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Dr. St. Amant was featured on WKRN Channel 2 evening news to discuss when your child is too sick to go to school:

Doctor offers tips on when sick children should stay home from school

Posted: Aug 7, 2017 6:49 PM CDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – While your child getting sick may be the last thing on your mind as students head back to school, a Nashville doctor has some tips for when your children should stay home.

Dr. Jeffrey St. Amant told News 2 knowing when to keep your children home from school is a tough call.

According to the doctor, anytime your child is acting strange and has a fever about 100 degrees they should stay home.

“Any fever, they don’t want your child at school,” Dr. St. Amant said. “So you have to be fever-free for at least 24 hours and take medicine, like ibuprofen, and then it’s acceptable to come back.”

Dr. St. Amant also said your child should see a doctor if they have a fever for more than three days.

Check out the full video on the WKRN website

 

Dr. Babcock was featured on WSMV Channel 4 evening news to discuss tick bites and identification of Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever:

Tick-borne illnesses on the rise in Middle Tennessee

Posted: Jun 19, 2017 4:20 PM CDT

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

It’s a disease that can be deadly if left untreated. Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases are popping up across the Midstate. It’s caused by ticks.

Doctors are seeing more reported cases of tick-borne illnesses as we enter the summer months.

Many experts are pointing to a warmer winter, saying the tick population didn’t die off. Once the weather started warming up, the ticks were on the move.

Amy Dismukes is an entomologist with the University of Tennessee. She’s also currently recovering from Lyme disease.

“I found out about a week and a half ago,” Dismukes said. “Fever, my neck hurt really bad, very bad headaches, joint issues.”

Dismukes said she’s heard of several cases of not only Lyme disease, but Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

“We’ve got two folks in Jackson, one in Memphis and another in Tennessee that have all come down with Rocky Mountain spotted fever,” she said. “They’re all pretty bad, and they can take you down pretty quick.”

Dr. Ty Babcock is an urgent care physician. He diagnosed his first case of Lyme disease in February, several months earlier than usual.

“Yes, we diagnose Lyme disease all the time,” Babcock said. “Most of the time, it’s someone who has traveled to the northeast, or the central part of the United States where they actually caught the Lyme disease.”

Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are bacterial infections spread by ticks. The disease is only transmitted through a tick bite, and is treated with antibiotics.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever also brings flu-like symptoms including fatigue, severe headache and a high fever.

“If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the heart and blood vessels and to the joints,” Babcock said. “It tends to be more rapidly progressive than Lyme disease and is more often fatal if left untreated.”

Only 25 percent of the people who are treated for Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever actually remember being bit by a tick.

If you’re having flu-like symptoms, doctors say get checked out.

Click Here for Full Text Article from the WSMV Website

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Ouch! What just bit me?
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Brentwood Homepage Business Spotlight
“Physicians Urgent Care recently opened its second clinic, located on Old Hickory Boulevard in Brentwood. Now you can see an Emergency Room Physician – in either their Brentwood or Franklin clinics – without the long wait or impersonal atmosphere associated with most hospital emergency room settings.” Read More.

New Emergency Medicine Clinic Opens in Seven Springs Brentwood, TN.
“We’re the only urgent care facility in Williamson County, staffed by emergency doctors,” Whetstone said. Physician’s Urgent Care also provides less wait and less cost than a trip to the hospital. “We enjoy the fact that people don’t want to wait as long (in the) ER, but still get to see an ER doctor,” Whetstone added. Read More.

Dr. Fengler was featured in the May 2014 issue of Ambulatory Advisor
“Physicians Urgent Care is unusual in the market in that they employ no nurse practitioners or physician assistants; only the emergency physician partners deliver patient care.

“When patients are sick or injured they want to see the most experienced provider that’s going to deliver the level of care they need and we feel that that’s an emergency room doctor,” Fengler says. “That’s been part of our success. Our patients love that level of care and that they’re seeing a doctor every time.” Read More.

We’re Growing! See Physicians Urgent Care’s coverage in The Tennessean
“Physicians Urgent Care, whose only walk-in clinic is in Franklin, plans to open its second location in 4,000 square feet of space at Shops at Seven Springs this spring…” Read More.

Physicians Urgent Care Celebrates 2 Years of Caring
What do you get when six Emergency Room physicians who share a common vision for how patients should be cared for join forces? See the answer on our recent PR Web press release.

July 2013: Favorite Docs
We are so excited to announce that 6 of our physicians have been nominated as Favorite Docs by Nashville Parenting Magazine. See page 53 of the June 2013 issue.