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From The Tennessean: Physicians Urgent Care opens second Franklin clinic

By Alex Hubbard, USA Today Network - Tennessee - Published 5:46 p.m. CT Aug. 18, 2017

Franklin has gained another option for walk-in urgent care.

Physicians Urgent Care has opened a location in the Berry Farms development. It is the clinic's second in Franklin and third in Williamson County, joining one in Brentwood.

The urgent care clinic can handle most nonemergency needs, like common colds, as well as minor traumas such as sprains and dislocations. The clinic advertises a relaxed atmosphere offering soft drinks and snacks, as well as colorful and entertaining exam rooms to keep children comfortable.

“Care in our clinics is either directly provided by or coordinated through specially trained ER physicians, who bring an added level of expertise to our patients,” Dr. Ty Babcock said. “At the same time, the average length of a visit is about 40 minutes, and our costs are a fraction of what you’d see in a hospital ER.”

The clinic is at 5021 Hughes Crossing, Suite 165. It is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

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From Franklin Home Page: Physicians Urgent Care opens walk-in clinic at Berry Farms

By David Walsh - Date:

Physicians Urgent Care, a group of walk-in clinics with care directed by emergency room physicians, has opened a new location in the Berry Farms Town Center, 5021 Hughes Crossing, Suite 165 in Franklin.

The walk-in clinic is the third Physicians Urgent Care facility in the Brentwood-Franklin area and is the latest amenity in Berry Farms, a 600-acre mixed-use master planned community that eventually will occupy three of the four corners of Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass and I-65 in south Franklin with residences, offices, a supermarket and other retail stores

Physicians Urgent Care treats patients with non-life- threatening emergencies. Locally owned by Board-Certified Emergency Room physicians, the clinics can treat a majority of cases normally seen in a hospital emergency room, without the high cost or long wait times.
“Berry Farms is a new, up-and- coming community with lots of families, the perfect match for our clinics,” said Dr. Ty Babcock from Physicians Urgent Care. “Patients will love our convenient hours and our unique pediatric rooms designed especially for kids.”

The clinic is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Physicians Urgent Care clinics are designed to look more like living rooms than doctor’s offices, with free snacks and soft drinks. Colorful pediatrics rooms feature toys, games, televisions and low seating to make children feel more at home.

"Care in our clinics is either directly provided by or coordinated through specially trained ER physicians, who bring an added level of expertise to our patients,” Babcock said. “At the same time, the average length of a visit is about 40 minutes, and our costs are a fraction of what you’d see in a hospital ER.”

Physicians Urgent Care clinics have on-site X-ray capabilities, labs and procedure rooms. The clinics can treat a variety of illnesses from colds, allergies and infections to bronchitis and pneumonia. They can also handle minor trauma; burns and cuts; insect bites; fractures, sprains and dislocations; and work-related injuries. Physical exams, including sports physicals, are also offered.

“No appointment is necessary, you can walk in at any time,” Babcock said. “Or you can call us and always speak to a real person who can answer your questions.”

In addition to Berry Farms, Physicians Urgent Care has two other locations — 155 Covey Drive, Suite 100 in Franklin; and 700 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 207 in south Nashville near Brentwood. A fourth location in Nashville West is set to open later this year. Most private insurance is accepted. For more information, visit www.PhysiciansUrgentCare.com.

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From The Williamson Source: Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Berry Farms
By Zach Harmuth - August 18, 2017

Life is hectic. Work, kids, vacation, back-to-school, football parties, the list goes on and on. It’s hard enough to keep up with everything without the unexpected throwing off our daily to-do list.

But life happens. Enter an injury at work, a child tumbling off a bike, or that nasty stomach bug, and our daily routine comes to a screeching halt. What to do? Where to go? You need help, and fast.

Berry Farms, of Franklin, is excited to announce the newest addition to their community that says, “We can handle that.”  Physicians Urgent Care opens its doors Friday, August 18th for all your non-life threatening emergencies. This isn’t your typical walk-in clinic. Yes, they can tell you if you have the flu, an ear infection, and perform school and sports physicals, but they are so much more.

Physicians Urgent Care began serving the Middle Tennessee community in 2011 when its first clinic opened in Franklin, then went on to expand to Brentwood in 2014. The urgent care clinics are run by a group of ER doctors who actually live in the community they serve. This allows the providers to offer personal touch in a warm and inviting environment while providing convenient, cost-effective healthcare of the highest quality for your family, without the ER wait.

Their on-site x-ray capabilities, labs, and procedure room allow them to take care of medical illnesses, fractures, and complicated lacerations that most doctor’s offices and clinics cannot.

Physicians Urgent Care loves children! In fact, among the Emergency Room Physician partners in the group they have 18 children. They understand and are educated on how to care for children. They have a dedicated room for taking care of pediatric patients.
“Whether it’s a fever, sore throat, cough, spider bite, fractured arm, or laceration, they will get your little loved one feeling better quickly,” the community’s Facebook said.

Physicians Urgent Care will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week and they are hosting an open house on August 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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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 Advice for When Your Child 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.

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