New Urgent Care Textbooks Look to Fill Growing Need in Urgent Care Industry

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The upcoming release of “Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine” and “The Textbook of Urgent Care Management” look to fill a growing need for information, and establish a standardized approach in the Urgent Care industry according the book's authors.

The Textbook of Urgent Care Management

The authors, both experienced physicians in the “on-demand” health care industry, say their goal in publishing the books is to meet the distinctive needs of urgent care industry leaders.

The upcoming release of Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine and The Textbook of Urgent Care Management look to fill a growing need for information, and establish a standardized approach in the Urgent Care industry according to the book’s authors Lee A. Resnick, M.D., FAAFP and John Shufeldt M.D. J.D., MBA, FACEP.

The authors, both experienced physicians in the “on-demand” health care industry, say their goal in publishing the books is to meet the distinctive needs of urgent care industry leaders.

“Our goal was to create a standardized approach to common urgent care presentations,” says Resnick. “Each book includes chapters written by respected individuals in the industry in their areas of expertise.”

According to the authors, the Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine and The Textbook of Urgent Care Management provide a thorough and quick reference guide to both the application of clinical practice, and the management of an urgent care center.

The books are due for release fall 2013 as part of the Urgent Care Textbooks venture.

Shufeldt says the early sales numbers are confirming the need for these books.

“The Urgent Care Textbooks' team is preparing for a tremendous year,” says Shufeldt. “Pre-order sales are already off to a good start.”

The Urgent Care Textbooks' team will showcase sections of each book during the fall Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) conference being held October 3-5, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Those individuals who pre-order both textbooks at the conference, or on the website, will receive a $50.00 discount per book from $175.00 to $125.00.

Go here to pre-order Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine or The Textbook of Urgent Care Management.

About the Textbooks:

Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine covers all the key core competencies an easily referenced format. The comprehensive clinical textbook is:

  • Written and edited by recognized leaders in urgent care education
  • Easy to use in everyday practice
  • Presents topics within the framework of a typical encounter
  • Covers pearls and pitfalls, from triage to disposition
  • Describes material in a “just the facts” style
  • Focuses on urgent care relevance and the unique challenges in an urgent care setting
  • Highlights risk management and medicolegal pearls for quick reference at the point of care

The Textbook of Urgent Care Management includes useful information about starting, owning, operating and selling an urgent care business.

  • Each chapter includes “10 Key Points” which highlight the most critical components
  • Industry professionals provide perspectives on their particular area of expertise
  • The textbook can be used as “consultant” to help further define the problem, create solutions and measure outcomes for managing your urgent care business

About Urgent Care Textbooks:

Urgent Care Textbooks is the result of a collaborative effort between Lee A. Resnick, MD, FAAFP and John Shufeldt MD, JD, MBA to fill a growing need to establish standards in the “on-demand” urgent care industry. To ensure the highest relevance, utility and credibility in each textbook, author contributors provided subject matter content in their areas of expertise for each chapter.

About Dr. Lee A. Resnick, MD, FAAFP:

Dr. Resnick is board certified in family medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of WellStreet Urgent Care, a network of eight urgent care centers in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Additionally, Resnick leads the national effort to bring academic rigor and clinical excellence to urgent care medicine. He is the founder and National Program Director for the only clinical fellowships in urgent care medicine and serves as Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.

Resnick is also the founder and President of the Institute of Urgent Care Medicine, specializing in the development of continuing education programs designed specifically for urgent care medicine. He was a founding board member and past president of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), where he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Resnick is also a founding board member of the Urgent Care Foundation.

About Dr. John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FAAFP:

After earning his BA from Drake University in 1982 and his MD from the University of Health Sciences and the Chicago Medical School in 1986. Shufeldt completed his emergency medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. in 1989. He spent his final year at the hospital as Chief Resident before returning to school to earn his MBA in 1995 from Arizona State University. Additionally, Shufeldt earned Juris Doctorate in 2005 from ASU. He was admitted to the State Bar in Arizona, the Federal District Court and Supreme Court of the United States.

Shufeldt is the CEO of MeMD and virtual care portal connecting patients to providers, and the Principal of Shufeldt Consulting, which provides consulting services for urgent care and medical office practices. He has founded many other health and non-health care businesses and continues to practice emergency medicine and law.

Shufeldt is also the medical director and medic for the Phoenix SWAT team. He is an experienced pilot and writes and lectures on a variety of subject matters to graduate medical, business and law students. He is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches a clinic on Health Law Entrepreneurism.

Go here for more information about Urgent Care Textbooks and to order Urgent Care Medicine and Urgent Care Management.

Contact Kara Cline: kcline(at)shufeldtconsulting.com

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