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Now Open in Oakwood, GA!

Peachtree Immediate Care, the leading operator of urgent care centers in the Greater Atlanta area, opened its seventeenth center in Oakwood, a northeastern suburb of Atlanta along I-985, on November 7th. The center provides walk-in care for non-life threatening medical issues and occupational health services seven days a week from 8AM-8PM. Like the other Peachtree Immediate Care centers in Georgia, this center will be a member of the Emory Healthcare Network offering seamless continuity of care through electronic health record sharing, greater access, and better coordination across primary care, urgent care, and specialists. 

The center will be staffed by licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who seek to give patients an experience that lives up to the company’s tagline —“Get in. Get out. Get Better!”  In addition to the very capable staff, the recently renovated center will have an electronic medical record system that is tied in to all the other Peachtree Immediate Care centers, an on-site lab, and digital x-ray capabilities, allowing patients to be seen without the long wait or high costs of an emergency room. The occupational health services offered include physicals (e.g., pre-employment, annual), worker’s compensation injury treatment, and drug testing, including eScreens. 

We have served the Buford area for many years and now look forward to serving patients further north in Oakwood. This is a growing area and our center’s location right in the heart of the retail activity, not to mention within walking distance the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville Campus, makes us easily accessible for families, employers, and students alike,” said Dr. James Yost, the Chief Medical Officer of Peachtree Immediate Care.

Peachtree Immediate Care is also working to open its Snellville center, which is planned for the first quarter of the new year. This center will be located just east of the Killian Hill Rd SW intersection on the busy Highway 78 in a new, twenty-five thousand square foot facility, where the urgent care center will be the anchor tenant.

Be Prepared For Flu Season

How should you prepare for flu season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the main flu viruses that research suggests will cause the most illness during the upcoming flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.

In addition to getting vaccinated you can take everday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with the flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.

 

What are typical symptoms of the flu? 

  • Fever & Cough:  Your temperature is considered elevated when it is 100 degrees F or greater.

  • Aches:  Body aches that are sudden and unexplained can be a sign of the flu.

  • Chills:  Body chills not related to a cold environment can be a sign of the flu.

  • Tiredness:  Tiredness is a feeling of exhaustion or lack of energy. When associated with one or more of the other symptoms, this can be a sign of the flu.