NY Daily News - "The Daily Checkup: Urgent Care Centers Provide A Vital And Cheaper Alternative To The ER"
An emergency medicine physician, Dr. Judah Fierstein sees patients of all ages for complaints ranging from respiratory infections to acute emergencies. Dr. Fierstein is the director of the new Mount Sinai Urgent Care Center Upper West Side. Whether you've gashed your leg on the softball field or picked up a nasty case of bronchitis, going to an urgent care center might be a better option than heading to the ER or waiting five days to see your primary care doc. "Urgent care centers provide services on a walk-in basis, both because patients are ambulatory and because no appointment is necessary," says Dr. Fierstein. "We take care of patients who have non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses that still require seeing a doctor that same day." Learn more