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Care Now Compliment - Care Now - excellent medical alternative

Review by Disaster Worker on 2011-02-03
GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS -- Care Now, a neighborhood clinic in Grand Prairie, Texas, is an excellent alternative to going to the ER for minor issues. Our family doctor shut his business a few years ago, so we started using Care Now. They have web check-in and call when they have a room available. The doctor and PA there are warm, compassionate, and provide excellent medical care. I highly suggest using Care Now. Easy to use, affordable rates, take most insurances, and have wonderful staff.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-02-05
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-04:
This place sounds wonderful. Facilities like this are usually assembly line operations and don't offer the personalized service you're getting at Care Now. I'm sure the staff makes a big difference. They sound great!
Posted by Disaster Worker on 2011-02-04:
Venice, they really are. I think these "Doc-in-a-box" clinics are such a better choice than going to an ER. I get so frustrated at work when someone comes in with a head cold (to an ER!!!) and then expect they will be seen before a cardiac arrest. It's ridiculous. ER's are not a first-come, first-seen so good neighborhood clinics are needed. Not to stand on my soapbox, but most of these head-colds-to-the-ER folks also are shocked that they are expected to pay. Incredible!!
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-04:
I know what you're saying, Disaster. I got all my emergency room experience from watching "ER", so I have a pretty good idea how frustrating it is. We have a walk-in clinic here, but Care Now sounds much better. I would never go to the ER unless it was a true emergency.
Posted by Disaster Worker on 2011-02-04:
Venice, when I was an ER nurse back in the late 1970's, when someone came through the door, it was a true emergency. Unfortunately, our ER is just like it is on the show except about 85-90% should never be there to begin with. I used to tell my kids that unless something was dangling by a slim tendon that needed the immediate services of a vascular surgeon, it wasn't an emergency.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-02-05:
Disaster, the only way anyone in my family went to the emergency room was by way of ambulance. I don't recall ever walking into an ER. I never actually explained it to my kids, but I think they get that you're not supposed to abuse the emergency room. I think if kids see their parents making unnecessary trips to the ER, they will probably do the same when they are adults. I've been in the emergency room enough times with family members to understand what a true emergency is. But there will always be people who think it's their own private clinic, I guess.

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