your next DOT physical in Hialeah. 1. High level of quality In the event that you are every involved in a litigated car accident, you want to be 100% sure that you were medically able to operate your commercial vehicle. This is why it’s important to choose a medical provider who can guarantee a high level of quality when conducting your DOT physical. RiteCare adheres to all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards. This includes performing a variety of health checkups, including: Testing your sight, hearing, blood pressure, your physical endurance, as well as other indicators A drug test (read more about drug tests in Hialeah) 2....
What are the 4 main benefits of occupational medicine?

What are the 4 main benefits of occupational medicine?

Every employer is well aware of how important the health of their employees is. A happy and healthy person is much more productive, motivated, and eager to work. In order to protect employees’ well-being, it’s wise to consider occupational health care as part of your larger health plan. Its main goals are providing a healthy and safe working environment, preventing any work-related diseases, and ensuring that employees retain their ability to work. RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah is composed of a team of occupational health specialists who treat new and current Work Comp patients every month. In today’s article, they’re sharing four benefits of occupational medicine that every employer should be familiar with. Reduced expenses Usually because of the financial pressure put on companies, injury cases are guaranteed a minimum number of medical visits. Occupational health clinics, however, are committed to getting an injured employee back to work as soon as possible by promptly delivering efficient and effective services to their patients. Minimizing the time out of work along with shorter treatment times mean reduced expenses for the employer.1 Work Comp Services Places like RiteCare Medical Center in Hialeah not only specialize in occupational medicine services such as employment physicals and drug testing, but also in treating work-related injuries. They clearly understand the work comp claim process and realize the importance of communication with all the providers involved in the case, as well as how to follow the state workers’ compensation guidelines. They make sure their programs are compliant.    Safety It has become quite common for employers to ask employees to undergo physical examinations and pre-employment physicals, such...
RiteCare Urgent Care in Hialeah shares 4 tips on how to beat spring allergies

RiteCare Urgent Care in Hialeah shares 4 tips on how to beat spring allergies

Spring is right around the corner and so are the allergies that it brings. Are sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and a runny nose your biggest nightmare during the spring months? Are you one of those people for whom this season means constant fatigue, headaches and an inability to fully enjoy your life? At RiteCare Urgent Care in Hialeah, we help dozens of people throughout the year with fast and effective allergy relief. If you are like 30% of adults in the US and struggle with seasonal allergies, you may find our today’s article helpful.  We’re sharing 4 tips on how to beat spring allergies.1 Take your medication regularly This is the No. 1 piece of advice for you: Never forget to take your medicine. Allergy drugs bring relief in less than an hour by blocking your body’s response to the allergens. They will ease your sneezing, runny nose and cough to a great extent. In some cases, you may also use a nasal spray; however, its downside is that it doesn’t start working right away. It may take up to several days to see its effects. A corollary piece of advice: Never take more than the recommended dose to avoid nosebleeds and dryness. If your symptoms are severe, you may ultimately be prescribed allergy shots. They include a tiny amount of pollen which, once injected, will trigger your body to build up pollen resistance. Sometimes, it takes time to find the best medicine that will work for you; that’s why we recommend visiting RiteCare Urgent Care in Hialeah, where we will help you out. Limit your time outside In...
Are you already packing for your Spring Break trip? Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah shares 3 tips to keep in mind while on the road!

Are you already packing for your Spring Break trip? Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah shares 3 tips to keep in mind while on the road!

Students like March for one very simple reason – it means Spring Break! Apart from days off from school, college students will most likely hit the road and head for a popular vacation destination, where they will be able to relax and have fun with their friends. For most of them, it will require traveling by car. This, however, calls for extra caution since the number of cars on the roads dramatically increases, as does the risk of getting into an accident. In today’s article, RiteCare auto injury clinic in Hialeah shares 3 useful tips worth familiarizing yourself with before you even get into the car. 1.  How to avoid getting into a car accident There are certain measures that you can take in order to prevent a car accident. One of them is never getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Alcohol consumption greatly decreases the ability to focus, reason and react. With impaired judgment, an accident is only a matter of time. Always remember to pick a designated driver before you start your night out; if nobody agrees to be one, simply call a taxi or ride-sharing service afterwards, or use public transportation to get back to your house or hotel. Another important piece of advice is to avoid using your cellphone while driving. Texting, using apps, or even talking on the phone are all distracting. Why would you risk a head-on collision with another car only because you were paying attention to the phone screen instead of the road? Always fully focus on what’s ahead of you and navigate the car with both hands on the steering...
Our Physical Therapist in Hialeah debunks 5 myths about PT.

Our Physical Therapist in Hialeah debunks 5 myths about PT.

Physical therapy is becoming more and more popular. If you or anyone you know has ever had an injury, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of physical therapy. It improves and restores mobility, reduces pain, and helps to prevent health issues in the future. Even though the number of patients who try PT to treat their various medical conditions is constantly growing, there still exist many misconceptions about it. In some cases, they discourage people from paying a visit to a physical therapist’s office. In today’s article, we present common myths about physical therapy that you shouldn’t believe in. 1.   Any healthcare professional can perform physical therapy Unfortunately about 40% of patients believe that any healthcare professional can administer physical therapy, but this is not true. Licensed physical therapists are trained to keep the musculoskeletal system in good condition and recognize any posture problems that may lead to an injury in the future. Additionally, they are able to establish what your muscle imbalance or alignment problems are and come up with the best workout routine for you to address them. Physical therapists may also help you recover faster through massage, electrotherapy, or compression socks. Our physical therapist in Hialeah always creates an individualized treatment plan relevant to his patient’s medical history, age, and prior surgeries. 2.   Physical therapy is expensive Compared to the cost of surgery, physical therapy doesn’t seem pricey at all. It may also save you a lot of money by avoiding unnecessary scans and prescription drugs. Besides, according to our physical therapist in Hialeah, discovering and treating most postural distortion patterns and degenerations at an early...
Rite Care Urgent Care in Hialeah shares 4 ways to prevent back pain, Part 2

Rite Care Urgent Care in Hialeah shares 4 ways to prevent back pain, Part 2

Back pain can really intervene with your everyday activities. Sciatica, herniated discs and lower back strain are only a handful of examples of back issues you may experience at some point in your life. Since multiple nerves run along your spine and spread out to your extremities, back conditions may lead to pain not only there, but also in your legs or hips. As we have mentioned in a previous article, no matter which segment of your spine hurts, it should not be left untreated, as it may lead to further health complications. In today’s article, we’re revealing 4 more back pain prevention tips. 1.   How you sleep matters It may seem that back pain is the result of routine activities done incorrectly and affecting our spine negatively, such as slouching while sitting for an extended period of time, walking in high heels, or even carrying an overly heavy bag or purse in one hand. These, indeed, may contribute to your back problems; however, did you know that certain sleep positions can exacerbate already existing back pain? As a corollary to that, sleeping in proper positions may help you relieve pain. At RiteCare Urgent Care in Hialeah, we always recommend the following sleeping positions to our patients: Best position: Sleep on your back – this is the best sleeping position, especially for back pain sufferers, as it distributes the weight evenly across your body; Keep your spine in a neutral position – in order to do so, you may need to buy a foam or innerspring mattress that will keep your spine supported; Second-best position: Sleep on your side...
What are the most common motor vehicle injuries we treat at our Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah?

What are the most common motor vehicle injuries we treat at our Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah?

You’ve been a safe driver for the past 10 years, you have never committed a traffic violation, and you have no points on your driver’s license. One day, as you are driving on a straight road, knowing it’s one way since you use it every morning to get to work, you step on the gas. All of a sudden, you see a car making a turn right towards you. You slam on the brakes, but it’s not enough – seconds later, you end up in a head-on collision with an inexperienced 18-year-old who missed the one-way road sign. It wasn’t your fault, but the accident happened anyway. This is just one example of thousands of car collisions that take place every day. Some are more severe than others; however, even the ones that happen while you are driving 5 miles per hour may negatively influence your health. At our Auto Injury Clinic in Hialeah, we see patients with post-auto accident injuries every month. In today’s article, we share several of the most common motor vehicle injuries we treat at our practice. 1.   Neck Injuries Whiplash is probably the most common post-auto collision injury. It’s a very serious condition that can’t be left untreated, yet it’s often hard to detect. Whiplash is caused by a sudden snap of your head backward, forward or sideways. People with whiplash have damaged the muscles and ligaments supporting the neck and upper back because of the unnatural stretching and tearing of the neck tendons and ligaments during the collision. Contrary to what you may think, a strong force isn’t required to get whiplash. Even...
Physical therapy in Hialeah – What types of chronic conditions do we treat?

Physical therapy in Hialeah – What types of chronic conditions do we treat?

If you have recently been injured, had surgery, or have been suffering from chronic or acute pain, you may need physical therapy to help you get back on your feet and enjoy your daily activities again. There are countless advantages of PT such as: shortening recovery time, regaining original functionality and strength, and lessening pain. If you are looking for a trusted practice that offers physical therapy in Hialeah, you just found it! RiteCare Urgent Care provides specialized programs designed to meet our patients’ needs. Our physical therapy programs will help your functional, physical, cognitive and behavioral skills return and enable you to live life to the fullest! In today’s article, we will discuss several chronic conditions that our PT programs treat. Please remember that these are only a few examples. We encourage you to contact us to learn even more about the treatments and therapies we provide. Arthritis Arthritis is, in the simplest terms, inflammation of a joint or several joints. It causes stiffness, pain, swelling and a decreased range of motion. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are many different types of arthritis, such as: degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, infectious arthritis, and metabolic arthritis. This condition can occur in people of different ages, genders and races, and it constitutes the leading cause of disability in America. According to the statistics, about 50 million adults and 300,000 children struggle with some type of arthritis.1 Physical therapy can really help in many cases. It focuses on improving the range of motion and strengthens the muscles around the joints through various exercises. Even though moving arthritic joints may cause increased...
Common work-related injuries we treat at our Medical Center in Hialeah

Common work-related injuries we treat at our Medical Center in Hialeah

In the past, if you were injured at work, you would have been sent straight to the nearest hospital. At first thought, it is a great idea. Where else would you be given better care right after an accident than at a hospital? It turns out, however, that if you have suffered non-life threatening injuries, going to the hospital is far from ideal. First of all, patients with non-urgent injuries will be left waiting for long hours before seeing a physician. Second of all, medical treatments at hospitals are quite pricey.   For those two reasons, our Medical Center in Hialeah is becoming more and more popular. Our medical staff will take care of any non-life threatening, work-related injuries in no time, sparing you from sitting in the waiting room for hours on end. This way, the injured worker receives medical help immediately, and the employer can count on reduced costs for the treatment. In this article, you will find out what the most common job-related injuries are that we treat at RiteCare Urgent Care and how to avoid them. 1.  Slips and falls Employees who have slipped and fallen at work are very frequent patients at our Medical Center in Hialeah. Most often they have been injured by tripping over something lying on the floor, stumbling down a stairway or slipping on a wet, slick spot on the floor. These types of accidents often end up one of two ways: with a small bruise, or in a concussion. The health consequences of slips and falls can be serious; yet, it’s so easy to avoid them. It is crucial...

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