Top 5 Holiday Health Mishaps Generates Urgent Preparations by Ascension Urgent Care

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Local urgent care extends hours, utilizes mobile app iTriage, to prepare for the busiest time of the year

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iTriage gives patients greater control over their healthcare by providing them with the resources to make quick, informed decisions when unexpected accidents and injuries occur

More accidents occur during the holiday season than any other time of the year. Today, Ascension Urgent Care announced plans to extend holiday hours and reach out to patients through iTriage® - a mobile healthcare application that gives users detailed information about their facilities and the services they provide.

The many distractions of the season, especially the time between November 1 and January 1, result in unexpected illness and injury that send thousands to seek medical care each year. The top 5 health mishaps that occur during the holiday season include:

  •     Falls – hanging lights and decorations from atop a ladder
  •     Sprains and Strains – lifting heavy boxes, packages and suitcases
  •     Cuts and lacerations – assembling toys, wrapping gifts
  •     Cold and Flu – germs spread from out of town guests
  •     Fires – candle related fires are one of the most common holiday home hazards

To give residents and travelers in Prairieville quick and convenient access to symptoms, diseases and detailed facility information, Ascension Urgent Care has partnered with the mobile healthcare application iTriage. “iTriage gives patients greater control over their healthcare by providing them with the resources to make quick, informed decisions when unexpected accidents and injuries occur,” said N. Glen Neal, M.D., Owner and Medical Director. “At Ascension Urgent Care, we urge our patients to take extra precautions during the hectic holiday season.”

About Ascension Urgent Care
Ascension Urgent Care emphasizes quality, fast and efficient service, state-of-the-art technology and a welcoming environment for patients. Treating a variety of urgent, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, Ascension Urgent Care has Board Certified Physicians and advanced technology including Digital X-Ray and Electronic Medical Records (EMR). As a participating provider for most insurance plans, Ascension Urgent Care can most likely work with your insurance provider to cover some or all of your urgent care treatment at our facility. Ascension Urgent Care is located at 14350 HWY 73, Prairieville, LA 70769. 225-313-3930. For more information, visit http://www.ascensionurgentcare.com.

About iTriage, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, CO and co-founded by two emergency medicine physicians, iTriage offers a unique Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers patients to make better healthcare decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded iTriage on their mobile devices and thousands of healthcare providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to patients. For more information, visit http://about.iTriageHealth.com.

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